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/ Missed stitches & mistakes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674243 I am doing an 18 count, big cross-stitch project called Woodland Winter. It's a winter scene with 5 deer! I was just filling in my crosses when I discovered a missing stitch! ARGHHHHHH!!! <BR> <BR> Earlier, I misunderstood the instruction and made full crosses where there should have been just diagonal stitches (what they call half stitches). Fortunately, I discovered my mistake before I did too much damage, but I really hate it when I make mistakes! <BR> <BR> And, my half-stitches are in t... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:06:52 EST When you don't feel like excising..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667105 just do it! I really didn't feel like exercising today but I set up my tab anyway and ended up doing a 40 minute mat pilates session. I just opened the blogilates ap and did 3 videos. I ended up sweating too! I really felt good esp after my shower! I am heading out for Bible study right now. <BR> <BR> I hope I will be this commited to exercising everyday! Tue, 8 Apr 2014 07:05:53 EST Some Berets I made! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664739 The pinkish one : <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1768253841.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l984148150.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The peach one : <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l223209946.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is my first time making any kind of beret! My Mom took the pinkish one, I was supposed to give the other one to my Aunt but it didn't fit! Sigh! But at least now I sorta know how to crochet berets! ... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 01:50:22 EST My Little Cactus Garden!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664730 Hi, all! I just planted my first little cactus garden! I hope my little cacti will establish themselves and hopefully flower! I don't know if the majority of them will flower nor what color the flowers are, if any! But I love each and every one of them! They are so cute!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l740414273.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Notice the one wee little white flower! <BR> <BR> They came in cute little pots like this, but they don't have enough place to grow... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 01:06:23 EST How does anyone get ready for death? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657846 I am afraid to die but I have a feeling that death is very near for me. <BR> <BR> Allow me to explain, I have been on dialysis for 10 years. Lately, I have been constantly experiencing low blood pressure. The nurses have told me that is because my heart is getting weaker. I have a feeling that I will be dying very soon. <BR> <BR> The nurses have also told me that I have to keep my weight gain to 1.7kgs or less, which is sheer impossibility! Especially with the current hot weather! It's she... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:05:55 EST Water Rationing and the Start of a New Project! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637388 What a pain! The water levels at the state resevoirs are low, so we are forced into water rationing for a month! 2 days there's water supply and 2 days there's none, alternately till the end of March! My parents have stored some water in huge pails in case we run out of water during the 2 dry days. When there's water, we will fill our pails, so it can tide us over till the next water days! So, this means I can only exercise 2 days, then rest 2 days! What a pain! Because I don't want to get al... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 04:27:56 EST My good deed for the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626079 I bought a nice hardcover book on animals on Saturday night. It has heaps of illustrations and would delight any young child! But it wasn't something I would like to keep because it was a bit too simple for me, so I sold it to a friend of mine with 2 boys, 5 and 7. <BR> <BR> She was delighted with it as she doesn't have time to shop. I got it at a book sale. I did lose like 50 cents from the sale but it felt good to let the book go to little kids who will enjoy it more than me! Mon, 17 Feb 2014 04:11:28 EST God has a purpose for everything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614908 It was super super hot today! I was deciding whether or not I should go for my walk. I initially decided on exercising indoors today with a workout DVD but my Dad was on holiday and was parked in front of the TV so I had no choice but to head outside for my exercise. <BR> <BR> I laced up my shoes close to twilight. During my walk, I passed by a neighbor's house. Immediately, their persian mix cat walked up to me an miaowed. There was something about that sound that made me take notice, like ... