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Profile 1: Being fit and Weight loss – Vima Mendoza

21/01/2009

In a few posts, i will be writing profile of people who amazingly lost weight on the will to get fit and be on a healthy weight, or just to have a healthy lifestyle in relation to healthy physique.

Sometimes, we just see the before and after in Tele or newspaper ads of people who shed huge amount of body weight, and sometimes we think that looking at how they look, it is very unrealistic and it can be an edited photo. And it makes us more depressed seeing them on TV or at the magazines dreaming when will I ever get that kind of body?

So for more than a year, i’ve met real people who told me how much weight they’ve lost and i actually have seen them now and some old pictures of them. I hope to inspire the people who have the other way around, so fit before and got unfit as the time passed by. Or keep on inspiring people who are trying their best to get fitter.

So this is the interview with Vima Mendoza, a fellow h@ppy feet runner.

me: What is your Heaviest weight? Vimma: 135 lbs ( i think i reached a waistline of 34 or more!)
me: What is your Current weight Vimma: 115 lbs (i gained during the holidays, hehe)
me: What is your Lightest weight Vimma: 110 lbs
me: What made you realize you need to get back on track and being fit and healthy?
Vimma: I always have difficulty breathing, was hypertensive most of the time, i have difficulty buying clothes. then i saw my kids and realized i wanted to see them grow until they have a family of their own. in other words i was afraid to die young. and most of all, i wanted to feel good about myself. seeing my unflattering, naked figure lowers my self-esteem. i realized i wanted to have a lifestyle change and it is time.
me: Do you have a special diet? What is it?
no special diet. i just follow the 5-meals a day. balanced diet wherein i only eat rice once our of the 5 meals and also i try to not go over my 1600 cal per day limit. BUT if i do, i make sure that i have a physical activity to compensate for it. i try to shy away from softdrinks and chips/junk foods not because of my wanting to stay slim but because it causes my blood pressure to rise. 😉

Attached is my nutritionist personally created for me before. if you will notice, it lists normal filipino food that you can almost find everywhere. this is what i have followed during the early part of my “transformation”. hehe. there are no really starving episodes involved. 😉 i have since created my own meal combinations but i see to it that i try to go within the 1600 cal limit pa rin. and when i am with running peeps, i eat what they eat. kasi nga di ba we lose it din naman through running pa rin. hehe.

(me, comments: Surprisingly, looking at the nutritionist prescribed food, it still does look you need not to starve yourself! so below is Vimma’s diet)

Dietary Rx 1600kcal/day

ONE WEEK MENU

DAY ONE
BREAKFAST: ½ cup plain rice, 4 matchbox size Tocino (without fat), 1 glass canned fruit juice, unsweetened
AM SNACK: 1 medium size banana, 1 cup yogurt
LUNCH: ½ cup plain rice, ½ cup vegetable from Chicken Tinola, 2 pieces chicken breast (pitso), 1 slice watermelon
PM SNACK: 1 small cup noodles, 1 Spanish bread
DINNER: 1 medium size banana, 2 slices bread, 6 tbsp Corned Beef

DAY TWO
BREAKFAST: 1 cup Champorado
AM SNACK: Peanut Butter sandwich(2 slices bread, 2 tsp peanut butter), 1 glass canned fruit juice, unsweetened
LUNCH: ½ cup plain rice, ½ cup Ginisang Repolyo, 1 big size Fried Tilapia, 1 ponkan
PM SNACK: 2 pieces banana cue,
DINNER: ½ cup plain rice, 2 slices Inihaw na Bangus

DAY THREE
BREAKFAST: 2 slices bread, 1 fried egg, 1 glass non fat milk, 1 piece hotdog
AM SNACK: 1 slice kakanin, 1 glass canned fruit juice, unsweetened
LUNCH:½ cup plain rice, 1 cup Ginisang Munggo, 1 piece Fried Fish, 1 glass canned fruit juice, unsweetened
PM SNACK: 4 pieces Soda Crackers, 1 ponkan
DINNER: ½ cup plain rice, 4 matchbox size lean Chicken Meat (Afritada) plus 1 chicken wing

