I stand 5’8″ and weigh 170 lbs right now – a conservative estimate. Which makes me about 20 lbs heavier than my ideal body weight. My waist: 36.5 inches. I had to buy a new set of wardrobes lately because some of my shirts and pants don’t fit me anymore. I’d like to exercise but, just like anybody else out there, I don’t have the luxury of time.
Since last week, I’ve been taking Herbalife food supplements to help me battle my cravings for food. To say it mildly, it was not easy. I had to replace a full meal of breakfast and dinner with a glass of health shake (ugh). I have one month to challenge myself to lose that extra weight.
There are times I am tempted to con myself. Breakfast is no problem since I rarely have it anyway. But I still ate dinner for the past week. However, I am trying to avoid rice. Before, during lunch time, I usually have 2 cups of rice every meal. In the evening, I’d cook rice from a small rice cooker and consume everything afterwards (about 4 cups of rice). But now, I only eat 1 cup of rice during lunch and no rice in the evening [as much as possible]. Last night, I just had a glass of health shake and a banana. This is indeed a drastic change on my eating habit.
I’m doing this not just because I want to lose weight, though that was my main concern. But lately I was also thinking about my health. I’m not getting any younger and I’m not an ideal example (not even close) of somebody who has a healthy lifestyle. So probably this is going to be a good start. We’ll see in less than a month. Wish me luck.
Don’t worry. I will still try to post recipes here. But probably without the pictures for now.