• Income $$$
  • Restriction on food
  • Experience for the future (social interactions!)
  • Something to do!


  • Less time to do homework
  • Tiring (My poor feet)
  • Less motivating to work out

So far working has not improved my healthy lifestyle. 😦 I have been eating big breakfasts, eating a little snack, drinking a small soy latte, and then eating a bit for dinner and a LOT of snacks afterwards till 10 pm. In addition to this crazy meal schedule, I have not worked out at all.

So here’s to a new month. July. July, you shall be the month of my transformation. Here’s to a healthy lifestyle and a healthy body.


The Need for Food

So much of my overeating goes to being bored and feeling “the need for food.” Last Friday I had the opportunity to start my first day at a retail shop. I had a green smoothie around 9:50 am and didn’t eat a snack till 2:30. Although I don’t recommend this, I realized how full and satisfied with my meal that I didn’t need to eat more for breakfast. The problem with not eating that long was my starving stomach at 3:30 when I was able to eat some food. It made my meal timing off, and my stomach couldn’t tell if it was hungry or not when I ate later in the day.

Too Much of Good Stuff

I eat pretty healthy for the most part. I make sure I get my nutrients. Eat my vegetables, avoid fried food.

But there are certain things that are good for you in moderation.

For example, cereal. My little secret enemy.

It’s fine if I have ONE bowl per day. And it’s healthy too! (Kashi or just granola) BUT having more than 10 bowls a day (no hyperbole there) is NOT okay.

Dear self, I know it’s yummy and healthy, but in moderation. I should know when my limit is and when I get addicted.

So here’s to continuing my health journey and changing habits such as too many bowls of cereal. (plus who likes farting too much? Not me!)

Family Dynamics

Let’s get a little personal here.

I come from a family of very active people. Not even just my immediate family. It’s my aunts, my cousins, even my grandpa of 79 years old goes for a swim everyday. Each person in my family is active, eats right (for the most part) and is not overweight. Some are more fit than others, but all of them are in healthy ranges of weights except for me.

I finally realized that I don’t have to eat everything on my plate. That I don’t have to have dessert everyday. That I don’t have to have seconds. And that I don’t have to eat when I am bored. I also realized that I need to prioritize staying active and exercising into my daily lives. Now that I don’t have sports, I have to create time to work on my endurance and strength.

A big shocker came to be last night that made me really- I mean really- rethink my lifestyle.

My dad who is 5 inches taller than I am and 30 years older than me weighs only 5 pounds heavier than me.

Sure he runs triathlons and has been starting eat healthier, but that’s not the point. Your short daughter is not supposed to be practically the same weight as you!!!!!

So I am beginning my healthy journey. My goal is to gain lean muscle and lose body fat, not exactly lose weight. Here we go!