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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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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/22/2012 11:33PM

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


Have a Fabulous Friday !

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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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A new addiction, but I think I can handle it!

Monday, November 19, 2012

There's this new bakery in the mall near my home. They have the most delicious pastries! Their croissants are super flaky and buttery! Anyone with a sweet tooth will be in dire straits in my position. As it is, I can't help popping in whenever I'm there to buy my favourite pastries. My Mom is no help either, she just loves the pastries there!

The name of the bakery is Lavender. Their products are a little overpriced but oh! so delicious! And they have the freshest, crustiest breads! Okay, enough rambling, I'm getting hungry..........

  
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MISSDAISY23 11/26/2012 2:14PM

    Sounds so yummy!

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Q8PRINCESS 11/19/2012 9:35PM

    It's nice to have a shop that makes good quality products. Most places just have HUGE portions to make up for tasteless food.

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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/19/2012 8:31PM

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OH, I know exactly what you mean

Is there such a thing as a bad croissant !!???!!!
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Carbs and sweets are my downfall

I have been trying to replace sweets
with more fruit, but IT IS HARD !


Taking small steps is the KEY-
re-learning food, exercise and stress habits.

This is what Spark is for !

We are re-learning a lifetime of bad habits. Slow is ok.


Have a Terrific Tuesday

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CHICA_BORICUA 11/19/2012 9:54AM

  emoticon don't over do it.

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PURPLELVR7 11/19/2012 9:37AM

    souds good - but very dangerous

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KKKAREN 11/19/2012 9:01AM

    Do you track your food? You'll quickly go over your calorie range if you go to this bakery!

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JUDYAMK 11/19/2012 8:47AM

    Oh my you must steer yourself away from them, or you will be finding yourself mindlessly going there. I love breads when I was in Israel I ate their delicious breads everyday. I knew once I came back to the States I would never find it here. Bread is one of my weaknesses.
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Sweet Potato leaves stir-fried in sambal paste!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

This was part of my dinner today. And I must say that it's very healthy providing the sambal is not to oily! I also had some masala chicken curry which was from a packet. I love that we can get instant whatever in a packet very easily in Malaysia. I'd probably literally die if I can't get my Malaysian food. That's why I can't live anywhere else for too long!

Sweet Potato Leaves stir-fried in sambal :



Masala Chicken Curry :



I should have taken the pics before dinner, but there's still some left! ;)

  
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MISSDAISY23 11/26/2012 2:13PM

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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/18/2012 10:37PM

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YUMMY !

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Never heard of eating the leaves
but it must be like salad greens


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KKKAREN 11/18/2012 8:27AM

    looks good, I never seen those ingredients in US

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Q8PRINCESS 11/18/2012 7:57AM

    So yummy

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Unreasonable grandparents!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I was walking in the park one day when a football was kicked into me. I don't remember which body part the ball hit but I remember that it really hurt, because it was kicked hard. I promptly turned around and scolded the boy who hit me with the ball and suggested that he play somewhere else. But I didn't use any obscenities.

However, the boy's grandparents (I found out on facebook thru a photo, the boy is actually an ex-classmate's son) started shouting obscenities at me and called me 'low-class'. I mean, honestly, in the light of what happened, I would have expected an apology at least. I didn't shout rude words despite being in pain, so who are the 'low-class' now? They kept yelling rudely at me even after I had turned and walked away!

The nerve!

  
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MISSDAISY23 11/26/2012 2:11PM

    Some people! I am sorry to hear you have to go through this!

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Glad you are able to be walking.
Are you and your mother still walking?


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KKKAREN 11/17/2012 8:05AM

    Sounds like they should have apologized instead of yelled at you. Some people!

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GAYLLYNNE 11/17/2012 7:20AM

    Oh no! Somehow people forget to teach children manners. You can hold your head high and know you are in the right.

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AUTUMNBRZ 11/17/2012 6:42AM

    The irony is they called you low-class for correcting their grandson's inappropriate behavior and then shouted profanities at you. Shaking my head. People are ignorant. Hugs!

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JUDYAMK 11/17/2012 3:02AM

    Can you imagine even doing that in front of their grandson & teaching him it is alright to call people names. You are the better person by walking away by not saying anything back to them. No wonder our youth of today are the way they are they learned it from home.Then when the kids are older & end up in the juvenile court system the family wonders why ,gee they should say to them I learned it from you mom ,dad & grandma & grandpa
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Q8PRINCESS 11/17/2012 2:17AM

    Holy mackerel! What's wrong with those people. Must have be very humiliating for them to lose so much control over their emotions. Your quite high class not to respond at their low level.

