weight loss & weight gain

When I first entered KUiTTHO, I was very skinny…  

Hui Ling, “Thin, with hollow cheeks, like drug addict…”

Felicia, “You look like a lizard or a monkey…”

No matter how many tons of food I ate, I still remained that thin along my 1st year in KUiTTHO, but not after I went for a blood donation for the very first time in my life. Since then, I could see that a buoy was forming around my waist as well as the tummy! I found myself panting whenever I climbed the stairs all the way up to my room, and that I had difficulty squatting down!! Not to mention, I found myself heavy whenever I was walking… the situation went worse during the long break on March 2002, I worked part time as a hostess at a Chinese restaurant of a 4-star hotel. The food prepared was just so irresistible! I kept on bloated until my friend called me “roti yang berkembang dalam air (发水面包)”…

But luckily with my athletics training during the 1st semester of 2nd year, I managed to slim down. Then, along my 2nd and 3rd year studies in KUiTTHO, I was like a balloon, blown up during every long break and deflated during the studying semesters.  

From a balloon, I transformed into a very muscular lady and then to a skeleton-alive. During the 4th year in KUiTTHO (July 2004 – Feb 2005), I really set my heart to win a medal in MASUM (an inter-universities sports day). I underwent hell like athletics training almost everyday. Thanks to the hill run and gym sessions, I was so built that time, with my muscular and big arms and thighs, and I was even with 6-pack on my abdomen (light one la, not that geli like body-builder’s)! 

Owing to the intensive athletics training, sometimes I was anorectic. There was time when I did not feel like eating at all or ate very little but then felt like vomiting after eating.  

Sometimes I got symptoms like a bulimia nervosa patient as well. I used to eat 2-person’s meals per dinner and yet still feeling not full (and I remained thin as well)! I was so broke (spent too much on food) that I had to seek consultation from the clinic. I told the doctor that I suspected there were parasites inside my stomach which absorbed a big part of my predigested food… I could see that the doctor was trying so hard to “tahan gelak” that time but in the end she did gave me Zentel for consumption.  

I showed the Zentel to Kar Guan during class, and you know what he did next? He went in front of the theater, grabbed the microphone and announced to the whole class, “Everyone, attention please! Please do not tell anyone that there are gonna be worms in Samantha’s shit!” The whole class burst into laughter.  

Weirdly, during my final year, I got this sudden weight drop of 6 kg even though I was still with my extraordinary big appetite! I was so thin that everyone, I must emphasize, it’s EVERYONE seeing me would ask what’s wrong with me that I was so thin… I was worried actually; thinking of this might be a red light for my health. I went for a medical check up and blood test, nothing’s wrong though… Hui Ling and Nyet Feng even dragged me to seek consultancy from a Chinese sensei. I took this advantage to eat like a dinosaur then. I took 5 heavy meals everyday, but then I was still this size… 

I’m now back to normal, to a balloon and starting to put on weight because food cooked by my mom is also very irresistible! Kinda miss those good old days when I can eat like a dinosaur and still remain slim… From now onwards, I have to control my diet, I do not want myself to look like an INFLATED balloon!

Advertisements

2 Responses to “weight loss & weight gain”


  1. 1 sc June 27, 2006 at 9:20 am

    hey.. din know kg\’s so courageous.. haha

  2. 2 Poh Tee August 26, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    haha… luckily u are back to normal again…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




I spot you, creativity!

Series #9 Light bulb reuse!

Reflection of the day

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 43 other followers

Inside the glass bottle…

“I want to walk tall, believe in myself, have the courage to ask for what I want and need, and live a life that mattered. I want to wake up in the morning with a smile on my face and know that I am loved and that I belonged. I am desperate to feel worthy and I am hungry for the opportunity to live my fullest potential.” - modified from "The Dark Side of the Light Chasers" - Debbie Ford

Under the apple tree…

"If you are not spending all of your waking life in discontent, worry, anxiety, depression, despair, or consumed by other negative states; if you are able to enjoy simple things like listening to the sound of the rain or the wind; if you can see the beauty of clouds moving across the sky or be alone at times without feeling lonely or needing the mental stimulus of entertainment; if you find yourself treating a complete stranger with heartfelt kindness without wanting anything from him or her... it means that a space has opened up, no matter how briefly, in the otherwise incessant stream of thinking that is the human mind." - A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle

Blog Stats since Dec 2010

  • 52,048 hits

Ich lese….

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The time keeper by Mitch Albom

The art of thinking clearly by Rolf Dobelli

The first phone call from heaven by Mitch Albom

Inferno by Dan Brown

For one more day by Mitch Albom

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

A study in scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom

Have a little faith by Mitch Albom

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

A Fresh Start by John Chapman

Inspiring quotes!

If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other? (God in "Evan Almighthy")
“To love another person is to see the face of God.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain
Aggie: "But what about the people who hurt you? Don't you ever want to make them suffer?" Norman Babcock: "Well, yeah, but what good would that do? You think just because there's bad people that there's no good ones either? I thought the same thing for a while. But there's always someone out there for you. Somewhere." - Paranorman
"机遇总是偏爱有准备的人"
“You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” by Walter Hagen
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, body totally worn out and screaming "WOOOHOOOO what a ride!" - by anonymous
When you travel, it’s not like you take a part of each place away with you; rather, it’s as if you leave a part of yourself there, like a part of you forever belongs to that place – the time, the people, and the things you saw; and over time, it gets burned deeper into your soul - by anonymous

%d bloggers like this: