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Quiet Day at Home

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Well, after I spent quite a lot of money on necessities last week (pantyliners, shower cream, cheap perfume and frozen yoghurt : okay, this may not be a necessity ;) ), I decided to stay home today instead of gadding over to the neighborhood mall, where I'm sure to find a little knick knack to buy (I always do!).

Well, I did my laundry, it's dry now, I will be collecting it after this. I also resisted the urge to walk to the shops nearby for stuff to eat. My Mom only left some tuna sandwiches for lunch, somehow, that didn't really appeal to me, but I ate it anyway.

Thankfully, there was stuff to eat in the house, like Chinese Molasses Cookies and the little tub of sweet corn flavored ice-cream I bought the other day. Incidentaly, it's cheap ice-cream, I often wonder what's the difference between Hagen Daz or Baskin Robins and local cheap ice-cream. I find the cheap ones just as good. I dunno, I still see a lot of ppl paying a LOT for luxury ice-cream.

But then I too pay a lot for soft-serve frozen yoghurt, so maybe I shouldn't talk. Well, I did some strength-training exercises and got in an hour's walk in the evening. And I just finished a nice dinner of fried fish with bird's eye chilli in soy sauce and freshly squeezed lime juice (yuuuummmmm!), chinese green stir-fried vegies, egg tofu and rice.

I'm going to do some cross-stitch after this. On the whole a quiet, but productive day! And I didn't spend a cent!

  
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Goodness Gracious!!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I neglected to weigh myself during the weekend, foolishly assuming that I was within range. When I finally did weigh myself, it was "OMG! I put on 4.6kgs!" (I'm a dialysis patient). The maximum that they extract in the dialysis centre I go to is 4kgs. So, after treatment today, I still owe the machine 400grammes!

Well, I seldom owe weight to the machine and I've had worse before. Still, it was a little disappointing after a stellar record of being a little below my target weight which is 56kgs.

I'm still trying to go down to 50kgs but somehow, my body's been very stubborn! Guess I'll have to up the exercise and cut the food a little. I've been eating too much lately............

  
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HIKATH 7/25/2011 8:53PM

    Take care of yourself Please, we love you!

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LAURETTA1966 7/25/2011 2:24PM

    You can do it, Sometimes we have to take a step back and look at what we are really doing.
I find that I need to do so often, because I fall off track and sometimes not even realize it.
So track everything every single day for a couple of weeks to help you get back on track.
I try to do this often and it does help me alot

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Oh! For the Love of Ice-cream & Yoghurt!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I bought a little 500ml tub of sweet corn ice-cream today, I really shouldn't have but I just felt like I wanted sweet corn ice-cream all of a sudden and it was super cheap! RM2.75!

I just had 2 wee little tablespoons and I had to be content with that. I saved the rest for another day (or several other days, to be exact). I went to the evening church service today at 6pm. After church, I went to the small mall next to the train station (kinda like a subway above ground). I went to my favorite Korean restaurant and had a small order of Kimchi and a big glass of iced-water, heavy on the ice.

Last week, I had soft-serve yoghurt with toasted almond slivers! Actually, I had it twice last week or so. I'll have to watch my diet more closely now. I still need to lose about 6kg. So, no more food treats, or at least, sticking to very small servings of treats, or sharing them with my Mom.......actually, that's not such a good idea either as my Mom is mildly diabetic; but she loves that particular frozen soft-serve yoghurt and so do I! The yoghurt shop is called Tutti Frutti, I wonder if there are any where you live.

It's really fun to go to Tutti Fruitti! You take a paper cup (that they provide), pump as much frozen yoghurt as you like (they have many flavours), then put whatever toppings you like, then they weigh it and charge you. It's pretty expensive, that's why I don't go more often.

Ice-cream is way cheaper but the yoghurt is healthier.........oh well.............

  
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GARDENGIRL54 7/24/2011 11:31AM

    I have the same problem avoiding ice cream products in the summer when it's hot. I think I could live on Ice cream alone for the summer months, but of course I know that wouldn't be good for me! I think your idea of small portions periodically is reasonable. You don't want to be a slave to your diet, but rather, adjust your lifestyle to include things you enjoy. Good luck - and know that others out here struggle right along with you! emoticon

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Making a Decision on Choice of Hairdressers

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A new hair salon has opened where I live. It's one of those air-conditioned fancy ones. I've been going to my regular hairdresser for years. It's slightly further than the new one but still within walking distance.

My regular hairdresser only charges me RM10 per haircut. The new place charges RM65. I've been weighing the matter in my mind. The cheaper place gives quite a good trim for a lower price. I just don't see why I should change hairdressers.

So, I've decided to stick to my regular hairdresser and use the money I save to buy something non-perishable like a new handbag!

