#KetoBridePH - Keto Journey of a bride to be

"Hey Carlzy, what's up?" You might ask me. As you know, ever since Leonard proposed to me last year, I got quite busy with some stuff. Aside from being busy with wedding preparation, we're also preparing for our little home. 

Anyway, I got a new journey on which I am very excited to blog. As the title suggests, I am now introducing a new series of my weight loss journey. If you've been following my blog (well not sure if I really have followers), I have this love-hate relationship with my weight ever since the world began and add to that is having PCOS in my entire adult life. As a soon to be bride, I really want to lose weight before my big day!

By January of this year, I think I hit my highest weight. Last year, my endocrinologist put me into diabetes medication because I am pre-diabetic, huhu, sad noh? I am not yet 30 but I am now taking maintenance medicine. However, I stopped taking metformin mid-last year because I can't take it anymore. I did lose some few pounds from taking metformin but they creep back and clung to me like the stubborn fats that they are. 

This February I learned about Keto. I didn't know that this diet exists until later. 

Image from myketokitchen.com

The Carmelence View | Review

It's been a year since I dropped a post here on my blog. So much has been happening ever since that Surprised Proposal. I can't still believe that I'm getting married this year. And just when I thought Paul and I will just celebrate our anniversary as simple as it gets, this guy had something up to his sleeves....

Acuatico | Anniversary and Surprise Proposal from him

Night and Day at Acuatico Beach Resort

"Diba sabi mo sana ang love may infinite loop? Bibigyan kita ng tatlong infinity, itong infinity pool (kung nasaan tayo), itong inifinity ring and my never ending love for you...Will you marry me?" 

Yan yung mga salita na never ko makakalimutan habang buhay siguro. Our special day, the day that I agreed to be his girlfriend, is the very same day that I accepted to be his future wife. Ganun pala yung pakiramdam mga bes. Nakakakaba, nakakaiyak, mixed emotions. Di ko alam kung totoo ba yung nangyayari, kung nananaginip ba ako. I'm so happy and yet I can't help but cry. That night was one of memorable nights I have with him and one of the best so far. I'm so glad he proposed to me in a peaceful place, under the stars at the middle of everything that close to my heart.

Axilight Underarm Whitening Review

If there's one problem that I wanted to address right now, as in right now, that is the uneven discoloration of my underarms. It didn't even help that I'm also suffering from hormonal imbalance which is one cause of dark skin. Ang hirap maging babae, juskopo!

Waiting for my first Axilight

So after contemplating and also doing a free consultation with Skin Station's resident doctor, I decided to avail Axilight laser. O diba, ganyan na ako kadesidido na umayos ang kalagayan ni kelly ko(kili-kili). I availed 5 sessions  and just last October 30, I started my very first session at SM Sucat branch.

Stretch Marks Be Gone - Bio Oil Review

One day, while I was looking myself at the mirror, I noticed some unsightly red marks on my tummy area. I was gasping for air and I can't believe what I saw, stretch marks!! Was I really got that big? I was in denial for a moment but as the time goes by, it dawned on me that it was really stretch marks. How can I get them when I don't even have a baby yet? I wanted to burst into tears and blame myself for being a glutton. I immediately search for a stretch marks remover. There were many recommendations - palmers, glyderm, butter shea from body shop, etc. I wanted to try them all if only I have a money. I even thought of getting a laser. I was depressed. God, I'm not used to those marks. I felt it was a cursed, a cursed of being fat. My self esteem is at the lowest point. Then I just read and read for reviews. I initially thought of getting Palmers stretch mark lotion, but the Watsons store that I went to does not have any stocks so I decided to get this instead:

Bio Oil
Bio oil reduces the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging and dehydrated skin. According to the reviews that I read online, using this oil made an improvement on their stretchies. It was popular abroad so I thought why not and try it myself.  It's only been three weeks since I started using this. I applied it twice a day but sometimes I missed it at night. The scent is not bad. I haven't seen any improvements yet but I wanted to try it up the last drop of this bottle. I also applied whitening lotion on my tummy area just to help in reducing the marks. If I don't see any improvements after I finished one bottle then I have to switch to another product. I know this is is not an overnight process but I'm hoping that bio oil is worth it. I read online that stretch marks cannot be removed, it's like forever in your skin. What you can only do is to prevent yourself of getting them or if you have them now, you can only improve it's appearance. 

Price: Php 700++

Note: I'll update this post once I finished one bottle. Hopefully, there will be some results on using Bio Oil.