Intermittent Fasting Day 9

Day 9 here!

It’s been good actually :)

First few days I made boo boo by licking left over peanut butter on the spoon :(

So I now learned my lesson and prepare my food the night before.

I haven’t done much of exercise this first week because I am still getting my tummy get use to this.

I worked out few days but keeping it moderate.

My starting weigh was 113.4 lbs. waist 31 in.

I measured this morning and I am 112.9 lbs. waist 30 in.

After a week, not much change in weight loss but that wasn’t what I was aiming for.

I am feeling good about this IF because my tummy feels the best.

I don’t feel bloated period.

Another good thing is that I don’t feel like I am being controlled by the food.

Week 2 goal is to add few good exercise.

So far so good!

I got my husband & my friend to do this together and they are doing great too!

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Intermittent Fasting Day 1

I have been so bad for the past few months,

I’ve gained few pounds here & there and my kangaroo pouch is coming back!

So I have decided to start IF today and it’s going so far so good!

I broke my fasting with a banana at 1 PM, then my lunch at 2:15 PM.

Had my smoothie, fruits and veggies from 3 PM to 5:30 PM

I am now making my gourmet Pho for dinner, planning to eat before 8 PM and I will be done for today!

I am really looking forward to this new habit!

If it all goes well, I’d love to stick with it :)

Also, my husband will be doing it with me together, so I am really excited about this!

Only side affects I had was mild headache throughout the day, not sure why because I had my black coffee this morning but hopefully it won’t be bad tomorrow,

My total intake calories after my gourmet pho dinner is about 1300 today so that’s pretty awesome.

I took some photos of my hideous body today so, I will update on April 1st!

My starting weigh today is 113.4 lbs. waist 31 in.

I drink at least 3 liters of water per day.

Yay! Let’s do this!!! :P


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Happy New Year 2019!!!

Hello 2019!

This is the year of “PIG” and I am a pig!!!

It’s also my dad and grandpa’s birth year as well.

We have three generation pigs in the house :P

Although I am not very close to my dad, I still wish him the very best.

Happy New Year Everyone!

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2018's Last Day!

I cannot believe today is the last day of 2018!

It’s been one of my most difficult and also a productive year ever.

I am really thankful for everyone around me and all the goodness that happened around me.

I believe all things happen for a reason and there is always right time for things to happen.

I have been patiently waiting for this and I am more than grateful for where I am.

Thanking endlessly for the shelter, food and great health I now have.

I ask no more, well,,, I lied…

Maybe a reliable car? LOL, which I am working on :P

So here are my goals in 2019.

  1. Reliable car

  2. Hearing Aid

  3. More Hikes

  4. Vacation

This is all I can think of now but if I remember, I will add more.

I don’t know if I can follow through all the list this year but let see how things go :)

I hope everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR! And be thankful for everything you got!

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Feels Like Winter!

My shoot today was amazing!

It felt like winter for sure :)

All leaves had fallen off the trees and color from the branches are definitely showing.

Really loving this color.

I always tell myself to bring a tripod but I keep forgetting :(

So only hubby again.

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Happy 2018 Thanksgiving!

I’ve been sick since last Sunday but I managed to still work few more days before my long holiday weekend!

I guess with amazing results on my physical exams this year, I am much healthier than ever :)

So proud of myself to have such a great report and I am still motivated to do better.

Life is good, I am so thankful for everything.

I have few goals for next year but for now, I need to work on my urge to stop eating so much :P

I hope everyone is having wonderful Thanksgiving day and more holidays to come >.<

Last night few of my co-workers and I had dinner and desert time in Bellevue, it was nice to have people with good heart to chitchat with!

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WOW! October!!!

I see the calendar and it’s October!

I have been busy yes, still struggling but hoping it will be OK by the new year!

I am trying to be positive about everything and hoping thing’s will turn out well.

Praying and hoping my New Year will be a good year!

So looking forward to 2019!!!

I am constantly running like this dog :)

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August Really???

My week goes by so fast that when I sit and think about where I am,

What happened?

It's end of August already :P

I am trying to take advantage of this summer weather and hike as much as I can,

But the smoke from the wild fire is stopping us :(

Hope everyone is safe around all this fire!

 

We went to Rattle Snake Ledge hike last week and it was so easy!

I really need to challenge more than these easy hikes I go with my husband :P

 

Trying  to keep myself strong and think positive as always.

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Oh My! June Already?

I can't believe it's June already!

I am already into my second month at my new job!!!

All is going great, great environment, friendly co-workers, I can't wish anything more.

Last night, I met this cute doggy charging towards me at the park.

Life is a hurdle and we just need to keep running and embrace what we have!

Be happy everyone! It's JUNE!!!

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

What a beautiful Sunday!!!

I was hoping to be out at the pool for some tan this weekend, but lucky me they have been working on the pool area for some kind of fix since few months now :(

So we have decided to go on a long walk, well, not "we" but more like "I", LOL!

Anyhow, we had really great time today walking & viewing beautiful surroundings!

Look around you! Life is beautiful :)

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Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!!!

What a beautiful weekend it has been!

My husband and I really enjoyed getting out there every morning for a morning walk.

Looking at all the flowers around the neighborhood has been more than entertaining!

What a beautiful world we live in :)

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~A New Chapter~

On Monday the 7th, I will be starting a new full time day job! Yay!

I am still pursuing what I love to do which is photography & stylist, but for now, I am happy and thankful for this new opportunity.

I always think there is many given chances throughout our lives and this is one of it!

I know I will be busy but no worries! I will still be around :)

I am really enjoying the fresh green everywhere around me!

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My Life & Veggies!

Call me crazy, but I am so fascinated by preparing my veggies nowadays that I can stand in the kitchen all day long.

Knowing this will last me only less than a week, and I have to do it all over again, but I am still happy!

I know it's not easy, but make it a habit, eat healthy, live healthy, and be happy!

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~Cherry Blossom In Seattle~

Hello!!!

It's been a while!

I had been really busy, but I promised myself to make a visit to the UW this year for the cherry blossom and so we did!

My bestie tagged along with us!

I went this day (March 18, 2018) because media had said it was going to be full bloom but not quite.

We still took pictures and walked around the campus for a bit.

It was pretty chilly at 7 AM but well worth it with a lot less crowd.

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~Snow Geese~

How many of you drive up to Skagit Valley for snow geese viewing?

My husband and I used to drive up there during the season every year, but since my surgeries, we have not been back.

So this new year, on a really nice sunny January Sunday, my hubby and I packed lunch and drove up to Skagit Valley.

I know many people do drive up there for Tulip Festivals and sometimes people get lucky to spot them but they are kind of hard to find and people mistaken with Trumpeter Swans.

Snow geese are massive, I mean uncountable massive group.

This is why I LOVE Washington.

We live in a paradise people!!!

For in depth educational info on snow geese, click link below :)

http://birdsofwinter.org/snow-geese-of-the-pacific-flyway/

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