Achievement unlocked By now it’s been about a month since Mrs. Buena has absolved us of our diet and permitted us to graze free. At our last session, she weighed us and measured us, so she could compare our weight and measurements from four months ago. I lost 17 pounds and 12 inches, 3 of those from my waist. Oneal lost 15 pounds and 13 inches, 6 of those from his waist alone. (I”ll post the exact weight and inch loss for me and Oneal soon.)
Mrs. Buena told us to stay on the diet. We could still afford to lose 5 to 10 pounds, but she seemed confident that we could do it on our own. And honestly, her biggest achievement was not our weight loss, but her success at changing our lifestyles.
Oneal and I can no longer gobble down so much rice and potatoes. At a family dinner a few weeks ago, we had to share a steak. When we go out to eat, we usually share a meal, so it’s cheaper! And almost always order a salad. At fast food joints we skip the soda and the fries, and share a burger. And we drink milk everyday. Admittedly, it wasn’t cheap. Mrs. Buena charges P1,000 per person per session. Thanks to her friendship with both our moms, we enjoyed a discount, but we still spent no small amount to get to our current weight. But we both believe it’s money well-spent. As I told Oneal at the start of our diet, I would rather spend money on improving my health than waiting till I get sick and hospitalized, because then the costs would be exponentially higher.
So, dieting your way to better health? It works, and you don’t have to feel deprived while doing it! To follow: more diet tips from our nutritionist!’, ‘Diet Without Deprivation, part 4’