Wednesday, September 10, 2008

In my 9th month of my 5th and last pregnancy, I tipped the scale at 160 lbs. My doctor was quite upset then because I started showing signs of pre-eclampsia. Anyway, I was able to deliver my baby boy safely but I had to have a double epidural since the first round did not take effect. This post is not about my pregnancy. This post is about the fat (and grime?) that my body readily accumulated during my child-bearing years.

I weighed 100 lbs. when I got married. I actually gained 4 lbs in the course of preparing for the wedding because my pre-engagement weight was 96 lbs. When I gave birth to my first child, I was 125 lbs. heavy. Not bad. I was able to shed off 20 lbs in no time at all. With each pregnancy I progressively added, then lost some weight. Two months after my last delivery, I weighed 145 lbs. I.WAS.FAT! My waistline was 35 inches! I had to do something. I have to lose weight!

Luckily, I have a lifetime membership at Slimmers World. I sought my doctors go signal then immersed myself into serious weight lost program. In 1990, SW was not a healthy place to be. Their diet program borders on starvation. I remember starting-off with a 7-day soup and water detox period, then veggies and fruits week, then progress to matchbox size meat serving, half cup rice or a slice of bread. No soda or alcohol. No sweets. No "patis" and "bagoong" -fish sauce and anchovy. No life! I don't know how I did it but I was such a good dieter that I lost 25 lbs. in two months. In six months of dieting and exercise, I trimmed down to 105 lbs which went down to 96 lbs then stabilized at 103 lbs. From 1990 up to 2003, I was a gym buff. My mornings were spent at the gym - working out: weights and cardio. At this point I was eating regular food but I seriously cut down on rice, fat and sweets.

What is the point of this post? The point I'm trying to make is that dieting and exercise go hand in hand if you want to lose weight. OK. That was meant for me.

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Posted by desperateblogger On 9/10/2008 06:27:00 PM 3 comments

3 comments:

  1. hehehe! ...and maybe that was meant for me tooo!!!!

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  2. now, my problem is how i would gain weight.. reading this, i thought, maybe, pregnancy will do me good hehehe..

    go here thru entrecard :)

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  3. ivy anne: the new sexy is plump!

    iva: wow, i wish i have your problem! lol! thanks for the drop and hop.

    ReplyDelete

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