i am tired of getting the same reaction from my friends whenever they see me.
"tumaba ka, anong nangyari sa iyo?"
its always the same line and never fails. so in return, i also don't fail giving them my same reply.
"kasalanan ko bang mayaman na ako at madami akong makain."
then expect someone to laugh. yes, i still laugh with them. although its not the first time i have used it. i think probably its part of the script.
last month, my law school blockmates and i went to tagaytay to have some lunch and thought of touring around. there were pictures all over the place, of course. but when the pictures were uploaded, the reality just sank in-- that i am indeed getting heavier.
coincidentally, a friend from baguio thought of uploading some pictures of us way back during our college years as well. and basically, the difference from how i look before was way different from now. it really bothered me that i was finally convinced that attention is indeed needed.
i remembered my ex once told me, whom i partly blame for the sudden weight gain, you don't really have to famish yourself in order to lose weight, you just have to cut or regulate it.
so i did.
surprisingly, it didn't take me that long to notice the results. i almost jumped non-stop one day when i attempted to try two old pairs of jeans that i have stopped using for almost a year and aghasted when it fit again.
people from work also began noticing the abrupt weight loss and kept on asking what i did. there is even this one time, while we were waiting for the elevator. one of my "healthy" officemates stood near me and said, we look like before and after in those slimming commercials. i almost lost my head off laughing. the next week, people began cutting their meals as well. some skipped lunch while most resorted in just eating oatmeal. in short, being fit became a trend.
now, i am just enjoying the new line people are saying to me, "hey, you've lost weight. what did you do?"
"i dunno. probably my metabolism is not as slow as i thought it was." then i walk away with my head higher than everyone else. then gave out a wicked smile and that mr.-pogi-wink.
so how much did i loss? believe it or not, its a whooping 20 pounds in barely two weeks. no kidding. and from the last weight count, where i already stopped my routine and just regulated my eating habits, i have already lost a total of 25 pounds. i am still targetting another 20. but i thought losing that weight drastically is a little bit scary so i decided to give it a rest and continue again the next month.
so far, i am making an improvement. although hitting the gym again is far from the resorts i have. hopefully, a little joggin around up will do the trick and knowing myself, ill be needing more hope than what i currently have