I got inspired by Teesh over at Adventures of a Cupcake Girl to write this post. I loved the honesty in her post and I’d thought I’d do the same.
Backstory: 2016 was a difficult year for me. Losing both my grandfather and father, both of which spent time at the hospital, caused a lot of stress to our family. My reproductive cycle took a beating.
I only had my period twice. Twice in a year. Two times.
I went to the doctor last January to get myself checked and found out that the reason why that happened was because I had polycystic cysts in my ovaries. The doctor then explained to me the reasons why I might have it but her main reason was because I was fat.
She planned for us to help regulate my cycle and lose weight in six months.
March is my third month. And so far, we’re far from where we want to be.
Current weight: The weighing scale at home says I am at 138 lbs. The weighing scale at the doctor’s office at 140 lbs. The one we have at the office measures me at 147 lbs.
Desired weight: Ideally 125 lbs. However, I’m being realistic and aiming for 130 lbs.
Plans: To achieve this weight loss, I plan to control what I eat and exercise more. Adding exercise is causing a problem for me since I work mid shifts and my lazy behind can’t be bothered. 😐
This week, I’ve been utilizing the staircase we have at home. I’ve been spending at least five minutes a day going up and down the stairs just to sweat. So far, I’m loving it. I just have to, obviously, add more minutes and up my pace. Also, I plan to jog later.
In terms of what I’m eating, I’m just staying away from the bad ones (hello, fried everything) and just being more cautious of what I eat. As usual, water for me and no sugary drinks. But between you and me, I had Gong Cha wintermelon yesterday and it was divine.
I regret nothing.
I plan to post monthly updates until I reach my weight goal. Hopefully, doing so would keep me accountable and motivate me to achieve my health goals. Wish me luck!