The months leading to the national elections saw a lot of passionate campaigning on the ground, and more so on social media. The discourses were initially intelligent, rational, insightful, and calm. But in the weeks nearing the election, these degenerated into acrimonious exchanges and personal attacks. I was even tempted to unfollow a couple of friends who were of opposing camps but instead of campaigning for their respective candidates on their *own* walls, would attack the other person’s candidate on the latter’s wall. Anuba! Your own candidates do not even know you exist, and yet, you are fighting tooth and nail for them, at the expense of friendships! 😮
I thought that after the elections, my FB page would go back to “normal” (my normal FB feed being life milestones, geeky stuff, inspirational quotes, word porn, food porn, org porn). But it seems like the noise has all the more intensified, what with the close VP race, allegations of cheating , I.T., math and statistics experts weighing in on the numbers, stories of martial law, and bitter pronouncements among the losing candidates’ followers.
Anyway, enough of the rant. This blog’s my little online sanctuary and I intend for it to be happy and positive. (My FB feed’s noisy and nega as it is!). Despite the title being the winning presidentiable’s battlecry, this post was not intended to be political in the first place. I am writing this to to declare that change is coming… for myself: I AM GOING TO LOSE WEIGHT. Haha! 😛
I’ve been steadily gaining weight over the past few months. Whatever energy is spent running after the little one is offset by finishing his leftovers. 😮 But during our recent vacation in Manila, I went overboard. Between Manila Hotel’s buffet breakfast and the mother-in-law’s homecooked dinners, there was just too much food, I couldn’t help but stuff myself! @_@ So when we returned, I could barely zip up my pants. 😛 I’m running out of clothes to wear and losing weight is the cheaper option rather than overhauling my wardrobe. There’s a beach party I’ll be going to next month. And although hindi naman ako nagtwo-two piece, I still have to look presentable and not look like a beached whale. 😮 Also, my brother-in-law is getting married, so I have to look good for the family photo-op. 😉
I am putting this declaration out here for some accountability. Maybe you could rally me into sticking to my goals. 😉
Starting weight: 53 kg.