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I lived with these two "D" for almost two months. It has been my anchor and my only hope for those days. Those two words has been the reason why I survived the two toughest months of my life. My two months weight loss journey.
I was bullied before multiple times about my body. I was once called pig, a whale, and a lot of names that you cannot even swallow. They laughed at me. They mocked me. And of course, I was hurt. I am deeply hurt. But I did not show them what I really feel. I didn't even hated them.
When someone will mock me before about my body figure, I'll just say
"You cannot blame me, we have a lot of foods in our house that's why!"
"It is because I stayed on our kitchen and I almost live there!"
And eventually, I will just laugh with them eventhough deep inside I was hurt. To the point that I almost hated my self.
I just let my emotions consumed me.
I also experienced the struggles of being fat especially in terms of clothes. I'm always having a hard time in wearing and buying clothes back then. I'm always worried that it may not fit. Or it may be ruined if I wear it. And the struggle of month by month you need to change your clothe's size, really sucks!
It came also to the point that I got envious to other girls of how their body figure looks like. Of how sexy they are! I envy them back then for being able to wear a sexy dresses. While me? Just in the corner, mocked by so many people. And wishing to be just like the other girls.
But you know what? I did not let my self stayed there. I did not let things end there.
They are right that time will definitely come that you will be tired of letting toxic things consumed you.That you will be tired of letting things stayed the way it is. You will surely look for improvement, for a change. And of course for a better you.
CoVid-19 came. Pandemic came. Lockdowns happened. Suspensions of classes happened. All of us are directed to stay at home. And I grabbed that oppurtunity to make things posible. To improve and focus on my self. To become a better person.
I started my weight loss journey on the month of October. I know it's a little bit late but if you are determined, nothing is imposible.
This photo was taken last week of September last year. And as you can see I'm fat on that photo. I'm 65 kilos that time. That was a group photo. I only joined group photo back then because I came to the point that I am super shy to take a photo of my self. I have no confidence at all to face a camera, even a mirror.
And since I'm not into taking photos of my self during that journey, I only have few photos here, by week.
This photo was taken on the first week of October. I'm still not confident that time becuase it feels like I occupied the whole mirror. lol
This photo was taken on the second week of October. I just have the mood to take a picture and face the mirror here but still, no confidence.
This was taken on the third week of October and still, not confident.
This photo was taken on the last week of October. And as you can see, I gained a little bit confidence that time. And you can also notice that my body figure changed a little bit. And you have no idea how happy I am on that photo. lol
This photo was taken on the first week of November and I'm already loving my figure that time! I'm 57 kilos here and I'm telling you, those 8 kilos that I burned was not a joke.
This photo was taken on the second week of November and I'm feeling a lot better here! I gained confidence and I'm loving my self more!
This photo was taken on the third week of November and I am so happy because I can already wear whatever clothes I want.
This photo was taken on the last week of November. I'm 52 kilos here and I'm loving the curves. lol
So you have just seen my photos on the two months weight loss journey of mine.
And I know some of you are interested and curious how does it happened? What did I do? What I ate? Is it really posible?
Of course it is posible! You just have to be disciplined and determined to make it happen.
What I ate?
During those two months roller coaster ride of mine, I only ate egg, fruits, and vegetables! Hard boiled or sometimes banana or saba in ilocano has been my rice back then. I always partnered it with fruits like apple or pear.
Since I'm just still a student, it always depends on our budget. All thanks to my mama who's very supportive!
Unlike before, Lemon water has been my juice and softdrink. Skyflakes cracker has been my snacks. And a lot of water has been my life saver in those two months! I considered it as my savior.
I avoided eating sweets like chocolates, softdrinks, and most especially rice. As in never in those two months that I ate rice! I swear! And funny how afraid I am because I might forget the taste of the rice. lol
Eating foods that you are not used to eat was never easy. It came to the point that everytime my family will eat, I will hide inside my room to avoid being envious. And to tell you guys, craving has been my real enemy on that journey.
My routines (What did I do?)
I could say that this was the best yet toughest part of my weight loss journey. I can still remember vividly the sweats and the muscle cramps that I've got from working out. It was never easy. No joke.
Are you familiar with working out applications in play store? To Lose Belly Fat- Flat Stomach Application? And even to Cloe Ting workouts on Youtube? Those two served as my best buddies on those days. A life changer indeed.
Lose Belly Fat application helped me a lot in burning my fats escpecially in the belly parts. This application is divided into 3 phases. One for the beginner with maximum of 30 days and 18 minutes each day. The second is intemediate which has a maximum of 30 days and 21 minutes. And lastly the advanced with maximum of 30 days too and 25 minutes. And every day on that working out application has different routines and exercises which can help you a lot.
While Cloe Ting's videos on Youtubehelped me to achieve more toned arms and legs.
I also jogged every morning back then. Morning jog is very benecial and effective!
In working out, you need to be disciplined and detemined to the point that you should not skip one routine. You should do all the routines seriously in order to achieve what you want.
I'm also into physical activities like hiking lately which helped me a lot too in achieving my ideal figure. And yes, I found the perfect adventure for me!
Everything is posible as long as you are determined and disciplined to face anything.
If you want something, you should be determined enough to claim it. To nail it! You should have a positive mindset. You should always think that you will achieve it! That you will get it! That whatever discouragements you'll hear from other people, you should only focus on your goal and you must be determined enough to get it. You must be optimistic in any way posible.
Also, you should be disciplined enough in order to surely achieve it. You should have a self-control for you to make and achieved it smoothly and beautifully.
And as of now (year 2021), I am only 50 kilos and I can wear whatever clothes I want!
Special mention to ate @Eybyoung who gave me an idea and inspired me to share my weight loss journey here just like what she did! Thank you po!
Disclaimer guys, I did not share this journey of mine to brag or stuff but to inspire people out there too! And I just want to tell you guys also, that whatever body shape or figure you have, YOU ARE LOVED, WANTED, AND VALUED! You are beautiful!
If you have some free time, feel free to read my previous articles!