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"Yesterday you said tomorrow." —Nike

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

-2lbs :)

alright, i weighed myself this morning and it reads 99lbs. that's good. so that means for some reason i've lost 3lbs since the last time i weighed myself... which was either yesterday or sunday morning. can't remember. bottom line is though, i still have 2 more pounds to lose to get back to 97lbs. yeah... i know. iono, let's hope those 2lbs can just melt away. of course, im sure that's not going to happen. it'll take lots of discipline and effort from my end. ugh! i haven't exercised in over a week too! on top of that, my diet has been pretty bad.. i didn't do too well yesterday either. now, i must really buckle up and pay attention to what im eating. bottom line, i can't overeat. omg, i swear, i can eat so much, yes... even past the point of being full. hahaha... that's what i did sunday night. i mean, i ate like a pig at the bbq, then came 6pm and mark wanted a nice juicy burger meal from carl's jr. i said, sure, i'll have one too. so i got a famous star burger meal w/ fries and a sprite. thank goodness i didn't finish the burger or the fries... or the drink, but of course, i sure ate a good chunk of the burgers and a few french fries, w/ a few sips of the soda before i said, "no more... im so full!" hahaha.. my tummy was seriously bulging. eww, i know. yuck!

anyway, i feel much better today... although my tummy still feels fat and i still feel a bit bloated. i know i must do better today. will be a bit tricky though, i must say. today at work everyone's going out for my big big boss's 40th birthday at this one Mediterranean restaurant. their food is always so yummy. i can seriously eat so much pita bread w/ hummus. i know... ugh! i can't do that. okay, let's hope that doesn't happen. anyway, i'll just have to be good today. we'll see. :)

ummm... ok, more later. and yes, i know, i need to start running! must do, cuz the sf marathon's 5k is only in 26 days. ahhhh!!! =/

Monday, June 29, 2009

i gained 5lbs -- eww, i know! =/

yup, you heard me right. five pounds in five days. i'm back to 101-102lbs again. that's pretty amazing. not cool actually. so yes, this week is totally the "get back to normal" week. must get back to the typical usual routine, eating healthy and exercising. so far today i haven't done too well. i had my oatmeal w/ banana for breakfast this morning, then an entire white (not whole wheat.. i know, bad me) pita pocket w/ some hummus and now i just finished some spaghetti. im super full. i really shouldn't have eaten that spaghetti. ahhh! all day today i've felt so full. i swear i must have eaten like 5,000+ calories yesterday. yeah, we had our bbq... w/ so much food! ate soooooo much meat, lots of pork (marinated, grilled.. mmm... yum!), some chicken drumsticks, a nathan's hotdog, some pork ribs, lots of potato chips, some dips, soda... omg, the list goes on and on. just too much food! couldn't help it. of course now i'm paying for it, 5lbs later and this awful bloating feeling. my tummy looks like im 5mos pregnant. eww, i know.

well, let's hope i'll get rid of some of this extra pounds that aren't even supposed to be here. im really hoping that i'll do better this week. of course, i ate like crazy from wed-sunday cuz of our lil mini celebration. no rules allowed, do whatever you want to, eat whatever you want to. and yes, no exercising. although mark and i did manage to squeeze in a run saturday morning. we ran for the first time in 4 months! it wasn't very far though, only about 1.5-2 miles. yeah, you know, i had been resting my legs due to a leg injury. now i think it's healed. i didn't feel it during this run, so.. let's hope it's totally healed? i mean, cuz i really want to start running again. we'll see i guess... let's hope it's good! :)

alright, enough said. more later. :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009


alright, so wednesday came and went. and it was fantastic! haven't felt this good in such a long time. the entire day was just fabulous. lots of baked goodies, yummy stuffed chicken wings, fresh spring rolls w/ my yummy homemade peanut sauce... and oh yes, that stuffed crust pizza (for lunch), then the homemade beer-battered fish 'n chips, you can't beat that! the day was just super.. mark was of course, there to enjoy it with me too, along w/ everyone else. ahhhh... every day forward is just absolutely amazing. will be, i just know it! that's all i can say. ahh, so good. :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

oh wednesday...

