Saturday, 31 December 2011

My secret New Year's Resolution...

I have a confession to make. One of my new year's resolutions is to lose a bit of weight. Though, I won't admit it to anyone I personally know (exception: boyfriend). I'm too embarrassed.

I know. It's the most cliché resolution you can possibly have. I'm afraid that if I tell others they will LOL forever at the ridiculousness of my goal.

I have technically been pursuing this goal for a little over a week now. And I use an app called "My Fitness Pal" on my iPhone. It helps me track my calories, water consumption, and exercise habits. And, in just a few days, I'm going to enrol in spin class to help me on my way.

So far, so good.
3 lbs lost this week (though, probably "water weight" I've heard...).
But it's motivation enough to keep going.
And, with my interview fast approaching, I want to look and feel my best. The only way I feel like I can do this is through the energy gained from a healthy lifestyle.
I hope this works!

Questions for you readers: What is your resolution? Do you even have one? Have you ever broken a resolution? Or... have any of them worked? Please share!


  1. Just make sure you do it in a healthy way, luv.

  2. <3
    Thanks, Ren! Healthy, healthy so far. I just desperately needed to cut down on the 8+ cookies a day.
    (And all of the other baked treats I enjoy a bit too much!)

  3. I have a list of resolutions and goals for the year. Losing weight is one of them =(

    I tried fitness pal before... got discouraged after 2 weeks... it seemed hard to calculate calories, and I seemed to pick bigger calorie numbers just in case, which made me want to eat less... and made me cranky. Be careful with that

  4. Thanks for the input! Surprisingly, I'm feeling good with the allotted calories in my fitness pal. Have you tried to lose weight in the past? Do you think you'll just increase your exercise level?

  5. Yeah. I am back trying to lose weight. I've been vegetarian before, but started eating meat half a year ago - and gained a lot of weight. Now I'm back being vegetarian. This time I'm just eating smaller amounts of food than before. Exercise works well for me. I've always been active before university, now I'm trying to walk more and run.

  6. Oh, now I'm interested to know why you chose a vegetarian lifestyle (since I'm a vegetarian myself). I'm inferring it's to lose weight/healthy lifestyle? But any other reasons?

    I do find that it's very, very hard for me to gain weight as a vegetarian. I haven't noticed weight loss, though :( Not unless there's the added component of eating healthier vegetarian food + exercise.

  7. I've been vegetarian for like 5 years before last year. Meat's always been heavy on my stomach, made me very tired. I always kept my weight down with excercise (used to rollerblade 8hrs a day). I originally became vegetarian to feel better and have more control over the food my family fed me.
    Being vegetarian is great. I eat out less, and I don't have many options. Which is actually great.

    Also 6 year ago, when I became a vegetarian, we just moved to Canada. Eating meat was always part of where I came from. We grew our own food in our small farms, we had chickens, cows and pigs. I had access to seeing my food in process, which is soooo depressing. But Don't worry, we treated them all with love... I didn't really have choice in food. It's either from my farm or neighbours. It's just another way of living.
    Once I fully moved to the city, I just wanted to do nothing with the way animals are mass produced and slaughtered... it's just awful, very different from how we grew our food.
    In a way I became vegetarian due to huge massproduction and all the suffering animals go through.

  8. Thanks for sharing!

    "In a way I became vegetarian due to huge massproduction and all the suffering animals go through"

    Indeed, I have a feeling this is why I'm going to cut down on eggs and dairy in the future.


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