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:26:31 EST Giving God my Firstfruits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605287 I'm about to finish a very complicated and intricate piece of cross-stitch. I went to my church's CNY (Chinese New Year) party today. I was planning on waiting in a nearby cafe while working on it but I ended spending time talking to guests instead. <BR> <BR> I was showing them what I've done so far (it's 80% complete) when they all suggested that I donate it to the church. At first I was taken aback because this took me more than 3 years to complete and I still haven't completed it yet! I h... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:09:24 EST Some Random Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600977 I have friends who receive dozens of roses. I have never received any bouquets. All I have received are single roses on only 2 occasions. It's a bit humiliating to know that I have never and possibily will never have the chance of being courted romantically! <BR> <BR> This is because I'm already middle aged and chronically ill! Who would want me now? When I was 19, there was this guy that was crazy over me but I just couldn't stand him! My instincts about him were proven right when he decide... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:29:52 EST Still aching........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598676 I did some Pilates earlier this week and I'm still aching (DOMS). I think I had too much to drink this weekend (a can of shandy and a cup of ginger tea in addition to my regular iced water, pre-measured, of course). I'm on dialysis and I have to limit my fluids, among other things! <BR> <BR> It's a real pain to have to limit your fluids. I would give anything to be normal again! Oh! What a joy to be able to glug down as much iced water as you want! What I wouldn't give to have that privilege... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 07:55:48 EST I'm so proud of myself today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597862 The day started not so good but it ended good, I think..... <BR> <BR> I had half a seed bun for breakfast. Then I went for a 1 hour walk. When I came back, me and my Mom settled down to watch a Korean drama. I felt hungry, so I had a small pack of raw instant noodles without the seasoning bcoz I'm watching my sodium. <BR> <BR> Then I had half a cup of rice with veggies and a kind of tofu, I had to have that before heading out to the dialysis center because I just felt so hungry. But I was t... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:38:10 EST Time to get SERIOUS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582765 Ok, that's it! Time to get serious with eating clean and exercising. I plan to buy new running shoes and do pilates more often. Also, I will do my workout DVDs too, when the DVD player comes back from the repair workshop! <BR> <BR> Some of my clothes are getting tight! Sigh! I will still have food treats, just in smaller portions and less often. New year resolution? No! Everyday resolution! <BR> <BR> It's just not fair that it's so easy to put on but so hard to lose weight! Don't you agree? Sun, 5 Jan 2014 09:47:28 EST Closeups of Lace Shawl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576261 Hi, Friends! <BR> <BR> These are the closeup photos of my lace shawl that I took nearly a year to complete due to procrastination! LOL! It was motif work, I did the motifs one by one and then joined them making a repetitive pattern. I laid it on my comforter for a dark background. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> To give you an idea of the length : <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l527558859.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> A view of the corners : <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 04:07:20 EST Christmas photos! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574371 Here I am in my new black dress and my lace shawl that I crocheted myself on Christmas day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l222196442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1803113231.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1079714097.jpg"> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 07:57:43 EST The Hobbit 2 : The Desolation of Smaug! (spoiler alert) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566285 Well, well! I went to the movies today! I went to see The Hobbit 2! Can you believe it, it's only a thin book but Peter Jackson (the director) is stretching it into 3 parts and each part is about 3 hours plus! Considering that The Lord of the Rings is 3 thick books but was only made into one 3 hour plus movie per book! But would you believe me that the movies are very interesting! I can't wait for the final part! <BR> <BR> To the uninitiated, The Hobbit is the prequel to The Lord of the Ring... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:42:01 EST Well, I finally exercised after more than a week of procrastinating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553203 As usual, I procrastinated till the very last minute. Then I couldn't exercise bcoz my Mom was in the room with me going thru her hoard of carrier bags. The whole floor was littered with bags, so I couldn't roll out my Pilates mat to do my Pilates till she went out of the room to watch TV. <BR> <BR> Oh, I'm doing my workouts in front of the computer instead of the TV bcoz my DVD player is out of order! I didn't feel up to a 45 minute Leah Sarago Core Pilates workout (that always makes me sw... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 06:43:49 EST Love or Hate? It's the festive season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546600 Ugh! I both love and hate being a woman! There are just so many good deals come Christmas season! Everything seems to be on sale! Everything from jewellery, fragrances, cosmetics, clothes, hair accessories, you name it!!!! <BR> <BR> So far, I've spend a few hundred ringgit! But the deals keep popping up. It takes willpower not to spend more! But I'm going to be strong!!! No more major purchases till next year during this time of the year. Then the struggle will begin again!!!! Sigh! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 03:12:52 EST A question of budget! (makeup choices!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542352 I'm so happy now! In fact, I'm thrilled because I just bought a Laneige makeup set! Laneige is from Korea. It consists of 3 mini lipsticks, and 4 shimmery eyeshadows. I decided to buy this set because I loved the colors. The lipsticks are pinkish (3 different shades) and I think would go well with my complexion. I'm Chinese and have a kinda medium tone skin. I'm not too dark but I'm not really fair either. I suppose you could call me medium fair; but not dark enough to be olive. <BR> <BR> Th... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:49:12 EST Shoulders aching because of Pilates workout yesterday evening! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537014 I woke up with aching shoulders this morning because of the 40 minute Pilates workout yesterday evening (Saturday). I think I'll just walk today to get my cardio in. I don't think I can do another pushup today, my arms are aching so bad.......sigh! <BR> <BR> I barely made it to church this morning because my bed felt so comfortable!!! LOL!!! I was thinking : "Maybe I'll skip church today because I want to sleep in!"; but my better half won, and I forced myself up to get ready for church. I b... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 01:52:25 EST A Belated Bday Surprise!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529924 I went for dialysis as usual this Friday. I really didn't expect it. At around 5pm, when I had like 30 minutes of treatment more to go, the light suddenly went off. I thought that we had a power failure or something. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, the nurses started to sing the bday song! My bday was last Thursday actually. But the nurse that bought the cake was on leave till today! It was a becreamed and chocolate flake sprinkle concoction! Honestly, the cake was like one third whipped cream!!!! <BR>... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 09:49:16 EST My Treat! or Rather, Treats!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528067 I spent the day at the mall today and spent a little more than a hundred ringgit. Actually, I spent a little more than RM120, that's about USD40. I bought some moisturizer for RM24.50, 2 pairs of low rise panties for RM39, a pair of lovely earrings for RM32.40 (10% off for members, thank God I remembered my member card!), and RM19.80 for 230 grams of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies! <BR> <BR> I only got the cookies because the salesgirl was so nice to me! She let me try 3 variants... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 07:48:42 EST A Treat on a Rainy Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524405 I was bored out of my skull today. I couldn't really go for my usual walk because it was raining, it had been raining for hours and looked like it will be raining for hours more. I figured that the dessert stand near my house would be quiet because most Malaysians don't like going out in the rain. AND I had a craving for a waffle with banana, vanilla ice-cream and butterscotch sauce! I don't get this craving often but today, it came on so strong and just couldn't be ignored. <BR> <BR> So I d... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 07:05:43 EST Enjoyed my bday recently! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523738 My Dad gave me some cash for a present. That was the best part. I haven't spent it yet though. Waiting for something worthwhile. It's not often I get so much cash for a gift and I don't want to waste it! <BR> <BR> I saw this pair of delicate looking earrings though. Imported from Korea. But it's costume-jewellery and I can't justify spend almost RM40 for costume jewellery! But it IS pretty and I'm still considering it! I'm planning to save more money so I can buy something worthwhile as a tr... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:03:37 EST New Haircut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520154 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1559275547.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, what do you think? I know it's not a very good picture but I took it myself standing in front of a mirror. Best I can do. Too embarrassed to ask my Dad to take a pic of me. Lol! <BR> <BR> You can't really see the layers but I have what they call graduated layers from my chin to a little below the shoulder. I'm very happy with the cut. I could have taken a pic tomorrow but the blow curl can't be seen after I'v... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:23:26 EST Siberian Husky friends!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514016 I played with 2 Siberian Husky friends today! The first one is a new friend! I saw his owner walking with him and walked up to say hello! He jumped up at me with his 2 front paws, y'know, the "down! boy!" pose, but I didn't mind. <BR> <BR> He was actually a Siberian Husky and Spitz cross-breed. So, he had the markings of a Husky but the long fur of a Spitz! A beautiful doggie and so friendly! Rats! I forgot his name! Sigh! <BR> <BR> The 2nd Husky I played with belongs to my Mom's friend. Hu... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 08:41:38 EST Pics of my new 4-legged friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512033 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1741989906.jpg"> <BR> T-Rex the golden retriever! He tried to hump my legs! LOL! He's barely 1 year's old. Still has a lot of puppy in him! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2044080004.jpg"> <BR> Maya (the brown female) and Don (the black male) Sun, 13 Oct 2013 03:32:06 EST It's been a lazy, relaxing week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510384 I usually do a workout DVD on tuesdays & thursdays and sometimes also during the weekends but I didn't this week bcoz the DVD player is out of whack and my Mom took me to the mall on both tuesday and thursday this week. And also, I felt so tired from waking up early and from all that mall walking that I took a nap on both days too after I got back from the mall. <BR> <BR> On tuesday I bought a pack of oreos and a jumbo sausage for a treat. On thursday I bought some professional bobby pins & ... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 02:33:06 EST Pipe burst! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491723 I was planning on doing a workout DVD after my seminar in church today. But on my way home, I saw a huge water fountain, but the water fountain was because of a burst pipe! I reported it to the water board but they told me someone already reported it earlier, and that they were in the process of cutting off the water supply. <BR> <BR> Since the burst pipe was so near my house, I figured that I had a little bit of time before the water supply got cut off. So, I showered as soon as I reached h... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:49:22 EST Iceberg Lettuce! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485159 I actually asked my Mom to buy some Romaine lettuce while she was out at the convenience store but she bought Iceberg lettuce instead! I prefer the taste and nutrition of Romaine lettuce but I must say, I love the texture and crunch of Iceberg lettuce. <BR> <BR> But it's so difficult to get the leaves off in one piece, especially the inner leaves. Not an issue with Romaine! I ended up with roughly torn pieces of Iceberg lettuce leaves! I decided to squirt some Ceaser Salad dressing on them, ... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 08:07:15 EST Unexpected Treat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483339 My Mom is still away on her trip to Cameron Highlands. The mountain where most of Malaysia's fruits and veggies are grown. I hope she brings back some strawberries! <BR> <BR> Well, I didn't expect it but my Dad brought home some KFC for dinner on his way home from work today. I was thinking of doing a workout DVD today but I can't now since I make it a rule not to exercise on full stomach! <BR> <BR> Though I missed my workout today, I'm still thankful that I get to enjoy fried chicken from... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 05:50:51 EST A short walk & A McRib!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481311 I decided to walk to the mini mall today at about 3pm. I reached it around 30 minutes later. I ordered a McRib at McDonalds (right beside the mini mall) because I was hungry and bcoz the McRib is a new burger, just introduced a few weeks ago. Honestly, I can hardly keep with with McD's!!! They keep introducing new burgers. There are still a couple I haven't tried : like the Samurai Burger! I decided to just get the burger minus the fries and soda, I initially really wanted the coke float but ... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 06:37:23 EST Curry & Waffles!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479224 My Mom cooked some v. hot curry chicken and I had too much of the gravy to dip with toast. I also ate some curry gravy with rice, lot's of curry gravy on Friday. I also ate some more curry on Saturday. <BR> <BR> The result was I had to go to the loo often bcoz my tummy protested bcoz it was just so hot and I ate a lot of curry. Therefore, I didn't dare do any cardio bcoz I was afraid I might have an accident ! Lol! <BR> <BR> I had a craving for waffles and ice-cream! So, I took a short wal... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 06:58:25 EST Another rainy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478335 It rained almost the whole afternoon today! It's evening now and it's still raining! I'm waiting for it to stop so I can go for a walk. I love walking after the rain! It really cools everything down! It's hot when it isn't raining! <BR> <BR> The weather is going crazy now bcoz of all the deforestation! Our government is so corrupt! They'll do anything to pocket some money! Including sacrificing our forests. Massive deforestation is going on in Indonesia too! That's the reason for the consta... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 06:15:48 EST Didn't feel like exercising today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476598 So, I went for a nice long walk. Said hello to Max (a golden retriever), patted his head, rubbed his chest, even gave him a tummy rub. He's so cute but a little on the skinny side. But he's well looked after. His owner normally comes home late at night but he sends him to the groomer's regularly. He always looks so lonely, I always drop by to say hello to him! <BR> <BR> I also said hello to another neighbor and her cat! I have various 2-legged and 4-legged friends! Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:48:55 EST Nice rainy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474244 It was cloudy and rainy for most of the morning, afternoon and evening today. I thought the rain had stopped and wanted to take a walk but it was still raining. So I did a cardio DVD today. Julianne Hough's Just Dance! I did sweat but not as much as a hot, sunny day. After my shower, I feel so good! I guess I have to keep reminding myself of how good I will feel afterwards to keep on exercising. <BR> <BR> I have quite a number of Denise Austin workouts but I find her chirpiness a bit annoyin... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 07:01:11 EST Had my bangs trimmed then had a posh dinner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471501 I just had my bangs trimmed today. After that, I went next door to a nice restaurant and had an Eggs Atlantic. Basically, it's 2 slices of homemade bread (made by the chef), with guacomole, smoked salmon, steamed spinach, 2 poached eggs and holandaise. With a glass of iced water. Cost me RM20.90 Pretty pricey. But I don't get my bangs or hair trimmed that often, so when I do go, I normally drop by at the restaurant next door. <BR> <BR> The meal was delicious and I'm v. happy with my bangs, i... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 08:30:02 EST Crazy over TEA(s)!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467654 I spent the whole day at the mall today! Honestly, if you have any spare cash in your wallet, it will all get spent this way! LOL! <BR> <BR> First, I spent like about RM23.20 (USD6.96) on Japanese food (soba noodles, tempura, sushi, and a roll), not much really, just small portions for one person. But I forgot to get mall points for my meal! Rats!!! By the time I remembered, I had already disposed of the receipt! Double Ratssss!!!! <BR> <BR> Then I bought some night-time tea for helping me ... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:14:43 EST Guess I should up the intensity from now on..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465425 I haven't been exercising consistently for like a fortnight so today I was starting to ease into a regular exercise routine again. I decided to do a 25 minute easier Jane Fonda workout. <BR> <BR> To my surprise, I wasn't even tired out, and I didn't even sweat much. Guess I can up the intensity from now on. Guess I'm not as out of shape as I thought. But some Barre and Pilates moves are still beyond me. That's why I decided to do something lighter in the first place. Guess I'm kinda in betw... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 04:49:27 EST I just couldn't resist! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464723 The weather was so fine today. It was still a little sunny about 5.45pm. But with a nice breeze. I wanted to do a cardio DVD workout today, but seeing the fine weather, I decided to enjoy being outside instead. Plus getting a little sun. It was sunny but it wasn't the hot kind of sunny, just gentle sunshine. I stayed out till about 7.30pm. <BR> <BR> I wasn't walking briskly, like I should, but I was strolling along at a relaxing pace, I didn't sweat much but I did sweat a little. Well, it's ... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 09:14:03 EST Finally!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463887 YAY!!!!! Say it with me!!!! YAYYYYY!!!!! <BR> <BR> I've reached Level 20 on Sparks!!!!! HaPpY DaNcE!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I've been a member since 2006, so it's taken me long enough!!! I thought I'd never get to Level 20! But being persistent on my tab the whole of this year so far has helped me rack up the points and now, finally, I'm at Level 20!!!! <BR> <BR> Sorry, I just HAVE to brag!!!! I love it! I love ittttttt!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Another piece of good news, I can check my emails during di... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:45:28 EST A horrific incident!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462041 Oh gosh! I don't know what to say!!!! <BR> <BR> Today, the nurses that started my dialysis forgot to clamp a tube. As a result, when the nurses wanted to end my treatment, my blood just gushed out and made a royal mess!!!! <BR> <BR> It got on my pillow, my clothes, the floor, the machine, the table. It actually looked worse that it really was because the blood was fluid and splattered all over the place, even the nurses' sleeves got some! <BR> <BR> I'm afraid that I'm a big baby when it co... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:22:16 EST An occasional treat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457738 Yesterday, I decided to treat myself to McDonald's for my lunch. I had dialysis yesterday (Friday), the last dialysis for the week. I always look forward to Fridays because of the weekend. <BR> <BR> Well, I haven't had McD's for some time, so I decided to go the whole mile, even with the regular coke. I hardly take any form of soda and coke is my favorite! I had a big and tasty burger with medium coke and fries! <BR> <BR> I know McD fries are sooo bad but why do they taste so darn good!!!?... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 02:13:59 EST I am blue today........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455700 I feel so blah, bored, lonely and blue............ <BR> <BR> I've noticed that I feel this way quite often nowadays. Maybe I need to see my therapist. Maybe I'm depressed. I hope this black cloud lifts from me soon. I should exercise today but I don't feel like it! I feel like walking to the nearby McDonald's for some french fries but it's too hot! <BR> <BR> I really should be doing my needlework but I also don't feel like it! I just don't know what to do with myself today! Thu, 15 Aug 2013 03:42:21 EST Recovering from flu, finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449644 But my appetite is not fully back yet, but I can eat without throwing up everything at least. I just had some dinner just now and I feel fine! I guess, I'm recovering, no more fever and I feel better, much better! <BR> <BR> I'm having some issues with 2 friends actually. One is a lady and she gets mean when she doesn't get her own way. I've decided to forgive her but also not to be so close to her from now on. <BR> <BR> The other is this guy I have a crush on but he's not interested so I al... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 08:15:23 EST Having Flu is no fun!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448532 I woke up on Tuesday morning with a fever and chill! I went to dialysis yesterday and I spent the whole 4 hours shivering under my blanket. I didn't even eat at all until today (Thursday) but my appetite still hasn't come back full force yet. I hope I don't lose to much muscle with this enforced fast! <BR> <BR> I ate some porridge for Tuesday's dinner and I ended up throwing up everything! Ewwww!!! I hate this! I didn't even eat dinner Wednesday! I hate a bit of porridge for lunch tho. I en... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 08:51:51 EST Aching legs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443842 I did a 45 minute Barre DVD workout yesterday and my legs are still aching today. I think I'll let my leg muscles recover, I'll just take a gentle walk! I want to give my legs a chance to recover....... <BR> <BR> I hope my Mom comes home soon, I'm thinking of going to the night market. In Malaysia that's like vendors who set up tables selling all kinds of stuff, but mostly food, veggies, cold drinks and desserts and the like. But you can also find stuff like kitchen stuff and hairclips. You ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 05:47:14 EST Looks can be deceptive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443065 I did a lower body barre workout today by Leah Sarago. I watched it once thru to get feel for it. I looked at the moves, they seemed simple enough, and I thought : "Yeah! I can do this!". <BR> <BR> But when I actually put the DVD on and did it, I sweated buckets in a short time and I couldn't do all the reps for the bridges section. Gosh! I was pure torture. 8 reps, then 8 again the 16 reps double time! Yikes! I couldn't finish the bridges section, but I did the rest : the bar exercises (I ... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 09:18:03 EST walk/chat today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440881 I had an upsetting convo with a friend earlier today. She told me some upsetting things that she's heard about me. I responded as positively and maturedly as I could. I told her that if it's my behavior that's the problem, that I was willing to change if I could find out what is it I've done that offends people. <BR> <BR> As a result of that convo (it was an online convo), I didn't feel like doing an exercise DVD like I planned. Plus I had dinner right after the convo, so I didn't want to do... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:24:40 EST Yay! My PC is back from repairs!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438343 My LAN card was faulty, meaning I couldn't connect with the internet. My modem was fine but I had to leave my baby at the repairshop for half a day! But my baby the PC is back now!!!! Yay!!!! <BR> <BR> Typing on the tab can be a pain, give me a regular old keyboard anyday!!!!! <BR> <BR> On the exercise front, I forced myself to do cardio dance DVD today and I'm so glad I did!!!! I may not bust any moves like Julleinne Hough but I did get moving. I sweated quite a bit too. I usually don't sw... 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