hi. tuesday it is. yay! that means, one day down, one more to go. oh, how exciting. i really cannot wait until tomorrow. sooooo close, i can taste it! wednesday's just going to be sooooo much fun. ahhh! i don't know if i can sleep tonight. :P well, all i know is, once the work day is over today, omg.... it'll almost feel like wednesday is here. ahh! exciting. just absolutely exciting. :)

all i know is tomorrow will be filled with lots of yummy good stuff. food, people, fun, just lots and lots of goodies. i'll be baking some delicious cookies and cupcakes tonight. might prep my stuffed chicken wings tonight for tomorrow. will probably take out the rotisserie and cook them in there, cuz it'll be much easier. plus, the weather's supposed to be nice and hot this entire week, onto the weekend, so not using the oven during the day would be a great idea, considering the fact that there's no AC in this area. yeah, tell me about it. good old SF fog... never gets hot enough in the city during most of the calendar year, so no AC units in these old houses. of course, you'll just have to suffer through it during the occasional heat waves. boo, i know. but it's okay, i'll take nice sunny hot weather over the usual cold foggy gloomy skies any day! :)

alright, hurry up wednesday. i'm still waiting! :P

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Monday, June 22, 2009

hurry up wednesday!

hello. i can't believe almost four months have passed. just amazing. time doesn't stop. sometimes it may seem slow, sometimes it's fast... but overall, it just keeps going. i don't know, im just amazed that june 24 will be here before i know it. oh, wednesday's going to be an amazing day. i can't wait! i'm looking forward to the beautiful sunny weather this weekend as well. our 2-day weekend barbecue party is going to be such a hit, i just know it! so many people around, so much food... oh, it'll be just so perfect! well, actually, doesn't matter who shows up or who eats what and if any of the food gets eaten, i know i'm going to be doing a lot of eating. ahhhh... i can't wait. so much yummy good stuff, grilled or not. lots of garlicky bbq chicken wings, nathan's hot dogs, burgers, chicken drumsticks, pork tenderloin, pork spareribs, chips, drinks, my special stuffed chicken wings (that i spent two hours on, trying to get all the meat/bones out of the wings portion! i know, crazy work), lots of homemade freshly baked cookies and cupcakes... and so much more. omg... it's just going to be fabulous. i hope i don't gain like 5-10lbs after eating all weekend now. or more like, eating from wednesday to sunday all of this week.

oh, wednesday's seriously the big day. im not even sure what i'll have on the menu. i know they'll be lots of yummy baked cookies (i've already made some of the cookie doughs last night, need to bake some tomorrow night), cupcakes, maybe some of my fave garlicky bbq wings, some egg rolls, spring rolls w/ that yummy peanut dipping sauce that mark likes, pizza hut's stuffed crust pizza (i hope they still have this on the menu), fish 'n chips and so much more. oh... what fun! i can't wait to eat all this food. :P hahaha

yeah, seriously, im super crazy and way food happy when there's good food around. ahhh! i can't wait. of course, no worries, after all this eating this week, next week's a new week, the socal trip will be coming up, not to mention the sf marathon progressive marathon/5k mark and i signed up for (that we haven't even started training for, running it yet).. that, we'll need to get started, and so.. let's hope by doing that it gets us in decent shape for socal beaches, plus getting rid of those extra unwanted weight gain from this week's crazy food/party/etc. oh, it's okay though.. totally worth it. :) plus, hey, i'm at a steady 98lbs. can't complain about that now, been at 98 for the last month. that means, 98's staying.. it's no longer water weight that i've lost (from the 101 originally). :)

okay, lalalala... that's all. c'mon now.. hurry wednesday, please come soon! i can't wait any longer. :P hehe ok, i can... well, sort of. so glad it's monday. now wednesday, just hurry up and get here! :)

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Monday, June 15, 2009 + day 30 results

alright, just signed up for a new thing.. called "posterous". it's actually pretty neat. lets you add entries, audio, videos, pictures, etc to just about any social site such as blogger here, twitter, facebook, flickr, etc. or your very own posterous blog site via email. pretty neat. all you do is write an email and send it to they'll go ahead and post it to wherever you want it to show up. so yes, i'm writing this entry via my email to posterous and here!

okay, so let's see. oh, my day 30 of P90X was this weekend. i didn't quite see the results i'd like to see.. but that could be because my eating got kind of bad as the weigh-in/measurement day got closer. oh well.. i know i just have to try harder for day 60. let's hope i do, cuz it would just suck. i mean, all this hard work..? and nothing?

anyway, below's my day 1 and day 30 measurements:

day 30
weight: 97.8lbs
waist: 25.5"
hips: 33"
l/r thighs: 19.5"

yeah, i forgot to measure some other places, oops.

day 1
weight: 98.6lbs
waist: 26"
belly: 32.5"
hips: 33.5"
l thigh: 19.75"
r thigh: 20"

i can't remember the other measurements off the top of my head. will have to come back and edit this entry. :)

alright, that's all for now. let's hope i keep pushing play! :) actually kind of need to.. our annual socal trip is coming up next month. must look good in that swimsuit. still need to get a swimsuit! ahhh! let's hope they have my size. all the small ones are always the first to go. argh. =/

