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'Tis the season to be Jolly!!! Yum! Yum! Yum! (3X)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sigh! My face is rounder already (it's the first place to show, along with my tummy). True, I still weigh the same and I can still wear most of my clothes but I dread my fat composition! yikes! Everywhere you go, there are special Christmas foods and drinks. All those parties don't help either. I have 2 to look forward to, the first is a catered affair, with fancy good foods (I've heard), the 2nd is a potluck among my Bible Study group but consider this : there are only about 10 of us but we are planning on having food fit for 25! I did suggest slimming down on the menu but they wouldn't listen! Oh well! 'Tis the season to be jolly and eat! But I hope I can get away with it and not put on too much weight!

And it doesn't end in January either! Oh NO! Then it's Chinese New Year season for the whole month till February!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

  
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LALMEIDA 12/12/2012 9:36PM

  Merry Christmas! Have a great time at the parties.

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FATHINSN 12/6/2012 1:47AM

    You still can enjoy the food but get smaller portion and if people insist you get more, tell them you reserve the food space in your tummy for next season, hehe

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LUNA_81 12/1/2012 2:30AM

  emoticon And after Chinese New Year, it's almost time to get ready for Easter. emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/30/2012 9:28PM

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Dear, we understand
at least the Christmas part

What will next year be - Dragon, Monkey, etc ??



Have a Wonderful Weekend

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LARISSA238 11/30/2012 7:03PM

    Just remember- everything in moderation. Try getting smaller plates to eat off of at parties, and load up on the veggies. Go for clear broths instead of cream ones, and leaner meats (chicken, fish). You can make it through the season if you have a plan!

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MISSDAISY23 11/30/2012 11:14AM

    Try to eat everything in moderation and you won't go over. That is how I do it.

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RISINGBLUESTAR 11/30/2012 8:52AM

    This season can be really challenging. I know it's not easy with everything there is to celebrate. I think slimming down the menu was an excellent suggestion. Too bad nobody agreed. Just remember your goals and you will do well.

Good luck! :)

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Holiday Drinks at Starbucks!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I really love their Christmas drinks! Both hot and cold. A nice fancy latte would be nice in rainy weather, which is nearly everyday now! A nice fancy frap would be nice in hot weather, which is nearly everyday too here in Malaysia. Oh yes! The crazy monsoon end of the year weather, hot and sunny one minute, rainy and cold the next! (at any time of the day or night, crazy, eh?!).

The problem is, we're discouraged from drinking our calories! And what's a fancy Starbucks drink without it's festive topping of whipped cream and caramel drizzle?! Oh well, I guess, I'll just get one drink before Christmas is over, just one............

  
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MISSDAISY23 11/28/2012 9:59PM

    Better than the weather we are having here! After Thanksgiving Day which falls on Nov 22 this year, temperature drop from 62F day time high to 30s. Night time is much colder, sometimes in the teens. I can't wait for Spring.

Holiday drinks are loaded. Well, I guess it does not hurt to have one.

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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/27/2012 11:30PM

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WOW ! What CRAZY weather !!!

So you and your mom haven't
been able to walk much lately ?



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INTHEGAP 11/27/2012 2:26PM

    Yes, your weather sounds 'interesting'. emoticon There was an article on SP a couple of days ago, in which they recommended that if we HAD to have a Starbucks holiday drink, we choose the Gingerbread, because it is way less in calories and fat. Which suits me fine because it happens to be my favorite. Maybe you could read that article to find out what it's all about?
Thank you for commenting on my blog and encouraging me to NEVER give up. That helped ~ and I won't. :) Keep on sparking. emoticon emoticon

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RISINGBLUESTAR 11/27/2012 8:34AM

    Festive holiday drinks -why do they have to be so bad? I feel your pain. emoticon
Just one won't hurt. Just make sure it's just one. Those things can be tempting!
I know you will stick to your plan though! emoticon


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My insomnia will be the death of me!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I keep waking up like 5 times a night, nearly after an hour and a half or so. The last time I wake will be around 5am, then I will sleep like a log till 11am or so. This morning, I was supposed to go to church at 10:45am but was supposed to wake up at 9am because I wanted to catch a ride; as both my parents will be gone for the day (wedding dinner and seminar) BUT I just couldn't wake up. My bed felt so comfy and I just couldn't for the life of me open my eyes. I was so dead tired. So, I didn't make to church today. And it was communion Sunday too!

