The Battle of MeJune 16, 2012 4:36 pm Health
After giving birth to my 3 kids over the period of 9 years, I have stacked like millions (okay, that’s an exaggeration but it felt like so…) of kilos and losing them was a tall order! Friends who knew me before my pregnancy got shocked to see my obvious physical changes. I was upset (naturally) receiving comments like “Oh my, punya gumuk kau skarang!” (Oh my, you are so fat now!).
But since my hubby and I were planning to have 3 kids, I ‘postponed’ the plan to lose weight after each birth until the last one (with a reason that even if I lost the weight, I’d put them on again in no time being pregnant!). I’ve always known that losing weight is part of being healthy, and of course, I wanted to.
So, one fine day, in March 2010 (my 3rd baby was born in May 2009), I read up (seriously) about losing weight and decided to eat oats and count calories everyday. I never believed in taking slimming supplements mainly because I feel it’s a waste of money (I’d rather save the money for books and travelling). I know some people are advocates and are oh-so loyal of slimming supplements but hey, that’s individual decision. (By the way I dislike it when they sell me stuff like that.. )
And so, I followed my eating regime for about a year and in total, lost about 7-8 kilos! Families and friends started commenting how I’ve lost weight. But still, at that time, I was still overweight. My weight loss became stagnant until I discovered Dukan Diet. My old friend from uni told me about it in January 2012 and without wasting time, I started it on 19 January. It is a high protein and low carbs diet, taking oat bran everyday. I followed it (almost) religiously for 3 months and lo and behold, I lost nearly 10 kilos! I am consolidating my new weight now and I am pleased to say my BMI is well within the normal range. Although my weight is not my pre-pregnancy weight, I am still happy with my achievement. My hubby doesn’t want me to lose more because I’d look haggard, he says. I totally believe him.
So here’s me in December 2011:
And this was taken in May 2012