Shake the Flab Off

“34-26-34” is my vital statistics before I got married and I weighed 95 lbs. I am longing for that figure of mine.

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After I got married, everything has changed. I love to cook and hubby loves to eat, what a perfect tandem to have those flab and bulges appear everywhere in our bodies. Now is the time to shake the flab off. I know I’ve said it a hundred times but with the help of my Mommy blogger friends, I think I can make it this time.

To start with, I measured my vital statistics which I haven’t done for years. Looking at my body in the mirror and seeing the bulges disappoints me sometimes, but knowing the exact measurement is more disappointing.

Bicep – 30 cms. (11.5 inches)
Chest – 89.5 cms (35 inches)
Waist – 82 cms. (32 inches)
Hips – 89 cms. (35 inches)
Thigh – 54 cms. (21 inches)
Bulge between the waist and hips – 94.5 cms. (37 inches)

Height – 5’0″
Weight – 114.4 lbs.
BMI – 22.3

Obviously, fat is what responsible for my increase in size. Though I am not overweight (based on my BMI), still I need a good work out on every part of my body to shake the flab off. But exercise alone won’t work so for my weight loss to be successful, I’ll just have 1 cup of rice for lunch and Quaker oats or veggies for dinner (I started yesterday). Getting back my old figure would be daunting so just 4 inches off my current waist line would be fine and my target weight is 100 lbs. Will I make it? Let us just wait and see.

By the way, I had my picture taken yesterday but will post it only once I achieved my target weight and waist measurement. Good luck to me!

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Height Doesn’t Matter

Was there a time your shortness in height bothered you…kitchen counters almost your chest level, mirrors hung too high, chairs are sometimes high and there’s always a need for two step stool to see things eye to eye?

I am five feet flat and there was a time that I had to deal with my being short most especially the time when I was looking for a job. I don’t understand why height matters to employers when shorter people can do exactly what tall people can do or maybe even more. What some people do not know is, being short has many advantages. Shorter people like me moves faster because we are more agile and quick. There may be no slam dunks for us but we are good dancers than the tallers ones. We do not need to duck on doorways and not to mention that we can fit in to a lot of stuff. Lol!

When I was accepted on my first job and have proven that a person’s ability cannot be measured by his height or his physical traits for that matter, I stopped worrying about my height and gained my confidence. Height doesn’t really matter.

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