But one question I have is, why can't the church has afternoon or evening services. It would make life so much simpler!

  
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LALMEIDA 11/26/2012 7:58PM

  My insomnia is usually caused by meds...especially when I am on prednisone. Keep track of your sleeping patterns along with your food/drink journal. It may help you find a trigger you are not aware of. I would also talk to your doctor about the problem if it has been going on for more than a week so you can be checked for underlying medical problems. Hope you can get some sleep.

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MISSDAISY23 11/26/2012 2:26PM

    try not to drink so much after 6pm... probably helps you not to want to wake up to go to the bathroom.

hope you can get some good night sleep. take care & have a fabulous day! emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/25/2012 6:27PM

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Is this sleep problem recent ? From new medicine ?

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JXNCHICORY 11/25/2012 4:44PM

    As a leader of one of the sleep teams, I definitely second the suggestion that you should have a sleep study done! Sleep problems at any age can cause some other serious health difficulties, weight gain being one of them. Check to see how much your health insurance will pay, etc. The importance of enough good sleep to good health is increasingly recognized as vital, so try not to put this off!

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LUCINDARW 11/25/2012 1:32PM

    I sympathize with you on your sleep pattern! I usually sleep till 11am too every day if I can and don't have any early committments. I take a sleep aid Minipress and it helps me sleep some I still wake up to go to the bathroom about 3 times a night. You might ask about taking something to help stop going to the bathroom so much I started Toviaz. There is 3-4 different kind they can use. A night time service would be good then I could go too. Good luck with your schedule. Lucinda

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Q8PRINCESS 11/25/2012 10:14AM

    Sometimes you just need to sleep.

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2BDYNAMIC 11/25/2012 9:39AM

    This is a problem that affects many (more women) ........... But you are young, and it worsens post menopause! ... I have been taking 1/2 Advil PM .......... and it will generally konk one ............. You could try ............. and like the person before me, what is disturbing your sleep? ............ Any stimulants before bed? .......... emoticon ( I try to stop drinking the water long before bed, just to take the pill!) ............... And if your church is large enough, perhaps they could either have a Sat. night service (what we used tyo do) ....... or one following a bit later ........... (I would ask them) AND THANKS for adding me as friend, added you as well ........ happily) ......... emoticon

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KKKAREN 11/25/2012 8:54AM

    all that water drinking makes you have to go to the bathroom and meds keep your throat dry. It's a never ending battle, you can't sleep when you want to and you can't wake up when you need to. Evening service would definately help.

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EOWYN2424 11/25/2012 8:41AM

    mostly because I need to go to the bathroom and my throat feels dry, so I need to suck an ice cube.

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PYNETREE 11/25/2012 8:35AM

    So find out WHY you wake so often? Is it an external noise? Or a pet...Dog or Cat? Od do you have to go to the bathroom? Or are you cold, or too warm? You should have your Dr. send you for a Sleep Study to find out the reason.


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Nice dinner outing with my Bible Study class!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

We went to a different hawker center today, further away from our usual haunts. I ordered char kuey kak (fried turnip cakes) for myself and fruit rojak (chopped Malaysian fruits with prawn paste dressing and crushed peanuts) to share with the group. The fried turnip cakes cost me RM4.50 while the rojak was RM6. Not too bad but not really very cheap either. But then the cost of everything has gone up these days.

