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/ 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 Hard Decisions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141157 I would like to buy a stick of cream eyeshadow from Laura Mercier but I can't decide which color! But first, I have to save up for it! Seems ALLthe colors are nice! I have to decide on just one! I have decided to just get one as a reward for losing weight. So, I have lots of time to save up for it! It will cost RM119, if I remember correctly. <BR> <BR> I get to stay home today because my brother is at work! Usually, he is off work on Wednesdays and I will spend time at the mall so he can mop... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:24:51 EST I just need to be sensible abt this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136030 And I've GOT to keep trying bcoz my life literally depends on my efforts! I need to keep my weight down bcoz I am only able to extract less and less after being on dialysis for 11 plus years. My heart is getting weaker but the problem is I have a very good appetite, and more food means more fluids too! <BR> <BR> I need to shake myself out of my self-pity and take concrete steps to help myself! No more indiscriminate snacking if I am not really hungry. No more extra drinks just because. I kno... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 04:04:40 EST I REFUSE to give up!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134584 I still have a belly problem and my tightest shorts are still very tight! I have been taking snacks, and not very healthy ones at that! It one thing or another! I REALLY have to have more discipline! <BR> <BR> The weather has been super hot so I don't feel like exercising. But I will have to make myself do it! But it's been so hot that I sweat while standing. I don't even have to exercise to sweat! That's how hot it is! <BR> <BR> It's very disheartening that no matter what I do, I can't get... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 09:25:33 EST NO Turning Back! I am COMMITTED!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127105 I will make SMART goals. If I make mistakes, I will just dust myself off and go on! I WILL lose this weight! I WILL make sure I watch what I eat and drink! (I am on dialysis, so fluid intake is a big consideration). <BR> <BR> On weekends, I will be extra vigilant so I don't put on so much weight. As too much extraction makes my blood pressure drop and makes me feel ill! <BR> <BR> I WILL exercise when it's time to exercise! I WILL NOT STOP!!! NO MATTER WHAT!!! Fri, 25 Mar 2016 02:05:41 EST Unwilling to do HIIT in this heat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126539 The thought of doing HIIT in this heat fills me with dread! But I've been walking regularly, a minimum of 3km. I like walking after the rain! It feels so cooling after the heat! I hope it rains more often! <BR> <BR> My Mom has fried some fish crackers, so delicious! She also bought some veggie pickles, dusted with ground peanuts. We call it acar (a malay word). <BR> <BR> I really enjoy walking but I used to do HIIT before this heat wave. It's just the thought of jumping around in this heat ... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:12:49 EST My BB8 Action Figure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125650 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d93f9c3f-86ab-4b1f-804a-1d5d5978ba7b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cute, huh? Cost me RM65! Couldn't resist! <BR> <BR> May the Force be with you! Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:48:52 EST Journal Entry 20th March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123842 I skipped exercise on Friday and Saturday bcoz for some reason, I was so tired. I spent most of the time napping. I think it's bcoz of the sleep debt bcoz of going for the early morning shift for my dialysis treatments. <BR> <BR> It's like my body demanded that I catch up on my sleep! <BR> <BR> However, despite not feeling like it on Sunday, I made myself exercise. I did 3 short Pilates based ab workouts, one explosive short cardio routine and I walked for 48 mins. I even improved my pace ... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 20:45:54 EST Sudden cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6114850 I have a cold. It came on suddenly in the night! So no exercise today. I just don't feel well! Sigh! I hate having a cold! Wed, 9 Mar 2016 04:27:23 EST Journal Entry 8th March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6114212 Tried a new workout from youtube. I kept moving but I felt it was too easy. I'll save it for days when I am too tired to sweat it out! I downloaded 2 more dance workouts today. They look like they are likely to make me sweat! Guess I'll try them out tmrw or Thursday! <BR> <BR> I am still aching from Monday's Pilates! So maybe I needed an easier workout today. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 10:29:54 EST Journal Entry March 6th, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6112444 I went over my calories today because I ate too many cookies. But I'm not going to beat myself up. I will just move on and carry on eating healthy. <BR> <BR> Berating myself will only cause me to eat more! I just finished a book called Bread is the Devil. I can really relate to that book, it talks abt emotionaly eating, eating more bcoz of 'blowing it' etc. <BR> <BR> That book has taught me a lot! Most of all I only got it for less than RM10 in a bargain bookstore! I lent it to one of the n... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 08:45:51 EST Journal Entry 1st March 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6108812 Another successful day! I went to the night market with my Mom and Aunt and stocked up on Japanese cucumbers and water apples for my healthy snacks! These were good choices bcoz they are high in fibre but low in potassium and phosphate As I am a dialysis patient, and I have to watch my potassium and phosphate levels, among other things. <BR> <BR> I had a healthy vegetarian dinner. I also bought some comfy new slippers to wear to the dialysis center! I also bought 2 small lemons cheap! All in... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 18:57:44 EST Journal Entry 27th February, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106023 Had fried rice noodles for lunch but I only ate abt half. It was a takeaway that my Mom bought for me. She also bought some mixed rice, which is plain rice with stir-fried cabbage, chicken and ray fish curry. Mixed rice is basically rice with your choice of dishes. <BR> <BR> I had a granny smith apple for a mid afternoon snack. Then a mung bean paste fill kuih (like a Malay cake thing) a little later. <BR> <BR> That box of mixed rice I shared with my Dad for dinner bcoz it was a very big po... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 10:52:59 EST Journal Entry 23rd February 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102711 I was forced to take action 3 days ago. By that, I mean serious action, no more mindless snacking and indiscriminate munching! No in between meals, no midnight snacks, no sweets, no fattening foods. <BR> <BR> The problem was, I ate whenever I felt like it! It's time for some self-control! So far, I think I have lost 2cm at the waist! This is encouraging me to be more vigilant in stopping the munching! <BR> <BR> Hopefully, I won't feel so hungry after I m used to less food, or my stomach shr... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 09:06:14 EST My new haircut! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101763 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d570e9e8-f346-4450-a3b5-3ccace58290f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fba099a0-8bd0-47fe-9a13-de81b5bdf91e.jpg"> Mon, 22 Feb 2016 05:00:32 EST A mixed day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6097256 I woke up really late today! After noon! My friend rang up after lunch. She wanted to go for coffee. We went to a nearby cafe and had pizza and cake! Molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream! <BR> <BR> I know that doesn't sound very healthy but I had nothing else today. That was considered my dinner. I did a bit of Pilates for exercise today. My arms are still aching from yesterday's pushups! Pushups always make my arms ache the next day! <BR> <BR> I downloaded 2 new workouts though! Ti... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 11:02:59 EST My New Skirt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090542 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9cb77507-2cd5-4991-8de5-27ae4921268f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ed9c2cc-1b40-46e7-bde7-877c458423ae.jpg"> Mon, 8 Feb 2016 00:40:44 EST Journal Entry 4th February 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087595 Didn't manage to workout today but I went shopping with my Mom twice today! First time ard noon to get groceries. I bought my favorite sesame seed and sunflower seed bread, some watercress because I read that raw watercress was yummy in an egg salad sandwich and some mini magnum ice-cream bars, a box of 6, each one abt 150 calories. I plan to go through them slowly and also share them with my family! <BR> <BR> My Mom bought stuff for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. Would you beli... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:10:41 EST Journal Entry 3rd February 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086515 Hi there peeps! <BR> <BR> Owed the dialysis machine 1kg today, whoops! Gotta work on drinking less! The weather has been super hot these days, I had a cool dessert on Monday evening. I probably shouldn't have finished the entire bowl but I was hot, and I was tempted! <BR> <BR> I have resolved to keep my weight down during dinner today and work on eating less tomorrow. I wanted to exercise today but I was feeling dizzy after dialysis. My bp dropped during the final hour again. And I felt bad... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 06:56:01 EST Journal Entry 27th January 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080435 I have made up my mind to get serious about my health because my life literally depends on it! I am on dialysis and therefore have to be on a strict renal diet. I will stop eating the things that I'm not supposed to be eating like high potassium fruits and veggies and high phosphate foods like dairy, nuts, beans, mushrooms and seeds. <BR> <BR> But this is not to say that I won't ever eat those foods, I will have them like once a fortnight for a treat in small portions. This way, I don't fee... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:06:35 EST Sometimes, you just gotta make more effort! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075978 I was searching for smoked herring in the supermarket but I just couldn't find it! I made about 3 or 4 trips to the same supermarket to find them but they only seemed to have the other variants. <BR> <BR> I decided to just pick the canned salmon to see what was behind it and lo and behold!, I found the smoked herring! Someone must have placed the salmon in the wrong row! I was so happy to find them that I bought 2 cans! <BR> <BR> I also managed to get the coloring book I was after. I'm not ... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 04:21:40 EST Sometimes I am glad to be Malaysian! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071564 Because I have ready access to fresh tropical fruit like mangoes and bananas and.....coconut water, not from a box but from a young, green fresh coconut! And for a reasonable price. <BR> <BR> Despite the weakening of the Malaysian Ringgit, we can still get a young coconut for about RM5.30 at the dessert stand near my home. I like going there because it's air conditioned and within a short walk from my home. <BR> <BR> There is nothing like coconut water straight from a real coconut! Boxed co... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 06:24:58 EST No Excuses! I will workout! I won't back out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056017 I spent the day with my Mom today. We went for breakfast, then to 2 other malls. We didn't buy much, just groceries mainly. My Mom got a new dress that was on sale! It looks good on her! <BR> <BR> Then we spent the afternoon napping, playing with our devices and watching k drama. 4:30pm came and she made fruit rojak. This is the time I usually exercise but I was full of rojak (a kind of Malaysian fruit salad), but I made a promise to myself to exercise later after my food has digested! <BR> ... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:29:12 EST A day at the movies! A free day of sorts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054384 I finished dialysis at about 2pm yesterday. My Mom wanted to go to a stationery shop, I had a cheese and chicken slice bun and a stick of mini doughnuts for lunch. I was craving donuts. Right next door was a new Japanese noodle place, I will have lunch there next time. The menu looked interesting! <BR> <BR> I know I was being naughty, but when I got home, I had a serving of onion rings and french fries, fried by yours truly. I actually wanted to eat at the nearby cafe but I was thinking, why... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 01:09:48 EST Christmas party food log! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052774 As promised : here is how my Christmas party went, foodwise : <BR> <BR> 1) a few grapes (green and purple seedless) along with some pomegranate arils. <BR> 2) a little bit of roast pork (the host ordered a whole roast pig) <BR> 3) 3 fishballs with meat in the middle with green veggies <BR> 4) a few pieces of watermelon (cut to resemble Christmas trees! cute!) <BR> 5) a small bowl of curry laksa <BR> 6) a small piece of carrot cake <BR> 7) a small piece of chocolate cake <BR> <BR> Not much f... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 07:44:35 EST Food log for carolling night and Christmas Eve! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052075 I really tried being good but I am afraid I didn't do so well! Without further ado, here is my carolling food log! <BR> <BR> First house : delicious cooking! I had 2 small spam sandwiches, 2 small pieces of some luscious fruit cake with lots of fruit and brandy and 2 pieces of roast potato and 1 piece of roast pumpkin, half cup iced water <BR> <BR> 2nd house : a few pieces of dim sum, a few grapes, a small piece of fried chicken, 1 slice green apple, 1 slice persimmon, half cup ribena <BR>... Thu, 24 Dec 2015 10:41:42 EST It sucks to be so vigilant during Christmas parties! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051384 I am so excited! I am going carolling tonight! It will start with singing at church, then we will go on to 5 houses. We will expect to end ard midnight if all goes well. <BR> <BR> Problem being there will be lots of delicious food at all 5 houses! I really have to restrict myself bcoz I m on dialysis! Sigh! I esp have to restrict my drinks too! <BR> <BR> There will be a big spread at the final house. Maybe I'll just nibble at the other 4 houses. Maybe not eat at the first 2 houses? We'll s... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:36:34 EST Am I getting worse? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048861 My friend, the dialysis nurse chewed my ears on Wednesday. I have been on dialysis for 11 years. She said that in these recent 3 years, I have been going downhill. My dialyser keeps getting clotted too early (they usually use it 15 times), to the extent that they can only use it 10 times. <BR> <BR> I guess I am just getting sick of all the restrictions. I know I am only in my 40s but I am ready to go to Heaven. I don't think there is any point dragging out my life when there is not much qual... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:47:57 EST Why does it have to be soooo hard?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043124 After dialysis on Friday, my Mom treated me to a chicken chop set lunch. I didn't even finish the lime juice. I forgot what I had for dinner on Friday night. <BR> <BR> Saturday, I had prawn noodles for lunch and we went to a restaurant for dinner. I had half a plate of rice with fried tofu, sweet and sour pork, butter chicken assam steamed fish. The portions were quite generous. There were 8 of us. <BR> <BR> Today, my Mom made bacon and egg baguette and pork rib soup. I tried but I am ove... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 08:59:41 EST No Excuses! I HAVE to get back in the Game! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6041669 For one reason or another, I haven't really been exercising much most of this week! Maybe I'm getting lazy, maybe I do have a valid excuse(s) but I have to get back with the program. <BR> <BR> I have to watch my portion sizes and make sure I exercise when I'm supposed to. Like I need to schedule my exercise and stick with the plan. <BR> <BR> My smallest clothes are getting tight! It would be nice if they were loose again! I know losing or rather maintaining has been getting tougher ever si... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 09:48:09 EST A Suprisingly Good Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6040839 I woke up real early yesterday, abt 6:30am for a follow up visit with my doctor. I had just registered and paid the doctor's fee. I was chatting with another patient for a few minutes when the doctor called me in. <BR> <BR> My Mom saw her doctor yesterday but waited for hours. Handed in her prescription but didn't manage to collect her meds. Well, after my appt. I collected it for her. Hardly any waiting involved! Then I handed in my new prescription and went over to another dept. to collect... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 20:22:45 EST The long sad tale of my diagnosis of doom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038070 I had just graduated not too long ago. There I was, 20 something, hopeful and in the prime of life! I had just applied for a job at this huge company, then I got 2 offers, simultenuosly! My parents advised me to take the offer from the bigger company. <BR> <BR> I got accepted, then the company asked for a health exam with a urine test. No problem, routine, I've never felt healthier! Then the results from the urine test came out. They detected protein in my urine which indicated partial kidn... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:02:10 EST My Resolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035675 It seems that no matter what I do, I can't seem to lose my belly fat! It is a wee bit smaller but I am STILL not happy with my physique. <BR> <BR> Maybe I am not trying hard enough. Maybe I need to exercise more. All I know is, I have been trying for years but all I have done is gain! <BR> <BR> So, I have made up my mind to try harder. No more indiscriminate snacks, no more excuses, I have to start my daily workouts by 6pm, unless I am sick. <BR> <BR> Also, less fried food, less sweet dr... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:04:46 EST Feeling bloated and don't feel up to a workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034713 I was planning on getting in a good workout today but felt really bloated and uncomfortable after I ate fruit rojak (a kind on Malaysian fruit salad) ard 3pm. 5pm rolled in but I just didn't feel like exercising because I felt so bloated and full. <BR> <BR> Then me and my Mom went to a local night market ard 7pm. So the only exercise I got today was walking in the night market, a whooping total of 0.87km! Sheesh! I got 2 very big and nice looking custard apples though! At least I think that... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:37:27 EST Feeling bloated and don't feel up to a workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034710 I was planning on getting in a good workout today but felt really bloated and uncomfortable after I ate fruit rojak (a kind on Malaysian fruit salad) ard 3pm. 5pm rolled in but I just didn't feel like exercising because I felt so bloated and full. <BR> <BR> Then me and my Mom went to a local night market. So the only exercise I got today was walking in the night market, a whooping total of 0.87km! Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:33:04 EST Can't deny it anymore! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015801 I am getting FAT!!! <BR> <BR> I have been snacking mindlessly too often throughout my days! I have to stop this and watch my portions! I also have to stop taking ice cubes and drinking water when I am not really thirsty! I am already in trouble at the dialysis center! <BR> <BR> I just have to be mindful of what I eat and drink throughout the day! I can't afford to be so careless! And my clothes are getting tight! I am so depressed! Fri, 16 Oct 2015 01:46:12 EST Having a slight flu! Not fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015259 I have to rest after posting this! I just feel so run down. I can't exercise either! <BR> <BR> I hate being sick! Thu, 15 Oct 2015 03:15:30 EST Banana Fritters, and other oily fried stuff!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009645 Sigh! Another day where I can't reach my target weight! The doctor changed my dry weight to 59.5kg, up from 58.5kg. When I completed dialysis today, I was 60.7kgs, bad! But I've been wondering if my weight gain is in fact, muscle. <BR> <BR> Well, when my Mom came to pick me up, she suggested we get banana fritters and other fried stuff! Ooooooooh! So, she parked, and I got down and bought RM3 worth of banana fritters, RM2 worth of fish sticks, RM1 each of fried sweet potato slices and yam s... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:14:18 EST Moving Forward without Worries! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007922 My weight has been climbing up but I'm not any larger and I'm still fitting into most of my clothes. So, I'm not too worried. I wonder is it could be that I'm gaining muscle, as I've stepped up my exercise to include longer walks, body weight exercises and HIIT. I do the HIIT as often as I can because I want to burn more fat. But I do take active breaks in between, in the form of long walks, I usually aim for 5,000 steps at least, 7,500 would be better, if I can, even 10,000 steps. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 09:42:30 EST