One of the Sweetest 29th’s ever!

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 Cookies & Cream Cupcake and Blueberry Cheesecake from Dulgies Desserts and Cafe

29th November 2012, my boyfriend and I celebrated our 32nd monthsary. I know, its not exactly a “milestone,” but the fact that we spent the past two years and eight months together so happily (as in no break-ups and drama) is worth celebrating to me.

I look forward to spending ALL of my 29th with my Aladdin. He really is an awesome human being, and I am so damn lucky. Call me love struck, maybe I kinda am, but its not the stupid kind of love struck. I know it in my heart (sounds cheesy, I know).

In about six months, I’ll be leaving for Jeddah and he’ll pursue his training for an apprenticeship as a Marine Engineer. To some, it might be a reason to “go our separate ways,” but not to us. We are not pansy teens anymore who cries at the very idea of being apart. I mean, yes, it will be sad not to wake up and see him, make us breakfast and watch TV together, there will be tears. But, I know that it will not be the end. I’m sure of it. Maybe, we’re already mature enough to know that, not everything needs to have drama.

There’s Skype, Facebook, E-mail, calls and texts, we’ll never lose touch (of course its not the same, but it’ll be enough). The funny thing is, we’re not afraid. We really do trust each other. I look forward to our future vacations spent together, and maybe one of those vacations will be our time to finally tie the knot <insert girly squeal here>.

I love you Aladdin, I always will, and I look forward to a beautiful life together.

Water Your Body

One of the things I discovered that makes it so hard for me to lose weight is my poor water intake. I I noticed that the most water I drink is like two glasses a day. Other days, its even less, on some, barely a drop. I take in fluids but in carbonated drinks form. My metabolism is already f*%$d up as it is (thanks to my hypothyroidism) and I gain soooo much weight without even trying. My “movements” are irregular, like every 3-4 days. Horrible, I know. I want to change. Since I have a thyroid condition, my efforts in losing weight need to exceed that of an average person. Since my efforts are actually less than that of an average person, there is no wonder that I see no improvement in my health.

And I want to change that.

I wanna start small (if I go all out at the beginning, I tend to get tired of it so fast I end up ditching it) and begin by increasing my water intake. One glass a day is obviously not good. To help me start things, I downloaded this app called Water Your Body for my Galaxy Ace.

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It lets you keep track of your water intake and reminds you if you haven’t drunk or drunk enough water for the day. So far, my “movements” have been a bit more regular, like everyday or every two days. I feel lighter, and my skin has improved as well. Before, my skin was always dry and has a dull appearance to it, I’m a morena, and a morena with dry skin is a no-no for me (who wants to have dry skin anyway?!). Now, my skin looks a bit of a glow in it, unlike before, which was dry and depressing.

To further improve my new “More Fluids” regimen, I wanna add Green Tea to the list. Thanks to momsopinions for inspiring me! (http://momsopinions.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/how-green-tea-can-help-you-to-lose-weight/)

And so, I make a promise…

… I really do hope I can keep it!

I, Kristine Louise L. Andrade, promise my friend, Darlyn Herradura, to regularly update my blog and remind her to do the same.

My friend and I love to blog and have multiple accounts, buuuuuut, we always seem to neglect them after the first month. Hehe. It happens to the best of us, right? But now, I want things to be different. I always seem to start some things and end up leaving it before I finish it. Ooooh! I so want to change that. First example, I made a “promise” back in high school to lose some weight. Unfortunately, I was too distracted by the rows of Cinnabons and Baskin Robins I come across everyday. I mean everywhere you look, there’s a fast food joint or restaurant. OH TUKSOOOOOO… LAYUAN MO AKOOOOOOO.

Anyhoo, I wanna try and stick to something (other than my super awesome boyfriend). I am hoping that this blog will serve more than an outlet. Since I still want to lose some weight, I also want to make this blog into a weight journal, I’m hoping it’ll give me that nudge (for now a nudge, later on… TACKLE) to actually reach a weight loss goal every time I update my blog. I don’t mean to get ahead of myself, just being hopeful, I’m gonna do my best to lose some weight, bit by bit, and each time I update my blog, I am going to post about it. Since I promised my friend (who never forgets ANYTHING) to regularly update my blog, I might be able to “regularly” lose some of this weight… HERE’S TO HOPING!

Current weight: 140 lbs. (Oh God Why… Oh wait, I know why. Why did they have to make junk food taste so gooooood?!  )