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What I learnt after losing 20kg in 3 months

1. It always starts on a high note but the key thing is to keep it going.

You see someone losing a lot of weight and suddenly you are so inspired and pumped to reach your ideal weight, or you realise that you have put on a significant amount of weight and decide to crash diet. It could even be for an upcoming important event. Usually this inspiration will last for a week or two, after which you start to give yourself a little more allowance, this is where most people fall back to where they were. It happened to me countless times.

You have to want it bad enough.

2. You have to be consistent.

Losing weight is hard af, but the important thing is to be consistent. This is what I did:

- take weekly progress photos (whenever I see how my body changes week by week I’m motivated to push on)

- weigh in weekly (I know how easy it is to be obsessed with the scale)

- follow inspiring people (this helps you more than you think)

- whenever I feel lazy to work out, which happens almost every single day, I tell myself this: ‘if you get out there and do what you have to for 30mins, you are one step closer to your goal. If not, the time will pass anyway even if you’re scrolling through Facebook.’

3. Workout

I started with swimming because it was the easiest. You don’t sweat as much, it’s easy on your knees, and it burns a shit load of calories.

After some time, I switched over from swimming to cycling HIIT on my stationary bike. After which I started doing blogilates’s PIIT28, and started hitting the gym after that.

What I’m trying to say is, change up your activities once in a while! Add some variation to your workout by keeping things interesting and you will look forward to it.

My best friend got me out of my comfort zone. I have been so unfit all my life that I wasn’t able to complete even a 2.4km jog. She dragged me along for a run and I fell in love with jogging. To be fair it happened about 6 weeks after I started working out.

It doesn’t get easier, you just get better!

You only need 30mins a day to complete your daily workout. Choose one workout, be it jogging or HIIT, and just do it!

No matter how tired I am, I make sure to get my 30mins in. Sometimes I impress myself with my determination.

4. Moral support

You’re committed to your goals and are working hard towards it. We all know it gets lonely sometimes. Motivate a friend to do the same! Motivate each other when things get tough or the scale is not budging. I’m lucky to have my BFF on this journey together with me.

Even for those who discourage you or those who once called you fat, you got to have the fire in you to make a change and prove them wrong!

Do it for yourself, your love ones. I know you can. I have fallen off the wagon many times too. But the lower you fall, the higher you will fly. Believe in yourself. I promise you, once you start believing, everything will fall in place. There will not be success without failure. You will get there sunshine. One day you will shine. You just got to start believing in yourself and start working damn hard towards your goal.

Old saying but pushes me a lot: 
it’s never going to be easy but it’s going to be SO worth it.

5. You didn’t gain it overnight, don’t expect to lose it in a month.

Don’t be demoralised just because people ain’t noticing the changes. Don’t beat yourself up.

I gave myself 6 months to reach my goal weight. 7kg more to go! Yay!

6: Your boobs/butt will shrink, there might be loose skins/ stretchmarks if you lose weight too fast.

What I did for boobs and butt:

Do planks and squats every day. Yes every day. It helps firms your boobs and squats give your flat booty a lift. 

I learnt this the hard way. Losing 50kg in a year 2 years ago definitely tested my skin’s elasticity. I researched ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks since the only way you eliminate them is through a laser surgery.

Loose skins and stretchmarks are tricky. I tried everything so I can’t pinpoint what worked and what didn’t.  But it reduced the appearance of stretchmarks and my skin doesn’t look too loose either.

What I did:

- Drink lots of water (it really works!)

- Dry brushing

- Body scrubs (if you ask me I would say coffee scrub, I didn’t start selling it for no reason)

- Bio oil

- Clarins body tonic oil

- Weight training/resistance training                        

7. Relationship with food

Many asked me what meal plans do I follow or do I have certain calorie restrictions.

I have to clarify that I’m not going for a hot lean body hence this method might not work for you if you are going for that.

I do not follow any specific meal plans. I did many times in the past and tried countless meal plans including Herbal life, natroslim or even master cleanse diet. I’m not saying that all these doesn’t work, they do. You will see yourself losing weight, but it isn’t sustainable.

I eat whatever I want now but I control the portions strictly. I cut out sugar drinks too. Don’t underestimate the calories you are taking in as well, it could be the reason why you are not seeing results.

Learn to say no when being offered food (who does that?!). It’s not easy to say no to the piece of chocolate your best friend got for you, but it’s even harder burning it off later during your workout. If you didn’t plan to eat it, don’t. Save it for another day.

