What now?

After 4 months of working, I’ve realized that I hate shiftings. Not sleeping at night is taking a toll on my skin, hair and my overall health. College never taught me how gruesome shiftings can be. They should have classes like “how to live like an owl” or “ways to stay up from 11pm till morning” because I don’t have a normal body clock anymore. The I hate my job zone isn’t there yet but it’s near. Kudos to all the doctors and other medical practitioners for sacrificing their own time to cure other people. You guys are amazing.

Challenges

Here are my personal reasons on why losing weight is hard.

1. FOOD – The most challenging part for me is quitting on rice. All my life ive been consuming white rice daily! that’s every three meals then i suddenly stop. I know it’s unhealthy and alternative sources of good carbs are everywhere but they’re just no comparison with white rice. Maybe it’s because of the sugars in it?

Bibimbap

How could you possibly not give in to a bowl of bibimbap? Or a good serving of rice and freshly cooked chicken adobo? Tell me please.

2. EXERCISE – Not exactly exercise but the time management. I work in a hospital pharmacy and my schedule is not constant so my pattern changes every single day. making time for daily workouts is tough. im already tired from work, i don’t want my body to suddenly collapse. I really dont know what to do with this

3. HANG OUT DAYS – Cmon! Would I really eat salad for lunch if my friends ordered pizza?

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Imagine your friends chatting around enjoying a slice or two while you’re munching on your greens like a goat. Plus salad and beer don’t really match.

 

 

4. PCOS – For those who do not know what this is, it means polycystic ovarian syndrome meaning i have a problem with my hormones. Many women have pcos and im unfortunately one of them. I have medications to control my hormones and my constant craving for sugar but it just cant stop it sometimes. The doctor said if i won’t change aka unhealthy food and inactive lifestyle the longer time it’ll take for my pcos to get better.

These are my daily struggles to the road of success. I’ve been really trying my best to change for the better tho I don’t know when i’d reach my goal of being healthy but little by little i can see the changes in my body and my mood too 😊 I just have to stick to my plan and fight temptations. Positivity always! 👍

November hits

I’ve started my “healthy eating” last week to lose some fats I’ve had since high school. Basically i’m cutting my daily intake of white rice,the staple food of probably all asian countries i know. The first week was hell! I’m always hungry, the temptation of having just one spoonful of rice punching me straight in the gut. My family always eats together during meal time and it’s very painful to watch them stuff their mouths with rice while i eat lonely lettuce leaves and apple. The results are not so obvious yet since it’s just a few weeks but i’m seeing some ( i lost 2 kilos yeaaaaaahhhh) already. The doctor says it’ll be a month to actually see the results of my hard work and that i have to exercise too. My routine consists of dancing (it’s my cardio lol), arms and legs workout and some for the abs too. I’m apple shaped so my stomach is a like big bulge of fat sticking out of my torso and i try to lose it first (by cardio) before forming some abs…maybe. December is coming and pretty sure i’ll be eating a lot again on the holidays but i’ll try to control myself and check my portions. Hopefully this will be a success cos i really want to have a healthier body and lifestyle.  Screenshot_2015-11-05-16-33-34-1

St.Marc Cafe

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When I was visiting my cousin Anne in Makati last saturday, we decided to have some ice cream in a cafe at Greenbelt called St. Marc Cafe. Apparently it’s a very famous Japanese cafe in Tokyo specializing on French pastries and sweets. We went after dinner and we certainly were not disappointed. Inside were sofa seats good for 2 to 4 persons, the lights were perfect for those who wants to relax and enjoy their time alone. If you want to chill and chat with friends, this would be a great place for you.

Food Rating – 4/5

I like how the actual food is the same with the display in their window. Freshly made ice cream and toppings too. I had the Madonna, cut strawberries and chocolate syrup on soft served ice cream filled waffle cone, Anne had the Sunshine which is diced mangoes also on soft served ice cream filled waffle cone. They’re both refreshing but a little too milky and gritty for me.

MENU – 4/5

We only got to try their waffle cones since we just had a very filling dinner (pizza, pasta and chicken). They have plenty of choices on their specialty products of pastries, coffee, tea and ice cream. They also have pastas and sandwiches to choose from. It’s not the biggest selection but hey, they all look AMAZING.

ATMOSPHERE – 3/5

Don’t take me wrong, the cafe was cozy, maybe a little too cozy that I felt like taking a nap. There are seats where the lights are too bright and at some parts it’s too dim. There are about 3 beautiful paintings on the wall each with their own light. It’s too crowded tho as the counter and the first row of seats only has a tiny bit of gap between them. Air-conditioning is just right, not too cold and not too warm.

STAFF – 5/5

Once you enter the cafe, they would shout something like a greeting maybe to announce your arrival. The bartenders are friendly and patient enough to wait for orders. Also, Anne left her macbook and we figured it out after about 2 minutes and we were so lucky and grateful because they were honest and quick enough to get it for safe keeping. THANK YOU!

Would I recommend this cafe? YES

You can find this cafe in Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

I’m definitely going to be visiting again to try their chococro! YUM ❤

Blues

I slept the entire day and no it’s not laziness. Blame graveyard duty, definitely my least favorite of all work shifts. You work from 1100P to 0700A without sleep, plus you eat snacks to stay awake so you gain weight (I do not need those extra pounds at the moment) and night differentials do not actually cost a lot people. But work is work and I gotta earn money so I just have to suck it up.

“I care about my job, Sir. I care about you” – Sharon Cuneta, Caregiver

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Photoshop. I downloaded. I tried. I failed. What an experience. Thanks.

I am back!

YAS year 2015 I am still alive! so many things have happened this year and they are all awesome! First, I survived Pharmacy! It’s been a roller coaster ride of mostly downs but i managed to get off safely. Second, I passed the board exam!!!! Finally I can say this “One life goal down!”  thanks to prayers and……prayers lmao. I’ve been working for a month as a hospital pharmacist now and I’m actually enjoying my stay there. Plus I’m earning! Having your own money feels very satisfying. I get to buy whatever I want (mostly food) without the guilt of wasting too much money from my parents.
 Over all I am really happy! I hope you guys are too 🙂