Before and After

Pounds Away! – If you’re doing Hcg (by the way, do stop that once you’re done!), I’m here to tell you that there is weight loss after hcg! You don’t have to continue using to lose. Before (taken in Bali in 2007) After (Dec 14, 2011)… Read more

How to design your weight loss plan

Pounds Away! – Before you sign up with that weight loss centre, adopt a popular diet or join that expensive gym (that you may not even need!), you need to do your groundwork. Trust me, I’m a veteran weight loser, so I’ve had to learn things the hard way. This is my community service to prevent you from…

Do you need an exercise machine at home?

Pounds Away! – In my parents’ home, the study room is a graveyard for fitness equipment. A threadmill now serves as a clothes hanger than a place to sweat it out. A rowing machine lies folded in one corner, dusty from years of unuse. A mini stepper is used to hold books. Things are quite different in my…

Midnight exercise

Pounds Away! – I was so annoyed with thwarted attempt to exercise this evening that I did the craziest thing: I put on an Kathy Smith aerobics DVD and worked out – at 11.30pm! At a time when most people were already in bed, I decided to go crazy in front of the TV. Never in a million…

6 ways to fit exercise into your daily routine

Pounds Away! – 1. Exercise at a time you preferI know with absolute certainty that I’m not a night exerciser. Which is why I’m sitting here typing this instead of being in RPM class like I originally (and very foolhardedly) planned. The reason? The traffic snarl in front of my office, which would most assuredly make me late…

The fat comments of Chinese New Year

Pounds Away! – Wow. I survived Chinese New Year, which meant that I survived my relatives! I hated CNY for as long as I remember. Not only for the “when are you getting married, why are you still single” pesky queries, but for my relatives’ creative ways of telling me that I’m fat. Now, being fat and Asian…

Stellar day

Pounds Away! – Breakfast: Eu Cha Kway, two strips (a Chinese snack – basically flour fried in oil. Not very healthy!) 1 slice of cheese 3 pineapple tarts Lunch: Brocolli, carrots and mushrooms – stir fry with garlic and water, no oil 1/4 Roast chicken, which I bought from Cold Storage Snack: 4 slices of green apple Dinner:…