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/ CNY Pedicure!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302434 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ebecdcd-9fda-46f3-8f31-284dabfb8287.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Nail Art for Chinese New Year! <BR> <BR> I got a huge discount too! My manicurist is a good friend! Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:45:37 EST Such Inefficiency!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301690 This is the 3rd day they are attempting to deliver something I bought online. I tracked the package with the number they gave me via email. <BR> <BR> Day 1 : undelivered due to heavy rain <BR> Day 2 : undelivered due to vehicle breakdown. <BR> Day 3 : (which is today) well it's nearly 1:30pm and I'm still waiting! <BR> <BR> Sigh! I wanted to go out today but I can't because of this stupid delivery! And it isn't mine either, my Mom's friend asked me to get it for her! Sigh! Such inefficienc... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:24:08 EST Sooooooo Tired! Did most of my Exercise Lying down!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301203 I went to bed slightly after midnight last night but for some reason, I was sooooo tired! If my Mom didn't wake me at 3:30pm, I would probably have slept the whole day! <BR> <BR> I was planning on doing a dance workout but I didn't feel like bouncing or jumping around, so I did a Mat Pilates workout, where I was lying down more than half the time. <BR> <BR> I watched a bit and when I saw her lying down, I thought : this is right up my alley today! I suppose I should set my clock on my rest ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:29:35 EST Most Upsetting News!!! Another Friend Has Left!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300174 One of my elderly friends has passed away! Apparently, he has been feeling unwell for some time. The last I saw him was some time in December. We used to be in the 3rd shift together at dialysis. I have been in the 1st shift for a few months now. <BR> <BR> He was admitted to hospital last Tuesday, vomitted blood on Wednesday and was finally called Home on Thursday. I didn't know our chat in December would be our last! I m soooo sad! Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:20:48 EST Rest Day today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299727 I was really tired last night for some reason! I did about an hour plus of ST yesterday afternoon. Some body weight workouts by Leah Sarago. I watched youtube till about 2am last night and I woke up at 3.30pm today!!!! What?! <BR> <BR> Anyways, my whole body is aching today, so I decided to make today a rest day to give a chance for my muscles to mend. I will probably do a dance workout tomorrow for cardio. I'm doing more cardio now to burn the fat overall. But I do ST sometimes too, because... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:36:23 EST What difference does it make?!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298945 I went out to lunch with my Mom and a friend of her's. We ate prawn noodles. Mine was served with 2 big prawns. I was taking the shells off with my teeth and I made a small mess with the prawn shells. <BR> <BR> My Mom and her friends both said that girls don't make messes with prawn shells, saying it's unfeminine! Says who?! ANYONE can make a mess! You don't have to be masculine to do so! How stupid and stereotypical! <BR> <BR> My Mom says I embarrassed her, that she won't take me out with... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:46:47 EST Awww!!! Rats!!! Where did my fitness go?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298402 I tried planking for 90 seconds today (1 minute and a half) but I couldn't do it! Sigh! I have to start training all over again. I got to the point when I could plank for 2 or 3 whole minutes some time last year! I will have to start training all over again! <BR> <BR> Now I can plank like 30 seconds before I feel I must let go and flop to the ground! Sigh! <BR> <BR> However, I did a full 50 minute Latin dance workout today! I sweated a lot, going to take a shower now, then weigh myself! I ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:51:56 EST The Plan!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295750 I am on kidney dialysis due to ESRF because of SLE. That makes me a oddity in my dialysis center because most of the other patients are elderly diabetics. <BR> <BR> Recently, one elderly gentleman was admitted to hospital for being overloaded with fluids. The nurses have warned me that this could happen to me too if I'm not careful! As it is, I can't extract the full amount most days and my blood pressure keeps dropping towards the last half hour and I start feeling horrible! <BR> <BR> So, ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:22:52 EST This time I am Serious!