Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
busy eating mango snow mellow.. :)
the next day, i went midv with shuyin, wanjie and jiunn shyan again. went for dinner at sushi king. finally i get to eat sushi..ahaha.. hm..then we went for a movie. lame-iest movie i had ever watch. my third time watching movie in cinema. i never watched in cinema before cause i felt it is a waste of time and money. i rather take the time to go shopping than watching movie. ehehe.. hm..i watch the movie because i wanted to get the experience watching in cinema plus i wanted to enjoy with my friends before im coming back to taiping to grow some fungus. *ehe*
i guess tomorrow will be a better day too.. :D
took a pic in a car..aha
the following day,shu, js and i went one utama. i wanted to go badly since last year. thanks to js. or else i wouldnt get the chance to go. :) went wong kok for lunch. our lunch is at 4pm. cause we went there late. after our lunch, its shopping time. shu n i bought a bracelet each. and i bought a pair of earrings for my lil girl. i bet she will like it. =) went into nichii..i tried on a black gown. it was nice. i dint buy. just wanted to try for fun. i can try them on in the fitting room for FREE.. ehe.. then went to padini. tried a jacket. nice. but i duwana buy cause i had one already. and my dream for now is to get a nike jacket. and i will get it soon.ahaha.. and i wanted to get one for my lil girl also. i also went to forever 21 to try all the clothes shu and i had chosen. i like them..but i just tried it for fun cause i dont think i will have the chance to wear them out. i went tropicana life to get a cool jacket for my sis. but it wasnt nice. especially the design. i will get her one next time. i went to the nike shop too.. the shop was too small.. went another nike shop. nothing to buy. the nike shops in one utama are small. not much choices in one utama. nike pavilion is better.. ehehe. then wj and her friends met us up in one utama. she was in sungei wang before she came. after that we went to have our pancakes at paddington. the pancakes were delicious. i love the topping especially. :) will bring my sis to have them one day. ehehe... then went back home after this. enjoyable day.
as soon as i had reached home, i quickly took a bath. we did some cleaning in the kitchen till 3 something because all of us are going back to hometown for semester break. went to bed at 4 something.
took a pic in 1 utama's wong kok char chan teng.. :)
pancake that was ordered by me.. :)
the next morning, i packed all my stuffs into the luggage cause i am going back to my hometown for three months. :) went to wangsa maju lrt at 10 a.m. reached pudu lrt at 10.40 a.m. i waited for the time to pass.. ehe.. about 11.25a.m i got up into the bus and planned to sleep. before that, my mummy called me asking me whether i had started my journey or not. then i called my dad and my aunt. started my journey back to taiping at 11.35a.m. i took a nap in the bus. couldnt sleep well. the seat was uncomfortable. i reached kamunting bus station about 3.30pm. my dad fetched me home. :) im glad that im back home. i quickly had my lunch. about 5pm, i went jogging before meeting up with yuyuan and kimsoon at 5.30p.m in lake garden. yuyuan called shijia..and four of us chatted happily. talking about our university life, how tough our courses and so on. later, we met ah beh and we continued chatting till 7 something. i had to go back as it was dark. i was riding bike to lake garden. rather dangerous. my mummy n daddy were worried about me. so i better rushed back. chatted with mummy n daddy..
after this, i quickly took a bath and started to do my housework. my normal routine at home. i didnt mind helping my mummy.pity her. after work, she had to go back home and do housework. so, i will help her. :D then, i watched moonlight resonance with my aunt using my laptop. pity my sis..she couldnt watch it because she was having spm trial exam. i went to bed about 12a.m. i guess tomorrow will be a great day for me again.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
A lot of us are out there watching what we eat and exercising, but still not making a dent in our bellies and body weight. There are a few things we are probably not doing, or doing too much of, that would mean major improvements in our health.