The Bible Study leader order a half dozen bbq chicken wings for RM12. You definitely won't get that sort of price for chicken wings if you ate in a restaurant! That's why most Malaysians choose to eat more often in hawker centers! He also ordered some chicken satay but I didn't have any because I can't have too much meat, it's high in phosphate (I'm on dialysis). He also paid for my drink which was iced lime juice.

I'm really full now (as I type), it was a very satisfying dinner, and I only spent like RM10.50!

  
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MISSDAISY23 11/26/2012 2:21PM

    hmmm... fruit rojak... emoticon I know what you mean when you say everything goes up as it is over here too!

hmmm... chicken satay... emoticon wish I am back there!

maybe we can meet up when I next return! emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/24/2012 10:57PM

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Your blogs are very interesting and educational
Being in the US, I regularly have to look up
words and phrases that you use.
Today it was HAWKER CENTER -
"an Asian open-air market of food stalls"

The FRUIT ROJAK sounds YUMMY !
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Q8PRINCESS 11/24/2012 10:23PM

    When we had to go to KL and stayed in the hotel we always went to the hawker stands to eat. Do miss the food there.

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EOWYN2424 11/24/2012 10:13PM

    A hawker center is a kind of cafe with many stalls, each stall selling a different kind of food. In a fruit rojak you normally have young papaya, young mango, jicama, cucumber, pineapple and fried prawn crackers; all tossed in a prawn paste dressing. What is prawn paste? Well, it's black and thick, I don't really know how they make it but it's yummy to most Malaysians. I guess it would be an acquired taste. Then they sprinkle chopped peanuts all over it.

Our Bible Study is based on the Book of Acts. We're on the Lesson 2 now. I'll be coloring my hair soon too (first week of December, in time for Christmas!), a reddish brown burgundy color. So far, I've been invited to 2 Christmas parties!

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JUDYAMK 11/24/2012 10:21AM

    What is a hawker center? The fruit rojak sounds good, what kind of fruits do they have in Malaysa & what is prawn paste? What was your Bible study based on? It is very cold here in Pennsylvania we are to get snow showers. In twenty minutes I am on my way to get my hair a different color I think I will go with a light brown with highlights, this will be the first time this knew hairdresser will be doing my color.Then i shall come home & decorate the inside of our home for Christmas. I do a lot it takes 2 days to get it all done,then we will do the outside next Mon & Tues. When it is all done los like a winter wonderland. Do you decorate for Christmas? well time to go get my hair done. Take care
Judy

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I've been soooo bad today but I am jumping back on the bandwagon!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Today, I went to the mall! I've been going there a lot lately. And I can't afford to do that anymore, or I'll start encroaching on my savings! I decided to go to Pizza Hut for lunch today. Of all the places I checked out today, they have the most value for money deal.

I had a soft drink (Revive), cream of chicken soup, a huge Focassia sandwich served with fries and 2 bbq chicken wings (my fave! I couldn't turn that down), all for RM17.50! That's a lot of food for a reasonable price. But understandably, I can't eat like this everyday or I'll get fat and be broke!

I've been joining my Bible Study friends for dinner every Saturday too, that's something I should set aside money for too! Sigh! And here I was thinking that I can save money before Christmas! I need to save money for my hair treatments too! I think I need to stop going to the mall!

  
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MISSDAISY23 11/26/2012 2:17PM

    I think you can make it even if you save a little a day. emoticon
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Q8PRINCESS 11/23/2012 7:52AM

    How a about a winning lottery ticket?

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There is a 90/10 % Rule
Eat sensibly 90% of the time,
And what you want 10%


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LARISSA238 11/22/2012 6:59PM

    By your avatar, your hair is really pretty! I like it, anyway. You can save money.. just put it in a place where you won't think about it. then when you need it, you have it. I hope that makes sense!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 11/22/2012 11:39AM

    You can't be tempted if you go elsewhere, however, if wandering around inside is something you need to do, then the mall is a good bet, as long as you bring a lunch!

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