Sunday-cravings Distractor

Sunday Cravings Distractor is back! I hope these links motivate you to continue your weight-loss journey and provide some useful information at the same time! Enjoy!

Diet and the Brain

Gut-Brain Connection

Tips to Avoid

Intellectual benefits of running






I love to exercise.

I really do. No matter how big or how small I got, exercise has been a constant in my life. But sadly exercise alone cannot help in weight loss. Diet is equally important.

Today was a good day. I ate very healthily. Mostly whole grains and protein. I did indulge in a hot chocolate, but it was snowing and I just needed to drink something warm, sweet and comforting. The weather was so dreadful outside though, that I didn’t quiet feel like going to my aerial silks class. But, since it is only the 2nd day of the year, I decided to stuck to my fitness plan, and braved the cold to get to my class.

I am so glad that I did. Exercise really changes my mood.

What kind of exercise do you like to do? Drop me line and let me know!


The cliched 1st Jan post…

I am happy to report that the last few weeks of dieting and working out have paid off. Not as much as I had hoped, but at least 6kgs (13lbs). As of this morning, I weigh 78.1kgs (172lbs), down from 84kgs(185lbs).

So how did I do it? First, as we all already know, it wasn’t easy. Every time I looked at desserts or chocolates, it was very difficult to resist the temptation. But no means no! And my desire to lose weight and look my best eventually trumped the temptation.

My other secret was my support. We have all heard this one, but achieving weight-loss is more successful, when we have a support system. In my case, that was my mom. I told her that I really wanted to lose weight, and she agreed to motivate and help me. I would say this helped me the most, and stopped my yo-yo-ing.

I still have a long way to go, but I know I will get there. And that is what 2017 is going to be about. This year I pledge to take care of myself and get my health back! I will give my weight-loss 100%, continue enjoying my workouts and continue to eat healthily. And I promise to post about my progress and weight-loss journey regularly.

Will you join me in getting healthier this year?


Weight loss this week ….

I’m happy to report that my weight now is 82kgs. So that is a weight loss of a 1.5kgs in a little less than 2 weeks. It’s not a lot give the time lapsed, but I’ll take it. 

I know it may sound counterintuitive, but getting rid of my food journal is the best decision I’ve made when it comes to my weight loss goals. not worrying down every bite of food that I take had been liberating. Keeping a food journal just made me think about food all the time. Especially the food that I couldn’t eat. This may not be for everyone but it is definitely helping me.

On the workout front it’s going as usual. Hopefully this week goes well too!




It’s been over a month since I last wrote. Sorry to disappoint, not only you, but also myself: My diet plans have failed miserably. I have been really good about exercising, but the good intentions for my diet are all just that. Only good intentions. I gained the little weight I lost and then some. In the past weeks, I weighed 84kgs (my last post I weighed 80.9kgs). But in the last week, I have worked hard to get back on the wagon. As of this morning, I am 83.5kgs.

So what went wrong? The usual suspects: lack of will power at night, stress at work, stress about my weight loss. Yes, that last one is true. The fact that I am failing so miserably at losing this weight is causing me stress. And that is probably the biggest reason why I am failing.

In lieu of my recent weight gain, I decided to stop writing a food journal. Somehow this practice has never helped me. When I am writing in my food journal, instead of helping me see how well I am doing, it makes me focus on the food I can’t eat. The constant logging of calories in and out, current weight, etc, just exhausted me. And when my weight wasn’t going fast enough, I got discouraged.

Anyway, enough of excuses. I am just feeling bad, because I am not only responsible to myself. I feel I am also letting all of you down. I know that weight-loss goals are something very personal, and one must lose weight for oneself, but still. It feels nice to share my struggles and triumphs with other people.

So I am sorry. And I hope that the next post will be more positive and I will have some good news to report.

Until then.


Week 3 Review. Total Weight Loss 1.4kgs

Sorry for the delay, but last week was much better. I finally lost a good amount. I just hope I can keep the momentum.

Here is what my week looked like:

  • Start weight: 82.3kgs (181.4lbs) | End weight: 80.9kgs(178.4lbs)
  • 1.4 kilograms lost
  • 2 workout sessions totaling 150 minutes
  • 0 binges
  • 14270 calories consumed (the average woman requires 14000 calories per week)

On the workout front, I made it only 2 times this week:

  • 75 minutes aerial silk
  • 75 minutes power yoga

I hope next week is just as good. The difficult part would be to maintain my diet and not get carried away with my progress.


Week 2 Review. Total Weight Loss -800grams

Well I gained back the weight I lost last week and then some. My response? Anger, frustration, confusion. The first two mostly at myself. I have no idea what went wrong. Never mind, actually I do. The calorie intake goal for this week was 1200 per day, and I didn’t manage that. In reality I averaged 2125 calories, but this is still lower than week 1. But I was good with my diet in terms of quality and I didn’t binge-eat.

Anyway, here is what my week looked like:

  • Start weight: 81.5kgs (179.7lbs) | End weight: 82.3kgs(181.4lbs)
  • 800 grams gained
  • 3 workout sessions totaling 210 minutes
  • 0 binges
  • 14875 calories consumed (the average woman requires 14000 calories per week)

On the workout front, I made it only 3 times this week. But over the weekend, I was walking around a lot. Not including that, my workout for last week was:

  • 75 minutes aerial silk
  • 75 minutes power yoga
  • 1x 30 minutes on treadmill with 8min/km pace
  • 1x 30 minutes elliptical with personal trainer mode

I am just so disheartened. How can this be so hard? I don’t even feel like writing this post anymore. But that is not the right thing to do. I have to stop wallowing and get back on track. So for this week, I will aim to consume 1200 calories per day, but if I can’t make it, then I will limit it to 1500.

Let’s hope this week is better. Wish me luck!