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Just Came Back from a Wedding Luncheon

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............


Hot whether making me lazy to exercise

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.

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DTONEY76 6/10/2011 6:25AM

    I am totally with you girl! This is why I invested in a treadmill, so that I don't have any excuses for not getting my walk in. Try and stay cool and I hope the weather cools down soon for you.

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JOOPRINCESS 6/9/2011 3:30PM

    Go easy on yourself! Tomorrow is a new day. It's good to have contingency plans just in case of bad weather so take today to write down a plan. Can you play tug-o-war with your dog? Can you salsa dance with yourself while you're mopping the floor? I deep cleaned the master bathroom yesterday which was a big happy surprise for my family but I was literally covered in sweat by the time I was done. I'll definitely count that in my exercise tracker!

Keep on DANCING!

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ILLINICHEERS 6/9/2011 12:04PM

    I'm with you on the heat. Here in Illinois for the last 2 weeks it has either been 95 or higher or if we do get a little cooler weather it's severe thunderstorms/tornado warnings etc. It may be cooler but when it does this the humidity is worse. Try to stay cool

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Loving my new jeans!

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.......

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MELAPHANTN 6/7/2011 6:14PM

    Congrats on the new jeans!

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Dessert Day!

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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TDL5685 6/12/2011 12:21AM

    Don't fret over a Dessert Day. 1 day going to ruin it for or had on much weight. Is the over all life style. I think it's better not to severly restrict yourself the day following an unhealthy day, it will most likely lead to another unhealthy day and it won't really make a difference anyway. Nothing is good in excess whether it be desserts or dieting, sitting around on the couch or excersizing constantly. I think finding a balance in everything is really important, but also very difficult. I think your doing very well in meeting your goal so don't get stressed out.

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MELAPHANTN 5/31/2011 2:03PM

    That is alot of desert! Glad you had fun!

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Today's treat!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I went to church this morning. I went to the contemporary service (the one at 10.45am) with praise and worship songs, rather than the earlier service at 8.30am with traditional hymns. I'm a Methodist.

After service, my friend didn't want to drive me all the way home because of the horrendous traffic jams along my route, so she dropped me off at a mall near the church. In this mall, there are many shops of interest like : my fave Korean restaurant, a budget bookstore and other shops like my fave collectables store where they sell stamps, coins etc.

I was thinking of treating myself to some nice, spicy kimchi soup, so I ordered the Kimchi soup set, vegetarian, I love meat but I don't fancy chicken or beef in my kimchi soup. And if I order the vegetarian kimchi soup set, I get more mushrooms instead of the meat, and I just love mushrooms. I used up a lot of napkins because the kimchi soup was soooo spicy, ummmm! Good!!!

Then I went to the budget bookstore, didn't see anything I fancied, so I continued walking, I came across a shop selling clothes for a fraction of the normal price, I asked the shopkeeper why they're selling the clothes so cheap, and he said they were old stock. I managed to get a cute little knitted jacket to go over my sleeveless tops (to hid my dialysis scars) for RM20! I'm very pleased with the little knitted jacket! the sleeves are just right too, not too short, not too long.

Then I headed to the subway station nearby to go home. I've made a resolution to save some money every week, that is, I'm determined to save something, not to spend every dime I have but to put aside something from my weekly allowance every week, so I can treat myself to more expensive stuff. Well, I'll see how it goes, I'll keep you posted.

I'm planning to buy some nice designer jeans when I reach my goal weight, that's why I'm saving whatever money I can!


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