Hello hello hello! I’m glad to say that I’m done with my five-day reset program. Who would have thought I’d make it (with a few cheats nga lang)?!? Even our helpers (who know how matakaw I really am) could not believe it! On my first day, Alona even said, “Weh Ma’am Dewmaine? Pustahan tayo hindi mo ‘yan kakayanin!” Pwes ano siya ngayon, kinaya ko! And hear this: remember in my previous post I said I was gonna sleep already so I could eat in my dreams? Ano kayo—I dreamt of going to a grand party with scrumptious food that night…and guess what: hindi ako kumain sa party sa panaginip ko! Yes, hanggang sa panaginip nagda-diet pa rin ako!
But I almost gave in several times. I had two major-major temptations (major-major because I’m always majorly tempted! Sinaing na tulingan nga lang feeling ko kasingsarap na ng lechon)
Major-major Temptation #1
On my fourth day, my college best friends and I had a get-together to welcome our balikbayan friend Kat Borromeo-Schmeling who now lives in Germany. I wanted to bail but it would have been unforgivable. After all, bihira lang kaming makumpleto, and this was her only vacant schedule (although Kat avoided us like the plague during the kainitan of MMFF–she was afraid to be dragged into watching My Little Bossings. And I totally and completely understand her). Kat suggested we have a raclette party, and we did.
The aroma was killing me. Grabe. I did not trust myself and texted Reg.
At antagal dumating ni Reg! I was telling my friends that should I break my diet, kasalanan ni Reg, ambagal n’ya kasi. LOL. But even though I was kidding, I knew I meant it. My friends were already eating and gushing how yummy this simple recipe was. I was lingering—my mind was debating whether I wanted Reg to come or not. So it was really up to her, at magiging kasalanan niya talaga ‘pag napakain ako ng mga bawal!
Just as I was about to eat the forbidden food, she arrived. Ayun na! She agreed that it was really tempting—the worst temptation daw, kasi ambango! Even she herself was super tempted to eat. At ayun. Ang lola Reg natin, binantayan ako. Parang warden. As in tinitingnan ang kinukuha ko. So OK fine, grilled eggplants, grilled cucumber, grilled onions and tomatoes lang ang nakain ko. Habang sarap na sarap sila sa cheese and deli and chocolate from Germany. Lechugas na ‘yan. So as much as I wanted to eat the deli, cheese and potato, hindi natuloy. Ergo I was silently cursing Reg too (peace Reg, haha!) for heeding my call. At ang Reg, talagang inantay kaming matapos. #walanglusot
Image lifted from Chrys Collado’s Facebook account. Sila lang ang masaya sa totoo lang. Nagdurusa ang tiyan ko!
Major-major Temptation #2
The second major temptation was yesterday, when I was but a few hours away from the finish line. Randy, Raviv, Yaya Gigi and I went to our Sta. Rosa office first and then to SM to do some errands. On our way to SM, I said I was hungry. Randy told me to just eat normally. I was soooo tempted, especially because my discipline husband was egging me to. Kesho raw patapos na naman. At malapit na ang summer (because I always get thin during the grueling summer). And then I was thinking of Charlie Chicken at SM. So I almost gave in. But I remembered, konti na lang naman! At nacacahiya sa blog readers ko (kayo ‘yun! Toldja important kayo sa akin ;)) ‘pag nalaman nilang hindi ko kinaya. So I called Reg again. We were still in the car when we called her, and Randy’s phone’s bluetooth was activated so both Randy and I were speaking to her. I told Reg that Randy was being a bad influence. The Randy explained why he thought it was OK for me to eat. Reg listened but in the end convinced Randy not to make me cheat. And so at Kenny Rogers while Randy ate the super yummy and juicy and HUMONGOUS cheeseburger and Yaya Gigi and Raviv had the roasted chicken meal (plus side dishes and muffins!!!), I had this:
At wala pang dressing ‘yan! Ako na yata ang pinakakahabag-habag na nilalang sa Kenny Rogers nung mga panahong ‘yan. Waaaaah!!!
But at the end of the day, I was glad I was able to resist it. This week dragged on for me, and I could not wait for Saturday (even though I hate Saturdays because it’s when I need to wake up early and teach the whole day).
Even though I lost only 2-5 pounds (I can’t really tell how much I’ve lost because my weight is so erratic!), I have proven to myself that I can do it. I really had doubts about this, and did not trust myself that I could survive. But I did. O di ba?!? 😉 This opens a lot of doors for me—now I am no longer afraid to pursue an MBA because I know that I have it in me to have the discipline to study hard. I also know now that I actually have it in me to resist the most delicious foods served in front of me. Actually, ‘yun na ‘yun kahapon eh—not so much as to losing more weight (because I’m still waaaay far from being obese, sa totoo lang. Feeling ko nga naaartehan sa akin ‘yung mga nakaalam that I was on a strict diet), but rather the feeling of accomplishment that would come out of it.
Thank you Lord for being with me all throughout. Laking bagay when I would close my eyes and utter a silent prayer. And Reg! If not for your strictness, hindi ko ‘to kinaya talaga! Salamat salamat at kahit gabi na pinuntahan mo pa rin ako!!!
Plus of course kayong readers ko. Every one who read my previous post, and every one who Like-d it…I was thinking of you. I sure did not want to let you down.
In my quest to be as fit as Ellen Adarna, marami pa akong HINDI dapat kaining bigas (at isaw, at lechon, at barbeque, at cheesecake, at cookies…and the list goes on!). Matagal pa. But I’m glad I took a step forward.
PS: Here’s Warden Regina “Reg” Martinez, and her transformation (still a work in progress) by the way:
O ‘di ba?!? May “K” siyang mgpaka-warden sa akin. 😉
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