Sunday, June 12, 2011
I'm trying to build up my savings again after spending a lot of it on :
1) a Mother's Day present for my Mom (v. expensive perfume : her favorite)
2) a pair of designer jeans that was on sale (but still expensive)
3) a good study Bible (I would say the best in the market atm)
Whenever I go out, I have to resist spending my money. Occasionally, I still treat myself, but I have to make sure I don't break the bank doing it. And I don't eat out as often, and other little saving tricks like that.
A friend of mine is an Avon lady and they're having a mid-year sale atm. I got myself a pendant and earrings set for RM15.90. I wanted an attractive eyeshadow for RM14.90 but I have to spend RM20 and above to get the free eyeshadow brush, so I got another eyeshadow in the same shade for my mom's birthday, which is coming in December, I'll just give it to her early.
This means if I want to save money, I have to scrimp for 2 weeks at least....
Saturday, June 11, 2011
my friend the bride was beautiful, while my friend the bridegroom look dashing in his suit! I'm proud to say that I only took a small helping of food as most of it was fried. I did take 2 small helpings of ais kacang though (a Malaysia dessert of shaved ice with rose syrup, evaporated milk, coconut sugar and various garnishes, like red beans, sweet corn, peanuts, jelly cubes etc.). I also took a few small pieces of watermelon.
I'm afraid I drank too much though, it was a very hot day! It's customary to give a little love gift of cash to the married couple, I didn't give that much as I can't afford it, but suffice to say, I gave something.
I wish my friends all the best for their new lives together! Don't you just love weddings!? Although, I wonder when it'll be my turn to be the bride, I'm already approaching my 40s............
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Oh no! my shorts are getting tight! It's because ever since the heat wave started here in Malaysia, I've been very reluctant to exercise as the sunshine is just too strong and lasts nearly all day, it only gets cooler after 7pm!
Before the heatwave started, I was walking from 5pm to 7pm when it starts to get dark. That's 2 solid hours most days when I do exercise. But now, the sunshine is too strong at 5pm and it get's dark later these days.
I don't know about you, but I've noticed that the whether not just in Malaysia but also in many other parts of the world is going crazy! Many of my friends and family are also getting sick because of the crazy whether.
Over here, it swings from bright, hot sunshine to cool heavy cats and dogs rain all in the same day, sometimes, this pattern even repeats for weeks. With all this mood swing kinda whether, it's not surprising that flu season has also started here.
And my craving for unhealthy food is not helping either! Like today, I had a heap of french fries and a filet-o-fish as well as medium soda from McD's. I try not to eat junk too often but sometimes you just get a craving for junk, y'know..... ;)
Well, tomorrow is always another day, I guess I will just have to make it a point to exercise more consistently despite the bad whether.
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Well, I finally caved in and bought a pair of designer skinny jeans that were 50% off! Even though I'm not at my final goal weight (which is 100lbs or 50kgs), I've worked hard to maintain my current weight (56kgs).
Although to be honest, the excess weight just melted off as soon as I stopped taking the steroids prescribed to control my illness. I was a very miserable 68kgs not too long ago. I'm so thankful to be at my current weight but I'm still working towards being 50kgs.
But I dunno, maybe my body is happy to be at 56kgs, well, I'll just continue my healthy habits and see where it takes me physically.......
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
There's this cafe in the mall I frequent with out of this world, sinfully sweet desserts. I've been eying their lemon meringue pie (individual servings) for quiet some time now. The reason I didn't try it the first time I saw it was because this cafe is a little on the pricey side.......
And man, it was worth the price, the meringue was light and sweet, and the lemon cream base was tart and lemony and the crust was buttery and soooo good! Before heading to this mall today, I had a ham and egg sandwich, and was after a little dessert, so I decided to get the lemon meringue pie today. I was it down with lot's of iced water.
After that, I wanted a place to sit down and do my cross-stitch, so I went to another regular haunt of mine, the molten lava cafe for some churros. Now, I was already full, after the lemon meringue pie, but I had to order something in order to sit there and sew (the first cafe had dim lighting, not suitable for sewing).
I had churros with melted, oh so good belgian chocolate sauce! Naughty! Naughty! lol! and I had a cup of sugarless earl grey. After sewing for a while, I found the lighting there not bright enough, and headed elsewhere to sew.
Finally, I found a cafe bright enough, but again, I had to order something in order to sit there and sew. I had a bowl of chinese style dessert, boiled snow fungus with dried longan and lotus seeds. It wasn't too sweet, which is good, as I dread to think how much sugar I've already ingested!
Well, I'm home now, and my Mom is cooking up a feast as my brother is joining us for dinner. He usually works late so my Mom is pulling out all the stops! I will only have a small serving of whatever she's cooking minus the rice, I think I've ingested enough carbs for the day.
And then I have Bible study tonight, I'll try not to eat anything. Otherwise, well, there's always tomorrow...........
I've got it all planned out, I will only have a salad or sandwich for lunch tomorrow, and a light dinner.
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