There are days when I have peanut butter toast in the morning, fish soup for lunch and economic rice without any rice (just the meat and vege side dishes) for dinner.

But there will also be days where I crave fried chicken. I order them without sides and go without sugar drinks.

Sometimes I live on ban mian (Singapore-style noodles with mince pork soup) without finishing the noodles. Or some days I have fruits before going to bed.

I try to keep my calorie intake within 1500. I don’t feel starved at all and I eat whatever I want in moderation. It keeps me content to keep going.

You are what you eat. If you know the food you are craving for is unhealthy, have it in small amounts. We all know what happens when we over indulge. A healthy journey consists of 80% diet and 20% exercise.

Food that will help you in your journey:

- Water, just drink enough water.

- Unsweetened green tea, yes you’ve heard this 2 million times. But it works.

- Fruits: Papayas, Watermelons, Apples, Bananas, Lemons and Kiwis.

- Needless to say lots of vegetables

Try new recipes like cauliflower rice. Or replace potato chips with kale chips.

There won’t be any food to avoid in my list because I genuinely believe in moderation.

8. Curbing cravings

You just had dinner but you are craving for dessert. We all know it’s not acceptable to do it every day.

I’d go for a jog if I were you. The cravings for unhealthy food usually subside after a run. You’ll burn 150 calories with 30 minutes of jogging, but it takes 1 serving of potato chips to gain it back. Is it worth it? You be the judge.

If not I’ll find an alternative like yogurt or fruits to curb the cravings.

The last method is to take off your clothes in front of the mirror and stare at your body. Tell me if you still want that tiramisu after that.

Many times we eat not because we need it but because we want it. A treat is only a treat if you have it once in a while. 

9. Shitty days

Just recently I broke down and cried just because I felt fat. I felt like the ugliest/biggest girl in the world and I just wanted to hide away from the world. There will be days where you feel like shit and nothing you do makes sense to you.

I allowed myself to cry and tell myself that I’m not good enough.

Sometimes we have to embrace our emotions instead of hiding them. Only when we acknowledge what we are feeling, will we be able to fix what’s really broken inside.

After my emotional battle, I pick myself up and continue whatever I was doing. I fixed what was going on inside and stayed focused. People around me saw results. I saw my results. I deserved every single bit of it because I worked hard for it.

Happiness is a choice. You are how you feel about yourself.

Don’t give up on something just because of the time or the difficulty to achieve it. The time will pass anyway. If you don’t work on yourself, who’s going to do it.

I learnt to love myself for every stretchmark, cellulite and scar that’s on me. At the same time, I do my best to be a better version of myself.

10. Take a break If you are tired, not quit.

Lastly, regardless how many times you fail, as long as you get up and try again, you will succeed in the end.

Getting healthy is not a quick fix, it’s a lifestyle. There will be days you feel like eating fast food and not working out. But as long as you get back on your feet the next day, I promise that everything will work out.

Never ever give up on yourself and your body, because you are the only one living in it.

Hope this helps!! Happy 2017! Keep on rocking! :) Let’s embrace 2017 together and achieve whatever you need to acheive!

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Mercury Colony Park wagon.  

At the time when these were new, I viewed them with some disdain, as they seemed primitive, and for old, boring people.  But now, I’d love to have one in my driveway, or at least take a road trip with several friends in one… maybe to the Grand Canyon

And how fantastic is the name, ‘Colony Park’?

Why Him? Pt. 5 (Thomas Jefferson x Reader)

Time Period: Modern (College AU, Soulmate AU)

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6Part 7Part 8

Word Count:1,585

Warnings: Language

A/N: Oh, the drama!

Tags: @bjwrites @robotic-space @pietro-no

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You spent the next week avoiding Thomas, Alex, and the rest of the guys. On the days that you normally had lunch with them, you took your food in a Styrofoam to-go container and brought it back to your dorm. You avoided them in any classes you shared by coming in a minute or two late and leaving as soon as the lecture was finished. Thomas tried to get your attention several times during Washington’s class, but you ignored him and (if he persisted) Eliza would come to your defense. “I’ll make a scene, Jefferson,” she’d say through her teeth. He eventually gave up, watching you from his seat. You kept your head down and pretended he wasn’t there.

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Home Again

This ficlet is part of the Claire returns early with Bree AU which begins with A Ringing Phone and a Folder.

This ficlet is a direct continuation from Reading Material

My Fanfiction Master List

Available on AO3 as The Nature of Choice.

