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The Biggest Loser

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Most of you probably have been introduced to my love affair with delicious, sumptuous and delectable food. I go through old favorites and discover new places and possible new favorites to be added on my list. Without a doubt, one can tell that I love to eat.

In search of that yummy dessert or that satisfying meal, I have also found a difference in my body, hence, the increase on my weight and size. I wouldn’t have minded it until I couldn’t fit in my pants anymore. This led me to a challenge I wanted to take on – The Biggest Loser challenge.

As you all know, The Biggest Loser is a TV show which centers on overweight contestants attempting to lose weight for a cash prize. There are different variations of this around the world. And our company has made its own adaptation of the show; however, the contestants always have the same goal: to lose the highest percentage of weight to become the Biggest Loser.

I know I am still not overweight but I want to shave a couple of inches off my belly! I may even be underweight based on some site where I calculated my “ideal weight” based on my height and weight! This confuses me.

Boxing and running have been part of my exercise routine but somewhere along the way I lost my interest in it — that or I’m just probably being a lazy a** chick! This, plus my fondness for food are the reasons why I am putting on some extra weight. And now, I feel it’s time to change my bad habit of eating and eating without exercising.

The Happy List: Inspiration

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Lulu’s Happy List

  1. found a new dentist I like! B & I have the same dentist now!
  2. opportunity to explore
  3. able to find, write & create a subject and presentation I can use for my demo teach. whew!
  4. surviving the demo teach and getting compliments for it
  5. B waited, was so supportive and was so eager to know how it went. he kept saying how proud he is of me. love
  6. impromptu photo shoot at Ortigas park
  7. dinner at KFC Emerald where B & I started as lunch mates
  8. being able to write an article
  9. compliments about my writing, it means a lot coming from B
  10. Friday that turned ugly to awesome!

Love Letter

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I caught myself in an ugly incident this morning, and some emo episode that sent me rushing to seek solace in probably one of the indulgences most of us enjoy, reading love letters.

Here’s one for you.

I wake filled with thoughts of you. Your portrait and the intoxicating evening which we spent yesterday have left my senses in turmoil.
Sweet incomparable Josephine, what a strange effect you have on my heart!
Are you angry?
Do I see you looking sad? Are you worried? …
My soul aches with sorrow, and there can be no rest for your lover; but is there still more in store for me when, yielding to the profound feelings which overwhelm me, I draw from your lips, from your heart a love which consumes me with fire? Ah! it was last night that I fully realized how false an image of you your portrait gives!
You are leaving at noon; I shall see you in three hours.
Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.

Bonaparte

*Love letter from Napoleon Bonaparte to his wife, Josephine De Beauharnais
Paris, December 1795

In addition to being a military, political leader and Emperor of the French, he was also a romantic and melancholy.

Now that makes me crave to read a letter for my own! I send much love and smiles to you. And by the end of the day, I hope to get some lovin’ and a smile for me, too.

Have a lovely weekend full of sparkly smiles!