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Perservered thru a 60 minute cardio session!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

I did a 60 minute Jane Fonda aerobic dance workout yesterday afternoon. It was abt 4:30pm. I had a Bible study at 8pm but had to get ready by 6:30pm to car pool with a friend.

When the clock showed 4:30, I told myself : "just do it!". So, I turned on the workout on my PC and just danced away! There were times during the workout when I wondered if it would ever end but I was determined to finish it and I did! I was sweaty and very satisfied by the end of it!

I took a refreshing cold shower afterwards and it felt SO GOOD!!! I did splurge on a Filet o Fish for dinner but without the fries and soda. I also had a teeny bit of my Mom's stir fried vermicilli before leaving the house bcoz it was so tempting!

After Bible study, I controlled myself and ate less during fellowship. A friend even brought homemade pizza that was low sodium! Yum! I washed it down with home boiled herbal tea!

I normally look forward to Tuesday's Bible study and fellowship afterwards! But yesterday I was proud of my conscious effort to fit in some exercise!

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RSSSLHB 9/13/2014 4:21PM

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MISSDAISY23 9/9/2014 4:45PM

    I am very proud of you! emoticon

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NELLIEC 9/3/2014 2:51PM

    It sounds like you did very well! emoticon

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I just don't understand it!

Monday, September 01, 2014

I have upped the cardio, and started easing into a regular Pilates routine, with the exception of last week bcoz of flu.....and yet, I seem to have put on a whole kilo in the space of 2 weeks!

I just don't understand it! I have also been watching my portions and taking a lot less junk. The strange thing is, my clothes all still fit!

What's happening? I feel very desperate right now!

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DJ4HEALTH 9/4/2014 8:53PM

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MISSDAISY23 9/2/2014 10:57AM

    Sounds like a good thing according to the other two Sparkers!

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2014TODAY 9/1/2014 2:13PM


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    I agree with Rozzy1, sounds like you are gaining muscle mass. That is a good gain. Be sure and tell them at dialysis. They can't pull that increase in weight. It is not fluid gain. You are doing great.

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R0ZZY1 9/1/2014 5:54AM

    I just stumbled across this blog so I hope it's ok to post here:
Maybe you are gaining muscle tone? Muscle weighs more than fat. Seems likely as you are still fitting in your clothes.
Have you ever had your muscle mass tested? You know where you get the electric pulse sent through your system and it determines (in some sciency way that I don't understand) you muscle to fat.
If it is new muscle, it will be a good thing. Muscle causes a boost in metabolism.

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This is just sooooooo hard!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I just can't believe it. I put on 5.7kg over the weekend! I am on dialysis and that is a massive weight gain. All I did was drink a little extra water. I also drank some coke while shopping with a friend on Sunday.

I am just beside myself with disappointment! I am so mad at myself! How can I keep my weight down? Stop drinking altogether? Most of the other patients in the dialysis center have little weight gains of below 2kgs! I just don't know what to do!

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DJ4HEALTH 8/28/2014 11:02PM

    It is the soda and it also has allot of salt in it.

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RSSSLHB 8/28/2014 11:31AM

    I an praying for you emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 8/28/2014 11:11AM

    Hi Elaine,
Hope you are feeling better now! I do not know what to say and hope what LIVINGLOVINLIFE advice works for you. God bless!

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    You know this happens sometimes. Just stay on your renal diet and the weight will come off. They have to adjust your dialysis solution a time or 2. You can do this. Hugs Pat

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    It will be okay - hang in there and the weight will come down. I know how frustrating this can be

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LINDAM.1 8/27/2014 1:26AM

  Balance. it is hard.

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YMWONG22 8/27/2014 12:56AM

  There are probably other "stuffs" missed out. Reflect back.
August is Hari Raya month after all. emoticon Lots of Open Houses.
NVM. Start afresh in September.
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NELLIEC 8/27/2014 12:34AM

    The coke has sodium, so that may account for most of the weight gain.

