Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I was not going to blog about this since this only happened once and so long ago, but because it happened again, I guess I should share this, also in time for Halloween.

Disclaimer: I don't really believe in these things. I'm actually the most rational person you'll ever know.

1995 - Way back in grade school. A classmate claimed to have seen me at the school quadrangle. He called me but I ignored him. I was in the library the whole time this happened.

2012 - Just last week. I decided to work from home one day. An officemate saw me sitting at my cube and she even tried to talk to me but I ignored her. Another officemate asked my seatmate in the afternoon if I went home already and she claimed to see me earlier. My seatmate denied seeing me of course, since she knew I was working from home.

So what do you think of this? I hope what happened is just a figment of their imaginations. :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Yes, I'm Actually Trying to Lose Weight

You read that right.

Inspired by myself losing a few pounds (7-10 lbs, not really sure) without doing much effort for the past 1 1/2 months - the effect of having to commute to Makati from QC every weekday for work, plus eating only half a cup of rice during lunch, with more ulam and sometimes a banana - I have decided to make a more conscious effort to get to a healthy weight.

So here comes Carbtrim. Seeing Chico Garcia and Delamar Arias post photos of their food and Carbtrim on the side, I found myself thinking about trying the product. I've seen a few blogs here and there of people trying it, some attesting to the efficiency of the drink.

So today, I bought three, yes, 3 packs of Carbtrim. One in apple flavor, and the two in lemon. I just tried the apple variant a while ago and it actually almost tastes like regular iced tea, just with a faint, bearable aftertaste.

I drank the tea before eating dinner. Took half a cup of rice and fish just in case it was true that the drink will make you feel full quickly. True enough, just after a few mouthfuls, I felt full, although I started out a bit famished. Halfway through my meal I actually wanted to stop eating, but I didn't because sayang naman yung food.

Some would say that maybe I felt full because I drank liquid before eating. Trust me, I already tried with drinking a full glass of water before eating, but it was not really effective for me.

So, Carbtrim. You can buy this at leading supermarkets and drugstores. I bought mine at Mercury Drug. It comes in a box of six sachets, for Php144/box. A bit steep for those in a budget.

Before trying out this product though, if you have serious conditions or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your doctor first. :)