Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Healthy eating

Confession time:

I've never heard of healthy eating until I came back to Malaysia in 2011. itupun lepas abang aku duk bising aku exercise tapi overweight gak. nak jadi cerita, aku ni compulsive exerciser. pagi 2 jam, petang 2 jam. to make matter worse, aku ni emotional eater. Aku ada problem binge eating. Tu pasal tak turun- turun. Asyik gunakan makanan sebagai "reward" and "pusishment". Hmmm, kalau tengok hidup dulu, rasa berterabur giler. siap diet 3 hari makan apple, minum plain water je. Kau bayang hardcore aku nak kurus macamana. Masuk hari ke-3, malam tu aku tak boleh tidur nyenyak. I was shaking all night, and as soon as I woke up, I headed straight to the kitchen and ate a full plate of rice. turun 2 kg, tapi lepas tu naik balik mendadak 3 kg. haha, padan muka.

sebab tu sekarang kalau ada orang tanya aku pasal diet terbaik, terus aku cakap, lupakanlah diet tak makan nasi ke, diet atkins ke, diet high protein ke. just eat healthy. eat healthy ni pulak bukannya tak boleh langsung makan manis, gulai. Cuma jaga portion and tak perlu makan dunkin donut tu hari-hari. Ni masalah orang Malaysia, makan nasi berpinggan-pinggan, pastu bila nak kurus je, tinggal nasi. pastu duk agungkan sangat produk herbalife, alpha lipid bagai. 

konsep aku, 80% healthy eating, 20% indulgence. takkan pergi kenduri orang nak request brown rice, ayam bakar lak kan? so pandai-pandailah. haha. jangan sampai orang kecil hati kita tak makan kat majlis diorang sudah la.There’s a difference between eating a healthy diet and eating a “perfect” diet, and if you are spending your entire life stressing over what, when, or where to eat for optimal health, it could be doing more harm than good.

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Weight Loss Story

If you would have known me 5 yrs ago I was totally a different person than I am today. I grew up overweight. When you can’t remember a time when you weren’t, being fat is a part of your identity. There was a part of me that believed that weight loss was impossible. Yes, I wanted to be fit, I wanted a perfect body like any other girls, but I had no drive, I had no motivation at all. To make matters worse, i used “asthma” as an excuse for not working out.

One day I woke up, feeling gutted about the way I’ve been treating myself, feeling sorry for all the insults people have thrown at me yet not doing anything about it. And that is how I get started. Losing weight ain’t easy. I remembered the first time I get off from that couch and decided to go for a jog. I couldn’t last more than 5 minutes, or so i thought. But I pushed myself. Now, I can run/jog 5 laps non stop. and I do not regret all the junk foods that I’ve given up before. i am so much healthier without them. Those words in my mind telling me that I can’t? those are liars.

I can now do many things I thought I could never have done before. You can lose weight. No matter how messed up your metabolism (more on that later), no matter how long you’ve been overweight, it is possible.

It’s been a year since I made a lifestyle change and eating healthier, and I haven’t looked back. I am content with where I am now, but I want to strive for more. It’s the ability to inspire and educate others that motivates me the most to keep going no matter how hard it can get.

“It’s not about perfect. it’s about effort. and when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. that’s how change occurs”

p/s: ingat nak sambung blogging balik hehe 


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