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Saddened over former friend's selfishness!

Friday, August 22, 2014

I had a close friend who was recently pressuring me to invest heavily in this referential affiliate scheme. While I understood where she was coming from, she just didn't or refused to believe that I just didn't have the money!

I told her I needed more time but I was shocked at her pushiness and beligrence. She even asked me to sell my white gold cross that was a present from my Mom. I told her I couldn't possibly do that because it was insulting both my Lord and my Mom. But she took offense and said she wasn't serious.

But I in turn was offended as the cross is precious to me and isn't something to be joked about. To make a long story short, she has broken off our friendship because of this.

I am really shocked at this because I never knew she could be so shallow. Can't I even say "no" to her? Is the business so important to her that she would sacrifice our friendship just because I needed time to gather my funds for the investment? I am really, really disappointed in her!

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BERRY4 9/2/2014 11:40PM

    We had the same thing happen to us. -- On of my spouse's best friends tried & tried and pushed & pushed us to invest in something he thought was a great idea. After being repeatedly harassed, I finally asked him point blank: "Don't you know what NO means?"
(All we were doing is asking for more info. & to have time to discuss it further...)

So he wrote us off as friends. Go figure!?!!! Some people are just small!

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DJ4HEALTH 8/26/2014 11:06PM

    Sounds like it was a scam to get money from you and then leave you high and dry with no money at all. So do not get any money for her at all. If they pressure you then it means that money is what is going into their pockets and you will never see it again. You are better off without her. As for the cross she was dead wrong on asking you to do that and she did mean for you to sell it and it also sounds like she is desperate for money too.

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MISSDAISY23 8/22/2014 11:19PM

    Hi Elaine,

I do believe everything happens for a reason. You did the right thing by saying NO to her. I also believe the Holy Spirit is guiding you in all you do. Praise the Lord for wisdom!

Take care & have another blessed day! emoticon


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NELLIEC 8/22/2014 3:06PM

    I would be wondering if the "investment" is bogus since there was so much pressure put on you. She was not being a friend at all!

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AMBERNICHOLE3 8/22/2014 10:03AM

    Thats terrible!

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RASPBERRY56 8/22/2014 7:05AM

    That "person" (note the quotes here!) is NOT your friend, in any way, shape or form! She was *lying* when she said she wasn't serious, IMHO - the fact that pressure was put on you says it all!

Concentrate your time, energy and emotions on the *REAL* friends you have - and consider her shunning of you a *huge favor*!

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2014TODAY 8/22/2014 6:19AM

    Sorry to hear it... I understand your feelings. If the answer to your questions is 'yes' then you're much better off without her...

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PURPLE0906 8/22/2014 5:13AM

    Wow! I know what you mean about the cross. My mother gave me one and I will never sell it.
Hate to say, but you are probably better off not having her as a friend.

Hope you have a great weekend!!


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Counting My Blessings!

Monday, August 18, 2014

I used to blame God and moan and complain constantly because I am on dialysis but now I realize how wrong I was. True, I have a disability but I have also been very blessed. I have my 5 senses, my 4 limbs, my eyesight is still good enough to do my beloved needlework, I have a roof over my head, regular meals everyday..... I could go on! Really. You just have to pause and reflect when you feel down.

God has indeed been faithful to me. I am only sorry it took me so long to see it!

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DANLIN60 8/19/2014 8:04PM

    Glad to hearing you sounding so positive Elaine and seeing the wonderful things our Lord has done for you. Keep up the good thoughts



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MISSDAISY23 8/19/2014 12:12AM

    Hi Elaine, emoticon
I am so happy for you! God loves us all and often, not everyone realize it. This is what Pastor Joseph Prince called Right Believing will lead to Right Living. Indeed, He is always there for us whenever we need Him.
Take care & have another blessed day!

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NELLIEC 8/18/2014 11:47PM

    I am glad you are seeing your blessings. Life is so much easier when we concentrate on what is good in life!

May God continue to bless you!!!

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