Shame Motivates?!

The web is buzzing with the news that one of the local Filipino upcoming artist, Enrique Gil, was shamed by the management of the teen show ‘Shout Out’ which airs on ABS-CBN. Most of the comments were against the show’s management. I don’t watch the show so I really cannot give a fair comment, but IF he was indeed shamed I just hope that he’s able to take it with grace and use it to his advantage.

Young Filipino Actor Enrique Gil. IF he was shamed by his show's producers, I hope he'll use it to help motivate him improve his craft.

I personally don’t believe in shaming a person, however, personally sometimes I think that it might work to help make a person better. I know somebody who shames herself on Facebook to help her stick to her diet and lose weight. I don’t know whether this is a good practice but she swears by the fact that it works for her.

Meanwhile, for myself, I don’t really shame myself to help me lose weight. However, there are many times where in I really wanted to quit Project 168 (the weight aspect of it), but every time I do so, I think about this person in my life who is really mean, he’s so mean that I think he’s the inspiration for the television film Mean Girls 2. I don’t want to be shamed by him, not to mention that he already said that I wouldn’t make it. Well, I’m not doing the weight aspect of Project 168 to prove him wrong, but, sometimes, the thought that he might shame me works for me and gives me the strength to finish what I’ve started.

About jefftan168

Numbers does not rule my life. But if there’s a number that may play a big influence in my life that is 168. You see, about six months ago, when I went into a gym and had a weigh in and body mass index reading, I found out that I was already type 2 obese, and if I’m not mistaken there are only 3 types. In fact, I need to shed about 43% of my total body weight. I’m 5’5 and my ideal weight would be 165lbs, but according to my trainer since I’ve already accumulated so much skin by stretching it too much because of my fats it’s ok to just settle with 168lbs to 170lbs. (Internal monologue at that time was 5lbs of skin!) That’s’ the reason why I’m calling this blog Project 168 because that’s my ultimate weight goal. However, being a Chinese Buddhist and a believer of Feng Shui, 168 is also considered as a celestial number that is suppose to be really lucky. Thus Project 168 also refers to my quest to have a good happy life and to be a good student of Chinese Buddhism. A word of caution though, growing up, my parents firmly believed that the next super language is not English but Chinese. Thus special focus was given for me to learn Mandarin, in fact, I was send to Taiwan on summers to further learn the language. The big disadvantage is that I’ve such a poor commando of the English language that surely you’ll see some grammatical errors in every post. However, I still decided to write this blog in English to be able to share this with people who are also trying to lose weight and who are like me are in a quest to constantly live a good life. This blog is not me talking to the world but its me sharing my experience to whoever would want to read this so that it might help them, and more important than that people might want to share with me also their experience that it might help in my quest to lose weight and also to constantly have a good life.
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2 Responses to Shame Motivates?!

  1. JJ says:

    I agree. Shame sometimes motivates. Good luck on your quest to lose weight.

  2. ..good host ka naman talaga eh”keep it up.

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