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Hitting the Weight Loss Plateau

Having started my weight loss journey in late December 2018, the kilograms loss in the first two months have been pretty fast. Within 2.5 months I see a whopping 8 kilos loss.

But soon I realized that I slowly stopped losing weight that quickly. Another 1.5 months passed and I only lost another 1.8 kilos. It’s pretty obvious that I hit the dreaded Weight Loss Plateau.

Discouraged

To be honest, it’s quite depressing to see my weight stagger between 75-73 for the past month. It’s like a yo-yo and it’s frustrating.

I’m way off my weight goal check in and it’s so annoying. Like what did I do differently? Should I workout more? Should I eat lesser? Should I eat cleaner?

How to Get out of the Weight Loss Plateau?

When googling for tips on how to move on from the dreaded weight loss plateau, you get two very common answers.

  • Increase physical activities which means to burn more calories
  • Intake lesser calories then your current intake

Which is pretty much common sense. I guess it’s easier to increase physical activities rather than eating lesser calories because my current calorie intake is just a little less than a 1000 calories. I’ve started my diet based on a 40% deficit and I don’t think I should eat lesser than that.

Ignore the scales

One other way is to ignore the scales because it can be inaccurate. Although it seems that I hit the weight loss plateau, I’m actually still losing fat!

30th January 2019 VS 15th March 2019

Thankfully other than the number on the scales, I do take photos to record my journey too. And from the photos I can see a slight difference and that motivates me to continue on my journey. It’s very easy to get discouraged when there’s no results and just give up. So it’s very important to monitor yourself in all aspects! Remember the number on the scales is not everything to losing weight! Photos is a good form of motivation!

Can you spy that little bit of a collarbone? 🙂

I think it’s important to accept the different up and downs on any journey. Hence I’m writing this down as a reminder for myself and anyone out there who’s also on a weight loss journey. Remember to not be discouraged and just push on till you hit your goals!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Entering 2019 With A Mission

Every beginning of the year, we will start seeing ‘New Year Resolutions” popping up everywhere on our socials. But often, we tend to post these resolutions for the sake of it. How many of these resolutions have we actually realized?

Asking myself that question, I know my answer is no.

Hence, instead of a new year resolutions, I have a mission instead which I began back in Dec 2018. Because actions is louder than words.

Starting on a Weight-Loss Mission

I got a wake-up call…

When I look through my recent photos back last month, all I see is round, round everywhere. Round face, fat arms and bulging stomach. I clocked in my heaviest weight ever at 82.2kg on the 4th December. I was horrified. Like how did I managed to let that happen to me?

I must admit that I’ve been slacking a lot on exercises and binging a little more than just occasionally in 2018. I was approximately 75 kg when I began 2018, having lost some weight in 2017 as I was being pretty active by going to rebounding classes.

Taking Action

The weight-gain was not an overnight thing. I know I was gaining weight but I kept thinking as long as it’s below 80 I’m fine. I will start exercising again after my knee fully recovers and the weight will go back down.

I must say that never happened. My knee recovered but I never got back to being active. I was complacent till the 80 kg appeared on my scale. And I knew I need to do something and so I did.

They always say that it’s 80% Diet and 20% exercise. And I decided to start on my diet while slowly increasing my active level. I’ve tried many types of diet in trying to lose weight and this time round, I put my bets on the Keto diet accompanied with Ketones supplement. And I must say I’ve placed my bets right this time.

Motivating Results

Exactly one month after I clocked in my heaviest at 82.2kg, I weigh myself on 4th Jan 2019 and I was down 5kg to a 77.2kg.

The thing about a diet is that you lose motivation when the results is minimal. But when you see substantial results, you will not think twice about rejecting the cake your colleague offers you. And 5kg in the first month is enough to keep me up with staying with my diet.

I still have more to lose. But seeing my face getting less round and my body in a better shape spurs me on. My end goal is 60kg and this is my mission of the year.

My current weight as of this post is 75.6kg which means I’m 15.6kg away from my end goal. I’m hoping to hit my goal by June and I think it’s achievable.

With every weight-loss journey, it’s important to have support and I’m glad that I’ve strong support this time round. My brothers to motivate me in exercising. I’ve a new colleague who’s doing Keto as well! And of course encouragement from friends help a lot too!

2019 is going to be great.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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GLOW BFF Challenge! The End and New Beginnings.

In a blink of an eye it seems, and we have reached the end of the BFF Challenge. A month is neither long nor short but the bonds we crafted and the knowledge we learnt along the way will be lasting us a lifetime.

This challenge is not just a simple weight loss challenge where you just eat the supplement, and monitor the weight. During this challenge, we lost sweat and we gain friends and knowledge for our well beings.

Meet Nicole and Ian, the team behind Glow and the BFF challenge. Awesome people they are for giving us the support needed throughout the challenge. Nicole for joining us for the PT sessions, being genuinely concerned for our well being. Ian for being Ian, bringing laughter to the room when we are all dead beat from the fitness sessions.

