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Start of A Weight Loss Journey

I might have written about starting running. But I have to stop since the weather just turned cold again and I am not kitted for that. So I turned into 30 Day Shred Video. Doing this is amazing. The Exercise DVD has 3 levels and you will progressed to them. I started with Level 1 but I am not happy with the exercises so I immediately did 2 and when I saw Level 3 I fell in love with the moves and did that in just the 2nd week.

I am so bad in the start but loved it and after few days got the hang of it and everyday I progressed. I love the energy that this DVD gave me. I also notice a more defined shoulder! I wish that I can have different weights so that I can go to used a wee bit heavier dumbbells.

But what I notice is that when I started with the exercise I found an excuse to eat more (if that is ever possible) from my normal meals. So I am not losing the weight and I am gaining more mass.

In short I got bigger.

So the weightloss journey is going down the hill. And my excitement over the exercise is waning. I would see other bloggers killing it in their losing weight journey and me? I am going downhill. I cant find my muse.

And then I got an email from Almased. A meal replacement company that I had worked with before for product testing. They want me to try it again! I can only tell you how much effective it is! But this was then when I am still a good eater. Years and years after I think I might have turned into a monster.

I wish I can tell you the dark ways that I am doing to control my weight and that is what I want to stop. That cycle. Just thinking about it now give me the creeps. It is dark and and that is the place that I want to escape more than anything.

I am doing the 14day Figure Plan. The plan is to do a 3 day detox. I will only drink Almased and take lots of liquid. I am allowed skimmed milk and veggie soup. Veggie soup should be clear broth. The next 4 days will be 2 Almased drink (preferably morning and evening) and one meal. Next phase is doing 2 meals and 1 Almased drink. And the last phase is 3 meals with Almased.

First the weigh in. (Sorry for the yucky nails). Yes 48.5K. Some of you may say that that is not a lot of weight. But when I arrived here in the UK I am only 43K and I just gave birth. In manila my normal weight is 42k. This is not a lot but I am a small girl. So 48/49 is a lot to carry. And the weight mostly went to my thighs so all of my jeans doesnt fit now. From a size 4 jeans I am now using a size 10 to accomodate the thighs. I am eyeing 45k and to fit on a size 6 jeans again.

The first 3 days is the hardest and I started it last Saturday. I was thinking Monday is a holiday so its going to be easy for me to just stay home and concentrate on this. Boy I was wrong. As Saturday when I started we went out at a Soft Play area and afterwards my son is famished so we went to eat out! The both of them are eating and I am drinking water! Sunday we went to Bristol for Bristol Food Connections! Endless stalls selling food. The smell is just amazing and I want to give up!

But I didnt give up. I dont know why. I donyt know why I have the determination to not eat all this yummy food in front of me. I dont know why I have the will to stick to the plan but whatever happened I hope that will will last me till the last days.

The [food] temptation doesnt end there. When I am commenting on other blogs the recaptcha will be food. What the!!!
But again I stick to the program and finished first 3 days! Day 4 I was so happy with eating my first meal! I got porridge as I dont want to suddenly give my tummy solids. But the energy that I have is amazing. I got to continue 30day shred!

Today as I am writing this I am only in the day 6. Still 2 Almased drinks a day and 1 meal. I am still good and my tummy shrinked already. I still hadnt weigh my self again as I want to finish the 14days before I do. I will update you on this journey and please wish me luck as I almost ate something so sweet yesterday. I just stopped and closed my eyes hard. Stoppingfor a few minutes gave me back the control that I almost lost that moment. Being alone in thehouse. All of the food is calling my name. Its harder to continue but I am still in it and will try my best to be in the next days till I am done with the program


Discalimer: I was given Almased to try but words and opinion are my own. You can find out more about Almased here.

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May. 7th, 2015 12:16 pm (UTC)
Good luck Merlinda - you seem to be doing well so far. It's not about how big you are in comparison to other people, if you feel too heavy and not happy, then good on you. I also went on a detox in January for a week with nothing but juices and I lost about 1/2 stone! But since my holiday I've put it all back! Whoops! But I drink a lot!
May. 7th, 2015 07:41 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the program! I really want to lose weight, but am so undisciplined about exercise.
Joyce Lansky
May. 8th, 2015 02:13 am (UTC)
I, too, will be a size six one day, if I'm ever on life support. I gave my kids instructions not to pull the plug until I'm a size six.

May. 8th, 2015 10:07 am (UTC)
It's a tough journey, but you're doing well. Good luck! x
May. 8th, 2015 01:08 pm (UTC)
Good luck with getting to the weight you want to be. I am trying to lose some, but finding too slow - like my food too much I think.
May. 8th, 2015 02:57 pm (UTC)
Again hihi good luck. I won't be able to do this as I love food so much. I can't imagine not eating rice! -
May. 8th, 2015 03:32 pm (UTC)
Mel @mydaysni
I have also been trying to lose weight, rather unsuccessfully! Good luck on your journey!
May. 9th, 2015 07:32 am (UTC)
Keep going Merlinda x

I love the Gillian Michaels too, you'll find it all works out if you try for long enough.

Good luck on the program, I look forward to seeing how you get on x
May. 9th, 2015 04:53 pm (UTC)
Well done with sticking with it - willpower is certainly the biggest key to weightloss. Keep going and well done with you have completed so far. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x
May. 10th, 2015 09:25 am (UTC)
I hope you get to a weight that will make you feel comfortable, and it's good that you are enjoying the DVD =)
May. 11th, 2015 12:21 pm (UTC)
Good luck - the first few days are surely the hardest so well done. Thanks for linking up #bigfatlinky
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