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Weight Loss--It's Time, How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

16 March 2013
I recently read an article about women being overweight in our society and of course it was pertaining to men--how women should lose weight to attract men. Even though, I disagree with this allocation for why women should lose weight, I do believe women should adopt healthier lifestyle and that starts with me.

I never struggled with my weight until in 2003 I went off to college at the age of 27. A lot of unfortunate events happened and I put on a whopping 60lbs. I have since then lost the whole 60lbs to put on 30-40lbs of it again.. Thank god the 20 never came back. A lot of it was due to the fact that when I was depressed or stressed, I would sleep all of the time and I was attracted to fried chicken. Gotta have that fried chicken. I never over ate but my eating choices were terrible.

In 2009, I lost 40lbs thanks to the help and instruction of Jen Fugo over at The Gluten Free School and the information she provided me were healthy and not fad. I fell off the wagon and I am picking myself up again using those same concepts that she gave me before.

Me in 2009, after losing 40lbs

Since being in Korea, I have lost some weight but it was hard at first because I found myself depressed being here. Yet, I am very unhappy at what I see in the mirror. Don't get me wrong, I believe that I am beautiful no matter what but am I healthy? I am not.

Me in 2012 before coming to Korea.

Me now..

So I have decided to change my life. Yesterday, was the last day that I would eat meat. Eating meat always made me feel sluggish and unhappy so I have decided to rid it from my life. Eventually, I will  do away with fish as well. I will not be totally vegan, but I am moving toward that goal. My body deserves it.

I have also adopted a work out routine and a buddy system. I work out to Neena and Veena every other morning and I do yoga on the opposite morning. My goal is to drop 30 lbs over the next 5 months and I believe that I can do it in a very healthy, non judgmental (of myself) way. And I am bringing you along with me. Every week, I will chronicle the foods that I cook--I am a bit of a mini chef--and my results. The biggest thing that I must do is to completely eliminate things that I am allergic to out of my diet, namely gluten and dairy.

So I hope you all will come along for the ride.

Until next post.

4 comments on "Weight Loss--It's Time, How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off"
  1. if you need a buddie to this new you, I am in!
    I am in the same process as yours and actually, we look very similar in shape and size.
    what is working for me? the Dukan Diet.
    Is changing my life, really.
    and I do excercise regularly, doing zumba 3x week.
    keep on going babe, you must be happy with yourself before being happy with the whole world!
    Much love

  2. Fabulous opportunity to talk about that fabulous coffee and tea that's been helping you lose a few inches too, ;) ;)

  3. The most important thing is to please yourself and to improve your health. Numbers, weight, calories, etc mean nothing if it doesn't click with your inner-self.

  4. @Ofelia, my sentiments exactly... I don't believe in dieting.. I believe in going with your gut..


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