Monday, August 19, 2013

Getting healthy

In May 2013, i was FAT. :P

There were the times when I was in the lift and colleagues  would ask if I was pregnant and I would just say no. Then some insist that I was pregnant, just too shy to admit it....hurm, its actually the other way round. I'd gladly annouce i'm pregnant rather than be fat.

You see, my problem is the tummy...a round tummy. I'd wake up flat and a few minutes after eating something i'd start bloating...i'd bloat and bloat. By evening i'd be 4 months pregnant.

This of course depressed me. I go to the gym 3 times a week, and i run marathons. ok, maybe not full marathons..but i can do decent 10k's and 21km. The most i had done was 40km at Gunung Nuang in March 2013. So i could not believe that I was having FAT issues.

What i forgot was, I'm approaching 35 years of age and I still ate like a baby gorilla despite my baby not fully depending on breastmilk.So i took drastic steps to make changes.....

Phase 1

Firstly, i started monitoring my food intake...ok this lasted for about a week, then I knew what kind of habits i needed to cultivate. I used http://www.myfitnesspal.com/. every morning after the gym (i used my Garmin to track my calories burnt) i would log in and then key in the calories used and continue updating everybite i took. Its pretty easy as most food that i ate were common and the details were already there.

Next, i knew i wasn't eating to well. Firstly, I start the day with exercising on an empty stomach and eat something loaded like 'nasi lemak' after that. So i eliminated Nasi Lemak. Took Shaklee Cinch shake in the morning before i exercise and fruits after that.wooooo....the calories difference is to.die.for!

Lunch, i'll start with fruits then sandwich.

I often feel sluggish after lunch. So i took, Cinch Tea. Boy oh boy! Its way better than coffee, minum the calories too...i drink it warm and add water as often as i like. So its pretty diluted + i increase my water intake.

Dinner...just something light or a bite or 2 while feeding the kids. I'd love some salad, but everytime i ate salad, I'd bloat like a balloon.

Phase 2

That done, I was frequently getting sick. Went to the doctor's and guess what he told me...he said..I'm overdoing my exercising, extreme diet and therefore am undernourished. As for the bloating, he gave a me a referral letter to see the tummy specialist for some scope...takut wei!

So, delay punya delay. One day i decided to try Shaklee Alfafa. Just took it diligently for a month. ehhh...i'm no longer pregnant? hahhhahahahhaha....

Also added other supplements to make sure I made it to 100 years of age....;)

In my daily diet are......

1. Alfafa - for my tummy
2. B-co - for the extra energy and alertness
3. Chewable Vit C - just for fun
4. ESP - protein ma! who doesn't need protein?
5. GLA complex - when you have breakouts at 35yo, this works extremely well....plus its better the off the shelve Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) which is essential for every woman...psssttt....u really need EPO to help your body absorb calcuim yo!
6. Lecithin - a fat breaker....after almost everymeal...
7. OmegaGuard - did i tell you that the health agent tested my cholesterol and said i'm borderline bad...:(...all is good now...:))
8. OsteMatrix - I run...therefore abuse my body....so calcium is very much needed...
9. Vita e - Just for extra immunity
10 . Vita Lea Iron Formula - Multivitamins + multi minerals...seriously, the food we eat today is mostly junk...

There you go....bak kata sorang pakcik....'boleh mampos makan banyak ubat'....lol! i'd say its the opposite!

Anyways, all these supplements comes from SHAKLEE....

Need advice, need supplements....you can call/whatsapp me at 0193161933 or email qhatijah@gmail.com...

Majulah sukan untuk negara!

:)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Skater mom makes skater girl...skater children!

I will never forget the fact that i used to be a skater girl. I cherish that part of my childhood soo much!
I started rollerskating at the age of 7 i think. Dad bought me one of those metal adjustable roller skates, the ones that requires u to use shoes on it. It was so heavy that it took me a long time to be able to skate on my own.
Then I was regularly skating around the neighbourhood. Had my neighbour Farah to skate with.
I later feel in love with a pair of skates at Toys R Us. It was one of those roller skates that comes with boots. Looks kindda like ice skates to me at that time. Love love loved it.
Until I started browsing some magazines...saw some sexy ladies skating the inline skates by the beach. Told my dad..I WANT THAT.
A year later, my Ultra Wheels arrived. A year later, we started importing inline skates by the container loads to Malaysia. I then got to change my skates every month or so...Always got to try new skates! That was the best job ever!

Today, many years later...my daughter saw a pair of roller skates at Toys R Us. It was a barbie design. How toyish! But i still had to get it for her. She's such a natural that Nabil envies her skates.
I will not buy a toy skates for him. I think Nabil should be able to fit into the smallest children in line skates that available in the market. Poor boy had to sneak out to use the sister's skates. Driving me to tears...(ok, i'm overly emotional).

Nabil will be 5 and Ayesha will be 3in August. Never too young to start. ermm....didn't i vow to start my children skating before they start to walk? hahahahahhahah, I'm so late...they are walking, runnning & cycling.....

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pop already!

Entering W36


Weight 55.3kg



I feel oh so bloated. Hands & legs are just so puffy. Call me puff mummy if u like! Arghhh….

