Thursday, December 15, 2011

Search for a Suitable Fitness Equipment

After my check-up with an endocrinologist yesterday, I am now in search for a fitness equipment suitable for my needs. The talk with the doctor set my direction on striving to keep myself healthy. 

When I had my first check-up with my OB-Gyne, she asked me to see an endocrinologist to work up on some clearances I need for my weight issue which has a great effect on my PCOS condition. I am not diabetic based on the random sugar testing done to me yesterday. But being morbidly obese is such a condition that I need to address if I really want to be free from PCOS and be alive ten years from now.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Woman loses half her size!

Here's a very inspiring video of a woman who lost half her size in three years. Check the video to find out how she lost more than 280 pounds. Click the link to watch the video from

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sassy Water

It may have been around for sometime now but I just stumble upon it when I watched an NBC News broadcast earlier. It is part of the Flat Belly Diet program developed by Prevention Magazine's nutrition director Cynthia Sass. It is an anti-bloating drink alternative to soda, coffee and others.

Sassy Water

2 liters water (about 8 ½ cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
12 small spearmint leaves.

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and let flavors blend overnight.

Drink the entire pitcher by the end of each day.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dealing with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

I have been depressed for a few months now. I feel that things are not falling into places. This is not me. I am the last person to get depressed. I am a person who do not give a damn to anything that comes on my way since I believe there is a reason for everything.

But, lately, I noticed that my mood changes in a snap. I easily get irritated and I am trying my best not to get affected by what is happening around me so I will not feel the stress.

This has a reason. And it is hormonal.

I started bleeding two months ago. But that was only spot bleeding that a daily panty shields can hold. But on the second month, the flow got heavy. So right after the bleeding stopped, I visited my doctor who asked me to have a transvaginal ultrasound. (TVU). The ultrasound results showed that I have polyps in my two ovaries - more than ten but not more than 1cm big. She referred me to an OB-Gyne. So the verdict? Visit an endocrinologist for a possible thyroid concern since I gained almost 90 lbs for a few months only. Then take Metformin and low-dosage birth pills.

I am not used to taking pills or medicines... But since I am getting old, do I have a choice?

I need to stick with Metformin for two weeks and start with the pills once my period starts soon. 
Just for the sake to have a baby, To be healthy, I will do it all.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Starting Weight: 251lbs

I am trying to revive this space for another and another round of attempt of losing weight. Since I have not feeling well for the past weeks due to abnormal bleeding that I have been experiencing, I went to see my doctor earlier. I was supposed to drop by her clinic last Friday but I felt too dizzy to move. In fact, I just stayed on bed the whole morning then tried to go to Manila Book Fair early in the afternoon. But I was not able to enjoy the exhibit because I just sat in one place while waiting for my sister to pick me up because I felt too dizzy. 

Come Saturday, my head was too heavy. I was teary-eyed and had a terrible headache. I again popped two advil caplets after every six hours. I had my enzyme water. That at least made me to sleep. My migraine attacks lately are unexplainable. As unexplainable as the bleeding that has been happening to me. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

10-minute Cardio Exercise at Home

Fact. Exercise really helps to shake up those sleeping fats in all sections of our body. But not all individuals have the luxury of time every day to go to the gym to dedicate to workouts. So there are different tips to keep the body active such as walking, swimming, jogging, and the likes. Another thins is a few-minute cardio exercise right inside the comfort of your room or home. I stumbled upon this good video of ten-minute cardio exercise from Youtube but YouTips4U. 

There is no bad in trying. I will start doing this every night before sleeping to tire me out and have a better sleep. I will keep you updated. 


Friday, August 26, 2011

Reasons of Losing Weight

There are a thousand reasons why people gain weight and want to lose weight. And I can say I can relate to every reason one has to say. People turn to food for comfort and not noticed that all what they ate have loved all parts of their body. 
I know this. I am familiar with every bit of this. I am this. I can relate because I am what I am talking about. 