DAY FOUR
BREAKFAST: 1 ½ cup Champorado with milk
AM SNACK: 1 big apple, 1 slice pizza
LUNCH: ½ cup plain rice, ½ cup vegetable from Beef Nilaga, 2 matchbox lean beef, 2 pieces medium size pulvoron
PM SNACK: 1 cup yogurt, 3 pieces Mamon Tostado
DINNER: ½ cup plain rice, 1 cup Pinakbet, 1 slice Mango

DAY FIVE
BREAKFAST: 1 slices toasted bread with 2 tsp margarine, 1 glass non-fat milk
AM SNACK: 1 slice kakanin, 1 glass canned fruit juice, unsweetened
LUNCH: 1 cup spaghetti, 1 big Fried Chicken leg, 1 glass canned fruit juice, unsweetened
PM SNACK: 1 ponkan, 2 pieces banana cue
DINNER: ½ plain cup rice, 1 cup Chopsuey, 1 small size Fried Fish, 1 glass canned fruit juice, unsweetened

DAY SIX
BREAKFAST: 1 cup cooked oatmeal (thick consistency), 1 medium sized banana
AM SNACK: 1 cup yogurt
LUNCH: 1 cup plain rice, 4 matchbox size lean meat (Lechon Paksiw)
PM SNACK: 2 slices watermelon
DINNER: ½ cup plain rice, 1 cup vegetable from Sinigang na Hipon, 4 pieces Shrimps

DAY SEVEN
BREAKFAST: 2 slices Bread, 6 tbsp Corned Beef, 1 glass canned fruit juice, unsweetened
AM SNACK: 1 cup yogurt
LUNCH: ½ cup plain rice, 2 slices Rellenong Bangus, 1 cup ensaladang talong, 1 glass canned fruit juice, unsweetened
PM SNACK: 1 slice pizza, 1 glass canned fruit juice, unsweetened
DINNER: 2 slices bread, 2 tbsp Chiz Wiz, 1 glass canned fruit juice, unsweetened

Current sports you do: I do running and mountain biking. 😉

vimataba

Vimma at 135 lbs

Vimma at 110 lbs

Vimma at 110 lbs

If you want to share your weight loss and being fit experience, I would be glad to do a write-up about you. I think its a good way of encouraging people that they can still loose weight, get fit/fitter and feel good about themselves.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. 21/01/2009 5:52 pm

    Very good post. I like the meal plan layout for the week. Very helpful.

  2. 21/01/2009 7:41 pm

    Great info you have provided here. Very useful information.

  3. witchkitty permalink*
    21/01/2009 11:27 pm

    very useful indeed on the menu plan 🙂 i like it too that it does say you should eat and not starve yourself, plus its just eating normal, readily available food. glad you guys like it.

  4. 22/01/2009 12:00 am

    Wow this topic is very useful! Thank you for the post!

  5. 22/01/2009 12:45 am

    Nice write-up. Thanks for taking the time to put this up.

  6. 22/01/2009 5:27 am

    Chaia, I can never thank you enough for this post. I just hope we really could encourage/inspire others with my personal experience. Take care always! – vimz 😉

  7. sundaywarrior permalink
    22/01/2009 8:12 am

    Nice post, and very helpful tips too, will pass this on to my friend who oh so desperately wants to lose weight… Thanks!

  8. witchkitty permalink*
    23/01/2009 4:42 am

    glad you liked the post Kristine and SundayWarrior! check my newest post

  9. 31/01/2009 2:46 am

    wooooow! 🙂 galing ni Vima! i like this new idea of your mare too! 🙂 i’ll refer this to my trying-to-lose-weight-and be fit friends! andami pa naman nila! 🙂

    Uy mars! 🙂 thanks, that’s it we become ambassador’s of fitness! hope you’re recovering well!

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