How Could You Eat That Much And Not Gain Weight?
Posted August 25, 2005on:
Skinny Girl On The Block
I never had to diet. When I was little, I was the skinny girl who always got teased in school. And it was a bit traumatic as I felt rejected by some classmates for not having the right look back then. I had buck teeth that had to be braced in high school. My hair was long and straight. And I was so tall and so thin that I looked like Morticia Addams. Boo!
Paparazzi (if he could still recall) would always offer to give me P100 for every pound that I gained during summer. So with my best friend Gerie (a lady, mind you), I would buy 2 pints of ice cream and 2 packs of Clover Chips (cheese flavor) from the nearby grocery and we would pig out in my room. We did this for as long as our measly summer allowance could last. Then we would weigh ourselves inside Banco Filipino where a big weighing scale was parked right by the main door (I never actually knew why it was there). I was bent on gaining weight and making that buck in the process. Anyway…
Long story cut short, I never earned my P100. Nope. I NEVER GAINED A POUND! Can you just believe that?
Fast forward to 1992. The Supermodels were in vogue then. Women/girls wanted to look waif-thin. The skinny, scrawny look was now the rage. Kumbaga, uso na ang body-type ko. Hah!
When I got married, I tipped the scale at 110 lbs. At 5 feet and 5 inches tall, I was the envy of those who were on the fat side. Payback time. Hehehe…
Update On My SBD (South Beach Diet) Efforts
13 years and 3 active boys later, the tides have turned. I weighed in at a whopping 137 lbs! My heaviest weight and I wasn’t even pregnant! That was when I chose to do SBD. That was a week ago. I planned to lose 12 lbs to get back to an acceptable 125 lbs – just the right weight for my height.
How did I fare after a week? Uh,… well…
I didn’t do a 100% 0-carb diet. I tried hard, but not quite successfully. I cheated here and there. I had pieces of yema, half a small pack of chips, 5 spoonfuls of rice, 3 small scoops of ice cream on several occasions over a period of a week.
BUT… the good thing about doing SBD (I bought myself the South Beach Diet book by Arthur Agatston), is you make it a lifestyle. You learn what to cut down or totally eliminate. I’ve learned that it’s not just about the weight loss anymore. Seriously… I have become aware of my health on the whole. Now I’ve become more careful of what I eat. I don’t just stuff my face with anything that suited my cravings. Now I pause and think if it’s the healthy kind of carb or not.
I think I did pretty well after all. Don’t you think? I’ll stretch Phase 1 for another week to get used to this healthy eating habit. Oh, yes… I forgot to say I’ve lost 4 lbs now since I started. (Yey! Bring on the ice cream to celebrate! Hahaha!)