Ordeal

I’ve lost 4 lbs in 1 week. 🙂

But this wasn’t easy.  See I had my blood checked and Igot diabetes scare.  My fasting blood sugar was high but not too high to be diagnosed diabetic.  But just to make sure, I had my blood tested again for glycosylated hemoglobin to check if my blood sugar has been high for a long time now.  Thank God, it was normal. 🙂

But during the wait, I was really reflecting back on my eating habit and how I’ve been bad to my body.  I promised myself that if God made me healthy still, I would really be good to my body from now on.  I instantly become an almost vegetarian. 🙂  I gave up on iced teas and carbonated drinks–water only.  I am loving water now.

Also, as much as possible, I walk back to my boarding house from work–bit more than 30-minute walk. 🙂  It makes me lose 250 Calories more or less 🙂

I am now enthusiastic to read food and fitness blogs 🙂  Reading food and fitness blogs made me feel motivated. 🙂

Handling Criticism

Taken from Day 26 of Word 4u Today Devotional.

Criticism will make you a beter person if you do these three things:

Look beyond the criticism and see the critic.  If it is someone you respect, listen to what they say.  If it’s someone who’s constantly critical, don’t place too much value on what they say; they’re probably just projecting their frustrations onto you. …Some folks only talk when they’re upset.  The important question is, does your critic sincerely want to help you?

Try not to take yourself too seriously.  Let’s face it, we all do things we regret.  But when you laugh at yourself and learn from it, you’re growing into maturity.

Know the difference between a constructive and destructive criticim.  Learn how to interpret criticism by asking:

In what spirit is it given?  If your critic’s attitude is kind, rest assured it’s meant to be consttructive.

When is the criticism given?  When somebody criticizes you publicly, usually their intention aren’t the best.

Why is the criticism given?  “The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out” (Proverbs 20:5 NIV).  When people are hurting, they tend to hurt others.  So always ask, “Was this criticism given for my benefit or out of personal hurt?”

 

Running

i want to jog.  But I am still so busy.  I can’t find time to run.  I want to run with friends.  They have this thing every Tuesday and Thursday.  But given I have my usual Tuesday night date with God, Thursday is the only day I can run with friends.  The rest, I may have to run alone.

I don’t care.  I just want to jog and be good to my body.

Jokes

I’ve been struggling with losing weight, right?  Then I thought of the glorified body when eternity happens.

Me:  I have hope.  I can still have a perfect body when I finally have my glorified body!

Those who knew what glorified body was laughed. 🙂

A:  Yeah, you have a perfect body but there’ll be no marriage by then…

The joke ends there.

But really, does everyone have to be fit and voluptuous or thin or skinny to get a man?

What I say to that is this:  You don’t have to be thin to be married or to attract the opposite sex, not all men have gorgeous body either!  It still is a win-win situation 🙂

And why do I even want to have a perfect body?  Simple.  I want to be fit and be fast and work and do things easily without having shortness of breath. 🙂

Baby Steps

I might eat a lot tomorrow or on the days to come, but right now, I am controlling my portions and that is what matters now. 🙂

Been drinking my calcium for two days now.  According to sources, I have the tendency to be osteopenic because I so love iced tea and therefore I should have my calcium supplement to prevent that.  But milk is expensive and tablets are big and difficult to swallow.  Priorities.

Baby steps 🙂

Run

I want to go back to running (jogging).  I miss the feel of the wind on my face and the way I try to catch my breath and how my heart pumps faster and how my face looks red from running and how after a long time I’d finally break a sweat.  I love the feeling of running like the world is full of hope and joy and that it’s Christmas again and it’s a happy occasion once again just like when I was a kid.

I want to go back to jog whether I’m with company or alone.  I love the time I spend with myself, listening to music and being a weirdo because of choosing to jog in place.  I guess, I’ll never do that again when I’m running in a park or outside.  But I wouldn’t mind good company either who will encourage you to run some more. 🙂

I don’t care whether I’ll lose weight or not by running.  All I want is that happy feeling and the satisfaction that I’m helping my body become fit.

I want to run.  I don’t mind the distance, I just want to increase my endurance. 🙂

*** I hope that by the time this has been published online, I would have run already (even if it’s just jogging in place) 🙂

Over the bump

Ever since I’ve met that challenge, I could not concentrate on anything else.  That is why I have forgotten to control my calories.  But now that it’s over, I have no excuse not to go back to think about my health.

Reasons why I should count:

1.  OW.  I am overweight.  I need to lose some weight because I want to be healthy.

2.  If I eat, no one would try to tell me that I still look awesome.  Haha…but last Friday, I was wearing white jeans and white polo shirt and one of the guys from office greeted me and told me that I look “sexy”.  Now that should not be a compliment but I thought to myself that it was because I have curves. 🙂  A little more weight and instead of curves, I’ll just be round.

3.  I’ve done what should be done.  The next steps are all about letting go, picking up myself, anticipate a brighter future.  I should not be depressed at all.  The best is yet to come.

4.  Everybody else is getting married, having a boyfriend, and losing weight.  I may not have a love life right now but at least I could try to control what I eat.

5.  I like myself again.  I love myself and I still like what I look like.  I love myself.

6.  New blogs.  I have found great blogs to read.

7.  Training for Victory.  I’m gonna be entering another step towards my spiritual growth.  I hope I grow in faith and biblical truth through this.

Hopefully I will be as thin as this again 🙂