I have a confession to make: I ate a slice of cake. Sue me for all it's worth... It was Y-U-M-M-Y! while I was eating it but hell I could not seem to get over the guilt I felt after. When I woke up around lunch, I didn't have any appetite for food but I felt like I need to eat else I'll unintentionally starve myself. I snacked on about half a cup of Nestle Fitnesse while watching Stylista on television. Yes, no milk. Just the cereal au naturel and it tasted unbelievably delicious. That happened on Day 7 and good thing I was able to compensate for it by running my second 5K race. That was an awesome calorie-burning run I did again. I can tell I did burn a lot. Despite the setbacks that happened during the race, I was able to zone in and enjoy every minute of it, every sweat-bud that fell felt amazing. I can't wait for my next race. I didn't meet my goal this time (time to finish) but I read from somewhere that the route was more than 5K (it was .104 more than 5K) so I guess I met my target after all. Count to that the time I had to weave through walkathoners. Whew!
I only had a granny smith apple and a bottle of electrolyte drink before the race plus a pack of sports beans to get me through. After the race, I had quite a big breakfast. I met Olive for lunch at Conti's Greenbelt and I had Baked Salmon and we shared a plate of Mango Royale (salad greens, mango slices and carrot strips). I enjoyed the food I ordered (I can still feel my mouth water every time I think of them) and then we headed to the movies. Because I was too tired, I feel asleep reading the book I just bought which made me cry while reading just the first line. Such a crybaby! Does crying and squeezing one's lachrymal glands with tears make you burn calories too? If it does, then I could tell I burned a lot. Then again I went to bed without eating anything. I felt like if I eat anything more, it was already gluttony.
I woke up to a wonderful Day 9 and I had breakfast buns, Nestle Fitnesse and Fruit and lots and lots of water. I also downed a bottle of DM Fit and Right Four Seasons. I then had fish and chips for lunch (I was not able to take a picture though). I needed all the calories from the food I ate to sustain me while I do my laundry. LOL!
EVALUATION: I feel healthier. I feel lighter. I feel stronger. I've met my goal.
Here are some tips I wanna share to you:
1. Portion control. You can't go wrong with this.
2. Chew your food well. You usually get the feeling of fullness at the 20th minute. So don't rush it. Enjoy your mealtime. Savor every morsel.
3. Do not starve yourself. Enjoy your food.
4. If you don't want any sagging skin after you lose weight, exercise. Tone 'em muscles. Resistance training will be your best friend.
5. You are your bodies ally. Love the way you look. It'll motivate yourself to do better.