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this is totally a test :)

hmmm... i wonder if it works? we'll find out! :)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009


okay, so i restarted again on may 13. hmm... yeah, you can say that's my official start date? i don't know. i took down measurements and everything on that day, i just don't have them with me right now. anyway, i know it's super annoying, starting, restarting, etc. but that's because i decided to buy P90X and try it out. i've been doing it since the 13th... minus 3-4 days where i went up to chico for csuc grad weekend. that totally threw me off. anyway, i'm back on the schedule again though and so far, so good. of course i haven't been sticking to the whole diet/nutrition plan, it's just not working for me. i can't do one carb portion a day, no way! are you crazy? coming from my background, we eat carbs at just about every meal. of course my intake has been less, yes... but i can't do one a day, so.. :) but everything else i have been making a conscious effort to incorporate into my daily diet, ie. drinking more milk or eating cheese. yes, those darn dairy products. i don't do too good w/ them. i don't even like yogurt! let alone, i never used to like cheese or even drink milk. well, i'm still not too crazy about it all, but i have become better at eating it, so. :) plus, they say i, being a woman, can use some calcium! and yes, apart from dairy, im just super surprised at myself that i have been eating good old plain oatmeal (the 1-min kind, unfortunately) for breakfast for over 2+ months now. wow, amazing huh? let's hope even the 1-min plain oatmeal does my cholestorel some good. well, i have no idea what my level is... im sure it's fine. :)

alright, so yes... P90X. so far, so good. i took before pics, i'm really hoping my after pics will show some results. im excited for the next weekend, june 13. that will mark my 30 days, or technically, 31 day by that time.. but yes. im planning on taking my 30 day pics then. i hope i see some slight changes? iono. let's hope so. i have been watching what i eat, etc.

now, looking back over the course of this almost past year.. okay, i started this blog last july 2008, i just can't believe at how far i've come. if my current weight stays the same or steady, etc... you can say i've lost 10lbs since i started this journey. i know 10lbs doesn't seem like a lot to some, but 10lbs is a big deal when you're tiny! i'm almost there to my 95lbs milestone. but then again, 95lbs? ahhh, it would be great, but it's not really necessary. i don't mind looking 110lbs and tone/firm/in shape, etc. so yeah... the whole weight thing doesn't mean a whole lot. although i would really do like to see and know that i can attain it. of course, that doesn't mean that once i reach 95lbs i can just let everything go again. that's not the deal... i mean, i can't do that. i dont see myself doing that though. i see mark and me being super active this summer and throughout.

oh, speaking of being active, we're planning on running the SF marathon 5K. i know, only the 5K. that sucks! reason for that is because of my leg injury. it's still there. i don't really want to push it too much, so i think we'll just do the 5K. we talked about it. just haven't sign up for it yet. i know, bad.. i really should sign us up. gosh, i just hope i can finish the 5K. sucks having an injury. i really do hope i get over this within this next year cuz i would love to run in next year's race. of course, running in this year's race was my goal last year... but now, that's been delay due to this injury. oh well.

lalalalala.. okay, enough ramblings for one day. more next time. :)


  • Cardio (running, elliptical or rowing machine), at least 3x a week
  • Eat more healthy (plan more meals)
  • Complete one full round of P90X :)
  • Get down to 95lbs? okay, 100lbs first then!
  • Runners' legs (still striving for 'em sexy calves/legs!)
  • Flat tummy (still working on it)
  • Run my first half marathon??!! -- nike women's marathon (oct 2010)
  • Run/complete SF marathon's progressive marathon/5K in july (i can't do the half or full marathon, my leg's still not 100%)
  • Run nike+ humanrace10k 8.31.08

  • race results

    07/26/09: 3.1 miles -- SFM 5k 29:21 :)
    11/23/08: 4 miles -- great highway 37:48 :)
    11/16/08: 3.1 miles -- polo fields 5k 29:35 :)
    09/21/08: 4.5 miles -- lake merced race 46:56 :)
    09/14/08: 4 miles -- stern grove 4mile 43:20

    08/31/08: 6.2 miles -- nike+ 10k race! 67:38 :)
    08/10/08: 3.1 miles -- my first 5k! 33:20 :)

    7:30 (03/08/10 -- street)
    7:58 (11/20/09 -- 1 mi race)
    8:37 (11/16/08 -- race)
    8:50 (10/5/08 -- track)