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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Blew my nutrition goal by 255 cals. So much for a good start on the 1st day! It was an experiment but eating what I THOUGHT was 'the better choice' so didn't turn out that way. Actually I was shocked to find out what some of the things that I thought was ok ... apparently was NOT! For 1, I never imagined that steamed Har Gow had so high calories!!!! Geez!!!! Will be smarter tomorrow. Actually it was a good experiment today. Never assume!

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MISSDAISY23 8/5/2013 9:41AM

    How many Har Gau did you have? One Har Gau = 44 calories only. I did mention to you about portion control the last time we talked, right?

Anyway, do not beat yourself up. After all, it was the first day. I am sure you will do better tomorrow.

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    It is okay. Now you know and can adjust your habits. You will be in range tomorrow! :)

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EOWYN2424 8/4/2013 2:04AM

    I LOVEEEEEE Har Gow!!!!!!

(chinese steamed prawn dumplings)

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PICKIE98 8/1/2013 7:25PM

    A few walks, chasing the baby, up and down stairs, ought to push that extra out the door!! Lesson learned.. Hope you are all enjoying the summer.. is it summer there?? I forgot..
Drink that water!!

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JENSTRESS 8/1/2013 2:22PM

    Great job learning. 255 calories isn't that many, so it is okay. And yes, at least you learned not to assume!!! I also made that lesson the hard way.

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RIDLEYRIDER 8/1/2013 8:23AM

  You'll get back on track, I'm sure! Lesson learned!

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Paying The Price.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

I didn't have a good day today where food was concern. I was attending a National Achievers Congress at an exhibition hall so I pretty much had my meals out.

Had breakfast of 3 small curry puffs as I drove, had another 3 during the morning tea break and lunch was steamed sweet corn kernels, chicken chop with gravy and rice. I made sure to have only half of the rice. Afternoon tea was a ham and something bun ... not sure what it was ... lol ...


It's been a long time since I had something called Bak Kut Teh (basically pork in herbal soup) so I decided to have that. I knew it wasn't a good choice calorie wise but greedy me went for it anyway. 2 weeks ago, that meal wouldn't have caused a problem neither would I have given it a second thought after eating it.

I guess after the past 2 weeks of having lighter dinners, maybe I've gotten use to it. Although I ate only half the rice, ate all the stuff in the soup and didn't drink much of the soup, I'm regretting my dinner choice. It's 2.30 am now where I live and I can't sleep coz my stomach feels like I ate a ton of bricks! I'm still so full from dinner and uncomfortable. I really am paying the price!

The next time I get this 'brainwave' of another heavy dinner (which was the norm 2 weeks ago), I'm going to remember tonight and how awful I'm feeling.

Lesson learned and price paid!

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MISSDAISY23 5/2/2013 8:39PM

    I am sorry to hear that. Yes, that is a heavy price to pay. I am sure you will do better tomorrow.

I do miss Bak Kut Teh! I do not remember when I had it. Such a long time ago.

Take care & have a fabulous day! emoticon


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KACEYSW 5/1/2013 2:49PM

    It is wonderful that you have the ability to take the time to assess the mistake and use that to help you in the future.

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PICKIE98 5/1/2013 2:39PM

    Poor Elaine!
I am not sure how many hours you ate before you went to bed, but I hope you have some antacids around!! Prop yourself up on a couple pillows and try that.. takes the weight of your full tummy off your lungs/heart.
Lesson learned!!

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Better, Not Fatter

Sunday, April 28, 2013

This time feels different from the previous times I've tried to lose weight. For many of us, the problem is in the mind. For me, I don't know if it's psychological or not, I find myself more willing to 'stick to the plan' this time. There IS a change in mindset. With that said, I hope to achieve my goal.

Like I've said, I'm making small but sustainable changes and though it's only been 2 weeks of very small change in habits, finally I feel better and not fatter. My weight loss is very minimal but it's AMAZING how the small change has me feeling a whole lot better! What I choose to eat and put into my body (or what not to) can be felt mentally and physically. Seriously, I can't belive it! I feel so much better.

I feel less 'puffed up' than before. I almost constantly felt like that before. It maybe due to the food choice that I use to make. I'd chalk that up to previously eating more carbs than I use to. Another difference is I'm more aware of my food choice now but what's nicer is that I don't fall back to old habits and eat what's tempting me anyway.

I like this feeling. Finally I feel I'm in control. I feel my will power is finally getting the better deal. I'm not as 'mentally' weak as before and it makes for a whole better feeling. I go to bed feeling good, knowing I've had a better 'food' day and I wake up feeling great ... more at peace, a sense of a little pride envolopes me ... that feeling of happiness when a person with weight problem feels that finally I'M CHANGING.


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GETFITNLEAN 5/1/2013 2:33PM

    Good for you! Keep up the hard work & you'll be rewarded by losing the lbs! emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 4/29/2013 10:33PM

    You are on your way to the new you! I am so proud of you! Keep up the good work!


