Tuesday, May 21

By request: How I lost weight

Okay guys, you asked for it. My choices/routines might be somewhat ridiculous or too much but it works for me and I hope it does for you too. Also, my eating habits may or may not be especially healthy. So go with what you're comfortable with :)


Food first.

I don't have much of an appetite for breakfast so for the most part, I skip it. But if I absolutely have to eat, it would be a cup of mocha and a piece of toast with a little butter or cereal with hot chocolate. And for the most part, my lunch is probably my heaviest meal but I did make some changes. I eat half the portion of meal, especially the portion of rice, that I used to. I would resist second helpings by eating slowly or eating whatever vege that's served so I trick my mind into wanting to stop eating (not a huge fan of greens). No snacking in between, chew minty gums if you really have the urge to snack. And I love my tea time in the evenings. A cup of coffee makes me feel better. But yes, cut back on the creamer/milk and sugar. Have some cookies but no more than the size of your palm. For dinner, make it simple and minimal. And for me, I will never eat anything after 9:30PM. Late night snacks are just bad cause they make you gain so much weight super quick. Plus you'll feel extra bloated in the morning!
Okay, now the things I avoid eating; Anything that's fried. Opt for grilled meals if you really are craving for something with a heavier taste. Choose steamed or boiled dishes if you can. Cut off fast food and frozen food for as long as possible. There are just so much hidden calories in those. Remember that fries are calorie sticks no matter how delicious they are (but I still occasionally have them, I just exercise afterwards to make up for it). Try to drink as much water as you can everyday. Water do wonders in weight loss. No soda or canned drinks at all, I haven't had soda in so long lol. Maybe a sip or two, but never more. When you want something sweet, go for fruit juices. So much yum and healthier. Also, when you're having your salad, put as little dressing as possible. Dressings completely destroy the point of eating salad. Not saying you shouldn't have any, cause then it's just icky to eat, but as little as possible. As for pizzas and pastas, you can still have them, but only once a week or so. Reward yourself with occasional dessert :) as long as you make up for it with some form of exercise!
 Oh yeah, fruits.. yum.

Onto exercising routines.

I bike. A LOT. Whether it's in the gym or in the outdoors, I just like biking. Push yourself, try different routes or increase your levels. If you're not a fan of bikes, then jog but include regular intervals of sprinting in it. The burst of speed burns more calories. Remember, you truly start burning your fat after 30minutes of workout. So say you ran for 40minutes.. you've really just been burning fat for 10. Be consistent and persistent when exercising. You will not see a difference after one session of workout. Switch things up once in awhile, don't keep repeating your routines. It will be less effective because your body is used to it. And some of my fav moves :)
These are compiled from a year and a half issues' worth of Seventeen magazines. I've tried most of the workouts in the magazines alongside YouTube tutorial vids. These work for me and don't require any help from anyone! These moves mainly target the abs.
ALSO LET'S NOT FORGET SQUATS FOR THE BUTTS.

Motivation.

Create a playlist especially for working out, dance or EDM are great. Have your phone background set to a picture of the perfect body that you want. When you feel bored or wanting to quit, look at that picture. You can have that body, but only if you keep pushing yourself harder every time. Remember that.
Buy some clothes that are a little too tight for you. Tell yourself that you will and you shall fit perfectly into it. But be realistic okay? Don't go trying to fit into an XS top immediately. Start slow. One size at a time. Stop wearing baggy clothing, you will subconsciously think that you're doing fine because it's so loose. Get yourself one or two sets of real sports attire for working out. Wearing random house shorts and t-shirts won't motivate you to exercise as much as sports attire do. Wear your sports bra from the morning of your working out day to remind and motivate yourself to exercise. This has work wonders for me.
I did :)

136 comments :

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  2. great post - lots of tips .. I'm working out 5 day a week and losing weigth is not an easy job....

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    1. takes a lot of determination and persistence :) good luck! and sure

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    2. following you, dear, on GFC an Bloglovin :)

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  3. I'm also trying to lose weight. Now, I'm doing zumba everyday. :)

    Anyway, i followed you via GFC. you might want to follow back. :)
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    1. oh zumba is super fun! i do that sometimes too <3 following back!

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  4. nice blog and post dear ^_^

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  5. Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
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    1. oh thank you :) i have been blogging for a couple of years now, since 2009. thank you again :)

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  6. Wow amazing tips, Ofcourse i am ready to follow your blog now...... Following on Gfc and bloglovin, Lets keep in touch please.
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  7. Well it is hard to lose weight. Very helpful tips. Though I don't need them 'cause I'm skinny. :)) Keep up!

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    1. oh lucky you :) i just do it to tone! thanks

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    1. i didnt use to like it, but now i do!

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  9. great tips. Just curious, how much weight you lose?

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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    1. My heaviest was 43kg/95pounds and given my height, i was really chubby. now i'm 38kg/83pounds. so 12 pounds in total!

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog ^_^
    I love your proposal of following each other. I'll wait your start, ok?
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  11. Well done on losing weight! It's really hard and it sounds like you did it the healthy way so you'll keep it off - well done! :D xxx

    The perks of being a hipster

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    1. aww thank you :) yes it is hard, but it's worth it

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  12. Thank you for your comment in my blog and for following me! I'm following you back on GFC and Bloglovin!

    Evi xoxo

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  13. So glad it worked for you! I eat relatively healthy fresh foods and dance for exercise!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. oh i love the gatsby :) i read it a few times! and thank you

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  15. Wow! Awesome post! Gongrts on your will power and keep going strong!

