Tuesday, June 16, 2015

16 not 8 glasses of water every day

I am dehydrating myself because I am not drinking properly. 

Yes, you read it right. At 264lbs, I should be drinking half of my body weight in ounce to totally hydrate myself. Now, I am thinking how am I going to drink 16 glass of water (250ml)  if I usually fail to drink 8 glasses of water every day?

I need to drink a glass of water in every hour that I am awake for 16 hours.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sauteed Sardines in Tomato Sauce with Alugbati Leaves (Ginisang Sardinas na may Alugbati)

I am starting to load up on my green vegetables. I am add malunggay leaves whenever I cook sauteed monggo and tinolang manok. This 

(Take note that I am not into measuring my ingredients when I cooked. I was more of assessing how much goes into this and that based on the way I look at it and I just adjust the taste later.) 

Canned sardines
Sliced onions 
Chopped ginger 
Diced tomatoes
Minced garlic 
Alugbati leaves 


Saute ginger, tomato, onion, and garlic in a cap of cooking oil. (Yes, I use the cap of my bottle of cooking oil to measure the amount of oil I will in sauteing.) 
Then add the sardines, half-cup of water, and a pinch of salt and ground pepper. 
Let it simmer then add the alugbati leaves. 
Turn off the stove and let the leaves wilt in the remaining heat. 

One Day At a Time: No Colas or sugar-filled drinks

I am starting this week to avoid any sugar-filled or sweetened drinks like soft drink, cola, iced tea, and the likes. I know I can easily do this because I am not really into cola-drinking. I have to be contended with drinking cold water.    

I realized sugar is the most culprit of all culprits in a diet when I stumbled upon these charts comparing different drinks.

Who wouldn't be crazy when you see these charts of comparison?

So in line with avoiding sugar-loaded drinks, I will not use sugar and cream with my coffee.. Yeah, black coffee for me starting this week.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

30-Day Cardio Challenge

I go for this! And I am taking the challenge. I am competing with myself. (Note: I saw this in a friend's FB timeline.) No harm in trying. Though I must admit that doing the climber is a little difficult to do since I have a big tummy. :-) 

Why the sudden concern to do this? I want to be healthy. I want to live longer. Few days ago, I went for a medical check up after experiencing a slight pain the upper right part of my abdomen. I was not worried about my gall bladder. I have been living without it for several years now. I was worried about my liver. 

Well, after a blood chemistry and ultrasound, I found out that I still have a fatty liver and my cholesterol is too high. I was prescribed to take Simvastatin every night and Silymarin three times a day for a month. Then I will submit myself for another round of blood works. 

I know taking medicines is not enough. I have to do something about the the food that I eat and I really need to lose weight. Though I have targeted to lose at least 40lbs but not more than 50lbs by December 1. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I am back!


I read all my entries in this space all over again. One of the things I noticed was I keep on hibernating and returning back. It happened for several times. Now I am wondering what happened in between that I missed writing and updating this blog. Maybe so many things happened and I lost time to update this. Or I lost the interest to update. Or I lost the interest to share what happened to me. 

So many reasons, and I do not want to dig into that. What is more important is I keep on returning back. I move on. This time, I am looking forward. And I hope to stick around... longer this time. 

Happy New Year
Happy Three Kings
Happy Chinese New Year
Happy Grammar Day!