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Ai Caramba! More then 900kCal on Breakfast alone! Only at McDonald's!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I was almost afraid to track my breakfast but I forced myself to anyway! And it came up to more than 900kCal! I only had a chicken muffin with cheese (gotta have my cheese!), 2 hash browns (because my Mom didn't want her's) and an Iced mocha with whipped cream.

I nearly fainted when I found out how many calories I ingested. I ate light for the rest of the day and stayed within my calorie range. But OMG! I can't eat at McD's too often, I guess!

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/12/2012 11:01PM

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MISSDAISY23 11/12/2012 3:43PM

    I usually stick with Egg McMuffin 300 calories on breakfast menu. If I happen to have lunch or dinner, I would get Honey Mustard Snack Wrap with Grilled Chicken 250 calories and and a side salad 20 calories. Sometimes, I add my own hard boiled egg in the salad.

I do the same if I think I ate too much after tracking my breakfast or lunch, I would cut down on my dinner. That way, I do not go over for the day. Way to go tracking yours too!

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BRAVELUTE 11/11/2012 4:12PM

    Did you check the sodium? That's what gets me, wherever I go out to eat. What about the oatmeal with fruit and nuts for breakfast? I think that's pretty reasonable.

Congrats for tracking and realizing.

Oh--all the fast foods now post the nutrition counts online. And our Mcdonalds has a nutritional placemat if you ask. Probably the most nutritious thing in the place. At least it would have fiber.

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HHB4181 11/11/2012 2:48PM

    good for you for tracking!

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LIVINGKERRY 11/11/2012 1:02PM

    i for one am not suprised at all. its mcdonalds and its fast food and its fried and covered in cheese as well as a sugary beverage with whipped cream, what did you expect?

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JBEAUFORD 11/11/2012 9:49AM

    I was shocked to see the calories in most of their menu. Oddly enough a Big Mac only has like 400 calories and I can barely eat one of those. As for breakfast, if I end up there I have the same thing every time and it more than fills me but it still keeps me eating extremely light the rest of the day. I have a sausage biscuit with egg and orange juice. Those hashbrowns are soaked with salt and grease and the mochas with their chocolate drizzle and cream are calorie giants.

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TRENTDREAMER 11/11/2012 9:20AM

    I gave up on sandwiches at fast food chains awhile ago.

If I go to a mcdonalds for breakfast, it's usually a breakfast burrito (300 cal) and a hashbrown (150 cal).

From a calorie perspective, McDonalds is one of the most expensive restaurants. Not a lot of good options.

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SONICB 11/11/2012 9:09AM

    My boyfriend and I used to have a tradition of getting a McDonald's Big Breakfast with Hotcakes every weekend (and orange juice), but that was easily 1100-1400 calories... so uh.... now I stick to a Egg McMuffin + hash brown for around 450 calories.

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JUDYAMK 11/11/2012 8:49AM

    those mochas are the killers, they do not even sound good here in the states everyone seems to get them,I had a big breakfast at my favorite place yesterday. I had coffee, 1 slice of ham, potatoes with peppers & onions, 2 eggs over medium, 2 slices of sour dough bread with no butter. it tasted so good I have that about once a month so not that bad ,it was probably loaded with calories & fat.
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EOWYN2424 11/11/2012 8:31AM

    The menu in McD's in Malaysia is not as extensive as in the US. We don't have salads or parfaits. In fact, only 2 kinds of wraps were introduced recently and only in certain branches.

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ESIGURBERGSSON 11/11/2012 8:14AM

  Holy smokes! That is alot for breakfast.
We only go when we preplan as well. And to be honest, McD's wouldn't be my first choice.
It amazes me, after eating so much of my own cooking, the amount of sodium in the food at fast food restaurants. You need that huge drink because you're so dry from all the salt!
Glad you got back on track!
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PICKIE98 11/11/2012 8:11AM

    I am rather interested where you ate: where do they serve a chicken Mcmuffin? I have never heard of that.
When I eat there, I get a side salad, parfait, and unsweetened iced tea(they brew it fresh there!!)

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ORODEO73 11/11/2012 7:55AM

    Mcd can kill if not properly planned. Go to their website and pre plan your next trip! I do this all the time. Its great!

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NFGFANIAM 11/11/2012 7:50AM

    Ya, the Mickey D's breakfast can get high in calories. Sometimes though, i crave and stop for an egg biscuit. I try to say no cheese, but dang it.. the cheese always wnis.. You can still keep on track today. Go for a 30 minute power walk to raise your energy/metabolism =) You can do it!

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Q8PRINCESS 11/11/2012 7:34AM

    WOW

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NANCYRUBIO 11/11/2012 7:29AM

    Not much to eat for rest of day. Live and learn.

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