Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Weight Loss Success Story

It pains me to no end whenever I hear my friends complain about being fat and justify their weight based on the "fact" that it's impossible to lose weight once you reach your twenties.

If you're not happy with your weight, guess what? Complaining about it really won't change anything. So you have two options. One: accept your weight and be happy with who you are. Or two: get off your lazy butt, put down the junk food and lose weight. And that's exactly what I did.

Yes. I am living, walking proof that weight loss in your twenties - and even as a mother - is completely possible.

Here are pictures of me before I got pregnant (take note that I didn't say during my pregnancy, but before my pregnancy):

No, I'm not the pretty one in the middle
That's me on the left!


And now, here are pictures of me eight months after giving birth and sixteen months after giving birth, respectively.

eight months after giving birth

sixteen months after giving birth

Feel free to keep scrolling up and down to see the difference. And, no, this isn't one of those fake before-and-after photos. This is real. This is possible.

After giving birth, I weighed a whopping 68 kilos (which really wasn't too much since I weighed 65 kilos before then) and was advised not to do any exercise for two months and then my doctor extended that advice for another two months.

So, when I was finally given the go-ahead to exercise my butt off, I exercised my butt off... and fainted on my second day of working out. That's when I realized that working out after more than a year of not exercising wasn't exactly ideal for me.

So instead, I decided to do something less strenuous: yoga. Three times a week for eight months straight. The result? See the eight months-after photo.

After that, I reached the all-dreaded weight loss plateau and started to get lazy because I couldn't see any more results coming about. So I terminated my membership at Fitness First and had zero exercise once again. Three months later, I was 5 kilos heavier again and decided it was diet-time.

Since diets never really worked for me in the past, I really didn't know where to start. And that's when I saw the Nestle Fitnesse ad (more on the actual diet that I followed for this later).

Thanks to the Nestle Fitnesse program, I lost 2 kilos in a single week and in two months, I had successfully said goodbye to rice and soft drinks. The result? I reached my weight goal and now weigh 48 kilos.

Of course, I still have my feeling-fat days and still feel bad when relatives comment about me being a lil on the malaman side but the fact is that I was able to lose 20 kilos. That's 44 pounds!

So stop complaining and blaming your age on your weight gain, girls. Find what works for you and get inspired, get moving, and get happy. :) It really isn't that hard.


  1. Hot momma! I love your purse on the last photo <3

  2. very inspiring story, i just turned 21 and I'm also very curvy, the idea of doing yoga instead of working out sounds ideal for me too!


  3. Wow! I used to be super thin. Pero when I had my polycystic ovasrovarian syndrome, sobrang tumaba na ko. I hope I can also get thin again. I need it for my health and to have babies someday. :(

  4. Yoga is a great idea plus i intake green tea every morning. As in green tea lng. Pero wla akong program n sinalihan sa yoga. Medyo expensive kasi ang yoga, thanks internet from there you can make plan.

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  5. OMG! A real weight loss success story here! Congratulations!!!

    I am also a self-taught yoga practitioner. I downloaded Sadie Nardini's youtibue videos and I got hooked! =)

  6. galing! you're an inspiration :) i know i can do this..hehe! ako im starting with no rice at night, veggie salad or fruits lang :)

  7. Wow!!! I am completely inspired! You look amazing!


  8. OMG this is amazing. I've never been one of the skinny girls so to say and I totally understand what it's like to be at the upper limit of your weight range for your height. Thank you for this I'm going to get my butt to the gym and stop complaining.


  9. Very inspiring! Thanks! ;)


  10. great job angel! n:)

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  11. I am seriously inspired!!!! Thanks for sharing this one!


  12. SO INSPIRING!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing the link!!! And natawa ako because I really did scroll up and down to ogle at the difference. :)))) If you have time and if you want to, please write something (anything that you would like to share like diet or exercise tips or anything inspiring and motivating) for my fitness blog!!!! :D Thanks again for sharing this!!! Congrats!!!!!!! You did so well!!!!!

  13. Thanks for sharing this story and for dropping by my blog. Anyway, I kinda am overweight but I'm not yet obese and I'm not planning to get to that level.

    I was able to do it before though: http://scatterbrainadventures.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-i-lost-weight-ws-week-17.html

    So I know I can do it again. Crossfingers.

  14. OMG!!! is this for real? I have tried Nestle Fitnesse program too and was able to loose 2 kilos in 1 week but I stop because I think I cant survive with out rice in a meal. But with your post??.. i'll definitely take another round!!!




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