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/ 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 Disappointed in myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172639 The last time I exercised was last Thursday! I skip exercise for 3 days because I was busy watching Korean drama. I have to have more discipline and just exercise when it is time to exercise! No excuses! <BR> <BR> I promised myself I will get in a good workout this evening! Sun, 29 May 2016 19:53:07 EST Nice convos! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170050 I was supposed to be walking briskly but had to slow down bcoz I was talking to an elderly neighbor. We had a nice conversation, but I had to speak in Cantonese. After she went home, I continued my walk at a faster pace. <BR> <BR> I made a new friend today! I met a young air stewardess, we had another nice conversation. Her cat is missing. The 2 cats next door to her are missing too! I sure hope they turn up one day! I hope they are not dead! Wed, 25 May 2016 10:12:56 EST Can you believe how expensive toiletteries are! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166684 Unbelievable! I bought a bottle of shampoo, a tube of conditioner, 2 jars of moisturiser, one tube of facial cleanser and 3 bottles of handwash. The total came up to RM87! <BR> <BR> And I don't buy expensive brands either! The cost of living in Malaysia keeps going up and up! Our PM is blatantly stealing money and lots of it from his citizens! He really should step down but he flat out refuses to! What a rat! Fri, 20 May 2016 03:21:12 EST I've got a job! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163835 It's tedious, repetitive and boring but it's a job! <BR> <BR> I can earn a little somethg and at the same time, occupy myself. <BR> <BR> Thank God! I got this job from a close friend! <BR> <BR> She had work and I wanted work! <BR> <BR> Hallelujah! Mon, 16 May 2016 04:14:37 EST Ow!!! My legs!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157418 I just finished doing a 45 minute Pilates workout focusing on the lower body. I thought the reps would never end! My legs still hurt! I will still be feeling it for days! <BR> <BR> Never underestimate simple looking moves! If you do enough of them, you will start to ache and burn! I think I will just walk this weekend! Fri, 6 May 2016 07:20:02 EST Sometime you just have to do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155789 I was lazy to exercise yesterday but I made myself do it anyway. I did a 25 minute aerobic dance workout with a further 20 minutes of stretching! It felt wonderful when I was done! I even sweated! <BR> <BR> I have to remember this feeling the next time I feel lazy to exercise! We had a good discussion during Bible study yesterday. The host's maid will be away for the next 3 Tuesdays. Thinking of bringing curry puffs 2 Tuesdays from now as my contribution. As the host won't be preparing suppe... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:36:14 EST Unintended Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153368 I fully intended to get in another exercise session today but a full stomach and pure procrastination prevented that. I also realize that I still have DOMS. So maybe I need a rest day. Still disappointed in myself though! Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:59:15 EST Being nice to myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152368 I just bought something even better than the cream eyeshadow I was itching to get! I bought a natural makeup set! Much better value for money! It consists of a BB cream stick, finishing powder that gives a lovely dewey finish, blusher, 2 shades of eyeshadow and colored lip balm made of chocolate! Yup! It even tastes like chocolate! The eyeshadow is a pale pink and a dark grey. The pale pink can cover dark circles and the dark grey only needs an angled brush to double up for eyebrows and eyeli... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:55:18 EST Managed to get in 4km yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149199 Didn't exercise today though! Gotta have more discipline, I guess. Still aching a little. Maybe I needed a rest day. Planning on doing Pilates tmrw! Had a bit of trouble coming home from the dialysis center on Friday. I called a total of 3 cabs! Had to cancel the first 2 because they just couldn't find the way. I saw thru the app they just kept on moving futher and further away. I called the first one like 5 times! He called me 4 times but when I saw that he had totally lost his way, I had to... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:09:12 EST Didn't manage one hour..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147079 of Pilates but only 45 minutes. 4 ten minute ab workouts and 1 five minute butt workout. One of the 10 minute workouts also had some butt work. I didn't manage to do every rep, maybe like 90% because it was high rep and quite tough. <BR> <BR> By the end of 45 minutes, I was perspiring and ready to call it quits. I originally intended to do a full hour but I was beat and ready to start preparing dinner. I panfried some scallops, 4 and a half each for my Dad and me. Half a can of baked beans e... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:33:11 EST Listening to my body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146323 I usually walk from 3 to 4km. However today was super hot and I just went for dialysis this morning. I was feeling very tired and sweaty but I pushed myself to complete 2km at least. I just showered and I am sitting in air conditioning, all tuckered out! <BR> <BR> I think I will do an hour's Pilates tmrw! I got my cardio in already! Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:51:59 EST Very Happy Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142543 I am very happy today becoz I only put on 1.6kgs today! I acheived this by not overeating and limiting my drinks! If I am not really thirsty, I don't drink! <BR> <BR> Hopefully, I will weigh less that I usually do come Monday! Mondays are ALWAYS a challenge! Wish me luck! Hopefully my dialysis treatments will be more effective if I keep this up! <em>104</em> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 22:49:07 EST A Concrete Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141914 We all know about SMART goals, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Timely. Well, I've decided to take the bull by the horns and make a concrete goal! I've decided to lose 5kg by this year end, if I can't, I'll just give myself more time but I won't give up! I will keep trying. <BR> <BR> At the very least, even if I don't lose, at least I won't gain and make the problem any worse. Also, if I manage to lose that 5kg, I will buy myself a Laura Mercier stick cream eyeshadow. I have to... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:39:52 EST