EOWYN2424's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EOWYN2424 EOWYN2424's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Not feeling very good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236723 I am on a course of antibiotics. Tomorrow is the last day but my mucus still hasn't cleared up. I am feeling better. No fever. And my throat doesn't hurt so much anymore. But I still don't have to confidence to sweat it out in exercise yet! I still need more rest! Sigh! <BR> <BR> Lot's of ppl are sick! It's the horrible weather! Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:57:23 EST Mat Pilates today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230393 I did some mat pilates today! It felt wonderful to stretch out my whole body! I save these workouts for when I don't feel like sweaty cardio. Mon, 5 Sep 2016 08:31:46 EST It rained again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229347 I went for a walk later in the evening after the rain had stopped! I was nice and cool! I'm testing my activity tracker and it's working fine! I managed a total of 8,000+ steps today! I tracked my sleep last night and I realized that I didn't sleep enough. I will have to make sure I get my 8 hours tonight! <BR> <BR> The tracker works in conjunction with an app on my phone. I thought it would eat up my battery but it doesn't! It behaves just like a normal app! I really love my activity tracke... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 08:28:50 EST My activity tracker is here!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228753 I'm having fun setting it up! Now, I'm going for my usual walk to test the pedometer function! <BR> <BR> I will come back with a report!!!! Fri, 2 Sep 2016 05:02:55 EST A respite from the heat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228569 It rained heavily last night. It is cool this morning! I just love this kind of weather! I hope it will rain again and this cool weather will last! Sure beats the horrible heat! <BR> <BR> I took a break from exercise yesterday. I was half dead from the cardio dancing on Wednesday! And I didn't think I can do another squat! Back to business today though. <BR> <BR> To be honest, I was lazy to exercise yesterday! Should have pushed myself! What dyu think? Thu, 1 Sep 2016 19:19:44 EST Opting to stay home instead! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228091 My Mom offered to take drop me off at the mall today but I opted to stay home to wait for my deliveries. Also, I have not much money in my purse so, I also wanted to save more so I can splurge a little next week or later when I have more money! Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:31:40 EST Great workout today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227647 I did an old favorite, it's a cardio dance workout, but for some reason, I sweated even more today and I felt like I was half dead at the end of the 45 minutes! <BR> <BR> The cold shower afterwards felt so good! I ate dinner before I showered! I am thankful for the rain, it has been raining off and on for 2 days, I think! A brief respite from the horrible heat! Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:30:44 EST Tricky Merchants! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226915 I made a purchase of a set of 2 rechargeable batteries, then I surfed around, and found the exact same thing for a much cheaper price. So, I contacted the merchant via live chat and cancelled the first order and made a 2nd order (the cheaper one). <BR> <BR> But instead of refunding the money into my bank account, they credited it to my profile so in essence, it was an exchange for something else but the money remains spent. <BR> <BR> I bought 5 pairs of socks, because most of my socks' elas... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:56:38 EST Most disappointed in myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226273 Oh Good Lord! I put on 4.6kg over the weekend! How could I have have drank so much!!!! The weather has been beastly hot!!!! My mouth felt constantly dry!!!! <BR> <BR> The nurse only set my dialysis target at 3.5kg but God answered my prayers! By the time my breakfast was digested, what came out was 3.9kgs!!!! Hallelujah!!!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:27:57 EST Just ordered an Activity Tracker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225675 I really wanted a Samsung smart watch, the Gear 2 Classic in Rose Gold, to be precise! But that costs like RM1,899, way out of my league. <BR> <BR> Well, I was surfing around and I found an activity tracker for only RM59! It can track sleep, is a pedometer, BMI and more! I can't wait for it to arrive! <BR> <BR> Plus, it has a waterproof, rubber strap, more durable than the leather strap of the Gear 2! Yippeeee! I got what I wanted! Now to wait for delivery! Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:39:32 EST It's a Miracle!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224688 Today at dialysis, I came with a 4kg increase, however, the nurse set the target to 3kg because she is worried that my bp will drop and I'll feel sick! <BR> <BR> Anyways, after treatment, I went to the loo and emptied my bowels by a LOT! And you know what? I was lighter by 3.6kg! It's a miracle! An answer to my prayers! I only owe the machine 200g, which is nothing! <BR> <BR> Hopefully, I won't be so heavy come Monday! Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:36:51 EST Sooooo disappointed with myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224512 I drank too much water yesterday. My mouth kept feeling very dry! It was a very hot day yesterday! So I came to the dialysis center with a 4kg weight gain! <BR> <BR> However, the nurse would only extract 3kg. Which means I will b owing at least 800g. I m hoping I will owe less. I m just v discourage and mad at myself for not being more careful and vigilant with my water intake! <BR> <BR> To make matters worse, today is a Friday! That means I have to really watch my fluid intake this weekend... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:19:21 EST I have new CD and mp3 Player! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224205 Yeah! I have a new radio! It can play CDs as well as mp3s! That is : it has a USB slot! My old player was malfuntioning! <BR> <BR> Only thing is, I can't play cassettes anymore but you can find almost anything on youtube! So, I'm not too bummed! <BR> <BR> Another thing is, it can't read the NTFS system in my thumbdrive. So, I had to used an OTG drive that runs on FAT32! In fat, my phone and tablet seems to run on FAT32 as well. But I did format my microSD card to NTFS and it works fine! Wh... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:54:03 EST The Good and The Bad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220666 First, the good news! <BR> <BR> I have successfully lost half a kg! As confirmed by my doctor! <BR> <BR> The bad news : <BR> <BR> I have to keep it that way by not drinking too much water! <BR> <BR> You see, I'm on dialysis and fluid control is the biggest thing for me! sigh! <BR> Not more than 2.5kg weight gain on weekends, and not more than 2kg weight gain on weekdays! It is very, very difficult I can tell you! Particularly when the weather is this hot and dry! You just want to drink! ... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 02:03:14 EST Can't stand this heat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220195 The heatwave is back with a vengence! After almost constant rain a couple of months back, it is now very hot and dry! To make matters even worse, I am having a flu and have almost lost my voice! The flu is also making me crave more water, cold water! <BR> <BR> I m on dialysis and therefore have to limit my fluids. Would you believe I put on 2kg just today alone! I will certainly get into trouble tmrw! I can only pray my weight will go down a bit by next morning after my food has been digeste... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:51:47 EST Rats! I have the flu! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218775 No fever, no body aches, but a runny nose and sneezing! My Dad was having a bad flu over the weekend and I seem to have caught a mild version of it! Sigh! <BR> <BR> I really hate this! But thankfully, I still feel well enough to go for dialysis. I've been taking those 1,000mg effervescent vit C tablets in a bit of water. Just took some paracetamol! <BR> <BR> I didn't feel well enough to do cardio yesterday, so I just did some Pilates exercises for my abs, as that is my main problem area! <B... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 03:09:35 EST Golly! I hope not! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218110 I have been sneezing and having a runny nose all morning during dialysis! I had to put another pack of tissues in my bag! My Dad had a bad flu! I certainly hope I haven't caught it! Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:47:40 EST Think I might rest tmrw! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216603 I did a dance workout on Wednesday and today (Friday). I worked my abs and walked about 4km on Thursday. I sprained my hip last weekend, so I took Sunday, Monday and Tuesday off. I'm now easing into my exercise routine again. But my back really aches. I think I'll rest tmrw! Besides, I've done more than my SP target of exercise! In calories burnt! Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:37:46 EST Got my money back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216044 I recently purchased a 512G OTG storage device. But it didn't function as it was supposed to, so I returned it. I had to spend like RM6.35 to post it back to the supplier. But I got my money back which was about RM73. I even got my RM5 credit back which I used for another purchase, 2 portable vacuum cleaners for my Mom! <BR> <BR> So, I got most of my money back! I was getting worried that I would be stuck with a white elephant that can't even be used! I am thankful I got my most of my money ... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:21:01 EST My new sports shoes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215282 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4bbdd0a6-e19c-4425-8323-32fe1c23401f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/308345cc-7e53-4acc-b08a-0909ae522946.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00a35732-42e0-4c37-ad6e-0acfa23b3d9c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cost an arm and a leg but it was already on sale! <BR> <BR> Very comfy and supportive! I'm using it as my indoor pair for cardio dancing! Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:32:06 EST I sprained my hip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214116 I must have overexercised last week! My left hip hurts. I guess I will take a break. I rested yesterday, I will rest one more day! Then if my hip is fine, I will do some cardio! <BR> <BR> Really need to melt that belly fat!!! Mon, 8 Aug 2016 06:43:42 EST My Church's 1st Anniversary Celebrations! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213533 Today, my Church turns 1! It's been a year since we moved to this new location and was made a local conference! <BR> <BR> I went to the food tables early, took a quick look and decided what I wanted to eat. Then I took a plate of food of my favorite fried wantons and mixed veggies. After that I had 2 small slices of watermelon, a small slice of honeydew melon, 2 strawberries and 5 grapes. I also took a small serving of cordial! They mixed root beer with fizzy water. Not very sweet. <BR> <B... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 02:25:42 EST I LOVE Yogilates! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212563 I did another short Yogilates routine today! I save them for days I don't feel like exercising! Sooooo relaxing! I think I will take a short walk! <BR> <BR> But my parents want to go to the mall with me! We'll see how it goes! Fri, 5 Aug 2016 07:14:41 EST I kinda put together my own workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211415 I downloaded many workout vids from youtube. <BR> <BR> Today, I did some zumba dancing! It's actually a combo of 2 vids which in themselves are combos of a few songs. It was soooo fun! <BR> <BR> I truly recommend dancing as exercise! Your moves don't have to be as perfect as the instructor, but the important thing is that you're moving and keep moving! Wed, 3 Aug 2016 08:45:57 EST An investment in myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210760 I just bought a new pair of sports shoes for indoor aerobics, mostly dancing. I won't tell you the price but just suffice to say that it was on the pricey side. But it was last year's model and was on sale! <BR> <BR> I fell in love with it at once and decided I had to have it! Yippeeeee! Now I have proper shoes to workout in! This will be my indoor pair! I have another pair for outdoors. It glows in the dark though. So maybe when my outdoor pair gets worn out, this pair will replace it and ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 03:45:38 EST Today is the actual day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210139 My Dad's birthday, that is, we celebrated early because my brother is off on Wednesdays. But the actual day is today. I chose a teeny weeny chocolate cake for my Dad, it's supposed to be single serve, but the 3 of us, my parents and me will probably share it. We are not really big on cakes. My Mom didn't want to buy a bigger cake because she doesn't want any wastage. A smaller cake is cheaper too! <BR> <BR> I wanted to get him his favorite chocolates but I have just finish dialysis and I was... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 05:38:17 EST Have you ever tried Yogilates? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208534 I did a 40 minute Yogilates workout yesterday. Yogilates is a combo of Yoga and Pilates. I downloaded some Yogilates workouts from youtube recently. I have yet to try them all. But the one I did yesterday, I've done before, it was the 2nd time doing that particular workout! <BR> <BR> It was a relaxing workout that stretches every part of your body! I love it! I will do this workout whenever I'm feeling too tired for a cardio sweatfest! <BR> <BR> Don't know what I will do for exercise today... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 04:54:38 EST A Nice Vietnamese Meal to Celebrate My Dad's Birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207545 My Dad's Pho beef noodles came first. A huge bowl with fragrant soup (I had a taste), he ended up finishing the entire bowl! Soup and all! My brother had the curry beef set, all to himself (I had a taste too!). <BR> <BR> Me and my Mom shared a celery beef set. It was a delicious meal! I wish I had ordered the beef noodles but it would have been too much soup for me as I am on dialysis. We walked ard the mall after that. I wanted to buy junk food but resisted! I HAVE to be more mindful of wh... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:24:44 EST Today's cooking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204729 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/285e2097-76a4-45ee-ac4b-6c7876b884ee.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Onion Omelette! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39f1fc5d-204c-4be6-b0a5-58259b5af638.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Spontaneous tofu dish with capsicum and baby corn. Just basically rooted around the fridge and put this dish together! <BR> <BR> I also warmed up some leftovers my Mom cooked (not pictured). <BR> <BR> So, what do you think of my cooking?! Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:42:46 EST Still unable to do HIIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204241 I have been doing cardio dance workouts lately, along with Pilates and Yogilates workouts for strength. I do them alternately. I really enjoy dance workouts. I have some DVDs and also I do youtube workouts, mostly. <BR> <BR> I have been unable to do HIIT workouts because of my left little toe! Because HIIT involves a lot of jumping! I stubbed it on that huge pile of mags in my room! It hurt like hell! And I'm still unable to wear covered shoes because it squeezes my little toe and hence mak... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:31:47 EST Today's Work of Art!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202345 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2cbf5ac0-32d6-447c-aebb-d26b6c1aa68f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every once in a while, the artist in me must express herself! <BR> <BR> What do you think? Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:33:17 EST Beauty Weekend to make myself feel better...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201836 Please refer to my previous blog (A VERY bad day!) for the whole fracas! Really! I think my parents are paranoid and unreasonable! What's wrong with being social with the neighbors?! <BR> <BR> I was really upset with them yesterday. Wanted to lock myself in the computer room but they forced me to open the door! Even going so far as turning off the electricity to force me out! That's totally CRAZY! It means they will have had to go without electricity too! Just so they can force me to listen ... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 07:14:10 EST A VERY bad day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201342 My neighbor gave notices to everyone living here that they will block the road my house is in for a celebration that will last 3 days. I rang the doorbell just now to ask them why the celebrations will last 3 days, because I was just curious. But they weren't home. <BR> <BR> I saw some ppl setting up the tents, so I spoke to the lorry driver asking them if they knew. Just at that moment my Mom pulled up in her car. She scolded me severely for talking to a malay lorry driver. Then she even t... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 08:34:27 EST Just felt too lazy to exercise today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200266 I was very tired last night, even though I went to bed at my usual time. I slept till almost 2.30pm today! I just felt too lazy to exercise, I felt like like lying down relaxing. I did a short workout yesterday, along with some stretches and relaxation exercises. <BR> <BR> I think part of the reason I'm not very motivated to exercise today is first, feeling tired and 2nd, I have already touched my weekly target according to SP. But that doesn't mean I can't do more, and because of that I'm m... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:39:50 EST I think I MAY be making progress!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198430 My weight may have gone up a bit but I had a good look at my abs today, and it really looks more defined. Not only that, but my belly pooch (lower belly) looks smaller! <BR> <BR> Maybe I'm gaining muscle? Yay me! Mon, 11 Jul 2016 04:35:30 EST In despair and feeling like a failure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196630 My weight keeps going up and up! I am in despair! Seems no matter what I do, I keep gaining! I am sooooooo discouraged! Why must losing weight be soooooo hard! Maybe I am just doomed to be fat! Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:27:07 EST Sooooooo bored! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194303 I am having dialysis right now and I am sooooooo bored! I have about 2 hours to go! Fantasizing about what to have for lunch right now! I only had oatmeal for breakfast! I would like my Mom's tumeric fish with hot rice for lunch! Can't wait! <BR> <BR> Had a good weekend! Exercised both days! Really proud of myself! Sun, 3 Jul 2016 20:54:34 EST Enjoyed my day but now I am in trouble! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192928 I had an excellent lunch of my favorite noodles, called Assam Laksa! A sourish tamarind based soup with fish and veggies! Then I went to the mall with my Mom and we had fish paste in white wine broth! All in all, I had too much fluids! I have to watch what I drink like a hawk because I am on dialysis! <BR> <BR> How can I forget myself like this?! Sigh! Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:49:48 EST I feel so bad about this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191608 I know I have been griping about my family in general and now I feel so sorry for the things I said. I realize that my parents especially are concerned for my well being and love me and care for me, albeit being overly protective but their concern is genuine. <BR> <BR> On a happier note, I managed to get in a dance workout today! I may not be the best dancer but the main thing is that I kept moving! Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:25:52 EST My Dad is sooooo cruel! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187112 I really wanted to go for Bible Study yesterday but my parents refused to let me go because they said I wasn't well and looked pale. I actually went and looked in the mirror and thought I looked fine! <BR> <BR> Then my Dad threatened me with no allowance for 3 weeks and no air conditioning for a month just because I wanted to go! <BR> <BR> In the end I didn't go! How can they be so cruel?! I am now undergoing dialysis. They said if I had gone yesterday, I would have gotten sicker and not be... