Tag Archive | live happy

Where does your happiness lie?

Everyday we look for happiness. Some of us look for happiness from someone else, from somewhere else.  The elusive pursuit of happiness has become the daily purpose of almost all of us.

kids play

Kids find happiness in every little thing they have.  My nephews playing with their puppy are happy.  My niece hugging her stuff toy dog is happy.    The boys played with a real dog.  The girl played with a stuff toy. They share the same excitement. The same happiness.

Yet adults gloat over events that happened in the past they can’t change and about the future they haven’t been.

I had my fair share of gloating too.  Ha ha. I gloat over the past and feel wary about the future.  I became depressed and hopeless. I grew to be obese and didn’t feel good about myself yet I continue feasting on unhealthy food, no-holds barred.  I would cry over a funny movie because I chose to replay the tearful events of the past than enjoy the fun of the the movie currently playing. I would always see sadness in  every humor. I would zone out in a room full of noisy and seemingly happy people.

Yet, my friends and colleagues saw me as a strong woman, happy, doing a job that most of my colleagues would like to have.  A woman who who finds humor in everything. Life is truly ironic.  Or was I a good thespian and the world was my stage?

Open palm.  I’d like to look at it as a reminder that letting go may be better than holding on. I’d like to think of it as reminder that things come and go, that we don’t have any control on the natural course of nature.  This is a curious part of our lives. It has to be felt, appreciated, experienced. Nature evolves and so do we.

open palm

The lines and creases of my palm is a wonderful documentation of my life’s history. It shows me the lessons of the past. It shows me the path to my future.

Happiness is not in some place I don’t know where.  I realized that happiness is not with another.  Happiness is in myself. I have it all along.  I only needed to appreciate and want what I already have.  Lesson 44.  I already have everything I truly need.  God truly never blinks. 🙂

I left the gloating and hopelessness behind.  The fact that I thought I was hopeless means I believed in hope.  And because I believe in hope, I was in fact hopeful. The fact that I was depressed means there was happiness that was aching to get out. Ha ha.   The irony of life.

When I feel sad, I choose to think happy thoughts.  When someone attacks me, I choose to be calm.   When I feel terrified, I choose to fly.

fly

I lost a total of 48 lbs (21.82 kg) already in a matter of 10 months. The moment I chose happiness, I also started living healthy lifestyle. I shun away from processed food. I chose to enjoy real food. I chose to move my butt. Ha ha. There is no substitute to exercise. From 180 lbs in June 2014, I am now down to 132 lbs.   I feel lighter. I feel nimbler. I am happier.

Happiness is my choice.  Happiness is my daily choice.

What about you?

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How to lose 10 lbs in 30 days the healthy way

There are so many diet products out there promising huge amount of weight loss in 30 days and even in a week.   Some products even promise a weight loss of 30 lbs in 30 days. Whoa! That’s practically 1 lb of weight gone per day.  That doesn’t sound healthy. And anything unhealthy will come crashing on you and the side effects are not what you would like to have.   🙂

1 – 2 lbs of weight loss per week is healthy.   If you follow this course, your weight loss is not going to rebound on  you.  In fact, you will be accustomed to a new healthy lifestyle that you will continue lose unnecessary weight month-on-month until you get to your healthy weight range.  I certainly followed this route and in a matter of 9 months, I lost a total of 41 lbs.  I was 180 lbs in June 2014, I am now down to 139 lbs.   I feel lighter, nimbler, and healthier.

may2014

This is a photo of my “twin” in May 2014.  She already lost 3 lbs in 6 days since she started her Healthy Weight Loss Journey.

I have 2 joiners in my program.  I am now the personal weight loss coach of my “twin” from the Philippines who started her journey with me 6 days ago.  From 205 lbs when she started her healthy weight loss journey,  she is now 202 lbs.  She lost 3 lbs in 6 days without having to starve, no skipping of meals, no taking of diet products whatever.  All she did was to eat right, sleep right, drink lots of water, and to connect with me everyday. She didn’t even have to exercise!   Ha ha ha.

Today, I have a new joinee.  A 260 lbs 5 ft 9 in tech guy from the USA who has been battling the battle of the bulge for a long time.  He committed to his healthy weight loss journey with me. I am happy to help him through this. His doctor told him he has to be at 185 lbs to 195 lbs to be at his healthy weight range.  He wants to cut his unnecessary weight and live healthy.

tony

This is a picture of my friend Tony, from the USA taken last December 2014.  He is committed to start cutting weight without starving and without taking any diet whatever. 🙂  

I am glad that they made their decision to live healthy.  I am glad I can be of help in their healthy weight loss journey.

Their first month of losing weight will of course be the fastest weight loss they will experience.  This if they go through the journey right.

Oh yes, you too can lose up to 3 lbs in the first week and it is still healthy.  On the 30th day, you would become 10 lbs lighter.

Time doesn’t stop and so should we.

Stay healthy. Stay happy. 🙂