Back to the Original Plan

This blog is supposed to be more on my health endeavors but it has become more of about anything under the sun. 🙂  Anyway, back to the original plan, I guess I should post it here that I am back to trying to lose weight.

Being in another country is quite challenging because I am not used to the food available here and all the other issues that I have to deal with.  Changing from a stressful job to a less stressful job, I gained weight.  I could feel the pants and shirts tightening.  I’ve been meaning to lose some weight but I just could not find the motivation.  Until something triggered the motivation.  Thank God for that, it made me a better person.

And now I am back to minding the food I eat.

I started with cutting back on caffeine because I fear for my bones–I don’t want to be osteopenic.  But it’s also hard to find the right calcium to take because I have difficulty swallowing tablets.  Anyway, I was successful for a few weeks but since I was introduced to Coke Zero, caffeine has entered my system again.  And so starting tomorrow, I would have to cut down again on my caffeine intake.

Today, I started with a coffee from Gloria Jeans.  I ordered the Mudslide Mocha small with 944kJ then because I was already full, I decided to just head home.

Dinner was this:

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I just love this one because the brocolli and carrots included are almost fresh.  As it says on the packaging, no artifical colours, flavours or preservatives.  Plus the salmon is hefty.  The great thing about this is the calories at 347Cal, is really satisfying.

Now I know that what I do is not really healthy but bear with me.  I am just starting to cut back on my calories, cutting back from unhealthy stuff and trying to find my balance when it comes to healthy eating.

But glad to tell you that I have already lost some weight.  I have normal BMI.  I feel much better.  Although my food choices are still limited, I plan to cook or prepare my own food next time.  But for another two weeks I will have to settle for all the prepared healthy stuff I could think of.

Healthy Plans:

  • Drink lots of water.  My goal is 8 glasses of water daily.  It will help with the metabolism as well.  Water is good.
  • Exercise 3 times a week for 30 minutes.  Probably will do the brisk walking for now.
  • Start on my calcium intake.  I have found an easy-to-swallow calcium supplements.  I am planning to try this one.
  • Cut back on caffeine–coffee, coke zero, chocolates, tea 🙂
  • Enjoy the journey to the best version of myself

On other news, I have a new blog.  This is where I would put my posts about my spiritual journey and life in general.  Visit it–it’s gonna be sweet 😉

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