My weight loss journey Week 2

Weight loss journey Week 2 – starting weight

This week is the second week of my weight loss journey, and I’m defeated. Filipino parties are detrimental to weight loss journeys, too much yum yums. Then I just realized that my birthday party is coming up, then my cousin on the 10th, and three more next month—Filipino life.

My starting weight for the second week is 69.4 kg. Exactly the same as last Monday.

Day 11

August 31, 2020

Weight – 69.4 kg

Today is another day in the weight loss journey of mine. I decided that I’ll be checking my weight daily. You shouldn’t do the same because what matters is your total calories for the week. There could be days that you have taken more calories than you should, e.g., parties, outings, social. And there are days when you hit perfectly.

I check daily for documenting sake. When you check your weight, make sure it is on the same day with the same conditions. Conditions like you wearing nothing, no shoes, topless, etc. My weight for today is 69.4 kilograms.

Then I had my breakfast at 8:30 AM. I ate tofu in soy sauce and honey. It was beautiful. Usually, I make sandwiches for my lunch using the same ingredients. Why? It’s just easier. Today, I had a lentils sandwich for lunch and dinner.

I checked the body today, not much change; it’s still flabby. I went outside for some cardio. Varying your cardio can prevent boredom. So, I decided to skip the ropes today. I managed to skip without tripping for 30 seconds.

Most of the time, I start the week training what I hate so that it’s over and done. Leg day today. I begin with some lunges and move on to squats. I do three sets of 12 reps, but you can do more.

I got home and ate dinner. I had the same thing I had for breakfast, which was honey soy tofu with white rice. My total calories for today is 1,600. I’m 100 calories over from my daily calorie goal. But, my cardio got me covered.

Day 11 is over. See you tomorrow.

Day 12

September 1, 2020

I weighed myself first thing in the morning, and I’m at 68.5 kilograms. Again, it would be best to weigh yourself at the end of the week because there will be fluctuations day by day. I only weigh myself because I need to make content. Otherwise, I would set a fixed day, time, and conditions to check the scale.

Also, you shouldn’t worry too much if you are not losing weight each week. Many variables, such as muscle growth, life circumstances, saboteurs, and your scale, may not be leveled. 

You should focus on staying healthy. If you do, weight loss will follow. 

Moving on. 

Breakfast

I had roti with half a cup of lentils for breakfast. Also, I had half an apple. My daughter couldn’t finish the whole apple.

Lunch

I made myself a lentil, avocado sandwich. I slathered a heaping tablespoon of avocado dip. Then added half a cup of lentils.

Dinner

I had 3 egg omelet for dinner with two slices of wholemeal bread.

Snacks

I had another lentil sandwich.

Drinks

As usual, I made myself some coffee with soy milk.

Training

I trained my chest today. I don’t go to the gym, as you may have noticed from the vlog. I only do push-ups to keep my pec muscles in shape. 

I played basketball for 30 minutes.

Day 13

September 2, 2020

You probably noticed that I have my breakfast late. Well, that’s intentional. 

I am doing semi-intermittent fasting. I fast for 12 hours on some days, and today is one of the days.

Intermittent fasting can help maintain your calorie intake.

Breakfast

I had to eat my daughter’s leftovers. This is one of the reasons why I gained some weight. My daughter is a picky eater and doesn’t eat much in the mornings, but I give her a significant portion. And I end up eating half of it.

So, I ate my daughter’s two egg whites, omelet with vegetables, and delicious roti.

Lunch

I had a lentil sandwich for lunch with avocado dip.

Dinner

I had a lentil sandwich for lunch with hommus.

Snacks

Oats with soy milk.

Drinks

The usual, I brewed myself a cup of coffee with soy milk. 

Day 14

September 3, 2020

I weighed myself as usual, and I lost weight. However, it may not be accurate. Moreover, the scale was erratic. First, the scale showed 68 kilos, then 67.5, and 67.8. I will stick to the latter.

Again, there are many variables, so weigh yourself once every week at a fixed day and conditions.

I had to go to the hospital today, and I bought myself a cappuccino from one of my favorite cafes.

The coffee hyped me up for a couple of minutes, but I was tired soon as I got home. I went to lay down for a bit and fell asleep.

Soon as I got up, straight to training. Today is back day. 

After training, I had my first meal of the day at 12:36 PM. 

Weight 

67.8 kg

Breakfast

  • 1/2 lentils
  • 1 tbs Kewpie mayo
  • 2 wholemeal slice of bread

Lunch

  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1 tbs Kewpie mayo
  • 2 wholemeal slices of bread

Dinner

  • 3 egg omelet
  • 1/2 cup of white rice

Snacks

  • 1 small mandarin

Drinks

  • Cappuccino soy milk
  • Home-brewed coffee in soy milk

Exercise

  • 30 minutes of resistance training for the back muscles.
  • 30 minutes of basketball
  • 10 minutes running in place

Day 15

Well, I seem to be dropping the kilos. I weighed in today at 67.4, that’s 400 grams lighter than yesterday’s 67.8 kilograms.

Today was raining, I thought I wouldn’t be able to do some cardio. I was so sad, so I did a little bit of singing.

After cringing at myself singing, I needed to get out of the car. I noticed that the park’s toilet had some cover from the rain.

Upon closer look, the ground was dry. YES! I got my cardio done. Also, I trained my shoulders this morning. I’m happy.

