Tuesday, December 03, 2013
This Thanksgiving holiday, I had a wonderful time with my very first grandson (who just born about a month ago.) My Son lives up north and I live down south. So this family get together with his new born Son,wife and her family was wonderful. The "Hi Light"of this trip was that I met and spend time with my little-pumpkin for the first time. He is so tiny and adorable cute as a pie. (^^)
I can't believe my dear Son became a Father and "I " became a Grandmother. I still remember just like yesterday, my son was the tiny and cute creature himself. But now, he is the Father of a Son.
I said "wow"... Time does fly by... My Son is now 28 years old very mature, has been married 4 years with his beautiful bride. He has a steady job which he works in IT. He is a soft wear Engineer. They've planed out their family map pretty well. They bought a beautiful house when they first got married 4 years ago, instead rushing into having their child first. I think now is a very good time for him to start a family.
Some people said, "your grand kids are much precious or cuter then your own child."
I was not getting what they were saying, or was skeptical about it. But I now become grandma and I think back the words.. That words maybe true... (^^) The reason behind that is maybe do not have responsible of raising him directly, but I can just enjoy the mid and beauty, cuteness of the baby. (^^) But off cause, "I love them both"and his wife who takes good care of them. And I will be there for them whenever they needs me or my advice.
And I am a proud grandma who love the baby and I can spoil him like no tomorrow. Lol)) (^^)
I can understand this phrase, "Grandmas are Mommies with frosting." It's so sounds right.
My Thanksgiving holiday was awesome, although I ate too much of sweet treat and gain few pounds. But only complain I have is that it was too short. (^_-)
** Happy Holidays to us all.** Much Love** (^O^)／
Thursday, November 21, 2013
I had a very stressful weekend. And from there, turns out to be very stressful and disappointed week as well.. But when I was having difficulty, I found this words online. Universe must be on my side and trying to teach me something with bad experience. These are so true... And I need to engrave these words in my heart. And I will live up to the words.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
My health journey started on January 20. 2012. I still remember the date just like yesterday. It hits me a day prior, when I was trying on a clothes the label read size 16. Around same time flame I realized I had started to wearing Extra Large T-shirts comfortably with my small petite frame of "5,2". I was not a happy camper. I was officially "Obese" and looks like one and feels like one. I was tired most of time and didn't like my self image. That afternoon, I finally felt urge to do something before it get too late. And made determination to become healthy and fit, also to get back my confidence again for good. And I am so glad that I've made my mind and took actions. I now can move easily, no more huffing and puffing when I go up and down the stairs. For me it is a miracle I can jog or run non stop for a mile. (*^^*) During my health journey, it wasn't easy at first and I went thru some bumpy road along the way. But I kept positive attitude most of the time and kept going one step at the time. And most of it is in my behind. Now I am 60 pounds lighter then when I started. I haven't reached my goal weight yet, I still have 5 more pounds or so to go. But I am happy that I came so far on my health journey. And I'm proud for my weight loss achievement and became healthy.
My spark friend Sandra (Saral72) suggested I should post my picture since I did well so far. So here I am summoned all my courage posting my before and after pictures. Also I am doing this for me to see my personal growth and engrave myself to never go back to that place once I was. Unfortunately, I do not have any picture of myself when I was in my heaviest weight. The ( attitude of taking ) picture started to showed up when I started to lose weight. So these before pictures, I was around 155 lbs. about 20 lbs. lighter. The after picture was taking last Sunday, when DH and I went to local beach for the picnic. (*^^*)
According to the fortune cookies from my favorite Chinese restaurant, my fortune will be bright and shines as long as I keep positive attitude and keep on keeping on in my health venture and life situations. (*^^*) Last but not least, I want to thank all of my spark friends for your encouragement and support. Without you, I could not make it this far. Thank you. (*^^*)
Best wishes to all of us. We can do this!!
**(*^^*) Thanks for visiting and reading my blog. Have a wonderful rest of your week. *\(^o^)/*
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I've been working out with a small group of ladies and its has been little over a month now. In my group, It's only me and 2 other ladies, and a fantastic trainer. So far our trainer is working us pretty good. I like the style of her exercise regiment and program for us. She focuses on strength training and some cardio in between. It's like a circuit style work out which strength our muscle and burning fat calories same time. She is also teaching us the proper forms and how to do it, how much we should do it. Also she talks about nutrition value and healthy eating suggestions at the end of work out. Since I've lost 60 pounds on my weight with in a year or so, I really needed to get better for my Strength training, so I can tightening up some loose skin and get firmer and healthy looking body. But the same time, it was my weakest exercise of all. I always said in the past, I'll do my best for my ST. But never happened.
First, I wasn't sure if I am doing right and also didn't like the feel of muscle burned. I felt as pain in my muscle. And I couldn't seems tolerated it. But I now believe "No pain, No gain." And since I've started working out with this group, I've been doing my ST in the morning and the evening as well almost every day. This is a part of the assignment we were told to do. I'll be with them exercising next month and a half or so an hour each time in the gym for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I was so lucky to be selected with this project which suggest a healthy diet and exercise, plus a garment and special stimulation cream for trying out this program. There were 2 groups to be chosen. One with healthy eating with exercise and one with out exercise. I was selected with exercise group. This project has given us a week worth of sample menu and organic grocery foods to started off. They like me to follow healthy life style, which is no problem as I've already eating healthy, doing regular exercise and living healthy life style.
I am happy they've chosen me out of many applicants and that they've given me this opportunity for me to work extra hard. The free gym membership and a trainer to work with in the duration of this project is a true benefit for me. At the moment, I am focusing on my legs, thighs and butt. I really hope to get some good results while working out with this group. Matter fact, I've already seen and feel my muscle is getting firmer and I like my personal ST session in the morning and evening. Now, I actually enjoy doing my ST as part of my daily life rather then painful ordeal or chore. This is very different and for me, it is a progress. I have "Taking action and so glad I did." I am very excited for this experience. And for sure, giving me a boost I needed. I have few lessons learned, "When opportunity knock the door, you can not be hesitate it. You've got to jump on it." "Sometime you must push yourself from your comfort zone." "To get different result, do something different." (*^^*)
And last but not least, "You can't out exercise a bad diet." I've been working out doing my ST till the point I like it, but this past week I've kinda fell off the wagon with emotional stressful reason and also with friends birthday party. I felt sabotaging myself with few bad diets. To appreciate and get maximum benefit of my hard work, I must learn to control my emotions with out extra calories or foods I know I should not have to jeopardize my efforts.
I've learned these lessons and ready to move forwards. Keep up the keeping on!!
** Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Any advices, suggestions or encouragements will surely appreciate it. Have a wonderful and healthy week my dear SP friends!! (*^^*)
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