Pakbet

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I wanted some veggies and so I ordered “Pakbet” for lunch.  Pakbet is a Filipino dish made up up of squah, green beans and other veggies.  There was also some shrimps just to add to the taste.  Then I also had half cup rice and 1 leg of chicken barbecue.  It’s enough for my healthy lunch.  It’s a healthier choice rather than some chips and iced tea.  The calories there are lower but not nutritious.

I realized last night that I should not waste my calories.  That I should choose food that are nutritious and satisfying since my calories are restricted.

Anyway, tomorrow I won’t have to count calories and I plan on eating cupcakes from Mom and Tina’s.

***Image from http://pinoyfoodtaste.blogspot.com/2010/02/pinoy-pinakbet-pakbet-recipe.html

Menstruation and Period

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Ever since I started to go on a strict diet, I haven’t had my period.  I’ve done a pseudo-research and found out that stress can very much affect the menstrual cycle. 

Losing weight is nice but compensating other part of my body is not okay.  Therefore last Tuesday and Wednesday, I allowed myself to eat whatever I want.  And now, I could feel my uterus working=)…like I am about to have my period any moment now.  So I now realized that i have to allow myself some day-off when it comes to strict calorie counting to not feel deprived and to get the nutrition that multivitamins cannot give.

Water works wonders

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Ever since I started to cut back on my calories, I have an irregular bowel movement.  I used to have it twice a day.  But now, I have movement every 2 days.

Last night was my 3rd night of no movement.  And so I drank all the water I could drink.  I think I have 6 glasses of water.  It was also hot last night that was why some fluid came out as sweat.

This morning, I finally have it.

Water is really important to make us healthy.  It’s been proven.  I believe.=)

***Image from http://www.femhealthbliss.com/irregularmenstrualcycles.php

The blouse

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Since I don’t have a clean scrubsuit, I decided to just wear a simple blouse and skinny jeans.  And people from work really noticed that I’ve lost some weight.

I really don’t think I’ve lost a lot since last week, I think it’s just my blouse–the style.  I looked at myself in the mirror and I saw that it was really because of my blouse.

People are not used to seeing me this “small”.

I hope they get used to it.  Because I want to be slim permanently.

Sweet Potato and Beef

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I have beef stew with sweet potato for lunch.  It’s quite satisfying even without rice.  I was off calorie counting fror 2 days in a row and I have to discipline myself again, otherwise.

I was not supposed to be off CC last night but E asked me to go with him to Makati to meet someone.  Since we were already in Makati, I decided to bring him to one of my favorite resto in Makati–it’s a bakery and resto…Mom and Tina’s.  The pasta there is great and the desserts are addicting.  Most importantly, the price is affordable.

Today, I want to save up a little and so I decided to just let my officemates get me food from the dining hall.  And the food was beef and sweet potato.  I was satisfied with the food I should say.  At least there’s variety with what I eat.

I’m also supposed to be going to this meet-up but it did not push through.  I should have just jog.  Maybe, tomorrow.  Yeah, definitely tomorrow.

Image from http://lowfatcooking.about.com/od/crockpotrecipes/r/beefsweetpot.htm

Meat-less

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I have made progress last week–I think I’ve told you that before.  I was able to survive two days with no meat.  I feel fine.  So tomorrow, I will do that again.  I’m looking forward to choosing the veggies to eat.

Here’s to a healthier, more beautiful me=)

Off CC

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Today has been stressful and I don’t know how to reward myself but with lots of energy from food.  And so I put aside calorie counting for today.  I only wish I have chosen well on the food that I’ve eaten.

I’ve lost 21 pounds so far so I guess I deserve to load up on energy=)

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