Saturday, February 26, 2011

1 month and 10 days later

I have to admit, relying on dieting alone without exercise did not help me much. My stomach thinned a little in front but the hips/sides/handles did not seem to lose significant amount of fat.

Pretty face is for long term relationships

So take this little test: if you were interested in pursuing a partner for a short-term relationship which would you be most interested in…their face or their body? And for a long-term relationship, face or body? That is, if you were forced to choose, of course.

Well two PhD students and their advisor, David Buss professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, did force people to make this very choice. They asked 375 college students to pick whether to date someone based on either seeing just their face or their body.

Nearly all participants chose to see the face. Except for one of the sexes in one situation.

Can you guess which one?

Here’s Jaime Confer, one of the student researchers:

"Everyone was more interested in the opposite sex person’s face than their body—except for men in the short-term mating condition."

Which implies?

"When men were evaluating a short-term mate for a one-night stand they showed equal interest in her face and body instead of the face winning by a blowout."

For long-term 75 percent of male participants wanted to see the face, but for short-term flings 50 percent of men chose face and 50 percent chose the body.

And why would this be?

"Because cues of immediate fertility which are more important to a man pursuing short-term relationships are more densely concentrated in her body than in her face. Where as her face may have more cues of reproductive value like age and health."

Such as?

"Skin and wrinkling gives a cue to her age and her reproductive value. So if I'm going to secure this woman for many years, I want to make sure she’s not at the tail end of the fertility window."

Presumably you could tell that by looking at her body, as well?

"You could but it might be relatively more concentrated in her face than in her body."

And this is not the case in men?

"There is not this huge discrepancy in cues that women are interested in, like his good genes cues and good dad cues, health and symmetry. Those are present in face and body equally."

Freud famously asked, what do women want. I guess it was clear to him what men wanted.

—Christie Nicholson a sin

Ok so lately I have been pretty much satisfied with the current weight loss I have, although it is pretty obvious I am not losing it fast enough. I have been content doing what I do every day but just consuming less calories.

Let me tell you why this is wrong.

First of all time is money, friend. I don't have forever, in fact my looks are going downhill way too fast I don't even know what feature is making it terribly bad.

I have read Brad's Fashion Bible and even though it said its catered for men, it also has parts that serves women too. Which would be:

being attractive and on top of your game means that you have a wider selection of your choice of mate

SO PLEASE WAKE UP AND lose that belly!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

MUST READ DAILY - belly flab, belly fat, visceral fat - yuck

The Facts on Fat

All fat is not created equal. Abdominal fat, particularly the visceral fat stored deep inside, is much more dangerous than the flab on your hips, butt, or thighs. The reason: Location, location, location. Think of it this way: Your liver and pancreas are like stately apartment buildings -- they're efficient, well-oiled machines that have been there forever. Belly fat is like the loud, disruptive neighbor who buys the building next door and turns it into an all-night dance club and lets the whole place go to seed. Before you know it, there goes the neighborhood.

But this toxic fat doesn't have to take up permanent residence next to these vital organs. Groundbreaking research shows that exercise may be the key to blasting it off your belly. Results of a 20-week study at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, found that women who exercised and dieted reduced abdominal fat-cell size by about 18 percent; women who only counted calories lost weight but didn't reduce fat-cell size. Generally, the greater the fat-cell size, the greater the amount of abdominal fat. The good news: When you start working out and watching what you eat, toxic abdominal fat may be the first fat you shed, says Donald Hensrud, MD, an associate professor of nutrition at the Mayo Clinic.

To fight flab effectively, it helps to understand exactly what you're targeting. Here's what lies beneath:

Subcutaneous fat is right under your skin. It's commonly found in your thighs, butt, and abdomen. "When our hunter-gatherer ancestors would eat all summer preparing for the winter famine, their bodies would store fat there before using it up," says Kylie Kavanagh, a researcher at Wake Forest University. But this fat isn't necessary -- or healthy -- today. It's also significantly more dangerous when it's in your abdomen, because it can adversely affect your internal organs.