The beauty of being a flexitarian, a.k.a., semi-vegetarian, a.k.a., not a strict vegetarian, is that I can eat meat, eggs, fish on occasion.

So, tonight I had karaa-ge chicken in Kewpie mayo. Mmm, lip-smacking yum. I ended the day with me making a sexy coffee.

Weight 

67.4

Breakfast

  • 3 eggs omelet
  • 1/2 cup of white rice

Lunch

  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1 tbs Kewpie mayo
  • 2 wholemeal slices of bread

Dinner

  • 100 grams of chicken karaage
  • 1/2 cup of white rice

Snacks

  • 1/2 cup of white rice
  • 100 grams of firm tofu

Drinks

  • Home-brewed coffee in soy milk

Exercise

  • 30 minutes of resistance training for the shoulder muscles
  • 26 minutes of jump rope
  • 4 minutes of shadowboxing

Day 16

September 5, 2020

Well, my weight stayed the same. I checked my body in the mirror, and it looks like I didn’t burn any body fat at all. However, I did just eat breakfast when I took the video.

Traveled to the Sydney CBD and checked out some stuff at the markets. Arrived at 10 AM, and the vibrant Paddy’s market was quiet, desolate, and dull. Covid-19 has everyone staying home on a Saturday morning. 

Anyway, I did plenty of walking today. After hitting the markets, we drove to Sans Souci beach, and my daughter got her feet wet. She was yearning to go for a swim at the beach for days. The weather was too cold for swimming. So, her mother just took her to play on the sand. My daughter loved it. She didn’t want to go home.

As my daughter and her mother played on the sand. I slept in the car as I was feeling under the weather.

My daughter finally got out of the water, and we headed back to my house for a little get together with my sister’s family and my mother.

The dinner is when my weight loss journey got derailed again. I had a massive piece of cheesecake and two pieces of vegetarian pizza. 

Thank goodness I controlled myself because there was plenty of cheesecake leftover. My problem with sugar is that once I start, I can’t stop!

Also, I was feeling weak, a bit of an itchy throat, and had watery eyes. I wasn’t going to work out, but I regretted eating that cheesecake, although I loved it. So, I trained my triceps. 

I drowned myself in lemon and ginger water to help with whatever I am having. Hopefully, whatever this is, it will pass. I don’t need to get sick right now.

Everyone advised me to drink Panadol, Cold and Flu tablets, and other pain and cold medications. I said no. 

Healthful Papa is all about natural healing. I’m not about to go all pharmaceutical. Always choose food and nature to heal your body. If there are no other alternatives, when nothing works, then consider taking pharmaceutical medicines. 

Weight 

67.4 kilograms

Breakfast

  • 100 grams of firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup of white rice

Lunch

  • 3 pieces of salmon sashimi
  • 1 tbs Kewpie mayo
  • 3 pieces of karaage chicken
  • 1 bowl of Miso soup
  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 2 tempura

Dinner

  • 2 pieces of vegetarian pizza
  • 1 massive piece of American baked cheesecake

Snacks

  • Cream roll

Drinks

  • Home-brewed coffee in soy milk

Exercise

  • 30 minutes of resistance training the tricep muscles

Day 17

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Damn that cheesecake! I gained weight. Anyway, let’s move on.

I should start drinking lemon water daily. It’s a great source of vitamin C.

My family went out for Father’s day to enjoy Sea Life in Sydney. We found a restaurant familiar to us called Tan Viet and ate lunch.

Tan Viet is a Vietnamese restaurant specializing in Crispy Chicken. Although this place doesn’t make them the same.

After lunch, we had to hurry to Sea Life, brisk walking for ten minutes. The walk gave us a much-needed calorie burn.

The Sea Life experience wasn’t as extraordinary compared to where we’ve seen in other places. Places such as Osaka, Japan, can take you two hours to walk the whole aquarium.

Nevertheless, it was a good experience for our daughter, where she would scream, “daddy shark!” every time she sees a big fish.

After the Sea Life adventure, we stopped by for some drinks. I had my coffee, while my other half had her “sex on the beach.”

We ordered fish and chips for the little one, but she hardly touched the food. I ended up eating the fish, so that added more to my calorie count.

Then it was time to go home, but one more stop, to say hi to my Father in law. And, of course, we ate.
There was plenty of food, but luckily, it wasn’t my type of food, and I only ate a small portion.

I feel so much better compared to yesterday. Regardless, I would still work out. Today is biceps day.

Then I ate more because I get hungry after I work out. Also, to replenish the glycogen lost and repair the muscles.

Of course, we can’t finish the weight loss journey without a home-brewed coffee.

Weight 

68.7 kilograms

Breakfast

  • 1/2 cup of lentils
  • 1 tablespoon of hummus dip
  • 1 slice of wholemeal bread

Lunch

  • 1 fried Maryland (4 pieces)
  • 1 cup (probably 2) of white rice
  • Pickled cabbage

Dinner

  • Half a cup of white rice
  • 1 KFC drumstick
  • 1 teaspoon of Kewpie mayo
  • 100 grams of chicken karaage

Snacks

  • 1 large cup of Lindt
  • 1 battered, deep-fried fish

Drinks

  • Home-brewed coffee in soy milk

Exercise

  • Resistance training the bicep muscles (12 sets of 8 to 12 reps range)

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