My Health Advocacy Part 21

The Journey to Childbirth Chapter One


So Hazel was finally pregnant. And this time, we were not taking any chances. We decided to go to a specialist in perinatology, a high-risk pregnancy OB-GYN. She was the first obstetrician we went to after we were married and because of her track record, we decided to return. Her name: Dr. Ana Marie Madamba-Burgos. Continue reading “My Health Advocacy Part 21”

My Health Advocacy Part 20 (After Photo at The End of The Post)

The Journey to Pregnancy Chapter Twelve


“Do you want to do the Spartan Program?”

Do keep in mind that the TR90 kit costs Php100,000 or ~$2,000 with a member’s discounted price of Php70,000 or ~$1,350, no small sum in a third world country like the Philippines. Continue reading “My Health Advocacy Part 20 (After Photo at The End of The Post)”

My Health Advocacy Part 19

The Journey to Pregnancy Chapter Eleven

My last few entries discussed the Spartan Transformation Program. And today, I’ll talk about its significance to us.

Since the doctor’s requirement was for Hazel to manage her weight so she could get pregnant, she tried many different diets. I also tried them to see the effects on my body and also to help support Hazel. Continue reading “My Health Advocacy Part 19”

My Health Advocacy Part 18

The Journey to Pregnancy Chapter Ten

First of all, I’d like to apologize for the week-long delay between my last post and this one. Something came up that prevented me from blogging late nights over the past week. That being said, I’ll be posting about my advocacy and my jar twice a day to make up for it.

I’ll also change the dates in the posts so they reflect the intended publish schedule. It’ll help me keep track too. Continue reading “My Health Advocacy Part 18”

Jar Entry #66 – Regular Exercise

I got to work out tonight. That may not seem like such a significant thing, but being able to do so regularly is almost impossible these days. Even with exercise, Nixi can still leave me exhausted by the end of the day. Happy, but exhausted. I’m just glad I still get to do it at least twice a week. Continue reading “Jar Entry #66 – Regular Exercise”

My Health Advocacy Part 17

The Journey to Pregnancy Chapter Nine

Coaching in the Spartan Transformation Program is done not just by those who have undergone the process but also by those who have observed the program being done by others. Coach Arnel, as you can see above, has done the program twice and also promotes it as a business. This allows him to be more knowledgeable about the products and enables him to help people reach their weight loss goals. Continue reading “My Health Advocacy Part 17”

My Health Advocacy Part 16

The Journey to Pregnancy Chapter Eight

Continuing my discussion about the Spartan Transformation Program, the TR90 Weight Management System is made up of the following products: LifepakJumpstart, Complex, Cntrl, and Trimshake. These come in a kit with instructions, a shaker, measuring tape, a Karada scale, a plate with divisions,  and all in a large bag that fits them all. This is how the four products are used: Continue reading “My Health Advocacy Part 16”