Muscle is the next layer down. More muscle means you burn calories faster, which helps with weight loss. And since it's denser and more compact than fat, muscle gives you a strong, lean look. So build it up, baby!

Visceral or "toxic" fat: Found deep in your abdomen, this is the true troublemaker. Visceral fat has access to your portal circulation, the highway of blood vessels around your organs, and it likes to hop on. This can affect your liver's ability to manage cholesterol, increasing your risk of heart disease, says Pamela Peeke, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, author of Body for Life for Women and a FITNESS advisory board member. "Not only that, but visceral fat causes insulin -- the hormone responsible for storing fat -- to become less effective, making you more susceptible to diabetes," Dr. Peeke says. Studies have also linked excess visceral fat to an increased risk of breast cancer, although experts do not fully understand the connection.

Bad Habits That Make Your Belly Bigger

Now that you've got a clear picture of the enemy within, it's time to fight back -- and win. That means getting rid of as much abdominal fat as possible, no matter which type it is. "Subcutaneous or visceral, all fat in the abdomen can have negative effects on your health," says Dr. Hensrud. "It's important to target both."

The lifestyle choices you make every day directly influence the size of your tummy -- and we're not just talking about food. So...
Stop being quite so happy at happy hour.

If you drink in moderation -- no more than one cocktail a day -- the calories from the alcohol will likely burn off. But when you overdo it, they end up turning into fat in your abdomen. Experts say this is because alcohol inhibits fat-burning in the stomach, although no one fully understands how or why. As a result, calories from alcohol are more likely to become part of your visceral fat layer, making the possibility of developing a beer (or margarita or wine) gut all too real.
Stop lighting up.

Like alcohol, nicotine prevents fat-burning in the abdomen. So smokers are likely to have a greater amount of visceral fat than nonsmokers do, even if they're not overweight, says Dr. Hensrud. "Studies have found that smokers tend to have a lower body-mass index than nonsmokers do, but the dangerous abdominal fat they often carry cancels out any positive effects."
Stop eating trans fats.

According to a new study, these artery-clogging fats are more likely to go straight to your belly than other types. Wake Forest University researchers fed monkeys the same amount of calories, but one group got some of its fat from trans fats and the other got all of its fat from heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. The monkeys on the trans-fats diet gained nearly four times as much weight and had 30 percent more fat in their abdomens than the primates who ate the healthy fat. "One theory is that the body doesn't know what to do with this man-made fat, and the abdomen is a quick place to store it," says lead researcher Kavanagh. "Another idea is that trans fats interfere with insulin and its job to distribute fat throughout the body." The American Heart Association recommends eating as little trans fats as possible -- less than two grams a day. Easy ways to do that:

Read the ingredients list on snack foods labeled "0 grams trans fats." One serving of these products may contain 0.49 grams of this unhealthy fat. "The higher that partially hydrogenated oils are on the ingredients list, the more likely it is that a product has close to 0.5 gram of trans fats a serving," says Lona Sandon, RD, an American Dietetic Association spokesperson in Dallas. So dole out just one portion of crackers or cookies and then put the box away.

Make your own muffins -- or cake or cookies. The baked goods sold at convenience stores and coffee-and-doughnut shops are likely full of trans fats, says Ellie Krieger, RD, host of Healthy Appetite on the Food Network. When you bake your own, using healthy ingredients such as canola oil and fresh fruit, you eliminate these fats.

Hold the fried foods. "It's not necessarily the oil that's unhealthy, but that the frying process changes the chemical structure of it, leading to an excess of trans fats," explains Sandon. Unless a restaurant boasts that it's serving trans-fat-free foods -- as do Wendy's, KFC, and Arby's -- you can assume you're getting a substantial side of it with those onion rings.

Smart Habits That Will Slim Your Stomach

Start working out.

Regular heart-pumping exercise is one of the most effective ways to get fat off your middle. "Diet alone may reduce your weight, but it probably won't change your body's shape the way exercise can," says Tongjian You, PhD, now an assistant professor in exercise and nutrition sciences at SUNY Buffalo and lead researcher for the groundbreaking Wake Forest study on fat-cell size. "Abdominal fat may be more active and responsive to exercise than fat in other areas," he says. So get moving!
Start eating healthy fats.

To lose flab around your middle, you don't have to cut every bit of fat out of your diet. The key is to get about 30 percent of your daily calories from fat, primarily heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, which could help you live longer (plus, you'll be less likely to crave the unhealthy kinds). New research from the Harvard Nurses' Health Study found that women who ate a diet rich in healthy fats, such as olive oil, avocados, and nuts, slashed their risk of heart disease -- the number-one killer of women -- by as much as 33 percent. Try adding some almonds to your afternoon yogurt and cook with olive oil as often as possible.
Start getting at least seven hours of shut-eye a night.

James Gangwisch, PhD, a researcher at Columbia University Medical Center, has the most compelling lights-out research we've heard. In his review of thousands of women, he found that those who slept five hours a night were almost twice as likely to be obese as women who got seven hours. Studies show that lack of sleep can make you hungrier -- it knocks the appetite-regulating hormones leptin and ghrelin out of whack, so you crave sweet, salty snacks. And it can increase levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which may be associated with abdominal fat.
Start playing your cards right.

"Think of your genes as the hand you're dealt in a game of poker," says Dr. Hensrud. "It may not be as good as you'd like, but it's how you play that matters." This is particularly true if you're apple shaped (meaning that you store fat around your abdomen) rather than pear shaped (fat goes to your hips and thighs first). "For optimal health, we should all eat less junk food, exercise regularly, drink in moderation, and not smoke," says Dr. Hensrud. "But these steps are even more important for people who are apple shaped, because they are at increased risk of diabetes and heart disease." By staying at a healthy weight and keeping your waist size well under 35 inches earlier in life, you're setting yourself up to stay trim as you get older, when your risk for developing many diseases increases.
Start loving your body.

Research shows that when women feel bad about their weight and themselves, they're more likely to give up on their diet goals and eat too much. So do things that make you feel good -- and that are good for you. Take a walk. Treat yourself to a massage. Before you know it, that extra ab flab will be nothing but a fleeting memory.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2007.

Inspirations- but not really thinspirations

So lucky today I got money and it will be used for gym. Thank you God for helping me :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Well..slow start.

I wason the scale earlier and saw I lost 2 lbs, at least I am losing some.

I am still very far from my ideal body.

It probably isnt about weight anymore, but inches.:(

I am not giving up.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

S. U. R. V. I. V. E.

S. U. R. V. I. V. E.
Start your life anew, Understand your problems, Redefine your priorities, Verify your self-worth through commitment, Ignore your detractors, Value your loved ones, Embrace everyday as if it was your last - Bobby Dagen 2010

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Taken last week, I am motivated to improve it..Fix it!!FIX IT!

Body fat percentage: A must read

So I am wide eyed and fully awake at 12mn, I decided to google "Body fat percentage" and I got this link:

apparently, my body fat percentage is not OBESE.

I do however know I need to lose weight especially in the gut, but it is also another to be labeled as obese especially if you weigh only 55 kilos or 121 lbs

Weight and Percent of Body Fat for Women

Weight and BMI
Three values are commonly used to measure your body composition. Weight, the most common standard, is cheap, convenient, and fairly reliable, although it can fluctuate up to five pounds with body fluids. Weight and height are used to calculate the Body Mass Index (BMI), another common term. This differs only from weight in that it adjusts for height; BMI also varies with body fluids. BMI, measured in kilograms per meters squared, is an unreliable guideline; standards usually do not differentiate between men and women or allow for the difference in muscle or fat content. In athletic women, BMI is especially inaccurate because muscle weight is heavier than fat weight, making you seem "fat" by BMI standards. Essentially, Body Mass Index is a number value that has replaced height and weight charts. The number is even more confusing because the recommended numbers are similar to but slightly different from body fat percent. According to standard guidelines, BMI over 30 is considered obese, under 18, extremely underweight, and between 18 and 25, normal.