  


My Expensive Taste is Killing Me!

Friday, July 22, 2011

I haven't reached any weight loss goals yet. In fact, my old mini skirt is tighter but I already have 2 rewards that I'm itching to get. A RM72 Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss and a RM169.90 Esprit Handbag.

The lip gloss is such a nice colour, it matches my complexion so well and the handbag is a real woman's handbag, I look so stylish and mature carrying it (I hung in on one shoulder in front of the store mirror.

ARRRRGGGHHHH! This is killing me. I don't even have a full-time job, only a disability pension which I need to pay my for my meds but I keep having these desires for high-priced goods!

My Mom says "enjoy yourself while you're still alive as you never know what will happen tomorrow", meaning, my mortality is higher than the average healthy person, so I might as well go out of this world enjoying myself.

All I know is, I get RM55 for pocket money a week. And it's so hard to save from that to grow a little 'secret stash' to buy the stuff I like but this lip gloss and handbag alone will cost more than RM200! That will seriously deplete my secret stash!

What do I do? Should I just forget it because I can't really afford them?!

  
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HUSKERSALAD 7/23/2011 5:38PM

    It sounds like you need to reconfigure your reward list. Are there experiences that you would like to have that don't cost much or are free? Day trip to a museum or beach, massage from significant other, etc.

Generally the psychological boost from a pleasant experience lasts longer than the benefit of buying material goods.

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SEVEN70 7/23/2011 12:55AM

    My mother-in-law makes over $250,000 per year.

She gets most of her clothing and suites from Goodwill. Yes, really. I just assumed, you know, she paid thousands for her nice looking clothes. She always has her clothes pressed, cleaned and she does her hair, makeup and keeps herself up in a way that makes her look very expensive indeed. When I ran a 5K she wore leopard heels to it - beautiful pair of shoes.

I'm sure she purchases makeup on sale too.

When there is a sale at a Goodwill she's giddy about it. It's like fishing or hunting, sometimes you come away with amazing items, especially if you know the quality of cloth and brand names.

I guess when a person has a lot of money it's fun to shop thrift and see what you can get away with. When all that fundage goes away there is just a hole of - omg I can't afford crapola. I've been in both places, mostly the omg crapola one.

Reward yourself on being a clever shopper.

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STORMFAN 7/22/2011 3:06PM

    you are so right if you can not afford it then dream on and do without out, sorry

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NOLAZYBUTT110 7/22/2011 12:47PM

    If you cant afford it... money wise, its rather a good thing not to waste your savings on it! I would think you'd be better off to save your moeny and buy more wiser goods!

Better to buy better food if your overweight than "stuff " that gives you pleasure for a season and you feel bad later! Be healthier! not poor and out on a limb and heftier! No amount of lipstick or fancy items will make you happier! Because over eating or over indulging in stuff or foods that goes against your health goals is a bad thing. Recognizing the difference does help you treat your body better and going without "stuff" is better! Make wise decisions about what you should be doing and not what your doing! Stuff in the long run does not make you any happier! Just poorer! What you wear has less impact on your weight! But if you can alway have a nice stylish PURSE. (Its what my aunty taught me! Because having a nicer purse and one that last and is stylish is a MUST! One that does not go out of style as fast as a dress or mini skirt will! Or lipstick!

But I do hope your words dont become a truthful fact because sometimes words is what kills people, not alway what you eat or wear! ! Its what you believe yourself in your heart you become! And when you say, my diet is killing me, its a fact! Overweigh does kill! susana

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NEENSTER1 7/22/2011 11:33AM

    You cant afford it. So that's means NO!!!! Leave it in the store. Make what you have do what it do.. emoticon

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ARCHIMEDESII 7/22/2011 11:31AM

    You know, you could always buy a "knock off" if you really want a new bag.
The fact is, most people can't tell the difference between a real Coach bag and a fake one. So why pay full price for a real one if you just want the look ?

It's okay to want to have nice things, but you do have to be practical. Having money for rent, food, your medication, etc... is much more important. I would say that if you really wanted this fancy bag, then save for it so that you can buy it as a Christmas present for yourself.


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MOOKBALL 7/22/2011 11:14AM

    Take care of the essentials first. I think it would anger many people to see that you are using your disability pension for frivolities instead of necessities. Then too, you haven't really reached your goal yet, so don't think about the rewards until you've truly earned them. And then I would suggest finding a comparable lip gloss at an expensive store, such as a Dollar Store. Does anybody really care or notice how expensive your lip gloss is? Ditto the handbag. I don't think in the myraid of years I've been alive that a handbag has either made or broken the "effect" of my overall appearance. You're not the Duchess of Cambridge, for Pete's sake!

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