Sunday, February 17, 2013

Beautiful Sunday # 43 - Of food, aging and weight gain

Two words to describe myself as I'm typing this post TIRED and HEAVY :(  I would like to believe that these are just pre-menstrual syndrome and not a bitter admission of unhealthy aging. In a way, I feel that my body is calling me to return to my regular weekend sacrifice ..... jogging. Otherwise, I might wake up as a pathetic 200 lbs. Nooooo But seriously, someone has to always remind and slap me of that possibility. In that way, I can start disliking my Coke upsizes, Taco Bell's belly heavy meals, guilty cake slices, quarter pound burgers... I think I'm inducing myself to crave haha

For some, the past week was a "love" celebration. But for me, the entire week meant going home late because of some pasaway (hard headed, stubborn, lazy count all those negative adjectives) college kids. These kids really taught me to own buckets of bottomless patience. Editing papers and cramming with them. So after a long day at work, I always treated myself to a heavy and unhealthy dinner. Bad! Bad! Bad! Here are some of the weight gaining indulgences I made

Two slices of sweet mangoes from my Nanay and an order of cheap Shawarma from the food cart inside the train station. For those who are not familiar, Shawarma is a sandwich made of pita bread and combination of different meat slices. The meat used can be made of chicken, beef, goat, lamb, and sometimes, turkey. In my case, what I have is the regular beef with slices of onion, tomato, cucumber and spicy ranch dressing. Obviously, this heavy sandwich is not something you should take if you have weight related problems like me.

On the night of Valentine's Day, I was so tired after having my evening classes. So before I headed home, I treated myself to this

California Maki from Teriyaki Boy and Figaro's Red Velvet cake to console the single self. :-D I finished the entire set of Maki by myself because of tirednesssss (What a great and lame excuse).

Figaro's Red Velvet cake is my newest favorite. I took detailed photos of the red velvet cake but (signs of aging) I can't find the file in my hard drive.

In a totally unrelated topic, I discovered this

black soap from Watsons. You know that I'm no beauty expert. In like manner that I'm not the best person to maintain a beauty regimen. But since my face is showing some signs of advanced aging, fine lines and dark circles around my eyes, I pressed the alarm button on. In effect, my trips to Watsons have become more frequent. I'm particularly searching for more organic beauty products that don't really wreck my super slim budget ;)

Ironically this black soap claims to whiten those dark areas in my face (Hello dark circles in my eyes! Meet your enemy)
Let's see if this organic being will work for me. I'll try to make a review but no, I'm not turning to a beauty blogger. :)

What are some beautiful things that made your week?


  1. Oh!! I hope the soap works for you. It sounds promising. That mango looked so delicious and... Of course, so did that red velvet cake. :) why do sweets always look so good??? :)

    1. Amanda! You're alive again hahaha Glad to see you back in the blogosphere

  2. Yeah, make a review on that soap. I wanna know if it works. Hahaha

    1. Sige gawin nating Guinea Pig ang pagmumukha kong matagal ng may sira haha

  3. I'm talking about colors today and wondering what your thoughts are on that subject. I sure love that soap...peppermint and vit E....such good ingredients! Enjoy your week and all of the fabulous food you find to eat! Sweet hugs!

  4. I kept denying that I am aging too but I miss those days when I can eat as much as I want and not gain the slightest weight. hay those were the days. Hehe...

    I have been endorsing this facial wash to friends since I have used it for Demi when she was just a baby. It's cetaphil. I use it every morning right after the dusty jeepney rides to office and before sleeping. It is very gentle. :)

  5. Yeah, I am not a fan of beauty products as well, but once a year, I treat myself to a visit to The Body Shop and purchase in bulk some skincare. That's as far as my "beauty purchase" goes! Otherwise, I can't really be bothered to learn more. Terrible, right?

    My weekend was made by a visit from old friends that live an hour away.


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