It was great fun meeting these girls. Knew some of them before the challenge but this one month brought us closer. Of course, there are some not pictured as they are not able to make it to the weigh out.

Love this photo, I guess this is the most glam side of us hanging out at the balcony. Usually, we were all sweaty and tired after our PT sessions.

Another shot of just the girls! Ain’t Nicole really pretty? Of course, all the other girls are looking great too!!

We planned for Brunch at Hatched to celebrate our hard work for the month! And while waiting, let’s take more photos! Daphne is really an inspiration and I hoped I have that much focus as her. But it’s ok, we each have our own pace!

Here’s a shot with the gorgeous Carrie. I’m glad to have met her, cause she inspired me to love my body more.

Food! Caesar salad to share! Sauce at the side if you realized. And we hardly touched it.

We all had the Smoked Royale!! We were like Daphne, what can we eat! And again, no sauce. I also love that they use Balsamic for the salad dressing! Healthy eating ftw!! XD

If it’s the old me, I would not have posted this anywhere online. But I’ve learnt to love my body more and there’s nothing to be ashamed about it. I was never a slim person nor am I fat enough to be plus sized. I was just bigger, taller and chubbier. First two photos in bikini on top are take before I started the challenge. The bottom two photos are taken on the day on weigh out. Maybe it’s not that good a comparison as it’s different posture but then you can obviously see the bulge in the before photos and 3 not so obvious but still there lines showing the layers of fats.

Here’s a closer look at the tummy now. Flatter, not as bloated as before. I’ve got more to lose definitely, but this definitely looked better as compare to 1 month ago.

Sorry for the messy photo, but I don’t to reveal the stats of others so yup. As you can see, my weight went down a total of 1.9 KG. BMI dropped 0.7, fat% dropped 0.6 and muscle mess went up by 0.3. I must say I’m ain’t super hardworking for exercise wise and diet wise I have my cheat days so this is pretty good results. Which also shows that GLOW really helps in weight loss.

Saying that, now that I’ve finished up my 1 month supply of GLOW, I’m going to try one month of exercise and clean diet without GLOW and see how things goes. Though I’ve the feeling that I will get my new bottle soon.

Let’s all work hard to a healthier lifestyle and more beautiful us!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

All opinions reflected in the post are the blogger’s own. The content of this post is not edited by GLOWℱ . GLOW is an all-natural weight loss supplement. The proprietary blend is clinically designed to maximise fat burning. All rights reserved.

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Glow BFF Challenge! Mid Month!

Hi all! I’m back with another update with GLOW! Thought at this point of time, the BFF challenge have already ended officially yesterday. This is my mid month report for the 1 month challenge! Or rather 3/4 month but mid month sounds better.

I was sick during CNY period and missed a number of PTs and I’m super sad. Above photo was taken before KickBoxing class. I think if you know me well or follow me on my blog for quite sometime, you can see a slight difference.

Routine, camwhore with the girls first before class starts!

(Above Photo credits: Christina)
And here’s a group photo with Wallace, our instructor for Kickboxing. His class is really fun and all of us enjoyed it. I must say KickBoxing is serious intense cardio and it’s not easy but definitely fun with the right company and instructor.

(Above Photo Credits to Ju Ann)
Group photo taken with our trainer Joey, at our last PT session. I must say, it’s a joy to train with Joey. He takes care of everyone and for example, as I’m the slowest runner of the pack, he will run with me in case I faint halfway or something. Haha.

Our very last fitness session was Hot Yoga @ HOM YOGA located along Boat Quay area. It was a sweaty affair I swear! But it feels so good to swear it all out. I think I do remember some of the moves so maybe I can do at home. Haha. Anyways, that’s us all sweaty in the locker room after the session.

Daphne and me at the reception area! I really like this random photo. Haha!

Group photo!! I really love my #Glow Girls! Such a fun and inspiring bunch of gorgeous ladies.

(Above two photos credits to Carrie!)

Anyways, lets get to the numbers. This was taken on 20th Feb if I’m not wrong. Slight loss of 0.8 KG and the other numbers like BMI and FAT% did go down. Muscle mass went up a little. One thing I must say is that I’ve lost like an inch and a half of the tummy at this point although the numbers don’t show it.

After being on GLOW, I don’t find the need to snack anymore which is great. Oh and eating GLOW before a workout is really great! It gives you the extra boost to last you through the workout.

Before I end this post, please make use of this voucher above to enjoy $8 off for the GLOW Ignite 2.0!

Stay tune to my next post on GLOW BFF Challenge, where I will be talking about my final results and thoughts.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia.

All opinions reflected in the post are the blogger’s own. The content of this post is not edited by GLOWℱ . GLOW is an all-natural weight loss supplement. The proprietary blend is clinically designed to maximise fat burning. All rights reserved.

