Remember I was going on about feeling fat and bloaty and all? What felt the worst was this: not being able to fit into my jeans.
I tell you, that was the most depressing thing in my life in recent years. (That actually meant that my life has been pretty lovely so far, which I'm grateful for. But still, it DOES NOT trivialize my not being able to fit into my jeans!)
And no, I'm not trying to sound bimbotic.
I used to be a fat kid. Being made fun of and called ah bui was not fun. Then I lost weight in Sec 3/4, and I gained it all over again during my Project Superstar days in 2005.
I looked so huge standing next to Candyce omg!!!
Then I lost weight from my Project Superstar chubby days to get this not-very-thin-but-still-not-too-bad-onscreeen figure. Just so people can't insult my fat-ness. And now, months after this photo was taken, I was hopping to get my legs INTO the legs of those jeans. ><
I hate this ding dong.
But I admit I have a part to play for this.
1. I haven't been exercising. No dance. No jog. Not even spa-ing everyday. Just been sitting around a lot. Fat die orbigood right?
2. I have been eating like nobody's business. I don't know what got over me, but like I wrote a few posts back, I was on a carb addiction and was craving rice noodles bread biscuits and munching every hour. Sure fat. Like I didn't know when I was doing it right? I don't know what got over me la. Sigh.
Hey, to be fair, a lot of us girls are like that right? *self-console*
I kind of regretted not going back to my exercise routine. But oh well, if there is a better way, I'm going to try it. I want toned and slender legs and firm inner thighs and a perky butt. Jogging and dance classes makes my calves and thighs toned, but they
get stay chunky. You agree with this right? #woesofawomantryingtoloseweight
It really wasn't (just) about looking good in nice clothes. I was starting to find once-familiar feelings of lowered self esteem and heightened self-consciousness creeping up on me. You know what they say about women having a lot of clothes but always saying they have nothing to wear? That's me. And it's because those clothes don't flatter me anymore. I looked like a bazhang in too many of them now. =..(
So I consulted BottomSlim for help. I'm sure many of you have heard of them. If BottomSlim is the specialist and pioneer on lower body slimming, who else should I go to but them right? I have seen their ads on countless publications, and I finally plucked up enough courage to visit them and let them manhandle my thighs and ass.
I told her my biggest concerns, which were my inner thighs, growing but saggy butt, as well as cellulite. All in the privacy of a cosy room where no one else could see me. If you want privacy, this outlet which I went at Square 2 is as private as you can get. It was a maze to get to the outlet. I got lost for quite a while before I found the place.
Trying to look all cheery as they take my measurements to shock me into disbelief.
This is my basal metabolic rate, meaning how many calories I can burn while at rest.
FML. This is body fat percentage. Pui pui pui! My goal is to hit 19%.
Shit. Is this my weight?
When did I become 57.7kg??????????
I was happily 53kg just last year! ><
4 kg to lose before the year ends. Wish me luck man. I know this session wouldn't make me lose 4 kg, but if I can get off some inches, or even a few centimetres, I would be that little bit happier.
So How Did the Treatment Go?
My measurements were taken, and I was prescribed Ionto to firm up my slight butterfly arms (yes they do arms too!) and 2 treatments, RF as well as 50K Cavitation for my thighs as they were my main problem area due to cellulite and just being we...erm..thick. Cellulite is when your skin has an excess of dimples when you stress the muscles. Like I see them when I squeeze my buttcheeks in. Lol. I only want dimples on my face....
For some people, cellulite is even apparent at rest. And that's what makes wearing shorts very ugly.
The therapist touched my arms and said my arms are too soft. Like not lean and toned, just nua nua. Hence she recommended the Ionto Comed for my arms to tone it up. This treatment helps to remove excess fatty deposit, lift saggy muscles, and promote blood circulation as well as lymphatic circulation. For those with stretch marks and scars, this treatment can help to lighten them!
This was pretty comfy. Apart from being a little cold, I could doze off.
Tip: If it gets cold, chances are the towel under your treated area has gotten wet. Ask them to change a towel and you should feel more comfortable. =)
As for RF 55, it helps to liquefy fats into free fatty acids so your body can use them. It also stimulates and increases blood circulation which helps to get rid of the free fatty acid. Nice! Collagen production will also be stimulated under the skin for a firming effect, and you can expect to see a body fat percentage drop, as well as a reduced appearance of cellulite.
This treatment has a frequency penetration of up to 15mm into the skin that induces deep heating, and which BottomSlim uses to replace liposuction without you having to go under the knife. =D
The therapist used something like those cellulite busters you use in the bathroom with the bumps on them and rubbed it all around my thighs. This one may hurt a little, especially if you have a little more fat than others. But I believe it hurts less than liposuction. Lol.
Expect a little bruising but no biggie, they should clear within a week.
Tip: Wear jeans or maxi dresses to cover up!
The 50K Cavitation also has an effect similar to liposuction, and it creates an effect similar to internal explosion of the fat cells, which will then be metabolised out of the body by lymphatic drainage. No side effects, no swelling, no uneven skin, slimmer thighs. I want!!!
This treatment felt a little more like massage. All I felt was some micro currents, coupled with a slight buzzing sound. I think I dozed off at some point here. It's really that painless. ^.^
After a couple of hours I am done! So here are my results.
I lost a cm each!
This is at the widest part of the thigh. Usually for such treatments to be effective, it is recommended that you go at least 3 times a week. If I can lose 3 cm a week, I will be a happy girl at the end of 10 sessions!
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