My weight loss journey

Assalamualaikum everyone!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Here I would like to share my weight loss journey with you.

For the past few months (I don’t remember exactly when), I have put on weight quite a lot. I remember when the delicious nasi lemak stall opened and I bought nasi lemak almost everyday for breakfast, I have put on weight for almost 10kg in just 2 weeks! Can you imagine that?

I don’t remember how much did I weigh at this time. I think it was 90+. This was about late last year:

I have started to seriously reduce weight since about past 2 months. Some of the main reasons are to look beautiful for my husband, to be more healthy (I have read a lot about obesity, diabetes and heart problems – I hope to stay away from those illnesses) and to improve my image in the corporate world.

What did I start with?

I reduced my nasi lemak consumption. However, in the beginning, I have this gas problem when I do not eat which will make me very gassy and dizzy. So I have to substitute it with something else – I bought oats.

Next I try to reduce my calories intake. However, counting calories is really not my forte. I have tried multiple times and I can only count calories – for maximum of 3 days at most. It is very hard to count calories with malaysian food.

So instead of counting calories, I reduced my dinner. Instead of eating my normal plate of rice, i will either substitute with bread or reduce the portion. At this time, I ate lunch normally.

Alhamdulillah, after 2-3 weeks, I managed to reduce about 4kg of my weight.

And then it stuck there. I hit a plateau.

I stayed at 88kg for a few weeks. I have tried adding some physical activities such as brisk walking and jogging but it stayed there.

Me at 88kg (sorry, but I don’t seem to have picture of myself alone). Still quite large and very rounded face and cheeks:

I almost felt demotivated. Almost.

But, wait! I have just started for less than 2 months! And losing 4kg in 2 months is already an achievement.

So during this Ramadhan, I wanted to be a bit more aggressive.

I do not eat sahur. Just water and sometimes milk. 

And i will only eat less than a plate (reduced portion) for my breaking fast. Although, I still like sugary drinks so I am not able to cut that one out yet.

Surprisingly and alhamdulillah, this is the first Ramadhan that I felt very energetic (except of course when I was at Stevens).

After that, I increase my physical activity by enrolling in a gym. Which gym? Secret. Haha.

Alhamdulillah, after a week of fasting with increased physical activities, I managed to break the plateau and reduce weight to 86kg!! I finally get back all my motivation.

So total number of kgs that I have lost as of now is at 6kg. I am planning to reduce my weight to reach 60kg. So, I have another 26kg to go.

I plan to shed off all this kg in less than 6 months. Wish me luck! I will share my progress with you here. Do come back yo read more!

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