Before I explain the title further, I’ll just show you guys some pictures.

For a span of 4 months, my weight has increased from 50 kgs to now 54, going 55 kgs. I am now at my heaviest weight I have ever been my entire life.

My Weight Story

The highest weight I got was only 49 kgs back in the Philippines. I was never a skinny /slim child or teenager or even in my adult life. I would always describe myself “chubby”.

I started getting heavier when I came to Thailand. This seems to be the same problem with the other fellow Filipinos I talked to. Few of my friends said that it is because of the food particularly the chicken in Thailand. They said that chickens were injected with hormones so it will sprout its growth. In effect, the people eating this meat will gain weight. I think that this story is true.

To make the story short, I gained almost 5 kilos now that I am living in Thailand. It is a pity though because people in Thailand are very bodily and health conscious. Majority of the people here maintain a very good body weight by eating healthy and exercising. Being fat is a big “NO” in Thailand.

Weight Loss Plan

I want to lose weight not only for my appearance but most especially for my health. This year, I was diagnosed with alopecia, an auto-immune disease, in which my immune system is attacking my own hair. In result, my hair is falling and thinning out.

Although almost everything in my hair is growing back to normal, my doctor suggested that I make my lifestyle healthy by eating right and exercising enough to prevent the occurrence of alopecia. My doctor was also the one who noticed about my increasing weight. On my first appointment with him, I was only 51 kgs but after 5 months, I weighed 54 kgs.

No fun to be fat

I feel heavy.

Just walking up on stairs makes me breathless. Another thing that sucks the most is when going shopping, the clothes won’t fit me at all. Thailand is a known country for shopping clothes but if you don’t belong to the “free size” range, shopping will become tough and disappointing.

Nasty fat comments.

I don’t know if you also have experienced a situation when you met a friend or relative you haven’t seen for a long time, commenting about your weight.

“Oi, tumaba ka!”,(You gained weight!) “Ang lusog mo na ngayon ah!” (You looked extra healthy now!), “Akala ko si ___- name of a person who is “fat“”. (I thought it’s _____.)


I had enough of all of these!

Starting this month of October until December, I am going to do the best that I can to lose weight from whatever my weight now back to 50 kgs.

In order for me to achieve my goal, I plan on doing exercises such as running, swimming, playing badminton, etc. Apart from that, I also will reduce the amount of food I am taking. Healthy eating of vegetables and fruits will be observed. Basically, everything that I believe will help me lose the extra weight, I will try to do.

Start of workout

For the first week of my lose body weight project, I have done workouts in the gym. I had run for about 30 minutes per day. Even today of my writing this post, I had swum 6 laps in the pool too.

Because it’s only the first week, I don’t see any changes in my body yet but I feel better now that I am exercising more often.

It is always the toughest when it’s the first day or week of doing something new. To be honest, I got tempted to not exercise but I dragged myself to move because I am determined to burn these fats.

We will see how it will go for the next weeks but right now, I am feeling fired up. =) Hoping it will last until the end.

Don’t forget to exercise today and always eat healthy!

Are you working on becoming healthy?

What are your ways of losing or maintaining your weight?

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My name is Ira, twenty-something OFW, currently living and working in Thailand. It has always been my dream to start a blog. My goal is to share my life experiences, travels and my personal journey towards financial freedom.
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