My story. What motivates me to slim down?

Hi everybody, it may be a wordy post today as I will be answering a question leave down by a reader πŸ˜‰

If you have been reading my blog, you know I was once obese before, if not you can go to the page ‘about me’ and get to know me more πŸ˜€

I reckoned i don’t need to post my old pictures as it’s all in my ‘about me’ page!

First: What actually motivates me?

– Frequent comments by friends and etc that i will definitely look better when i slim down.

– Got rejected by alot of guys during primary and secondary schools.

– Being called stupid names, e.g meatballs, balloons, fat pig, ‘dua pui kor’, king kong, hippo and etc. -.-!

I actually started exercising by playing hulahoop, at that point of time, i haven’t go on any diet.
I think it’s when i start to see results on the weighing scale, that i start to get really obsessed in losing weight.
Then i started doing fruit diet, green tea diet, (even fainting and injured my chin)
note: i did not jog or do any exercise except for hulahooping. (which i lose about 10kgs?)

Then my diet starts to go haywired, i can eat only fruits for a day, vegetables for another day, and someday i will binge. And this actually goes on for quite some time. During this period of time, my weight kept on fluctuate. (about 70+kg)

Next I happened to know about herbalife, although i lose about10kg, but i did gain back once i stopped consuming it, at this point of time, i was about 60+ kg already.

After herbalife, i tried slimming products like xando, x diet etc, but they are all gimmick!
So i decided to cut back my calories, i ate about 700-800calories a day (which is very unhealthy!) mostly consists of bread, fruit and vegetables.

After a few months of consistent dieting, i hit 49kg, and this is when i start to binge!
I ate almost 3000-4000calories everyday and i always feel like vomiting after i eat.

Which resulted in weight bouncing back to 54kg. This weight gain and loss start all over again until last year whereby my weight finally stabilized.

I don’t deny sometimes i will still feel like going on diet mode, (due to overeating) but of course not to the extent of cutting calories to a extreme anymore.

The only exercise i do now is brisk walking and I’m still keeping my weight off.

Next : What was my thoughts and feelings?

To be honest, it was really tired and depressing.
I even choose not to hang out with my friends because i dun want to eat nor see them eat. Because i’m worried I might be tempted.
everyday i will record what i eat and count the calories of food that i consumed, and if i eat too much , i will cry, yes literally, cry.

But it’s different now, I’m eating healthily, although it’s abit too late because i think my digestive system somehow already screwed.

Do not go on extreme diet my dear friends, i’ve experienced it and is facing the side effects now, i know every girl wants to be beautiful and slim, but health is very important as well.

I know sometimes it’s hard to control, you envy slim girls, you want to slim down like them, but every individual body type is different, you have your own body, you have your own character, you are special yourself. Do not compare yourself to other people. Eat healthily and exercise moderately is the key!

23 thoughts on “My story. What motivates me to slim down?

  1. Hi! I was motivated by ur post on slimming down. I had been wanting to lose weight for a long time, but had no perseverance. I wish to drop 10kg, from my current 59kg. What kind of regime/diet/exercise would u recommend me to follow? I hate to exercise. πŸ™

    1. πŸ™ exercise is the most effective weight to lose weight already.. do brisk walking! did you check out my other posts on slimming? πŸ˜‰

  2. Yeah, i read that u still do brisk walking right, to maintain your weight. How frequent will u recommend? Daily basis? And how long per session? 1 hr? Thanks. πŸ™‚

  3. Hi, Thanks for writing it down!! it really gave me motivation to continue on my diet and exercise ^^ really admire your discipline.. and also serve as a warning for us to lose weight healthily…

    1. no problem πŸ™‚ haha if you got any question just bomb, haha i will try my best to blog about it ! ^^ anyway jiayou!

  4. hi claire ! your post motivated me when i was googling on how to slim down ! lol ! can you advise on which herbalife product did you consume and if it really helps a alot ? what was your diet at that time when you consumed herbalife ? u really did a admirable job ! thumps up !

    1. thank u babe! πŸ™‚
      erm there was this fat burning pills (i think), detox green tea, aloe vera drink, cellulite loss pills or something. also protein milkshake. there’s alot ah! hahaha. herbalife was okay, but when u stop you will more or less gain back abit, bad thing is that it’s very costly HAHA.

  5. Dear Claire, thanks for sharing and you definitely look good now! Basically, you’re saying that healthy diet and exercises is all what we need to do. Am I right?

    Your post somehow motivates me and I’m thinking of a slimming plan now. teehee!

    What excerises do you recommend? (other than brisk walking, as I would like to have a variety. However, I hate running.) Do playing with hulahoop helps? If so, how long do you do that a day?

    Do you normally prepare your own healthy meal or you dine out? If you do prepare, what do you normally prepare?

    I’m desperately wanting to lose 20kg. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks! Cheers!

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