This is an Outlander canon divergence AU.

As always, let me know what you think.

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Finally reached my first mini goal! It only took about 10 months but I’ve dropped 82lbs. My next goal is 130lbs let’s see how it goes ⭐️🎉😊 it doesn’t happen overnight! I’ve fallen off the wagon many times. It’s just a matter of getting back up, resetting and getting it done. Do it for you!

Reggie x Reader - request Part 4 x Jughead (who am I kidding)

Anonymous asked:

Can you do an imagine where you’re Archie sister and you’re dating Reggie. Someone lets it slip that you lost your virginity to him and he tells Archie “sorry I took your sister virginity won’t happen again” and Archie punched him and a fight breaks out

Warnings: Some sexual content as well as strong language

FYI: I changed the prompt a little in order for it fit the setting I made up for it. I’ve been asked to make a Part 4, hope you like it and thanks for the request!

Word Count: 1243

My insomnia came back tonight so I did this as well as another part to In Your Head as requested. Thanks for reading and sorry this is going into a different train of thought now.


You felt like the day was going by really slowly. In between periods you saw your brother talking to Betty and hoped it was a good sign for both of them. Your brother really needed to get his feelings out for the girl. She was too sweet not to have something great.

Walking to your next class you couldn’t help but peer up and see the back of someone’s head with a gray beanie on. Without realizing, you started to blush. Hoping that lunch would come sooner.

“Soooo….who you looking at?”, Veronica appeared to the side of you slightly grasping your arm to get your view.

“Uhhh no one”, it didn’t sound very convincing. 

 “Well Reggie isn’t over there and I KNOW you wouldn’t be blushing because of him, so spill”, her face was now in front of you. 

You gave a sigh. “Fine but you can’t tell anyone. Not Betty or Kev and especially not Archie”, your eyes gave a slight roll. 

“Sounds juicy. I promise, scouts honor”, Veronica lifted two fingers up. 

“Ronnie, you weren’t a scout….”, your nerves were bottling up but at the same time maybe telling someone would be a good idea. 

“Oh come on already”, Veronica swished her hand in front of you. 

“Fine. When I dropped the guys off the other night, I dropped Juggie off last. We started talking and then he uh…”, Veronica’s eyes were widening, “kissed me”. Your eyes drew back to hers. 

“…and?”, Veronica was waiting for more. She started to walk in the direction of your class. 

“And what? He wants to talk to me at lunch”, you were exasperated in your words and you felt your face becoming flushed again. 

“And what do you want to happen? I mean I know you guys were practically raised together but I have to say, it makes sense”, Veronica seemed very sure in her words. 

“Yeah well considering Saturday and how I’m now the joke for the week, I don’t want to give any of my hopes up right now…”, you knew the bell was going to ring soon but Veronica didn’t seem to care. 

“Oh come on! Your a total catch. Reggie and his goons are just jerks. Look you have one more period and then you get your answer. It will go well, I promise”, she gave a slight pat to your shoulder and you went to your classes. 

Maybe she was right. 


You started to make your way through the cafeteria to head outside when you heard a familiar voice again. “Hey Y/N! Want to go somewhere we can talk! I hear your great at that!”, it was Chuck again while Reggie was egging him on. You decided to confront the situation. 

You grabbed the drink off your tray while looking flirtatious to Chuck. “Well gee Chuck, you know I would feel honored”, Chuck gave a wink, “but I think you’ll have to clean up first”, as you said your remaining words, you dumped your soda down Chuck’s head while Reggie and what seemed like a good handful of people laughed. 

You turned and may your way outside, determined to find Jughead. 

“You need me to buy you a drink?”, you turned your head and once again saw Jughead. 

“Heh. I suppose, mine was used for greater purposes”, you shook the empty can. 

Jughead gave a big smile, “So I saw. Come on”, he nudged his head behind you, leading to a door and you followed. 

You realized you were heading towards a hallway, “Where are you taking me Juggie?” 

“Somewhere we can talk…”, he had determination in his walk. 

“We can’t talk in an empty hallway?”, you still had your tray in hand. 

“Shh”, he slightly grabbed your wrist leading to a door under the stairs. 

“Juggie…where are you taking me?”, he began to open the door while you were wondering if this was a hidden classroom or not. He pulled you into the room and turned on a slight light. You looked around the room seeing a few books, a sleeping bag and some posters that once adorned Jughead’s room. “Jughead….” 

