Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Mock Me Baby

I've put on weight lately.

Not surprisingly though because I have been pigging out really! I crave for a lot of food that I usually didn't two months ago. I have been sucking on lollies almost all day. I don't really eat much but just nibbles on something every now and then. And those excess calories stayed in my body.

But the midwife in our antenatal class said that when the Big Day is drawing nigh, pregnant women tend to store fats up to 2 kilos in their body as a reserve energy during labor. Now, that's my excuse!

Actually, I am not really concern about getting fat.. my biggest concern is Bubba getting bigger and bigger that I may not be able to deliver him normally. I don't like the idea of CS. So, I have been cutting down my carbo intake lately (I think, I've said this many times) but sometimes the temptation is too strong that I can't resist.

And being round and chubby, I am MCJ's laughing stock sometimes. :D

One morning, he saw the fat layers in my back and said, "You're turning into an elephant, Sweetheart!" Funny thing is, I am always singing the tube commercial of Bindi Irwin (Steve Irwin's daughter). The lyrics goes like this: "I am an elephant...." . MCJ would sometimes said after hearing me singing that, "Yes, you are.. you just lack trunk." Hahaha!

One afternoon, I summoned him to the kitchen to plug the oven to the socket as I can't reach it. I'm about to cook chips. Before doing what I said, he mock me saying "You won't fit even to the garage door of the hospital at the rate you're eating." Can you take that?

I just shrug my shoulders to these mockery! I just love eating! :D They didn't worry me the least.

(I just had my lunch but I am thinking of fixing up something soon. - Hehehe)

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Friday, 25 May 2007

The Versatile Raspberry

When you're pregnant you try, as much as possible, to eat nutritious food plus taking all the supplements that you discover from your research, suggested by friends and family and your doctor's advice. And those information feeding goes on and on as you get bigger, rounder and heavier. Sometimes, you wonder what's really good for you!

In my early stage of pregnancy there was these days that I took almost 10 pills a day. I don't have phobia with medications nor the kind that can't take capsules or humongous tablets but the thought that I only have little, if not vague ideas on how these pills affect my system scared me. Those pills were not just prescribed by one person so there was this possibility that my body will react adversely when the medications took effect altogether. Goodness, they didn't and I came out of that phase unscathed. Now, I am only taking this pill twice a day and probably until I wean our baby. It is for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

And when I thought, I am in a limited-medication-intake-phase, in last night's antenatal class, the midwife mentioned the help of taking raspberry tea leaf in slow labor as it enables uterine contraction. I gather that it is of great help especially if the baby is overdue. The downside is you'll just have more braxton hicks while you're taking the tea or capsule.

I only heard of raspberry juice in detox diet so I did my own research and found out more useful and encouraging information about the raspberry tea.




The help of raspberry leaf tea goes way back thousand of years ago in the western countries. It was taken by women to support healthy menstruation, tone and strengthen the uterus and prepare the womb for childbirth. The tonic and relaxing action of the leaves reduces the pain of uterine contractions and makes them more effective and productive, thereby easing and shortening the duration of childbirth. These are only some of the benefits during pregnancy not to mention the aid it brings to breastfeeding mothers. It promotes plentiful supply of breastmilk.

Learning all that, I am now thinking and weighing things if I will have raspberry leaf tea/capsule or not. Nuninuninu!

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Keira Knightley and Anorexic Witchhunts


I like this woman, her face, her accent and her acting.

Actress Keira Knightly continually denies that she suffers from Anorexia. She even went so far as suing a British tabloid paper in January.

This brings to light the issue of stigma based on body size and how a "too-thin" body brings on accusations of anorexia.

Recently I was reading through the excellent Health at Every Size program - however the term every size is slightly misleading as it focuses on the overweight or obese.

There are many naturally ectomorphic people in society. One could also argue that as average body weight has increased, our perception of "normal" body weight may also have changed.

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Thursday, 17 May 2007

Would You Go Vegan?

How far would you go to be a vegan? What would make you a vegetarian apart from health reason?

I know somebody who's now a pesco-vegetarian after reading a book about animals. Isn't that great?

Although going vegan has its downside. Primarily, this lifestyle is a bit dear as you'll going to buy the unconventional protien-rich alternative source. Then, there's the other housemate that you have to consider. Some may not like to go vegan.

But, given another circumstances, I would like to try to be one. Maybe when the bun in the over is cooked? Maybe!

Monday, 14 May 2007

Slimming Tea

Looking back to my working years, most of my co-workers in the last department that I was assigned were sooo health conscious, as in the real sense of the word. Well, we owe that to our boss who herself, lost half of her weight. She was in a very rigid and strict diet regime aside from some indulgement when we went out as group sometimes. She worked out thrice a week, was taking liquid food substitute and drinking slimming tea. I had a share of some of her tea and some really worked. It did stop me from working and I have to rush to the loo.

I don't know if she had heard of this chinese slimming tea. I bet, if she had.. she'll try it though she's toned now. She has to maintain it you know.

After visiting the site and reading testimonials, I can say that it is too good to be true.

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Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Weight Loss - The Way You Shop

Weight loss is greatly affected by the way you shop. While shopping may not qualify as an aerobic activity, it can certainly help you to shed the pounds, if you follow the right formula.

What you buy largely determines what you will eat. Therefore, if you want to maintain a healthy diet at home, you’ll need to do some advanced planning before heading out to the supermarket.

The secret to weight loss may begin with your shopping list. You need to take some time before going to the store to assess what your nutritional needs are. For instance, a healthy diet might very well include breads and cereals, dairy products, vegetables and fruits, along with meat, fish and poultry.

However, you’ll need to decide on exactly which products to buy within each food category. It’s a good idea to go grocery shopping after you have eaten a full meal. Otherwise, your hunger could drive you to buy junk food and other unhealthy snacks.

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