Thursday, April 10, 2008

ONE. TWO. THREE... ENDORSEMENTS!

WHEE! WHEE! WHEE!
Ok. I swear. This will be the second to the last shirtless picture of myself. My apologies, but there will be one more to be posted in a month - the final "after" shots to the "before" shots done by Juan Caguicla. And bear with me because I just have to prove just how much weight I lost.

From this photo of chunky me (above) to the slightly less chunky version of me below...

And furthermore, I have to thank the folks over at Rogin-E and Gold's Gym (yes, I was humbled, gave up on doing my own thing and went back to Gold's Gym to follow my instructor Jopet's insanely hard core regimen.) It really was the only smart thing to do. Doing the workout on my own gave me too many opportunities to slack and I think I almost injured myself using free weights (I pulled a muscle on my side). And since I started working out and dieting in January, I have lost eighteen pounds and counting. I'm now 167 pounds from a high of 185. And once I hit my supposed ideal weight of 155 , I think I'll finally call it a day and eat an entire can of Spam to celebrate.

And also, thanks Sony Ericsson for the fantastic K850i cellphone/camera and the great features in Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard. I have always been a Sony Cybershot kinda guy and have been using this camera for years. This new phone model felt really familiar to me and it was a breeze figuring out how it works. I highly recommend this phone. It's easy to use, the touchscreen functions are an especially cool feature, and most importantly, it's black. After dropping for almost a dozen times, it still looks good. Be sure to check out the results of their TOP SHOT photo contest here:

AND finally, make sure to watch "Urban Zone" this Sunday night near midnight on ABS CBN (it's the last show before signing off). In celebration of ICOMOS INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES this April 18th (Sunday), I visit the gorgeously restored Gota de Leche ("Drop of Milk"), one of downtown Manila's most stunning examples of early 20th Philippine architecture and a 2003 recipient of a UNESCO award for architectural restoration (below). I interview Ms. Lourdes Sarabia and we talk about how heritage architecture can still be relevant in MegaManila and chat about La Proteccion de la Infancia, the oldest secular infant care charity in the country that has provided free milk and medical care to Manila's indigent mothers for the past ONE HUNDRED YEARS. Thanks Byahilo.com for the shot.


11 comments:

wysgal said...

If you eat a can of SPAM, be sure to fry it with a lot of brown sugar for that yummy salty-sweet caramelized taste. All with a heaping pile of white rice. Great job on the weight loss btw.

Skunkeye said...

looking great carlos!!!

the husband said...

long-time lurker, first post.
just want to say that i'm currently eating spam right now for breakfast! HA!

Sidney said...

No Photoshop tricks, promise?

What happened with your sideburns?

Jego said...

Good job.

The sideburns though make you look like a cross between Rob Schneider and The Rock. ;-)

katrina said...

Impressive!!! You look great, Carlos! Did you have to buy new pants? I'm not a fan of the sideburns, but they do make your face look a bit slimmer.

Hmm...I wonder if your success will FINALLY inspire me to go back to the gym, as well...

carlosceldran said...

Its a necessity for my tours to have the sideburns for now.

It makes my 19th century ilustrado costume and 1970's New Society Bell Bottoms Disco costume look more authentic.

vonjobi said...

hey, i can see a hint of pan de sal on your midsection. you must be doing really well. congratulations!

canDIshhh said...

You look great! Congrats! I wish I were as disciplined as you are!!

Can't wait to finally attend one of your tours!!

Ricci Chan said...

don't lose too much weight hunny. you'll lose some of that charm you've always had with you if you do. :(

by the way, may special mention ka by DJ Montano sa interview niya :) naks.

miss yah!

ricci

carlosceldran said...

Hi RICCI!!

So nice of you to drop in. Long time no see!! Truly.

Anyhoo. Yes. I noticed.

Truth be told, wala akong away kay DJ. This is a matter between him and Brian. I actually find the whole Malu controversy worse than this GG expose. I mean, the DJ and Brian scandal is really a personal issue between the two of them. The Malu one was offensive on so many more levels.