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49 Days to Go!

It’s 49 days to go ’til the big day. There are still some minor and a couple of major things we have to accomplish. I’m still not too worried yet (I’m not sure when I would be), but there are some pressing matters that we have to attend to IMMEDIATELY.

On top of everything, I will have to intensify my training and if possible come into the gym 5-6 days a week from now. Weight training is still of primary importance to me, but I have to make sure that I am also doing lots and lots of cardio. The hardest thing is to eat clean. EATING CLEAN, during the holiday season is IMPOSSIBLE. I will have to try my best to filter out what I eat whenever we go out with friends too. I think I have to follow a strict “21-days to break a bad habit” approach on this one.

I think I also need to do yoga again. My sleeping pattern is weird again.

Please please please wish me luck.


THINGS TO DO (the ones I can remember):

By end of December

  1. Distribute fabric to our PS – Fabric on hand, for distribution
  2. Hire a choir – Deciding on a supplier
  3. Print misalettes
  4. Submit ML
  5. Give go signal to invitation printer
  6. Backgrounds for photo booth
  7. Finalize rings
  8. Finalize AVP
  9. Buy bearer’s outfit – Getting from my couturier
  10. Finalize bridal jewelry – Saw something I liked
  11. Finalize FOG suit and BM suit
  12. Print table numbers/stickers – Design finished, for printing
  13. Finalize bridal car flower and offertory flowers
  14. Inform offerors and readers of their duty
  15. Gift registry

By January

  1. Buy gifts for PS
  2. Buy gifts for suppliers
  3. Buy shoes (for me)
  4. Buy cuff links for Rodney
  5. Buy prep dress
  6. Buy barong for FOB
  7. Buy neckties for male SS
  8. Buy bible
  9. Buy misc stuff (cork board, permanent markers, post its, stickers etc.)
  10. Finalize wedding car
  11. Rent car for my relatives from the province
  12. Taiwan visa
  13. Honeymoon accommodations

Craving for Junk Food

This is one of the hardest habits to break. There are people who doesn’t like junk food at all (like R). Unfortunately, I’m one of the millions of people who occasionally crave for chocolates, chips, cookies, cupcakes, marshmallows, etc. etc.

I’ve kind of succeeded holding back a little on the sweets and the chips since I started with Camp Vitalé. The few times I caved in for those little suckers, I can’t shake off the guilt.

BUT. I turn into a little cookie monster when it’s the time of the month and I hate it! Even if I eat properly the whole day, I would crave for some additional nibbles.

How does one contain this anyway? I always end up feeling terrible during this period.

Eating healthy starts at the grocery

It’s always a struggle to pick the healthier food options at the grocery. Aside from the fact that you are sorrounded with yummy junk food, some of the healthier organic options are too expensive.

Some things to consider when buying food at the grocery:

– Take the basket instead of the cart. If you don’t plan on buying a month’s supply of food, it’s better to stick with the basket so you only buy the essentials. Don’t use a cart for the basket either, burn a few calories carrying your basket instead of pushing it.

– Go directly to the fruits and vegetable section and fill that basket with a couple of fruit selections. 2 or 3 sets of fruit will be good for a week as long as you portion it properly. My favorite combination are melon, papaya and banana. I also love kiwi and watermelon. For vegetables, choose greens, a couple of bellpeppers, mushrooms, carrots. Get load of onion and garlic. This will help flavor your food without adding too much salt. Herbs and spices are good too.

– Don’t forget the eggs!

– Choose whole wheat bread

– Get yourself some yogurt for snacking

– You are allowed a teaspoonful of peanut butter with your bread

– Choose low fat milk. If you are getting a full cream milk, it’s ok as long as you only have 1/4 cup per day.

– If you’re into chocolates, don’t deprive yourself and get a bar of the dark ones. Once in a while you can eat a small piece. Just don’t eat the whole bar in 1 seating!

Lastly, I don’t claim to be a food expert. I sometimes fall into the trap and eat out. And cheat my meals. This eating healthy thing is new for me. If I’m out in a restaurant, I just choose the less evil and try hard to portion control. I don’t succeed all the time. So the most important thing is to not beat yourself up. Just try harder next time.

Do not miss breakfast, ever.

I don’t follow it as much as I want to, but I try my best to eat breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day.


1 scrambled egg w/ onion, tomato, pepper, 2 whole wheat bread, 2 slices of melon, coffee #breakfast


The staple: 1 omelet/scrambled egg, 2 whole wheat bread, 1 serving of fruits, milk and coffee