Boost and Ever After

If you are for God, you can be assured of a “happy ending” which means “they live happily ever after”.  There is a great ever after.  As kids, we were taught to believe in happy endings.  We may leave this earth but we can be assured of a place in heaven—a paradise, a beautiful kingdom ruled by a kind God.

I looked at a classmate’s profile recently and saw that she was living the life I wanted.  If I will just look at what she has and compare my life to hers, then I will just be hurting myself.  I have to focus on God.  God is there, He knows me.  He knows me better than myself.  I have to worship Him all the time to always see His glory.  To see what is beautiful despite the chaos in this world.

I haven’t written for a while here because I’ve been exhausted—physically.  All I wanted when I sat on my bed after work was to just sleep.

They say that to boost metabolism I must have the right amount of sleep per day, which is 6 to 8 hours.  But for me, my complete hours of sleep is 8 hours.  But I can only have this on my off-duties.  So I always lack at least 3 to 1 hour of sleep.

I’ve been reading articles on how to boost my metabolism.  I think it’s disturbing that I have gained almost 10 lbs in just one month.

Allow me to post my observation.  I have observed this from the skinny people I know and also these observations are based on the articles that I have read so far.

I think, metabolism is boosted when the person will act quickly—like the person walks quickly, do her job in a hurry.  I think all your cells will be working full time—with beta-oxidation and full time metabolism.  By working in a hurry, it does not mean working haphazardly.  It rather means working energetically. J

To boost metabolism is to be hyper that means in emotions, too.  You can either be always aggressive and angry, or cheerful and happy.  If I’m going to be hyper, I’ll be choosing to be cheerful and happy.

To boost metabolism, you should be properly hydrated.  How can you be cheerful if you are thirsty.  How can you do everything in a hurry if your throat is dry.

To boost metabolism, you should know how to breathe.  Deep breathing.  Do you know the proper breathing to maximize the consumption of oxygen in the body?  That is the kind of breathing that we need.  It relaxes us.  It makes us think clearly which makes us work faster, and have the right attitude.

Boosting metabolism also involves the mind.  We have to engage our minds in what we love to do.  We have to interact and talk with people.  We have to have conversation with our friends or with other people.  Holding a conversation takes intelligence because we need to think of words.  We could also write.  But then talking is also better for the mouth, lungs and jaw J  Writing is good for the hands.  A balance of the two is better. 😉

From this day on, I will try to follow my own observation (should I say advise…hehe ).  Hopefully I will be able to boost my metabolism.

Again

It’s Day 1 again of my weight loss journey.  I know that it’s hard and it will take a longer time whenever I slip and overeat.  But the important thing is never to give up.

Never give up.  In not giving up, I will never be obese if overeating is the key.  I will be fit someday. 🙂

Happy Mee

It’s that time when I wanted to wake up early and when I looked at my phone to see the time it was already 5:50am!!!  And so I immediately took a bath and went to the bus terminal.  There was no way I would be able to arrive at work on time.  I just slept at the bus.

I wanted this phone which is quite affordable with Plan 299.  It’s an android/google phone.  But then the battery life is poor.  Moreover, I don’t want another number.  If it’s possible I’d just have one number.  3 numbers are too much to handle for me.

That was why I got frustrated and exhausted that I rebelled against myself and I ATE A LOT.  But I have to forgive myself.  I think I may have attained a healthy BMI but I’m not really sure.  I’d only be sure if I am 2 pounds lighter than my upper limit for a healthy BMI.

I love this photo of me taken by my sister…I was excited to eat this instant noodle that she cooked for me.  This bowl contained 2 packs of instant noodles and 2 eggs.  I thought I could finish the whole thing, but then I realized that my metabolism was that slow…or maybe my metabolism is slow and I eat way too much.  Hehe 🙂

Weak

Chami is a dish of thick noodles with soy sauce, pepper, and veggies.  You can have it with beef, chicken or plain.   And this was what I had yesterday when I arrived home.  I have craved for it and I gave in.  Yum! 🙂  I ate at Renfel, near Lipa City Market.  They also have a branch at the Lipa City Bus Terminal.