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Get Glowing! With Glow Raspberry!

GLOWℱ IGNITE 2.0 BERRY FRUITY-FATLOSS CHALLENGE (BFF CHALLENGE)

Some of you might have known, from either my twitter or FB that I’m currently part of this BFF Challenge with GLOW. This is the 2nd round of the BFF Challenge, and I’m already 1 week into it. So far, I’ve enjoyed myself immensely and is super excited about the next few sessions!

So you might ask, what is GLOW? GLOW is a weight loss supplement that aids in burning fats with Raspberry Ketones. Now, they have come up with V.2 GLOW IGNITW 2.0 which make things better with the addition of Svetol (Decaffeinated Green Coffee Bean Extract). I will not go into details how it exactly works with all the scientific terms but GLOW is a supplement which has 100% natural ingredients and is clinically proven to help in weight loss. Also GLOW IGNITE 2.0 is vegan, meaning everyone one could take it with no worries!

To read more about the product functionality, do visit http://www.glow-raspberry.com/ . The site is just revamped with easy to process information and also read about the BFF Challenge Round 1!

For this BFF Challenge, it’s more like a leading a healthy lifestyle while losing weight rather then eat the supplement and see who lose the more weight. We have an experienced Nutritionist, Rachel to plan our diet and also Physical Training sessions to build our muscles and burn those fats.

My whole February is dedicated to the Challenge and I’m pretty happy to see my schedule being packed up by GLOW activities.

I’ve a bad habit of skipping breakfast and some other meals. Basically I can do without eating and I eat a lot when I do eat. Also I love red meat! And guess what? I eat the most red meat during supper. ><

So Rachel emphasizes the importance of eating our meals proper and the consequences of skipping meals. Hence, you can see from the photos that I’ve stocked up on my breakfasts with Wholemeal Grains, Low Fat Milk/Yogurt, No Sugar Added Fruit Juices etc. I was given healthy food choices and the correct portions that I should eat for Lunch and Dinner. Basically it’s a clean diet and the only downside is that no red meat. But I guess I could live with it.

We are recommend to eat GLOW twice a day, one each half an hour before our breakfast and lunch. It is also recommended to eat GLOW half an hour before your exercise session. This is because GLOW actually curbs your appetite and you will not feel as hungry by the time it’s time for your meals which means you won’t eat more than you need. Also it provides energy to prepare you for the exercise sessions!

I actually enjoy eating GLOW as the capsules has this pleasant fruity smell to it as compared to many unpleasant smelling supplements out there. For example, the Vitamin B tablet I’m taking smells irky and I’ve to pinch my nose every time I take it. But for GLOW, I nearly wanted to suck it like a sweet due to the fruity scent but I did not la.

As I mentioned it has already been 1 week into the challenge and I’ve had 3 exercise sessions so far. 2 Physical Training and 1 Zumba session. And the above picture shows the 3 different instructors for the sessions. Sederick is our main Personal Trainer for GLOW and he leads the very first PT session that we had. I tell you, I nearly died there. (Well of course I did not die, if not I won’t be typing this post already. :P)

Having not exercise for at least 2 years, it’s quite tough for me as my stamina sucks. Or do I even have any? It was really nice of both Sederick and Joey, another Personal Trainer for our PT sessions to run with me as I was like the last of the pack. Haha.

It does feel good after the PT sessions although my muscles were aching from the squats etc but I feel the burning sensation and sweat. It kind of makes me feel accomplished. If not for this BFF Challenge, I don’t know how long I will procrastinate for before I actually start exercising.

Edwin was our instructor for Zumba and we just had that session yesterday night. It was tiring yet fun! It’s like you won’t feel like stopping or giving up no matter how tiring it is as it’s fun! We even danced to Gangnam Style. Haha.

It’s always good to vary your workout sessions so that you won’t get bored and eventually stop doing it.

Here’s us camwhoring before and after PT sessions! Though I always felt like dying during these sessions, it does really feels good to sweat it out. And of course Burn FAT BURN!! Haha! It’s also really fun to exercise in a whole big group too! Motivation from the lovely people when you thought you reach your limit.

Only one photo in the above collage is during the actual Zumba session. The rest were just us fooling around. XD See I told you, it’s really fun working out with this bunch of fellow bloggers!

Group photo of us Glowsters with Edwin. The one in green is Nicole who’s representing GLOW and it’s great that she joins us for each and every sessions! Let’s all GLOW together!!

It’s Chinese New Year very soon! Have you done your spring cleaning? Remember, go easy on those CNY goodies. If not, there’s always GLOW to the rescue!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

 

All opinions reflected in the post are the blogger’s own. The content of this post is not edited by GLOWℱ . GLOW is an all-natural weight loss supplement. The proprietary blend is clinically designed to maximise fat burning. All rights reserved.

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