Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Reading is Inspiring

Reading by virtue keeps me going in life. It is where I take my inspirations from and re-create thoughts that writers have shared and written through their point of views. By reading I feel connected with strangers especially with bloggers situated far from where I am actually living in. It is interesting that I hear their own versions on happenings that are in some way similar to what I experience. It is enlightening to think there are people who exist to write and include substantive musings not only to impress readers.

Preferences differ as you grow old I think, which is also applicable in blogging. And to describe it better, I now prefer writers than bloggers. In literal presentation, I read blogs of actual writers who earn a living through freelance contribution in magazine, or anywhere in cyber space. They are bloggers in essence, for a fact that they share a piece of themselves in blogs that they keep. But nonetheless the content is different. I am now looking for stories with insights that interact with society, more mature and bolder to begin with. Young and inexperienced writers tend to look at things by the surface though I cannot make this as a general conclusion. So I tend to read writings from people trying to experiment with the dynamic structure of life. Expats are my favorite nowadays and mostly that I read of are girls. They are inspiring me to seek adventure out of my comfort zone. They show me how a woman's boldness and courage could stand out while defying the normalcy of odd situations in foreign lands.

You may check the blogs that I often look at and they are situated on the left sidebar. I put them there intentionally to notify me whenever a new post has been made.They are not extensive but that small list could branch out to more useful blogs if you just stalk through them. I am not advertising them, well I do, but I do not want to make it sound like advertising. I just want to express how happy I am while reading their blogs. They help me in little ways so I like them. How I wish I could write just like them but I am not a writer. I did not take any writing courses or planning to take any either. I could just stay as their fan and an avid reader.

I started this fascination when I read Roxanne's blog months ago. She shares the plight of women in conflict zones in a way that I find it amazing and encouraging. Miro and his mother are just the practical and contemporary duo that dares to challenge the status quo. Miranda is someone who decided to stay in Europe which I too would strongly consider in the future. Yes, I want to go to Europe and live there. Writing Through the Fog for me is, a thesis of photography and life. It is life in photography and the photography of life. Again, just these are all but a hint of my favorite blogs but I know there a ton of good blogs as well. To each his own. :) Happy reading and wonderful blogging!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I Cannot Fat-hom How Large

Just like any other girls, I am no exception to the ones aiming for a healthier and slimmer body. Trash off the idea of being skinny and unhealthy. It is just so out. What is IN is eating the right food and doing the right activities.

I used to be very lenient of not getting any fatter even after eating 3 cups of rice in one meal. My metabolism was sort of a turbine which provokes less calories stored in my body as fat. Grade school, high school and college school activities also geared up my chances of staying in pretty shape after all. They say whatever calories, fat (bad and good), glucose-thingy I had were transformed into energy since I am a student and I study and think often. Duh, I do not know what the cause may be but those speculations remained as such for I do not know what Science could have explained why I had my body that way.

The frustrating part is, just like people who get older each and every year, I am gaining weight rapidly. I used to eat as many food- particularly carbohydrates- for my aim was to gain weight. I battled over such dilemma for I was worried that being skinny would make me look sickly. And so I acquired the habits of eating-over-what-I-could-take, chewing the whole meal in just 15 mins, finish up early and stand up the table and never move after that. Very lazy I know. Oh well, that was the wonder of the pubertal lifestyle I had but as I have said, hormonal structures change when we get old. And I am getting older.

Now my battle goes upside-down. Losing weight is never as easy as gaining weight, plus the frustration. I could never have another reaction but to sigh over the fats padding up my bellies, arms, thighs, name whatever body parts you could think of. From small, I became medium and now becoming large but hopefully I would stop at this LOL. Pretty not confident with these wobbling fats, but I do not aim to be bone-and-skin rather. I am okay with my body but I want it to contain a much healthier flesh and fats.

People die of diabetes, heart attacks, lifestyle-related diseases and it scares me. But stupid and funny though, I am not sure where to start evolving and when. I am consuming more or less 6 hours of my time in office just sitting in front of the computer everyday 5 times a week. Sounds familiar? My schedule does not help either since I work at night and metabolism seems to slow down at this time for the day according to this. Reading remedies and solutions might motivate me to take actions and for you too, who might be experiencing the same. I just want to share what I read online and I do not know if you too can commit to one of these healthy habits.

Apparently, the first and biggest solution yet that appealed to me is to eat my meal in a slower pace. I confess that I eat like a construction worker. Gosh. But baby steps are nevertheless a starting point. Keep an eye on me to this! Read more about weight loss without dieting.

How I wish eating frivolously does not equate with gaining fats. Oh well, comrades, are we on the same boat? Are you feeling lucky or doomed? Share your stories.