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  16. Ciao Bella,
    Thank you so much for stopping into my blog and for the sweet comment that you made... I loved it.
    Yes... I'd love it if we followed each other... I am following your blog right now.
    Love your post... losing weight is a very hard thing and you did a great job.
    Looking forward to you following me back again.
    Have a super great day!!
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  17. Love this thanks for sharing!! Thanks for stopping by - Yes let's follow each other - Love your blog. Following you on GFC - follow me back?

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  18. WOW, so inspiring! <3 Do you wanna follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin or Facebook? Let me know :) And I hope you will take a part in my GIVEAWAY with OASAP. You can win one of pieces from summer collection <3 xoxo :*
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  19. Amazing Post!!! :)

    Thank you very much for your lovely comment!
    I follow you now!
    If you want, we can follow each other on facebook and Bloglovin! Let me know!

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  20. Well done :*
    Ok, we can follow ;)
    We're following you. Now your turn ;)
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  21. Thanks for ur comment and thanks for sharing ur experience! This routine isn't look so hard, I think is possible to get my goals like this. I'm on a diet too, that means doing some sports and eating healthier, no snacks between meals and so on... :)

    Of course I'll follow u on GFC and Blog Lovin, pls follow me back to keep in touch! xoxo

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  22. Love the Quotes! Good Post ,great Work!
    follow new ,mind follow back?

    Lovely Greetings from Austria :)

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  23. Great tips ! I'm going to try out some of that workouts :D

    do you loke to follow each other?

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  24. Wow great tips! Thank you for visiting and commenting my blog! ;)
    I would love to follow each other, I'm following you now, I hope you follow me back :D

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  25. Hi Annick, thank you for visiting my blog.
    Yes I would like us to follow each other, I have already started following you.

    Here's my blog :)

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  26. Well Done!! :) This is so much motivation! Thank you for this! I think you look amazing by the way! :)
    Marwa xx
    thenotrichgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Congrats love! Sounds like a lot of hard work but a wonderful reward.

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  29. Thank you so much for the comment and yes I'd love to follow each kther, I'm your new follower! :)
    Love this post, so inspiring!

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    http://shopaholic-thoughts.blogspot.pt

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  30. hi dear thanks for dropping by my blog! dont miss out on the ASOS GIVEAWAY! :) im following you now via gfc and bloglovin, follow me back? :)


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  31. AS a nutritionist I found this really interesting and I'm glad to hear you combine exercise with a good diet. If you really want to lose weight, you will put the effort in and that is what you have done so congratulations. These tips are great! How much weight have you lost?

    http://forcailini.blogspot.com

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  32. I would love to follow each other! I do it now with GFC, bloglovin and facebook! Could be great if you can do the same! So happy we stay in touch! <3
    hugs!
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  33. Thanks for the tips! I'm already excersising, but I should really change my eating habbits :(

    Love,

    Rowan

    Personal Style Blog www.redreidinghood.com
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  34. Wow! It must've taken a lot of determination to attain your ideal weight. You are an inspiration dear. :)
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    1. yes it did :) aw glad i inspired you! yes, i would love to

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  35. Such amazing weight loss tips and exercisers. Great post!
    Thanks for your visit and sweet comment. Sure we can follow eachother, follow me on GFC, Bloglovin,Twitter & Like my Facebook Page,leave a comment and i'll surely follow back!

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  36. Nice blog post! OMGG I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT TOO!! I'm so jelly!!♥♥

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  37. thats a really nice sharing!! nice post :)

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  38. Great post, gives so much motivation! Nice blog, would you like to follow each other? :)

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  39. Lovely motivational post! Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know :)

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  40. Great tips!!!! I just got myself a bike so I'm going to start biking more! hopefully that will help me out :) Thanks for sharing!
    XOXO

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    1. By the way I'm following you on bloglovin! :)

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  41. Hi there,
    we have found you and your blog!!! Very cute blog!!!

    We are your new followers! If you like, come on our blog :-D

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  42. great! would you like to follow each other in gfc and bloglovin? let me know!

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  43. heyy... nice blog...interested in following each other....

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  44. Hello, I would like to follow each other? let me know.

    great post, I like your style.

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  45. Yes, you have to eat don't skip meals will catch up to u eventually...exercise so important! I'm been doing a liquid diet lost lot of weight. but down fall became so hungry after a couple days :( Love this post!

    xoxo Akinyi

    http://fitsonme.blogspot.com

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    1. :( bad habits. i always skip a meal or two..

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  46. It's never not easy to lose weight!
    I'm following u via GFC, hope u can follow back. THX XOXO

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  48. Thank you very much for your lovely comment!!
    I follow you now on Boglovin! :)

    xoxo

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  49. Great post!!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?

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  50. coool !! :) i'm with you ;)

    would you like to follow each other? please tell me if you follow ;)

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  51. Hello pretty~!
    I really like your blog, it is so cute! *in all ways*
    Would you like to follow each other? *I always follow back*
    Leave comment in my blog if you want to!
    kisses!
    Emily,

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  52. great post! thanks for your comment hun, following :)

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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  53. So motivational! I'm inspired to get fit!

    XX, IamJenniya

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  54. Nice post!!!! I like your blog! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  55. Thank you so much for your visit and comment on my blog. Of course I would love to follow eachother. I am already following you. :)
    Let me know when you follow back.
    Claudia P.
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca

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  56. Great post! Well done! So inspiring!

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  57. nice post! very inspiring :)

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    1. I just followed you on gfc :)

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    2. thank you :)) following back <3

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