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PICKIE98 4/29/2013 2:12PM

    Thanks for the tips!! I need all the help I can get!

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MRSBEDWELL 4/28/2013 7:00PM

    Way to go! As your journey continues you will only feel better! Keep up the positivity! You can do It!!

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GERARLAUR 4/28/2013 6:55PM

    Good going.

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LOPEYP 4/28/2013 6:55PM

    You sound like you are on a good roll. Just roll with it. emoticon emoticon

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Not Too Bad Today

Friday, April 26, 2013

Started the day with a 30 min walk. Had 2 frankfurters, 2 eggs scrambled, baked beans, a slice of wholemeal bread n a cup of tea.

Was full for longer than my breakfast usually last me. Had lunch later than usual of roast chicken breast, bit of mash, steamed carrots n broccoli.

Had a banana s a snack and most likely will have mango yogurt and a small 'siew pau' for dinner.

Definitely lesser calories than usual. Hoping to be able to keep up with the better food choice.

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PICKIE98 4/26/2013 12:33PM

    Great job Elaine!! Did you make your own siew pau? I have never had one, but they sure must be yummy with BBQ pork inside!!

The best part is, no frosting spoon to lick, so no "little" calories!! Pastry will do that to you...

Huge hugs to you and the family,,
Love, Linda

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MISSDAISY23 4/26/2013 11:27AM

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Take care & have a fabulous day!


Comment edited on: 4/26/2013 11:47:51 AM

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ADZY86 4/26/2013 7:17AM

    I always find if I eat a huge breakfast, I will eat less calories across the whole day! I didn't ever understand how that could happen until I started experimenting with it. My breakfasts are now around 550-600 calories even! I always still end up around the lower to middle range of my calories.
Sounds like you've figured out what works for you. Hope it works out in the long term.

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WEARINGTHIN 4/26/2013 6:02AM

    Amazing. Lesser calories even though that sounds like a very calorie laden breakfast! Maybe you're onto something!! Glenn

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Small But Sustainable Changes

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A lot has been going on and that kept me so busy that it's kept me away from SP. But I've also had times at night where I wonder what exactly has been keeping me so busy??!! Seriously though, I think it's been a bit of a stressful time with things just happening and going on and I KNOW I've been stress and tense coz I've reach a weight all time high (excluding when I was pregnant of coz). Last night I just felt so fed up and felt it was high time for a change. ME first before everything else! I love my girls dearly but I think I have to take time for me first or things will get so out of hand, it'll be disastrous!

This morning I woke up with a different attitude and mind set. Formerly I'd plan 'ambitious' goals which eventually wore out along the way. For example, I'd start out with a whole hour of walking everyday and sometimes even do 2 sessions (morning n evening) but at the end, I would lose the drive and the plan would be 'I'd plan to fail!'.

I remember my doc telling me that 'when people say they have no time to exercise, no disrespect intended, it's only an excuse. We only need a minimum of 30 mins a day for a better, healthier life.' HE RIGHT! IT'S AN EXCUSE!

So in line with what he said, I woke up today deciding that I'll make small but sustainable changes. Even though I know I can walk a whole hour, this morning I walked for the recommended 30 mins ... plus 5 mins. See ... I just can't help it. I'll always HAVE to do more than suppose to but I figured since that's me, the extra 5 mins is better than going the whole hour. I plan to keep this 30 mins per session for at least week before adding to it so that I won't sabotage myself.

The other small but sustainable change is to change my diet. It may not be the healthiest of choice but I'll make sure it'll be a better choice than what I'd normally eat. This morning I did eat better that I'd normally do. I ate more tofu and less carbs. I'm also gonna watch my snacking in between. I think I do that a lot when stressed or tensed. So I'll have to watch out for that. I do like tofu so lunch may be steamed tofu with oyster sauce and dinner is morrocan grilled chicken with a nice fresh fennel, coriander, lettuce, carrot and tomato salad (probably with a dash of italian dressing) and garlic bread or boiled potato. I'm trying to minimize my carbs so as far as possible, I'll try stay away from rice for dinner.

There will be days when I won't eat healthier and when that happens, I won't beat up myself about it (as I use to in the pass and feel like a total failure) but remind myself that the next day or the next meal I will still have the opportunity to make that healthier choice for a better, healthier tomorrow.

Also I've made a wonderful fellow Malaysian friend (Daisy) on SP and she's coming back for a visit in June. Can't wait to meet her and hopefully when I do, I can proudly show her the slimmer me. Fingers crossed! Daisy is an inspiration. Keeps up with exercising faithfully. My hat's off to Daisy!

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FATHINSN 4/18/2013 10:33PM

    Great plan! Better start at small yet reachable goals then you can build up, increase your pace from there :D

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MISSDAISY23 4/18/2013 1:18PM

    You go, girl! Great attitude! emoticon


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PICKIE98 4/18/2013 9:54AM

    Go for it!!

Awhile back I commented on a Sparkers page and told her about you,, she was from Malaysia..IS that Daisy?

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