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295060 I will watch my fluid, potassium, phosphate, protein and sodium intake like a hawk! If I'm hungry in between meals, I will just take plain oatmeal made with skim milk powder! No more indiscriminate snacking! I will eat healthy! No more fried fatty foods! <BR> <BR> No more salty or sweet snacks that make me thirsty! No more extra drinks in between. I will just eat enough, no extras! <BR> <BR> It will be hard! But I am determined! I will improve my physique this year! No turning back! <BR> <... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 03:53:35 EST This and That! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292317 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/81fbe6e9-6b38-4315-b451-337ba9adf2a1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> some pretty mushrooms I saw during a walk! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3232f9b1-881c-4372-b8ec-7cfb1614944a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18071fd3-7196-48bc-8cf7-7abf27efcc4c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b3d6b41-8177-4f28-823b-0976d1ddd615.jpg"> <BR> <BR> pretty clouds! <BR> <BR> <img... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 01:27:59 EST Legend of the Deep Blue Sea!!! My new kdrama craze!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290867 It's absolutely brilliant!!! You'll have to watch it to see why it's so fantastic!!! Do a google search and watch it! It's only 20 episodes! I can't wait for the ending! It's such an entertaining and adorable kdrama! <BR> <BR> It's so funny and endearing! It's a story about a mermaid and her one true love! I love this drama! I want to download all 20 episodes and watch them over and over! It's that good! Wed, 4 Jan 2017 02:05:37 EST Garden Party Wedding Luncheon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288349 Just came back from a garden party wedding luncheon! Lot's of good food but I limited myself to 3 pcs of crab claw, 3 pcs of fried battered prawn, a small helping of rice with mixed veggies, a small portion of cuttlefish and water convulvos salad with peanut and prawn paste dressing, 1 full piece of stuffed tofu that was cut in 2, and a small helping of curry noodles. <BR> <BR> After I had eaten all that, I told myself, no more! I had a little too much to drink though because it was a very ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:05:33 EST New Year's Eve treat!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287873 I just went out to dinner with a friend. She came over to hand me my pay for some work done. I was so sad and disappointed that Papa John's has closed down. I love their pizzas, but we passed by another restaurant that also serves pizza among other things. <BR> <BR> We order a pork bacon pizza. It had a crispy thin crust was was delish! We also order a serving of garlic bread each. I also got 2 scoops of salted caramel ice-cream served with chocolate drizzle and whipped cream. I got an oran... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:03:38 EST Back with the Program!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287283 Well, Christmas 2016 is over and the new year, 2017 is approaching! Enough feasting and lazing around for me! Time to get with the program, regular exercise and self-control in eating and drinking! <BR> <BR> But more festivities are ahead for me! Chinese New Year (CNY) is at the end of January! But I am determined not to gain weight this CNY!!! I will NOT overeat or overdrink! This year will be different!!! I WILL discipline myself!!!! Fri, 30 Dec 2016 02:54:35 EST Christmas Party 2016!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284745 The Christmas party was last night. I had one bbq chicken wing, a bit of couscous salad, a bit of my potato salad, a smidgen of turkey with gravy, one brussel sprout, a bit of roast potato, 2 and a half slices of carrot cake with a bit of cream cheese frosting, a chicken sausage, a bit of mango, 2 slices of watermelon and 4 small jellies and of course a little bit of roast pork. <BR> <BR> Someone donated a whole roast pig! I didn't eat much of it because I'm not a big pork person. But it was... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 03:33:33 EST Christmas Caroling 2016!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282726 I haven't had any soda for almost 6 months, so on Saturday, when we went caroling, I permitted myself to have regular coke. I don't like diet coke because the artificial sweeteners leaves a lingering sweet taste on my tongue hours after I've drunk it! <BR> <BR> Anyways, I took great care not to overeat but I permitted myself some extra drinks because caroling is thirsty work! I came to dialysis today with a gain of 4.3kgs. That's quite heavy but not my worst. <BR> <BR> I will have to be mor... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:40:44 EST Can't wear my sport shoes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281173 I overscratched my toe today till it bled a little. I put some antiseptic and a bandaid. Hence I couldn't wear my sports shoes or any closed toed shoes as I am afraid the friction might make my toe bleed again. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can do a dance workout tmrw or on Saturday morning. I am going carolling this Saturday. I will blog again sometime this weekend to tell you how it goes! Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:17:16 EST Just checking in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6280312 I have been very busy these past 2 weeks. Sewing cross-stitch bookmarks for Christmas and also tidying my room in stages. <BR> <BR> Also, I have been doing my devotions then going straight to bed at night. So, I was on the net a lot less. Takes some getting used to. <BR> <BR> So, I am just checking in to show you that everything is ok! Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:09:48 EST A big bag of natural chips are still a big bag of chips! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276959 I know I promised myself no more food treats but I was sorely tempted today by big bags of chips with all natural ingredients. Yes, they are healthier that all the other manufactured chips out there but they are STILL chips that have been fried! <BR> <BR> So, I didn't buy any, was tempted to but I didn't! Besides, I'm a little tight right now, spent the money on toiletries instead! Tue, 6 Dec 2016 02:14:30 EST A Special Treat Just for Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276043 I know I said I wouldn't give myself food treats but I was really miserable these last few days. So, I went to that cafe near my house and got a slice of cake. And not just any cake, it was a Red Velvet Nutella cake with a piece of Ferroro Rocher and a piece of Kinder Beuno for decoration. I ate the cake, icing and all and then ate the chocolate! <BR> <BR> I won't get cake too often though, it's still full of fat and sugar. But I could tell their cakes are well made and use real ingredients!... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 06:18:21 EST Flowers for Mom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275557 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/527f6b44-b829-40c4-9cdc-7253a2e67d64.jpg"> Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:47:54 EST No More Extra Drinks for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274979 I really need more self- control! <BR> <BR> An extra cup of green tea, an extra cup of tea and an extra cup of coconut water translate into extra fluid weight that needs to be extracted during dialysis! <BR> <BR> I really need to cut out all this extra drinks! I have been warned! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 19:26:50 EST Self control! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274673 My Mom did the same thing during lunch again, saying my voice was too loud, but I decided to forgive her and let it slide rather than make a big deal of it. <BR> <BR> So, lunch was pleasant because I didn't hurt her feelings. The last time she told me my voice was too loud I told her I was angry and that was enough to earn me the silent treatment. <BR> <BR> I've now accepted that I can't change her and she will keep doing stuff like that, so I decided not to make a big deal of it as to pr... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 06:49:18 EST I needed that! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274225 I was supposed to be exercising late this afternoon but my body was crying for sleep! I had to wake up at 5:30am to get ready for dialysis today. The dialysis went well but could have been better. But I needed sleep so badly that I crawled to bed and slept for a few hours. <BR> <BR> I am feeling much better now after that much needed nap! Me and my Mom had some sushi for tea! It was a 20% off every plate of sushi from 3pm to 6pm. We had 6 plates of sushi! The pickled jellyfish was especially... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:37:29 EST Trying to have more patience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272322 I find it esp hard and annoying that the elderly take it for granted that younger ppl have to immediately give way to them. <BR> <BR> I happen to see things differently. If you walk or do things so slowly, it only makes sense to let the younger ones go ahead of you to move things along quicker. Rather than holding up the queue for everyone because we have to wait for elderly ppl who take ages to do anything! <BR> <BR> I also find elderly ppl who feel so entitled just bcoz they are elderly a... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:32:42 EST My final decision about my grey hairs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271790 I will never color my hair again! Period! It makes my hair dry and unhealthy! So what if I have a few greys!? I can't stop the aging process! Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:58:25 EST Early to bed and early to rise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271330 I have to wake up at 5:30am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for dialysis. I was really tired last night so I went to be early, at around 9:30pm. I woke up before 9am this morning, totally rested! I usually don't wake up till noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So, I was pleasantly surprised. <BR> <BR> I had a huge apple for breakfast, probably a chicken pie for lunch! <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving! It's tomorrow I believe! Have a good time! Wed, 23 Nov 2016 22:36:11 EST Nice day at the mall with Mom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6270098 She said if I don't keep to myself, she won't ever bring me out with her friends again. So I tried my level best to be less chatty but still got reprimanded from her! <BR> <BR> We went to eat in a vegan restaurant, I had pasta olio anglio, which is pasta flavored with olive oil and herbs and dressed with pea sprouts, mushrooms and edamame! To drink, I had hot honey lemon, I didn't finish it though : fluid control! <BR> <BR> I bought a new dark brown kohl eyeliner, a letter writing set, a c... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:15:25 EST Too tired to exercise today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269267 I woke up at 6:40am to get ready to go for a prayer meeting at 7:30am! Today, is the Bersih Rally Day, where thousands upon thousands of Malaysians are gathering to protest for free and fair elections. <BR> <BR> I wanted to go too! But my Dad is so afraid I'll get injured or arrested! So, I did all I could do, I prayed for the rally, among other things! It was a really fruitful time, we all took turns praying aloud! <BR> <BR> I was so tired the entire afternoon, I kept nodding off to sleep... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:01:33 EST A 25 Minute Blast!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6267732 I did an old favorite today. A Jane Fonda 25 minute express workout, which includes : cardio, toning and abwork. I haven't done this workout in a while. It's amazing how sweaty 25 minutes of working out to this can make you! <BR> <BR> Working out with supportive shoes makes SUCH a difference! I'm so glad I splurged on an indoor pair of sports shoes. I asked the store clerk to recommend a pair for cardio dancing! It was on sale too! In my size! <BR> <BR> I may have to replace my outdoor pair... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:06:34 EST Relaxing day at home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6267092 I have been spending quite a lot these past 2 weeks! So, it's time to start saving again! I'm at home now sparking and clearing my email. I am also waiting for the delivery ppl. My Mom has taken the guest room bed and is napping contently! While I am at the computer doing my stuff! <BR> <BR> I'm planning on doing a dance workout or maybe some weight training later, then it's time to get ready for Bible Study! We are doing the Book or Mark. We will be doing that for a few months! <BR> <BR> B... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 01:15:23 EST I really, really don't feel like exercising today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6265537 I wore my activity tracker all day and I've done close to 7,000 steps. I got in more than 8,000 steps yesterday from walking all over the mall. I got myself an early Christmas present yesterday! A pair of white gold earrings. I also got some nice macadamia and rose oil soap. I also got a cute peanuts daily calendar for next year! <BR> <BR> I had my favorite noodle soup for lunch with fresh clams with hot Chinese tea to wash it all down! I didn't finish the soup nor the drink. I have to watch... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 05:43:34 EST Just do it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6263663 I was really reluctant to exercise and sweat it out today. I have been going for walks after the rain! So cool and nice! Especially nice if there is a cool breeze. <BR> <BR> But today, I decided to do a Latin dance workout! I was so reluctant to start but once I did, the time just flew by and so did my feet! I love dance workouts, I have several! My favorite is Latin dance! I have a couple! I should add more of them to my library! <BR> <BR> So, the next time you don't feel like working out... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 05:30:04 EST Being Flexible! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6263114 My Mom steamed white rice in the steamer. I usually steam my brown rice in the same. Since it was occupied, I used the rice cooker. My rice turned out well! I really like this brand of brown rice! It has 10 grains in it and it doesn't take that much water to cook! And it isn't hard or too fibrous. <BR> <BR> When I finish this packet, I may try wild rice next! I eat white rice sometimes but I do try to eat brown rice as often as possible! Mon, 7 Nov 2016 06:10:21 EST It's Coming!! It's Coming!