Source

This morning, after the service, my sister and I had lunch at Joey Pepperoni.  We decided to avail of the promo 199Php for two 8-inch pizzas with bottomless iced tea.  It’s nice. 🙂

Source

I want to particularly talk about today’s preachings–STRONG.  VCF Lipa started the Strong series this sunday.  But I have the STRONG series in VCF Malate before.  I asked God why and the only answer I could think of is because I still have somehting to learn from this series.  True enough I am right.

They say that when we have received Jesus, we would turn away from sin.  However, a living sacrifice can crawl out from the altar, and so be lost once again.  So we have to always fill our life with God’s word.  So we will not grow astray.  When faced with temptation, what should we do?  How can we beat temptation so we will not sin anymore?

The answer is:  We should follow what Jesus did when he was tempted during his 40-day fast.

How do we follow Jesus?

1.  Read the Bible because the Scriptures are there.  Don’t just read it, memorize it, that way when we are faced with temptation we have a weapon against it.

2.  When faced with temptation, DECLARE this:  It is written that ” [say the verse]”.

The Word of God is powerful than the temptation we are facing.

What a great lesson, right? 🙂

Happy Sunday everyone! 🙂

 

Molded

Friday is Day 5, or should I say Day 4 of my path to 110 lbs 🙂  I have neglected to drink enough water because my stomach finally gave up and I had a painful incident at the restroom.  Too much iced tea is bad for the stomach.

This lunch, I went to the familiar fastfood chain and it was packed.  I wanted to eat lunch there to save time and I was already hungry, too.  I saw a guy sitting alone at that moment, I knew that he was with someone because of the other plate in front of him.  But the place was packed and I just wanted to eat and so I still decided to approach him and asked if I could sit with them.  The girl that he was with was a bit on the voluptuous side and I had to move my table just so we could eat comfortably.  A thought occured to me, is seat-sharing also done in other countries or is this just a culture in a fastfood or food places, or is it just me? I don’t mind sharing my seat just as long as they won’t do anything bad to me or to my food. 🙂

This photo was taken by Mumbaki.

About the photo:  A happy child in a not-so-ideal environment.  This kid is a survivor.  I hope he will be able to survive life with still a smile on his face. 🙂

Day 4 and happy

Photo by Mumbaki

I went over my caloric limit because I think it’s rude to say no to a treat from someone respectable just because I am on my weight loss journey.  Besides, the food that he ordered was healthy because it has tomatoes and lettuce; moreover, the food was so delicious that maybe all the food in France tastes that way 🙂  Well if that’s true, then I will definitely be obese if I were to live there.

Today, once again, God showed His immense power.  Thank God for He is powerful.

I am happy because I was able to see and talk with my relatives. 🙂

I want to serve the church because I want to serve God.

 

Today is the Day

Day 3 of discipline when it comes to food 🙂

Breakfast was composed of the usual crackers and iced tea.  It was raining but all for the love of iced tea, I went out to buy an iced tea.  Adiktus me. 🙂

Lunch.  I could not think of what I wanted to eat.  I called my Mom and told her about my visit to our sick relative who was admitted in my workplace.  While talking with her, I finally decided on buying banana cue (banana with caramelized sugar on a stick).  Then I went out of my way again to buy an iced tea.  But the store in which I usually buy my iced tea for lunch did not have it.  It didn’t annoyed me.  I just shrugged it off.  I decided to just buy from Jollibee even though I know that the price was way, way high.

But guess what?!  I was able to get the iced tea for half of its usual price.  How nice!  I asked the crew twice and he said that it was indeed a large iced tea.  Nice!  I went back to work so happy.  Thank God.

Happy to post here that my back is not that painful anymore.  It seldom aches like the pain is almost non-existent.

I visited my relative who is sick.  He has cancer and the kind of cancer that he has is known to have a bad prognosis.  My relative is already old at 77.  Seeing him made me think of Dad.  It made me miss Dad.  It hurts to see people in bed and feeling sick.  I just hope that he would stay as pain-free as possible.  I hope that he will be able to enjoy his life and be as comfortable as possible.  I hope that he will know God more deeply because of his condition.  I want to tell him all these things but he has a brother who is a priest.  His faith is taken care of I’m sure.  Maybe if he was awake when I visited him and I was able to talk with him, I might not have held the tears in my eyes.  Hmmm…I’m being dramatic here…:)

Took this when I was experimenting with my computer. 🙂

Just goofing off…hehe 🙂