18 July 2012

What am I up to...

I realize it’s been too long since I logged on my blog and it’s even longer since I took time to visit other blogs. Remember a couple of months ago I wrote that my relationship with food would totally change? That was like beginning of the year…Nothing really happened till the end of May when I actually started to change my eating habits. I’ve been cutting down on carbs and increasing the exercise. Every day the weather is nice I try to get my running gear on and go for a run for about 30-40 minutes. I was lucky that so far I manage to run a minimum of 2 times a week and in a good week it’s 4 times.

I’m happy to say that now I can run the whole way without needing to stop and catch my breath. I’m also very happy to lose 4 kilos making my weight a total of 60 kilos. Not bad for 2-3 months of exercising and cutting down on carbs. But it hasn’t been easy and I didn’t want to tempt myself by looking at all the good stuff everyone is blogging about, so I kept a very low profile. I want to reach my goal and bring my weight back to 55 kilos so I still have some losing to do. I know I can do it, because I manage to do it before, and I want to do it the right way. Once I reach this weight I just need to maintain it and that’s even harder than losing it in the first place. I’ve been neglecting my body and I really need to feel comfortable in it again. Besides I have a wedding in California next summer and I want to wow everyone there =)
I’m also thinking about what I want to do, since my work is no longer satisfying. It is just not the same anymore with all the rules (that can change per day). It used to be a very good job with all the extra little benefits, but without them, it’s just a job like no other. It’s a shame because I’ve been working there for 10 years and it’s almost my second home. The week always went by so fast and I never mind going to work and go that extra mile if needed. Now I just go in, do my job and go home asap. I miss the good old days, but I’m afraid they are gone forever. So if I don’t work here, what will I do then? It’s a question I haven’t been able to answer yet.
So my dear friends, I haven’t forgotten about you. I’m doing well but just need time to work on myself and to find something I like to do...
I hope to get back to blogging soon. I still have some great recipes I want to share. Unfortunately great recipes are mostly not the healthiest ones!


  1. Well done my friend!! Keep up the good work!! :)

  2. Take your time and focus on reducing weight, which is the most importan thing for you right now. There is no such satisfaction than seeing you healthy and fit in front of the mirror. Have a great time and take life as it comes!!

  3. Heya Lilly, I've also been MIA from my blog and my posts have been patchy lately. Looks like we're going through the same kind of funk but the good thing is, we are both exercising more. I'll race you to that 55kg, girl! Lol, you're going to wow everyone by the time next summer comes around, I'm sure of it.

    Now, I want to go through some of your posts to get ideas on Vietnamese food. A friend has requested that I post something Vietnamese but put my own spin on it, and the first person I thought of was you! Take care ok :)

  4. Well done on the new slimmer you! Perhaps when you get back to blogging you could share some of the skinnier low carb dishes you've been enjoying, Lilly.

  5. Hi Lilly. I've been missing you. Thanks for the update on your whereabouts. I wish I had your determination to exercise and go an a healthy diet. Blogging (and aging) has made me pile on the pounds.

    I hope you find something that you really want to do. I always say, we only have one life, we might as well make it a happy one. Take care always.


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