Body Fat Percentile
Body fat percentile provides the most accurate estimate of body composition. Body fat percentile is an indication of the percent of your body that is made of fat. Normal body fat percent for women is 20 to 30 (for men it is lower). In women, below 17 is extreme low body fat; between 30 to 33, high body fat; and above 34, extremely high body fat or obese. The recommended healthy body fat percentiles increase slightly with age.

Body Fat Standards for Women Recommended by Age Group
20 to 29 30 to 39 40 to 49 50 to 59 69+
Very low <16 <17 <18 <19 <20 Low 16-19 17-20 18-21 19-22 20-23 Optimal 20-28 21-29 22-30 23-31 24-32 Moderately high 29-31 30-32 31-33 32-33 33-35 High >31 >32 >33 >34 >35

Body fat percentile measurement methods vary in practicality, cost and accuracy. The most accurate measurement is through DEXA, an expensive measurement done in a radiology lab or doctor's office; this is the same radiographic measurement used to determine bone density. The second most accurate method is water displacement, although this requires your body to be underwater in a special tank, even more impractical and expensive. One of the simplest, most common measures of body fat percentile measurement is skinfold measurements, in which a tester uses calipers to measure fat pinches at various sites on the body. This evaluation is very dependent on the tester's skills; if done by an experienced tester, it can be up to 3 percent accurate. The other common method is bioelectric impedence; this is a machine that looks like a scale and is common in many gyms and even available for home use. This can be a very unreliable measure, as it is highly dependent on water weight, temperature, electrolytes, blood flow, and other factors. Bioelectric impedence is even less accurate in athletes with a large amount of muscle.

All these measurements are interesting and can suggest health, but should not be the basis of an exercise or nutrition regime. Remember, if you are using weight as your guide, that muscle weighs more than fat. If you are increasing strength but not changing your weight, you are becoming leaner. The following are loose guidelines for healthy weights in athletic women. The lower numbers are for petite, small-boned, less-muscled frames; the higher numbers accommodate for large bones and bigger muscle size.

Healthy Weight Guidelines for Muscular, Athletic Women (BMI 18 to 25)
Height (Inches) Recommended Weight (Pounds)
4'10" 95 to 123
4'11" 98 to 128
5' 101 to 132
5'1" 105 to 136
5'2" 108 to 141
5'3" 112 to 146
5'4" 115 to 150
5'5" 119 to 155
5'6" 123 to 160
5'7" 126 to 165
5'8" 130 to 170
5'9" 134 to 175
5'10" 138 to 180
5'11" 142 to 185
6' 147 to 190
6'1" 152 to 196
6'2" 157 to 201

Weight Loss or Gain
The best weight changes are made slowly. The slower changes are made, the more likely your body will maintain the change, as it has a tendency to return to its "steady state," or the weight it has been at for the longest. A pound is gained by eating 3,500 calories more than your body burns. To lose this pound, 3,500 fewer calories need to be eaten or 3,500 more burned off. The best way to gain or lose is change your dietary calorie intake by 500 kcal a day. This should equal a one pound weight loss or gain per week. Keeping a food diary for seven days can make you more aware of your eating habits and strategize change in a healthy way. Nutritionists and support groups can be very helpful in reaching goals for weight changes.

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Ok, for the sole purpose of my documentary, I am gonna put my numbers in. I found my measuring tape a few minutes ago and these are my sad numbers which tell me:  I AM OBESE.


BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9 (Normal Weight)
People whose BMI is within 18.5 to 24.9 possess the ideal amount of body weight, associated with living longest, the lowest incidence of serious ilness, as well as being perceived as more physically attractive than people with BMI in higher or lower ranges. However, it may be a good idea to check your Waist Circumference and keep it within the recommended limits.
Note: Since Body Fat Percentage calculations use total body weight and not estimates of lean muscle mass and fat, BMI can not determine between the overweight and the more muscular. Use our Body Fat CalculatorWaist to Hip Ratio Calculator in combination with our BMI Calculator for a more accurate view of your body fat. and

You have a Body Fat Percentage of 32.28%.

Height 5'1"
Weight 125 lbs
Age 29 years
Gender female
Your Results

BMI ? Calculate
BMR 1349.15 More info
Waist to Hip Ratio 0.89 More Info
Body Fat Percentage 32.28 More Info

Body Fat Percentage Categories
ClassificationWomen (% fat)Men (% fat)
Essential Fat10-12%2-4%
Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss.
For example, let's say you are a 130 pound woman with 23% body fat, and your goal is to lose 20 pounds.
Initial body fat130 pounds x 0.23 body fat = 30 pounds body fat
Lean body mass130 pounds total - 30 pounds fat = 100 pounds lean body mass (bones, organs,...)
Goal130 pounds - 20 pounds = 110 pounds

Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss.

For example, let's say you are a 130 pound woman with 23% body fat, and your goal is to lose 20 pounds.

Initial body fat 130 pounds x 0.23 body fat = 30 pounds body fat

Lean body mass 130 pounds total - 30 pounds fat = 100 pounds lean body mass (bones, organs,...)

Goal 130 pounds - 20 pounds = 110 pounds

As you can see, the goal of losing 20 pounds is not realistic or healthy. At 110 pounds, this woman still requires 100 pounds of lean body mass, but would only be carrying 10 pounds, or only 9% body fat. From the body fat chart above, you can see that this is a dangerously low percentage.

A better goal might be for the woman to reduce her body fat from 23% to 18%. In this case:

130 pounds x 0.18 = 23 pounds body fat

100 pounds lean body mass + 23 pounds body fat = 123 pounds goal weight.

So, for this individual to achieve a lean, but healthy 18% fat, she would need to lose only 7 pounds of fat, reducing her weight from her current 130 pounds to 123 pounds. Losing more than 7 pounds means losing lean body mass (usually metabolically-active muscle tissue), which is clearly not desirable.

So before you decide that you need to "lose weight", remember to consider that "weight" consists of both lean body mass and body fat. Try to keep your weight loss goals realistic, and remember, keep the calorie-burning muscle, and lose only the fat.

So basically this means that, I need to lose 32 lbs to have a normal body fat %age. I am so disgusted with myself. This pushes me to go to the gym even more than I thought.



Drop dead gorgeous project:
I need
skinny jeans (i dont even have regular jeans, thats how bad it is)
high heels , preferably black..not strappy

Monday, February 7, 2011

Links and body fat calculators

Weight loss Blog #1

Jan 17 I started to take coffee

up to Feb 8

from 60 kgs to 55 kgs

its Feb 8 now, I am going to the gym this week.

Let the games begin!

Ok, I have been chunky for years. I have totally "let myself go".

You read stories where men cheat on their wives because they got all fat and smelly..didnt bother to shave their legs or armpits and just totally slaved after taking care of the kids and home? That kind of "let go".

 Sometimes I really put no time on myself, in terms of vanity. It just did not make sense to me. I mean why bother, it's not like we can shave, tweeze, dye, diet, calorie count for the rest of our lives..right?


Anyway, just about last year something bad happened to me, well, in terms of an emotional loss. I really didn't see it coming, I was not prepared for it. I also did not expect to react in a way that I did.

So overall this blog is jsut about, revenge. How it is a dish best served cold and how I managed to turn my obsession/negative energy into a positive one.

Change myself.

Turn back into the girl who I once was. Become beautiful. Outside as well as in.

It is not too late.

Plans for this year:

weight loss

longer hair

whiten teeth

fix nose..

buy nice new clothes

i will document everything in this blog.