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/ Small lunch!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339497 I just finished dialysis. But I am feeling terrible! I am having an anxiety attack. My Mom brought me to the mall, she brought along my handbag because I wanted to do some grocery shopping before she leaves to visit my Aunt in Singapore. <BR> <BR> I was so out of sorts that I forgot to take my handbag but left it in the car. My Mom didn't even tell me. She was concentrating on getting the shopping done and taking me home because she knows that I'm just not in the mood to shop. <BR> <BR> We ... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:56:56 EST Helping the Elderly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337309 Me and my family went out for dinner. We had to fill up an order form. My Mom found it difficult to read the fine print so I offered to do it for her. I just asked for which items and how many. I quickly got it done. <BR> <BR> However they mixed up our orders with another table. Good thing my Mom was observant. Anyways we waited a few minutes and our orders came and it was delicious. <BR> <BR> Veggies & beancurd stuffed with fish paste. It is called Yong Taufu! <BR> <BR> I also help the el... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:24:26 EST A Change of Pace! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335672 I have been doing cardio for 2 days in a row now, I did a 45 minute high impact dance on Friday, walked for about an hour on Saturday, yesterday, I did a 20 minute body weight workout. <BR> <BR> Today, I did something new called slow robics. It's actually low impact aerobics but at a low impact and slower pace. I thought it looked easy, but I still sweated, which means it's no pushover! <BR> <BR> I downloaded some more workouts today! Can't wait to try them! Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:59:00 EST I know I've said this before, but this time I'm REALLY serious!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335143 OK! No more extra 'just this once' of YOLO (You Only Live Once) meals! I shouldn't have had that slice of cheesecake and that extra tea today! I already had a drink! The chicken meal I don't regret because I needed to have my dinner anyway, but the cheesecake and hot green jasmine tea was just extra which wasn't needed! <BR> <BR> I am determined to reach my dry weight of 61kg by Wednesday this week! And no such nonsense as owing the dialysis machine on Friday! <BR> <BR> This time I'm WILL d... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:07:02 EST So proud of myself!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334267 This week I didn't do so well in the exercise dept! So, today I told myself I have to do a full 45 minute dance workout! <BR> <BR> I was procrastinating as usual but come 6:30pm, I told myself : just do it! or you'll miss another day again! So, I just turned on the vid and did it! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOsucbWyTvs&<BR>t=102s </link> <BR> <BR> You can check it out if you want! <BR> <BR> I was actually ready to give up at the 20 minute mark but I made myself go through... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:46:49 EST I can hardly believe myself!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331182 I was dead tired after dialysis on Friday night. I was on my tab around 10pm but ended up falling asleep almost at once! I woke up around 2am and then kept away my tab and went to bed proper only to get up around 4pm on Saturday! <BR> <BR> I mean, I knew I was tired but I didn't expect myself to be this tired!!! I'm normally up by noon when I'm not working or on dialysis. <BR> <BR> I guess this means no more late night surfing! <BR> <BR> I did some cardio Pilates today! Got my sweat on! <... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:40:06 EST A day off as a mark of respect! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329187 An elderly church member has just left for Heaven on Monday morning. So, as a mark of respect, there is no Bible Study this week. I went for a mani and spent some time chatting with my manicurist who is also a friend. <BR> <BR> Her Dad may have to start dialysis soon so she had a lot of questions for me. I have been on dialysis 12+ years, so she considers me an old timer. <BR> <BR> I felt so tired this afternoon after lunch and my mani. I layed down but later I made myself do a 20 minute bo... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 09:56:11 EST I have to do this!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328488 I have to keep to my fluid restrictions strictly! 500mls a day means 500mls a day! No extras! I went home from dialysis today with a debt of 1.4kg! That's terrible!!! <BR> <BR> Someone else just died last night! Because according the the nurses, she keeps owing 2 or 3kgs each time. They warned me I could be next! <BR> <BR> I really need to be strict with myself! Hopefully, I will pay back what I owe in fluids this Wednesday and not put on so much this weekend. <BR> <BR> If I can die fast, ... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 03:00:16 EST I wish I could just die! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6324154 Why must I get SLE? Why must I get sick? Why must my kidneys fail and I have to have dialysis for the rest of my life? Why can't I just get fat but not sick? <BR> <BR> I am sick of this life! I feel my life is pointless! I am just a burden to my parents! I wish I had the courage to commit suicide but I am afraid of pain and death! <BR> <BR> I prayed and prayed to God to heal me but He didn't and I was handed this sorry fate! If God won't heal me then I don't want to go on! Thu, 2 Mar 2017 21:19:14 EST Feeling awful and full of regret! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323330 The water pump broke down during the 3rd hour of dialysis on Monday. So they ended everyone's treatment at 10am. However, the plumber came and fixed the problem around 11am. <BR> <BR> I was meeting a friend for a movie but our appt was for 3pm as we were catching the 4pm show. I could have waited for the plumber to fix the problem and continued with the final hour but I didn't. <BR> <BR> I feel so foolish, and full of regret for not waiting. But by the time the plumber arrived, my Mom was... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:51:44 EST A State of Emergency!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322042 I overindulged on Saturday, therefore I am extra heavy today! To make matters even worse, the dialysis center experienced a water shortage today! They have called the plumber but the long and the short of it is : I only got 3 hours dialysis instead of the usual 4! <BR> <BR> At worst, I normally owe 1kg on Monday. But today! I owe 2kg!!!! <BR> <BR> This is an all time high! Which means I will have to really cut down these 2 days (Monday and Tuesday). Hopefully, with extreme caution and cont... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:36:04 EST My legs felt wobbly today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320747 I don't if it's bcoz of low blood pressure but my legs felt wobbly today. I walked a lot at the mall and I have been active and exercising this week. I hope this makes sense. My arms and legs just feel heavy and when I stand up, I need to hang on to something for balance, take a few steps, then I stabilize myself. <BR> <BR> I felt tired out when I got back from the mall but I did a 30 minute Pilates workout anyway. Now my legs feel wobbly again! Sigh! Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:36:53 EST A nice feeling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319729 I treated my family (parents & brother) to a nice dinner tonight. Satay, rice with fried fish fillets, noodles and drinks! <BR> <BR> It's a nice feeling to be the one paying for a change. This is made possible by my part time job! I am so thankful to my friend for hiring me! Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:46:04 EST Soooooooo Discouraged!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318522 I hit an all time high with my weight today! Ever since I started my new job, I have been tipping the scales more! Today I weighed in at 65.6kg! That's terrible! I should have kept it below 64kg! <BR> <BR> It's just that being out of the house working increases my thirst! Also, I should have been more mindful of my fluid intake! <BR> <BR> For those of you who don't know, the reason fluid intake is a huge deal with me is bcoz I am on dialysis! I also have to be more mindfull of my meals and... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:58:27 EST Tiring myself out with paper plates!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317291 I did a popsugar workout with paper plates and man! my abs and arms are REALLY feeling it! <BR> <BR> Go to youtube and search for popsugar 30 minute fat frying bikini workout! <BR> <BR> Check it out if you want! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2ziPcnlndQ&<BR>t=48s </link> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:22:09 EST What a Letdown!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316797 You know those famous Korean Spicy noodles I was dying to try that was supposed to be sooo delicious? Well, I bought a small serving yesterday, I couldn't wait to try it. I immediately went and made them but they weren't that delicious at all! <BR> <BR> I was sooo disappointed! True, they were spicy but not as tasty and delicious as I expected it to be! For so much sodium, it didn't even have that much flavor! Sigh! <BR> <BR> I wanted to wait till the following morning to try it for breakfa... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:27:47 EST My Plan!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313759 I want to lose 25lbs in total. I will give myself 2 years to do this! Starting from today. <BR> <BR> So my BMR is : about 1,313 kCal X 1.375 for being moderately active (Exercising about 3 times a week) = 1,805 kCal <BR> <BR> so 25lbs = 87,500 kCal in 2 years = gives me a deficit of 521 kCal a week <BR> <BR> which gives me 1,805 - 521 = 1,284 kCal a day (what I can eat) <BR> <BR> I can eat slightly more if I'm exercising that particular day but I have to make sure I have deficit of 521 kC... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 02:06:06 EST Just one more round!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313314 I spent the entire morning and most of the afternoon at an Inductive Bible Study course held in church! By the time I came home it was after 4pm. Plus my friend who sent me home made a detour because she went to the wrong lane. But it was only a few minutes. I have to remind myself to be thankful for friends like her who are willing to send me home! <BR> <BR> Well, the weather was nice around 7.30pm, by the time I woke up from my nap. So I just put on some comfy slippers, because I was just ... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 08:55:58 EST I have to rest today! My entire body is aching! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312125 I don't know whether is the double dose of exercise I did on Sunday, or that long walk on Monday (yesterday) or both but today is Tuesday and I feel that I must rest today! My entire body is aching! I feel I can't dance today! (which was what I was planning : a dance workout). <BR> <BR> I will probably do a dance workout tomorrow on Wednesday. Or maybe some Pilates. It depends! But right now, it seems that I am aching all over! Tue, 7 Feb 2017 05:56:57 EST Double Exercise Today!!! Feels soooo Good!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311073 First, I did a 35 minute dance workout! I was really sweating! Then I decided to do a 30 minute Pilates routine! So, first cardio, then Pilates! Then I ate my dinner, prawn noodles, then I had a relaxing cold shower! Feels sooooo good! Sun, 5 Feb 2017 08:17:52 EST Rest Day today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310548 I have been exercising everyday from Monday to Friday! I've decided due to yesterday's aching bones to take it easy today! The weather has been very hot too! So, I didn't even go for a walk. I spent the entire Saturday afternoon chilling! Sparking, doing crochet (I'm worried I have not enough yarn since the shop that sells it have stopped selling it) and reading. <BR> <BR> Time sure flies when you're having fun! Sigh! I will have to wake up at 9am tomorrow morning to go to church! It's Frien... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 07:19:54 EST Oh! My aching bones!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310078 I've been exercising everyday this week. It's Friday today, so it's been 5 days. But on Saturday, I must take a break! I got in more than 6,000 steps today, burned about 231kCal according to my activity tracker. <BR> <BR> I've been meaning to take a rest day since Wednesday but I kept pushing myself to exercise. Well, I HAVE to take a break tomorrow because my whole body is aching now, esp my upper body!!! Sigh! Fri, 3 Feb 2017 08:38:18 EST Forced Rest! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308848 I really wanted to exercise today but they (government workers) are fogging the neighborhood again! This is to prevent mosquitoes breeding! They carry dengue fever, among other things. Fogging is pretty common in Malaysia but I still wish they had given us advance notice. <BR> <BR> The weather was nice today, I was walking when I saw the fogging some distance away! I have closed the front door. I suppose today would be a good day for a rest day because I don't want to breathe in too much of... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 06:03:29 EST I feel like a failure!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305874 Today, I owed the dialysis machine 500g! That's even worse than Wednesday! It's hopeless! I wish I could just die!!! I can't even enjoy Chinese New Year!!!! I will have to fast this weekend!!!! Why doesn't God just take me?!!! I tried so hard yesterday and the day before but I still put on 2.3kgs! What is the point of this life!!!!? On Wednesday, I ended up owing 400g!!!! Today, my bp dropped towards the last hour and the nurse gave me 200ml of saline!!!! <BR> <BR> I wish I could die right n... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:34:53 EST Off to Bed Early Tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305477 I have to reach the dialysis center at 5:30am tomorrow morning. It's Chinese New Year Eve and we are all required to be early. This is to enable the 3rd shift patients to enjoy their CNY reunion dinners. I am in the 1st shift. If we are late, the other shifts will be late too! <BR> <BR> It's not even 9pm yet but I'm going to bed! I will let you know how the festivities went! I just came back from the night market and I bought 2 punnets of strawberries for RM10, which means RM5 per punnet. So... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:50:18 EST Very upset over wet laundry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304803 My Mom washed a huge load of family laundry; pushed it out into the sun and neglected to tell me. By the time she did, it has already been in the rain for some time. So, the entire load got wet again! <BR> <BR> If she had told me to keep an eye on them, I would have! She only remembered when she heard thunder, but by then it was already too late! The laundry got all wet again! <BR> <BR> Sigh! I need to do mine too, now there is no room to hang mine! I will have to wait another day! I'm so... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 03:20:51 EST A Bad Day but I've GOT to move on!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304291 I woke up late today, despite setting my alarm clock to go off at 11am. I was waiting for a courier to deliver a parcel that I ordered for my Mom's friend. She has already paid me. I was waiting for 5 days and called them numerous times! They keep saying they'll deliver by today but I waited for a total of 5 days and each day they failed to deliver! <BR> <BR> Well, they finally delivered today and I'm sooo relieved! <BR> <BR> Anyways, my Mom came back during lunchtime after sending my broth... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:26:06 EST Great News!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303367 My Hb levels have improved tremendously! My Eprex injection have been reduced to 6 a week from 7 a week and may b reduced even further after another blood test next month! <BR> <BR> But I have to b more careful with my phosphate bcoz it's on the high side! <BR> <BR> I m soooooo happy! I can't wait to tell my Dad! I m a little heavy today though! Have to keep watching my fluid intake! <BR> <BR> Being on dialysis sucks but things are finally looking up for me! Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:09:45 EST 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