Every time I have the chance to watch Heavy on TV, I often find myself crying for small success of those in the show. I also cry for failures they go through. I also cry when they cry while sharing what they have gone through. Some of them embarrass to walk in the streets because people look at them and call them names. But they need to go out and get life because there are lives depending on them. 
To this date, I am not aware how much I have weighed. But I know I have gone bigger because I can no longer wear my last season's clothes and that is terribly bad. 
I have to stop now. I am starting to cry. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Coconut Juice and Weight Loss

I found myself few days ago complaining about lower back ache. This I can contribute to less chances of going to the CR to pee. My workstation is a few-minute walk to the comfort room in the next building within the compound. And when I am too focused with work, I tend to forget about going to the loo and do my thing. 

So on my third day now, I asked my mother to get me fresh coconut juice in the morning. During my first day,I had no choice but to go to the loo to pee. Or else, my body will retain all the water. When I checked online on other advantages of drinking coconut juice, I was surprised to find out other benefits.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Exercises for the Terminally Busy

Here's a good read based on the article written by Leo Babuta. from, written by Leo Babauta. Like the writer, I lack time to exercise. I spend more hours seated the whole day. The same reason why I opted to do the LRT1-2 Challenge. I think the walking time I will spend from LRT 1 to LRT 2 will be a good help for me to exercise my legs and shake up my whole body.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Spinach in Oyster Sauce

This is one of my easy-to-cook vegetable recipe. Sometimes if spinach is not available, I use kangkong or water spinach. With two bunches of spinach leaves, I saute few pieces of crushed garlic until they are golden brown. Then I put the spinach leaves. Put oyster sauce to my heart's desire, then simmer a bit. 
That's it! And that it what I am having for dinner tonight. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Starting from Scratch

I have grown bigger. Yes. Since I went into freelancing last year, I usually spend more than 12 hours in front of the computer with breaks to eat lunch, snacks, and dinner. I usually sleep late too.

Since January of this year, I am back on getting some Manila air by commuting from work to home. Yes, I am back in circulation. Actually for the past six months already. But since I am scared of holduppers and slippery pavements, I prefer to take a cab from work to home and vice versa. Then spend most of the time working in front of the computer. Still a sedentary life ... What did I expect? As predicted, I grew bigger. The Big Lady is still a big one and a bigger one... 

I had to review my activities for the previous months. I need to compare them with the activities that I did few years ago that I lost almost 40 lbs in a matter of three months. There were only two activities that helped me to trim down a lot - walking and calorie counting. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Pulpy Deal with Minute Maid

I just drank a bottle of Minute Maid Pulpy Orange. They say it’s got ‘no preservatives added’. Aw, c’mon…It’s bottled juice. Is that even possible? So I thought maybe... they chose the best oranges and squeezed them in each bottle for highly concentrated flavoring. 

I didn’t believe it the first time I heard it’s got no preservatives added.  So I read the ingredients (even the fine print) and everything checked out! It really has NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED!  That means it doesn’t have ingredients that may turn out to be allergens, or worse...carcinogens!  Whew! Now that’s healthy goodness that tastes so good, I... am enjoying every pulp that gets into my tongue! i love it!

So okay, it’s got no preservatives added. That’s really good, right?  Not just because it doesn’t have those icky, harmful ingredients, but it also means... you are enjoying real juice with NO PRESERVATIVES for a fair price! Isn't it great? In fact, its small bottle can already supply one of my needed eight glasses daily water intake. Read more>>>>

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year, everyone!

I like the date today, January 1, 2011. If simply written in numbers, it’s 1-1-11! All one. All straight lines!
So as we start with the new year, let us all hope to live a straight life. No curves on our road ahead.  Let us put God first in everything we think, plan, and do!

I am not much into making New Year’s resolutions. But I promise to continue good things that I have been doing not only for myself but also for others – family and friends. And I will take a closer look at others things which I think I need to improve on.

So cheers for another year given to us to be a better person to fulfill our dreams and mission in life.