Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Breaking the Rules

Yesterday, I broke my own rule - No Specials on Weekdays Rule. Since I've decided to lose some weight I had to change my cooking habits as well. But its just  been so long since I've wanted to try this Puto recipe from PinoyCook.net. I did it and I was pleased  Thammee loves it. I also wanted to try my new silicone mini baking cups, they were fabulous with portion control *winks*. And I kept reminding my guilty self that it didn't have any egg yolks in them. :) Now what to do with the yolks?

It snowed...

 It truly is unpredictable.... snowing again..in April. This is not my kind of weather.

Could it be?

In my previous blog entry about my weight I mentioned that I will weighed myself again after a month. But I just couldn't help myself last weekend and decided to peek how much progress I've made for the week. My scale read : 143lbs. I was ecstatic and told Thammee about my achievement. But I was still in doubt of 2lb. drop, so I weighed myself again today. Unexpectedly, I guess I must have made clear progress since its 140 now. 

So I changed my weight loss ticker:

Right now I'm happy but doubtful and asking myself how I managed to lose 5lbs. in 1 week? I don't know if the Wii-kend helped me lose it and its the reason my shoulder is painful right now. I don't feel lighter but I feel hungry..hehehe! Well, at least I see an improvement for my sacrifices. But I am hoping that I will lose more flab than the weight since that has always been my issue.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mi Mancherai

Mi Mancherai is how you say "I miss you" in Italy. And I learned this because of the foreign film "Il Postino" - The Postman. I would have never known how beautiful this film was if not for my friend - Kenny. He is my one-of-a-kind friend I have who feeds me with stuff about foreign culture. 

I always had this fascination for Italy, so when Kenny tells me of this beautiful Italian film I told him I should see it for myself. But his introduction was not about the film, it was about the poem "Tonight I can write the saddest lines - Pablo Neruda". And that started it all, since then I already have a beautiful imagery of what the film would be like.

It had been probably about 3 years since Kenny first mentioned the film to me.  But my intense interest for this film has never left me. So when I found out it was available in the library I was so happy that I will be able to get the chance to watch it. 

The movie never failed my expectation. It was wonderfully funny but moving at the same time. But few months ago prior to watching the film, I was already enjoying the motion picture soundtrack of the movie. It contained poems of Pablo Neruda that were read by famous Hollywood personalities such as Andy Garcia, Glenn Close, Madonna and Julia Roberts to mention a few. 

The movie plot is not that complex, but it is heart-warming. And ever more I am very fascinated with the language of Italy and the country itself. Its definitely on my wish list on the places I want to visit in the future. This movie made me fall in love with Italy.

here's the song of the movie:

Mi Mancherai (Album Version) - Josh Groban (Featuring Joshua Bell)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Flat Tummy Aid

One the main part of my body that I dislike the most is my abs. A few months ago I found this video. And it  looks interesting, and I'm trying it. I'm hoping it will remove those hideous muffin top.