Back to the Original Plan

This blog is supposed to be more on my health endeavors but it has become more of about anything under the sun. ūüôā ¬†Anyway, back to the original plan, I guess I should post it here that I am back to trying to lose weight.

Being in another country is quite challenging because I am not used to the food available here and all the other issues that I have to deal with. ¬†Changing from a stressful job to a less stressful job, I gained weight. ¬†I could feel the pants and shirts tightening. ¬†I’ve been meaning to lose some weight but I just could not find the motivation. ¬†Until something triggered the motivation. ¬†Thank God for that, it made me a better person.

And now I am back to minding the food I eat.

I started with cutting back on caffeine because I fear for my bones–I don’t want to be osteopenic. ¬†But it’s also hard to find the right calcium to take because I have difficulty swallowing tablets. ¬†Anyway, I was successful for a few weeks but since I was introduced to Coke Zero, caffeine has entered my system again. ¬†And so starting tomorrow, I would have to cut down again on my caffeine intake.

Today, I started with a coffee from Gloria Jeans.  I ordered the Mudslide Mocha small with 944kJ then because I was already full, I decided to just head home.

Dinner was this:

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I just love this one because the brocolli and carrots included are almost fresh.  As it says on the packaging, no artifical colours, flavours or preservatives.  Plus the salmon is hefty.  The great thing about this is the calories at 347Cal, is really satisfying.

Now I know that what I do is not really healthy but bear with me.  I am just starting to cut back on my calories, cutting back from unhealthy stuff and trying to find my balance when it comes to healthy eating.

But glad to tell you that I have already lost some weight.  I have normal BMI.  I feel much better.  Although my food choices are still limited, I plan to cook or prepare my own food next time.  But for another two weeks I will have to settle for all the prepared healthy stuff I could think of.

Healthy Plans:

  • Drink lots of water. ¬†My goal is 8 glasses of water daily. ¬†It will help with the metabolism as well. ¬†Water is good.
  • Exercise 3 times a week for 30 minutes. ¬†Probably will do the brisk walking for now.
  • Start on my calcium intake. ¬†I have found an easy-to-swallow calcium supplements. ¬†I am planning to try this one.
  • Cut back on caffeine–coffee, coke zero, chocolates, tea ūüôā
  • Enjoy the journey to the best version of myself

On other news, I have a new blog. ¬†This is where I would put my posts about my spiritual journey and life in general. ¬†Visit it–it’s gonna be sweet ūüėČ

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Stay in Him

All who do evil hate the light and will not come to the light, because it will show all the evil things they do. But those who follow the true way come to the light, and it shows that the things they do were done through God.‚ÄĚJohn 3:20-21¬†NCV

Being in another country with a different culture, it’s hard to look for something. ¬†Being a minority, how can one be able to thrive?

It’s been more than a year but I cannot really say that I have a spiritual family here. ¬†Discouragement is high. ¬†But if there’s anything I can do–it’s to encourage my own self. ¬†It is to choose to be near God–to stay in Him. ¬†Even if I sin and I feel so dirty and undeserving–I choose to approach God and trust that He will make me clean because He alone can do it for me.

I am so thankful that there are so many resources to stay in the loop–to constantly be in the presence of the Lord. ¬†Thank God for videos recorded or live of the worship services worldwide. ¬†I get really encouraged to stay on track and to continue on despite the difficulties. ¬†I could feel the growth despite feeling alone and detached from a group. ¬†God’s hand is at work in my life. ¬†I trust in Him completely. ¬†Thank You Lord.

‚ÄúSo say to them: ‚ÄėThe Lord¬†God¬†says this: None of my words will be delayed anymore. What I have said will be done, says the Lord¬†God.‚Äô‚ÄĚ (Ezekiel 12:28 NCV)

And so it has begun.

3 It is not yet time for the message to come true,
but that time is coming soon;
the message will come true.
It may seem like a long time,
but be patient and wait for it,
because it will surely come;
it will not be delayed. (Habakkuk 3:3 NCV)

Love

Am I such a good person
That Love has found His way in my heart
I am weak and indifferent
And yet Love chooses me
To let go of someone just for the sake of his salvation
Trusting him to God Who could love him more than I could do for him
To forgive continuously despite getting hurt
To love again and again
For seeing the beauty of an individual
For bearing to go away just to try to make it here
For sticking to the plan
For not giving up against all odds
Knowing that without Love I could never make it at all
I did ask for the gift of speaking in tongues
But God wanted me to love instead
And this love will give me courage
To continue on
Although I walk in the valley of the shadow of death
I would continue on for God is with me
Thank You Lord for teaching me how to love
And for choosing to stay in my life

The Time is Now

It’s time to do my part in alleviating poverty. ¬†There are many platforms to do this. ¬†I’ve been meaning to do it for several months now. ¬†But I should just lift my eyes away from myself and look around the world and listen to what God has told His people. ūüôā

I will answer YES to the ways of God. ūüôā

I don’t know what’s gonna happen to me in the following months but I am doing this. ¬†This is for God.

If you want to join in here are the websites you can check out:

Compassion Australia

Live58

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Healthy Egg

Another post…well let me share with you something personal…

Something in me tells me that I can be who I want to be, too…

That all my dreams will come true…

That I will be a mother, too

A family of my own

In a place of warmth and sunshine

That I am capable of loving

More than I think I can…

That I can lovingly look at a child

And think that she’s a gift

Rather than a responsibility

Calmness instead of fear

One day…at the right time…

God will finally let me have the best for me.

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