Monday, February 8, 2010

Biggest Loser

I joined the Biggest Loser challenge which started last January 11, here are the mechanincs:

§ Php1,100 Joiners Fee

o Php1,000 goes to the Biggest Loser Winner

o Php 100 will be used to purchase the official weighing scale

§ 11-week program (11 January to 31 March 2010)

§ Winner: Highest % of total body weight lost

§ Percentage of body weight lost

Beginning Weight – Current Weight

Beginning Weight

§ Winner takes all, in case of ties, equally split the prize

§ Weigh-in:

o All participants MUST weigh-in weekly

o Initial weigh-in is on 11 January 2010 after the flag ceremony

o Weekly weigh-in: Mondays after the flag ceremony

o Outfit: GSIS Monday uniform without the blazer

§ Penalties:

o Php500 for refusal to weigh-in

o Php200 for those who gained weight per week

o Php100 for those who maintains current weight per week

o Php1,000 for those who will drop-out

o If the participant loses 10% of body weight, penalty will be limited to refusal and weight-gain penalties

§ Official weighing scale will be kept during the week

My initial weight was 178.4 lbs.

During the first week I lost 5.2 lbs, and then another 1.6 lbs the next. But the following week, Feb. 1, I gained 2 lbs!!! Huhuhu…

Today I weighed 173 lbs, a loss of 0.6 lbs from last week and a total of 5.4 lbs loss from the beginning.

I have to lose weight of at least 10% of my initial weight, which means I have to lose at least 17.8 lbs.

I only have 8 weeks to go… What must I do????

Ok, so I have not been really serious about this matter, especially with my exercise.

I’ve only been doing at least one brisk walking and at most three brisk walking a week. So it does not really do me any good.

I have to make a diet and exercise plan and stick to it!

I will also try the “Three Day Diet” and see if it will work.

Well, so much of wanting to Lose Weight!!! Hehehe,,

Wish me Luck!!

Here it is:


ü Three to four times of 30 minutes brisk walking/jog a week. (Treadmill)

ü Three 20 minutes stationary bike a week.

ü Jumping Rope (100x) & Basic Stretching/ Exercise in the morning

ü When the Aero Dancing begins on Feb. 16…. 2 times a week (Tues & Thurs)

ü 30-45 mins brisk walking/jog on Saturday or Sunday.

ü Jumping Rope (100x) & Basic Stretching/ Exercise in the morning


ü No rice diet.

ü Drink plenty of water.

ü Replace rice with vegetable salad or wheat bread.

ü No red meat (pork & beef)


· Office – coffee and sky flakes

· House – coffee and 1 pc wheat bread


· Office 10am – vegetable or wheat bread & chicken or fish

· House - vegetable or wheat bread & chicken or fish


· Office 3pm – wheat bread sandwich

· House – wheat bread and boiled egg/oatmeal


· Office 7pm – oatmeal/wheat bread sandwich


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Through the Years

Early pictures of my family...
How happy to reminisce....
Najel and I got home earlier from the South Feast.
Have a happy week ahead my friends!!!
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Final Decision

The other night I talked with Obet,,,
Well, I decided not to transfer... because of all the true reasons.

I talked with my boss, Sir Jun, and he said that it is really better to stay.
So stay I will....

I was supposed to talk to Sir Jun, heart to heart, but he was busy..
I wanted to tell him of some of my innermost feelings at work.
Like, I have been doing my job for the past ten years and it hurts (sometimes) that my efforts doesn't get recognized.
I mean, imagine no promotion for more than ten years.... huhuhu
Some of my friends are way up now. And I believe that i've worked the same as they did or are doing. I'm just not as outgoing as they are. And not having money to spend on treats for people when needed.
I don't have a hold with any top executives.
I was just a walk-in applicant in November of 1997...
took the exams in March 1998...
interviewed in July of the same year....
was told that they got someone else in September the same year...
So I thought I would not be hired anymore.
But then in May of 1999 I got a call from the office that I have a signed appointment as a permanent employee dated April 1999.. WOW!
I was so surprised and so thankful that after work I went straight to Church and cried my heart out for having such an unexpected gift....

After having been employed, transferred and promoted to and from one private company to another, it was finally time to settle down with one good office.

Well, I guess my satisfaction in life is really not in work but in my family.
I may not have promotions or recognitions at work but my family is my world.
Leanne is graduating in college on March, Nikko and Jan are in college and Najel is in grade 3 and doing very good in school just like her ate.
Sarah (out scholar) will also be graduating this March with a course in education.
Another scholar, Jona will be in second year college this June.
I don't know if another scholar will be in first year in June, he's Eugine, Obet's cousin whose mother died so he was not able to continue his studies. He will take the college entrance exam this February.

Nikko got a high score in his National College Assessment Examination (NCAE), with a recommendation to pursue courses in Business or Art. The results showed that he is Enterprising first and Artistic second.

I am really very proud of my children. They are not perfect, but they try to be because of their love for me.

Well, my life goes on and so does yours....

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I am at a crossroads...

I need to decide ASAP.

I am applying to be transferred to Bicol branch and my application is still pending.

I am having second thoughts the past weeks.

Worried that if I leave my children with their papa, they might rebel.

Worried that my finances will not meet my necessities (as it is already right now).

Not sure if I will be happy living alone for a while without my children.

Worried that this would cause further damage to the family relationship.

Leanne is graduating in college, will be taking the board exam in July and will apply for work afterwards.

As her Mom, I know it is my responsibility to be there for her. To guide her in her decisions. I can't just leave her behind after graduation.

Jan2 is in college and Nikko will also start college in June, I can't just leave them when it is me who keeps tab of their school necessities.

Najel is in grade three....

And right now, I am happy with my friends here at the office... That's important to me. Because I will not be able to overcome all the problems at home when I don't have caring and understanding friends on hand.

Hay,,,, I think it is not yet time to move on to Bicol.

Why do I want to move to Bicol???

Firstly, because I am getting tired of life in the city. I want a slower life. Less travel time to and from the office.

Second, I want to establish our retirement house in Bicol.

Third, I want to get away from Obet for a while. From his "kasungitan"...

I am 38 years old come Feb. 11.

I think it would be very selfish of me if I will insist on transferring to Bicol.

I will only be thinking of my own happiness, without considering my children's feelings.

Well, it's just sometimes I think it's about time to give myself a break...

But then, I think the time is not yet right to leave them on their own. They don't have the wings to fly yet at this time. I would only jeopardize their future.

The house is still unfinished, I want to build a room or two rooms for rent for additional income to pay for the bills.

Okay here's the deal. If my loan with Chinatrust will be approved, then it means I am not meant to transfer to Bicol. Because that money is meant for the construction of the room for rent.

I also have to talk with Obet and the kids (separately)about this again, hear out what they have to say.

Friends, what do you have to say? I need your advice please....

Without parents,,, it is really hard... hmph