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I’m trying to be healthier.

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:ย Ideally 125 lbs. However, I’m being realistic and aiming for 130 lbs.

Plans:ย 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 andย my lazy behind can’t be bothered. ๐Ÿ˜

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) andย 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!

17 Comments

  1. Good luck with your challenges! The eating part is the hardest for me … too easy to slip back into bad habits without realising. Keep up the exercise as this really helps your mind and to stay motivated! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I can’t even share how much worse I have it in the “fat” area of life and it’s effects on my life. You don’t know pain until you go from having no period for six months and then just on your period for a whole month. My point is this, others have similar problems and we can all work together to become healthy! Keep up the good work!

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  3. You can do it! The sugar will always be the culprit. Avoid putting sugar in everything. I was weighing 10 kg more before and I guess I’m lucky that my cycle was not disrupted. You must combine diet and exercise or else make an alternative on your diet. I eat couscous rather than rice for more than a year and I don’t crave at all. I do cheat. I eat big amount of burgers but the next few weeks, I have to compensate.
    Good luck!

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    • Hey Bea… you’re lucky it didn’t get disrupted. I really need to up my exercise and just quit rice altogether! But being Asian sucks! T_T I always crave for it.

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  4. I have PCOS too. I had 3-4 months intervals between my periods, and I was convinced to get it checked out last year when my doctor told me that there’s a possibility of infertility if I don’t. Also, the shifting schedule has really made it harder to lose weight! Good luck to us Kat!!!

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    • Are you also trying to lose weight because of it? What motivated me to have it checked was because my dad died of cancer. I got scared cause I was thinking it might lead to some sort of cancer in the future! Good thing PCOS lang lol. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  5. Hi Kat,

    I am so sorry about your losses. It is so hard to lose the ones you love. I remember how hectic your life was professionally too. You are amazing for holding it together and moving forward. I was diagnosed with PCOS back in 2011 and have had irregular periods my entire life. My doctor suggested the same losing weight prescription. You are on the right track and you don’t have very far to go!!! You got this!!!

    I have a lot more weight to lose than you. My dad is currently in the hospital and has bad kidney disease. It has given me more motivation to get on track and get healthy,

    Take care my Dear Darling Friend!!!

    โค Alana Xoxoxo

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    • Hey Alana! Reading this comment touches my heart cause it just shows how long you’ve joined me on my blogging journey. Thank you so much my friend! ๐Ÿ˜€

      I remember you telling me about your dad before. I wish him (and your family) all the best. I will be praying for him. Losing a parent is hard. It is definitely something I don’t want you to go through!

      Hugs, Kat

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      • Thank you Kat! You are in my prayers too. I am happy that we have been able to follow and support each other on this blogging journey.
        Yes, the thought of losing loved ones is so stressful and hard to comprehend. I am sorry that you had to go through this. Thanks again for your prayers.

        โค Alana Xoxoxo

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