Get more sleep. After a very short period of time (about 6 nights), studies show that your glucose levels can rise if you get only 4 to 7 hours of sleep each night. New parents are excluded, but everyone else should try to hit the 8 hour mark as often as you can and get to bed BEFORE midnight. Every hour of rest before 12 a.m. is twice as valuable as the hours after midnight: Our cortisol levels are lowest before midnight therefore our recovery is the highest.
Eating fewer refined and processed foods. Avoid fast and fried food and try to consume as many real foods as you can. It's also imperative to get enough fiber (helps with elimination); fruits and veggies are a great way to fill up.
Avoid sugary drinks and reach for more water. Water is great for so many things like digestion, eliminating toxins in the body, and transporting important nutrients to our cells which need energy to burn calories. Americans drink 20% of their calories, so be careful of that silent pitfall.
Get to know your kitchen. I realize it takes more work, but the simple truth is we eat out or order in too often. There is a greater opportunity to control what is in your food if you cook it yourself.
Slow down. When you do sit down to a meal, don't wolf it down. Our culture encourages eating while driving or sitting at our desks. The only time we seem to sit down and enjoy our food is at Thanksgiving. The monks chew each bite of food 100 times (which is excessive), but they also eat only until they are full. They recognize that chewing their food more makes it easier for the body to digest.
Breathe. There are so many days that I don't breathe deeply. In the morning, mid-afternoon, and at the end of the day take a 10 conscious, belly-deep breaths. Close your eyes, pull that air deep into your stomach via your nose and let all the junk out through your mouth. Whether its a stressful day, or you just want to start and end your day on the right foot, breathing is important.
Don't starve yourself. Oddly enough some of you may not be eating enough, and the lack of calories is putting your body into save mode. Our bodies are so brilliant, and if they aren't getting enough food, your metabolism will tell your body to store each and every calorie it receives or to make energy from whatever muscle tissue you have. Not good. Oh and by the way, don't skip breakfast. People who skip breakfast are over 4 times more likely to be overweight.
Do more than exercise. Even if you are working out, you can't eat and drink whatever you want. It really is a three sided puzzle: balancing exercise, food, and (oh yes) the spirit (which stress and happiness play into).
1. Stay positive
Believe that transformation is possible even when you haven’t seen the changes that you want yet. I am sure that you can site many examples in your life where you didn’t expect something to happen and then whoa, there it was. If you don’t have enough evidence of your own, look around you. Do you know someone who thought they’d never get the job, meet that special person, or lose the weight, and then they did? Haven’t you read amazing stories about people overcoming obstacles and creating tremendous transformation in their lives, many against great odds? These are just people too, like you and me; anyone can overcome.
There is one thing that you can be sure of in life, and that is change. Make sure yours happens quickly, and in the way you want, by staying positive and then taking the steps that you know you should take.
2. Stay in the moment
If you think about your end results, the work becomes overwhelming. Just do what you know you can do today, and when tomorrow becomes today, you’ll deal with that.
3. Keep your expectations low
Don’t expect too much too soon, you’ll only get discouraged. Aiming high is nice to say but truly it is easier to stay positive if you set your sites on realistic, smaller goals.
4. Eliminate temptation
Remove distractions like foods that you don’t want to eat and people who have habits that you are trying to break. Surround yourself with people and materials that mirror the changes that you want for yourself. Hang out with happy, healthy people, read inspiring books, and listen to some great music that motivates you to get moving and take action.
5. Stop using excuses
There are always excuses; I am sure you have heard, or used, them all. When your desire to change becomes greater than your fear of changing, the excuses will go away -- nothing will stop you from becoming the new you. Even though you may not be able to change the underlying reasons why you haven’t yet accomplished your goals, you can start by removing some of the actions and thought processes that encourage you to stay stuck. Enough with the excuses!
Losing weight and changing one’s eating and fitness lifestyle is hard work -- that’s a given -- but maintaining a weight loss is even harder. There's no longer the challenge of juggling numbers or the reward of seeing them drop, and keeping up the enthusiasm and dedication necessary to stay at the weight that you worked hard to get to doesn't come easy.