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262602 After eating healthier and exercising regularly, or as regularly as I can, I now have the beginnings or a six pack! Not exactly really visible but my belly roll is a lot smaller and I have two indents at my sides, signalling that my obliques are getting toned. <BR> <BR> I will persevere! I will soldier on! Till I get more lean, not just in my belly but overall! That's how it works right? You can't spot train? I may not get a six pack but I WILL get as lean as possible! Sun, 6 Nov 2016 03:01:12 EST Followed my Instincts!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262181 My Mom asked me last week if I wanted to join in her lunch date with her friends today. But I had to pay RM40 to join. Since I have been spending quite a bit this past week, I figured I couldn't afford the expense. <BR> <BR> Plus, she will be with her friends from the senior citizens club. I was looking at several hours being bored stupid while she chats with her friends. There's only so much surfing the net can do to prevent boredom, and I was looking at 2 to 3 hours of sitting around bore... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 07:53:13 EST Having Sushi with my Mom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6261223 My Mom had a craving for sushi so we went to Sushi King and had sushi for lunch. We only had 2 plates of sushi topped with fried shrimp and fried scallops. The rest were baby octopus, ebikko, minced canned tuna and some fried tofu ones. <BR> <BR> We didn't eat much but it was really filling! The bill came to RM48.50. Not bad, considering how full we were! Thu, 3 Nov 2016 04:43:44 EST Non Food Treats! Part II!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260678 Halloween night, I bought myself an OTG drive in 32G! OTG drives are REALLY handy!!! They can connect to desktop computers and mobile devices, because they have both a USB and micro USB plug! <BR> <BR> I also bought a 32G thumbdrive for a friend (the head nurse at the dialysis center); she needs the extra storage space for her studies. The 3 movies she wanted only took up about 10G. I'm not sure but I think she's paying me back. It was a little pricey! <BR> <BR> I also bought some new lip ... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 02:36:57 EST Sleepless in Malaysia! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259320 Sigh! I get sleepless nights sometimes, but the good news is I can just take a nap after dialysis. No point trying to sleep now, because it's like 2:30 am and I have to get ready to prepare for my dialysis session at 5:30 am. That's what time I usually wake up on dialysis days if I was sleeping! <BR> <BR> I just can't fall asleep! I got out my huge ESV study bible and did a bit of reading. I prayed 3 times. Interceding for my friends with health problems. I also prayed for the salvation of ... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 14:34:54 EST A fruitful day in church! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259175 The sermon was interesting and the Alpha session afterwards was interesting too. The topic was temptation. I skipped lunch though bcoz I just wasn't feeling hungry and I wanted to fast in order to really listen to God. <BR> <BR> I am really glad I stayed for Alpha. <BR> <BR> Then, when I got home, I walked to my hairdresser's to make an appt for next week, my hair is unruly again. I ran into an old friend that I haven't seen in years and we had a short chat. <BR> <BR> Seems God is at work... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:31:38 EST My treat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258765 I bought 2 tshirts yesterday. It has a cheery Christmas design. I bought it in 2 colors! I also bought 2 cute bookmarks! One for myself and one for my Mom! Her birthday is coming soon. So's Christmas so I wrapped up a Christmas romance book to go with the bookmark! I also bought a reusable cloth mask for haze. <BR> <BR> All this little treats are because I am giving up junk food! But I have to persevere in order to lose weight so I can fit into my new tshirts more comfortably! I bought it in... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:32:05 EST Can you blame me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257060 Sigh!, no dancing or pilates of any sort of strength training on Monday and Tuesday. But lot's of walking! Monday was my birthday. I went to the mall and my activity tracker registered more than 6,500 steps just me and my friend walking all over the mall! <BR> <BR> We had a swell lunch! My friend was nice enough to treat me! She also gave me 2 blouses and a dress for my birthday present! <BR> <BR> Tuesday, I walked in the late afternoon to get myself lunch. I don't know how many steps I got... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:38:36 EST Did a Core Workout Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255787 I did an old favorite today! Leah Sarago's Ballet Body Core workout. I have all 3 DVDs! The other 2 are upper and lower body. I do the core one most of the time. Because that is my main problem area. I do the lower body sometimes too but I lack strength in my upper body so I won't do the upper body workout till I get stronger there! <BR> <BR> I just weighed myself and it is looking good! I weigh just 62.8kg on a Sunday night! That is progress! I usually weigh up to 65kg sometimes! Never agai... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:14:07 EST My resolve! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254450 I have resolved to watch what I eat. Not to take salty food! Limit salty soups and snacks. I have also resolved to space out my sips of water, so that I don't drink more than 500ml per day! <BR> <BR> I am determined to be disciplined every single second of everyday! No more will I put on more than 3.5 kgs on Mondays! On Wednesdays and Fridays, I will strive to only gain less than 2 kgs! <BR> <BR> I am also determined to finally shed my excess 30lbs! And get trimmer abs! <BR> <BR> Why must ... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:02:04 EST Very Very Bad News!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6253791 I saw the kidney doctor today. And he upped my iron pills twice over, also, I have to take 10 bottles of wenofer (iron drips), which cost RM34 each, which means an extra cost of RM340! My Eprex jab have also increased, from a high of 6 jabs a week to 7! <BR> <BR> The doctor also warned me that if I were to need 9 jabs a week, I will have to have a bone marrow test which will hurt like hell! I don't want this! Any of this! My poor Dad, he will be so angry! <BR> <BR> The only way to reverse ... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:42:54 EST Planning to buy my own grain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252635 I am so excited to be buying my own grain! My Dad will only eat white rice so that's all my Mom buys! I will be buying healthier whole grains and cooking them myself! I can't wait to go to the supermarket! I'll even experiment with other types of grain! Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:20:15 EST Underestimated Leslie's workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6251291 It looked so simple, I immediately opened the 3 mile workout, thinking, this should be easy. 45 minutes later I was sweaty and wanting a drink! <BR> <BR> I didn't think something so simple could be so effective! I'm talking about Leslie Sansone's 3 mile walk strong workout. Her workouts are pretty similar though, so I'm not downloading too many. <BR> <BR> Whew! I'm going to shower now! <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 06:20:22 EST Not exactly much, but better than nothing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6248241 I felt really, really lazy today! Didn't feel like exercising at all! But felt I had to do something! I had an early dinner, I was planning on exercising at 8:30pm but procrastinated till 9pm. I was thinking, if I don't do something now, I will end up with no exercise for today! <BR> <BR> So, I rolled out my pilates mat and just did 25 minutes of ab work! I was lying down most of the time, didn't even break out a sweat, well, I did perspire a little, but hardly a sweat like when I do my danc... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 09:49:10 EST Stretching it out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6247692 I really need to get another pair of sneakers for outdoor walking. The soles of my current pair is getting worn down. But I am holding out till I really can't use them anymore. Because sports shoes are expensive. <BR> <BR> I recently bought an indoor pair and that has cost an arm and a leg. So, I'm trying to stretch the use of my existing pair of outdoor sneakers till I absolutely can't use them anymore. <BR> <BR> I did another dance workout today. Did a yogilates one on Wednesday. My arms ... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 06:03:11 EST I am glad I exercised as planned today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246776 Me and my Mom had a marathon session on watching kdrama! I knew once we started watching, there would be no end till she was ready for bed. So, I exercised first to get it out of the way, then showered and had dinner. <BR> <BR> And I am glad I took care of the exercise first because we watched till 11pm! <BR> <BR> I went to a bbq organized by church members on Monday! Had a pork chop, some bbq corn, compressed rice with tomato chicken, pasta salad and sweet potato! I had a really good tim... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 12:21:16 EST