Today I’m just lethargic. Too tired to do anything. Just wanna lie down and chill. Even sitting down makes me feel tired. But laying down is so uncomfortable for me. I hardly have appetite. But I’m craving for certain food. Rite now, all I want is that pulut with santan and mango at Kampung Bahru. Was suppose to go there yesterday, but both hubby & I feel asleep whist putting the kids to bed. 

This morning, had my normal juice, then walk in the garden, followed by breakfast. Couldn’t seem to muster enough energy after that. Just went back to bed. Woke up, and went to the bank…still no energy. Can hardly eat lunch, thus settled for dates blended with milk. Still feeling tired…can’t figure out whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

W33

W33 ending...Baby is approximately 2.3kg, mommy lost 0.1kg over the past 3 weeks. But everyone seems healthy! Should i start washing his clothes? Another round of diaper wash to fluff it up? Make some diapers?

I'm pretty much occupied with Bisky Bosky these days. Gotten myself the snap press. Although, I still have to get either DH or helper to snap in up for me...too much strain on the abs..
Did some maths, need to sell a lot more Bisky Bosky to get that trampoline! So help me God.
Ideally, the trampoline will arrive just on time for the kids's birthday. Ramadhan oh Ramadhan! I've got about 2 1/2 month to prepare.

After the trampoline, I have a long wish list to entertain.

1. New sunnies for mummy & daddy
2. Mei tai or ssc ( either DIY or BUY)
3. New wardrobe - office & casual
4. Running shoes.
5. Beach wear
6. In line skates
7. etc

Well, I do hope that all our ventures turns out well.

Thank you for all the support on Bisky Bosky.
Thank you for all the support on Mega Water Sports.
Thank you for all the support on Tecmore.
Thank you for buying my condo at RM480,000.
Thank you for selling my dream home for less than RM500,000.
Thank you! Thank YOU! THANK YOU!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

In the middle of the night...

We just had a blackout which lasted for 5 mins. But that's enough time to wake me up. So here goes..

W31 or is it 32?

Its not a long way anymore. I'm getting nervous & anxious. Wondering how will I cope with 3 kids. Nabil & Ayesha still needs me to sleep with them. They are constantly demanding to be hugged during the middle of the night. I love to cuddle with them, but comes the new baby, I'll need to nurse and all...HOW?

Work has been different. I'm coping with the less than enough computers but I don't like it. It required a lot more planning, so, i'm getting used to it. Can't wait for the new PCs to arrive!

I'm making Bisky Bosky to fullfill the orders that I've received. Loving it! Can't wait to develop new designs. My biggest obstacle is still the fabric. I'm still doing my studies on fabrics.

Baby preparation is almost done. I've got most of the essentials, only need to wash them. But i still wish i had a wrap... just a simple gauze wrap???

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Juicing

It was 2.30pm. Weather is hot as usual.

Nabil : Mummy, its time to make my juice.

Me : erm, its not juicing time yet Nabil.

Nabil : not your juice, MY juice.

Me : ok

We head to the kitchen, i took out a green apple, a stick of celery and a carrot. Luckily, all has been detoxed this morning. Nabil waited whilst I cut up the ingrediants and assembled the juicer. He then took a chair to help the juicing process. Upon finished, Nabil went to the cupboard and took out 2 glasses. One for me and one for himself.

I poured out one full glass for him and took a bit for myself. The taste is good, sweet carrot, sour apple and salty celery. Nabil finished his glass. I'm so proud of him. A 4 yo drinking vege juice! Ok, with a bit of fruit. I think that's great.....

Monday, April 26, 2010

W30

Wow! I’m in my 30th week already. Feels like it was only yesterday that I found out I was pregnant. Time surely flies.

My current weight is 54kg. Not bad, not bad at all. I think this time around I’m putting on more weight because I’ve moved to Melawati, thus I spend less time on the road. Baby is really active. At 27weeks, apparently he has engaged himself into position. Such a eager baby. I’m now carrying low, so low that sometimes, I find it hard to wear my pants. Like, there’s no space for pants. I really hate wearing my pants across the tummy so, I’m opting for more dresses now.

I think I’m more or less prepared for the arrival of baby Q. In terms of nursing, I’m prepared with my nursing ‘poncho’, nursing tops, breast pump, EBM storage plastics and some nips cream.

For the post partum bleeding, I’ve got my stash ready. But, with the recent sewing bug that had hit me, I’m making more pads. Its just so much fun!

Baby’s equipment, clothing and diapers are all ready. Although I think I overdid on the socks & mittens section. I didn’t get a single blanket as we already have too many baby blankets and beddings.

I’ve put aside my clothing that are suitable for confinement to replace my current wardrobe. Can’t wait to bypass that stage and move to NORMAL clothes.

What am I obsessing rite now?
Juicing.
Sewing, well sewing pads to be exact.
Babywearing. This must be due to the fact that I failed miserable at wearing the older kids that I’m going all out to wear my 3rd baby. Just need to find the funds to this obsession or just make my own!

All of that, and yet, why do I have this nagging feeling that I forgot something? Why oh why?