The National Weight Registry surveys and collects data from “regular people” who have managed to maintain a weight loss of 30 pounds or more for at least one year. Based on the data that they have received from more than 7,000 people, there are certain things that almost all successful “losers” seem to do to maintain their newer and slimmer figures:
- Participate in aerobic exercise for least one hour or more each day
- Focus on watching calories
- Keep food logs
- Choose healthier and lower fat foods
I never thought I would be (nor did I want to be) one of the many people who have lost a significant amount of weight only to gain a lot of it back. But, it is high time to admit that I have gained 15 pounds since the start of the year.
Yes, that’s right. I just admitted that on the world wide web, for all to see, that I have gained back 15 of the 50 pounds I worked so hard to lose.
So what happened?
Well, I stopped doing what successful losers do to maintain a weight loss. I stopped exercising as much as I was. I started to think, “a little bit of this and a little bit of that won’t hurt.” And I stopped writing in my food log, because if I don’t write it down, it doesn’t count, right?
I lost track of calories and stopped being accountable to myself. I started to neglect myself. I stopped preparing meals and snacks ahead of time. I stopped getting up early to get to the gym because I was busy and tired. My will power began to crumble, eating special treats everyday rather than on special occasions only.
I have been watching my weight creep up these past 8 months, and instead of getting back on the beam right away, it has become a bit of a vicious cycle.
You become depressed because you know better. You get angry with yourself because you can’t believe you let yourself go. You get paranoid about what people will think—especially since you write this blog aboutmaintaining your weight. You get emotional because getting dressed puts you in a bad mood; pants you looked awesome in a few months ago, no longer fit.
The last thing you want to do when you feel so bad about yourself is get up early the next day, go to the gym and forego the ice cream as the last days of summer arrive. I have been struggling with not throwing in the towel, not caving in and eating everything in sight, only to see the scale not budge or go up!
Now that that skeleton is out of the closet, what do I do?
Well I pick up the tools that have been so freely given to me by the successful losers that have come before me; the same tools that have helped me to be successful in the past, and I apply them again (food logs, calorie watching, exercising more). And this time I try not to think that I am ever cured from my tendency to overeat and under exercise.
In admitting my weight gain I end it there. I hold myself accountable because no one can do this for me, but me.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
the next morning, my mum called us and woke us up before 7am to have our buffet breakfast at the hotel's coffee house. damn.. it was too early that my sis and i couldnt wake up. but we forced ourselves to do so. then we got ready and went to find mum and dad. we went down to the coffee house for breakfast. can u believe that my breakfast on 7something? early breakfast i would say. but that early did not affect my stomach to eat less.. instead i ate alot. aha..yum yum!! i had all kinds of food for my breakfast. since it was a buffet breakfast, i had nasilemak,hams, sausages,pau,cereals,fruits,orange juice and curry puffs. :) is that alot? aha.. then we headed back to our own hotel room.. i studied for awhile before i fell asleep on the couch. aha..before i managed to lei on the bed, my mum called and said she wanted to come over. then i continued sleeping till 9something when my dad called and ask us to pack our luggage to check out. to my surprise, we are heading to eat another breakfast which is dimsum. (my favourite)...ehe.. wow, DOUBLE BREAKFAST!!! i tried to control myself from eating.. but too bad i cant cos i had been craving for dimsum since i studied in kl. and this popular dimsum restaurant had been my favourite spot to have my dimsum in ipoh since i was young. then, my mum went jusco to do another shopping. aha..my dad didnt follow us. u know..guys hardly can go shopping with ladies..ahaha. my dad prefered to join his friends and chitchatting. again, we bought alot of things. amazing huh? aha..we shopped till 5something and dad fetched us home..though it is a tired trip, i enjoyed it alot as i can spend some time with my family after for so long. :)
the ballroom was decorated beautifully
my cheeky sis and i