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:29:55 EST Had to rest today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186717 because I got chilled. Abt to get a flu. I spent the day resting. Getting ready for Bible Study now. I feel much better. Didn't eat much. Drank more. I just needed water more. I won't eat much during fellowship. Not much of an appetite! Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:27:51 EST Nice nap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186220 I went for a 40 minute walk but decided to go home for a nap. The air was very still with no breeze. It was abt 7pm. I slept for 2 hours. Woke up ard 9pm. Now the air is chilly. I feel too tired to exercise anymore. I feel like a hot drink now. I woke up at 5:30am this morning to make my dialysis shift. I still feel so tired! Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:47:41 EST Ab exercises & Side planks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185658 I really didn't feel like exercisig today but I already took a one day break yesterday; so I made myself do a few short ab Pilates workouts. Ending with planks and side planks! <BR> <BR> I already did some Pilates ab workouts on Thursday. My abs were still aching on Saturday! That was why I took a one day break! I walked for 3.8km on Friday, so that was my cardio! <BR> <BR> This is the first time I actually did full side planks! I normally do them on my knees. I decided to try full side pl... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:54:49 EST Saving it for lunch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182973 Another dialysis patient bought me breakfast. But as I already brought my own breakfast of a salmon wrap, I am saving that 2nd breakfast for lunch! Really looking forward to it! It's an idli, a kind of Indian bread thing with dhall and chutney! Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:58:55 EST My decision about my hair for now..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182483 I was contemplating cutting my hair to a medium shag but I've decided to hold on for now. I will see how I look with longer hair and fringe. My fringe is at an in between stage for now. Too short to tuck behind my ear but long enough to poke my eyes. I've decided to just let my hair grow and see how I like it before deciding anything. <BR> <BR> I am loathe to cut my hair because namely of my drawer-full of hair accessories! So I will wait and see if I like my hair longer before deciding anyt... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 04:15:43 EST My new purse! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181580 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea2f2185-f52a-4a4c-9e03-5e360b78da50.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What do you think? <BR> <BR> Cute?! Sun, 12 Jun 2016 19:15:47 EST Body aches! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181228 Have you ever had body aches after exercise? I did a cardio workout on Thursday. Then went for a long walk of Friday, about 3km but oh my! I had aches all over that night. I did go to a mall that Friday night for some more walking and a little shopping, got a cute new purse! My leather purse had a button that was coming off! <BR> <BR> I had to dry my laundry after I came home. The pain was almost unbearable! I had a backache so bad I almost cried. But after a good night's sleep, the pain was... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 04:14:06 EST Sooooo Discouraging! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176858 I feel I have to exercise nearly everyday and cut my portions way back bcoz I have put on so much weight! Particularly at the muffintop area! Honestly! When I sit down, it's like I have a spare tyre ard my waist! It's hideous!!! <BR> <BR> I never had this problem in my 30s. Now that I m in my 40s and have menopaused, I suddenly have a spare tyre! I m trying! Exercising, cardio & Pilates, some HIIT, watching my portions but not much progress! I still can't wear my tightest shorts comfortably ... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 10:29:19 EST I nearly did every rep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175531 of my Pilates workout. I downloaded this 45 minute Pilates workout recently. The first time I did it, I couldn't even finish the thigh exercises but yesterday I could. I only had problems with the single leg bridges. <BR> <BR> I must be getting stronger! Fri, 3 Jun 2016 03:05:12 EST I hate this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174000 I hate being treated like a maid in my own home! <BR> <BR> Whenever my Mom wants somethg done, she almost never asks nicely but orders me around in a gruff voice! <BR> <BR> All I want is some appreciation and equality! Why must my brother b so entitled just bcoz he is male?! <BR> <BR> I even have to do all my own laundry and the rest of the family's as well while my Mom will wash, iron & fold my brother's clothes and deliver them to his door! <BR> <BR> I do little things around the house ... Tue, 31 May 2016 20:47:52 EST