“Look it’s fine alright? We just needed somewhere to talk about all of this”, he slightly motioned to the two of you. 

“Jughead, what happened? Was it your dad?”, you decided to sit on the sleeping bag and he sat down next to you. You automatically gave him half of your plate.

“Yeah he uh fell off the wagon, big time”, you could tell he seemed embarrassed.   

“You should have told me. Or Archie for that matter”, the thought of your brother knowing your new found feelings for Jughead seemed like something you didn’t want to bring up.  

“It’s fine…it’s just temporary until…”, you cut him off his words. 

“Until you move into our house tonight”, you smiled. 

“No no, I shouldn’t. It’s really not your guys’ problem”, his voice became small again. 

“Juggie. You’re coming home with me tonight. No discussion”, you thought now or never “and uh…well I mean it surely won’t be all bad”. 

“Why?”, he finally faced you and decided to give into your feelings, you grasped the sides of his face and brought his lips to yours. He seemed a little stunned at first until his lips softened one hand moved to grasp your waist the other to a side of your face in return. The kiss became deeper, his tongue was now circling with yours. Your hands moved to the back of his hair until he finally parted your lips for a breath. 

He gave a slight chuckle while meeting his forehead with yours. “I guess we don’t have to talk about the other night then”. 

“Well I have one condition”, his ears perked a little while his eyes were curious. “Whatever this is”, you moved your hand to his chest, “I want to take it slow”. 

“I can do that”, he gave a slight smirk and brought his lips back to yours. 


 After a few more moments in the closet you both peered out the door. You had your tray behind Jughead who tugged your shirt telling you the coast was clear.

“So what about Archie?”, he got shy in his words. 

“Well he’ll be fine sharing his room with you”, you paused, “but uh maybe we don’t tell him just yet, or my dad. Just for a little bit”. 

“Alright”, the hall was still empty and Jughead stopped you from heading further down the hallway by once again tugging the bottom of your shirt. He brought you in for one more kiss, grasping your chin and bringing his soft lips to yours. “Sorry had to get one more in”, he smiled again while parting your mouth. 

“There you two are!”, Veronica chimed in with a slight smirk on her face. 

“Oh uh hi Veronica, we were just…”, you once again cut Jughead off. 

“Relax she already knows and she’s going to leave Archie out of it for now”, you chimed in giving some relief to Jughead’s nerves. He gave you a slight look of “why”. “Well I had to talk to someone about it.” 

“Yes yes and I’m happy for you two but your brother is looking for Jughead and I can only lie so much”, Veronica eyed the lunch room door. 

“Go. I’ll be there in a minute”, you gave him a peck on the cheek while his cheeks seemed to be a little flushed still.

and a very happy start (sloane/hurley)

TAZ, 1.3k. Pre-canon.

Sloane flirts. Sloane should check who she’s flirting with before she flirts, evidently.

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Sloane doesn’t look up when she hears the footsteps echoing in her garage. The side of her damn battle wagon is going to fall apart if she steps away, and she definitely doesn’t have time for whatever this is. “Hand me the 5/8ths wrench, will you?”

The footsteps stop. “Um. What?”

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Epitome of Eighteen Histories: Erika & Walker Episode

This is a twisted story.

A story of a twisted “story.”

♂♀

A few years ago, in a certain city

“Li~ke I~ sa~id, we really like anime, you know? So we’re all the same otaku buddies right? If you’re our friends you’d give a bit of change for our poor selves, right?”

In the darkness of a back alley with little passerby off from the Akihabara main street.

In a position behind a vending machine, several men surround a timid looking young man.

“No, um……”

“Ha? It’s no “um.” No, “um.” Look someone in the eye when you talk with them.”

While giving a light slap to the face, the hoodlum like man threatened the timid boy.

“I’m- I’m sorry……”

“In the eyes!”

The hoodlum continues to hit him in the face in succession, gradually adding more force.

The young man was already facing towards him with tears welling up in his eyes, but hoodlum earnestly continued to tease him without a care.

The men around the man slapping him surround the boy while grinning.

The boy, cornered, cried out “if you want money, I’ll give it, so let me go” and was about to pull out his wallet for the remaining cash he had but- 

The next moment, that atmosphere was broken, with a cold liquid poured on the hoodlums’ heads.

“!? Freezing! What the hell!?”

When the man who had slapped the boy looked around the area while wiping off the liquid poured on him, there stood a slit-eyed man.

“Ciao.”

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