Archive for January, 2012

Healthy Living: Young, Wild, & Free

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Hello 3fatchicks!

Guess where I am? I am 6 hours away from home in Monterey Bay California! I’m staying in a very exspensive hotel with a beachside view room. I’m staying by myself for 3 days to present my research to the medical conference in Monterey bay Calfornia.

This hotel has a wonderful room service, a beautiful view of the ocean (it’s RIGHT next to the ocean).. and a very lovely resturant with a breath taking view of the city.

I am accompanied by many medical school students who are leaders in their field of medical research, and I am so proud to be part of all these events. Today, I got a chance to meet a Professor from the UCLA school of medicine and I also got to meet a faculty from the Standford Univeristy school of Medicine.

Also, did I happen to mentioned that there is nice pool & hottube right next to the ocean?..and a small little gym in my hotel?

Yea yea.. yea.. I mentioned it all.

But…something isn’t right.

I am so grateful to be here be part of this event. But to be honest, I miss home.


I am homesick.

Traveling alone suck. Today, I was eating dinner in this expensive resturant with a breath-taking view of the ocean.. everything was nice and lovely.. but i was all alone. I didn’t travel with anyone because none of my friend participated in the research.. so i came here  all by myself. (THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A FANTASTIC IF I WENT WITH ANOTHER PERSON!)

I missed my parents. I missed eating dinner with the people I love. I missed HEALTHY FOOD.

I know.. I should have fun & relax. I should be Young, wild & free… and do something exciting.. But tonight, all I can think of is my parents & home. It’s currently Chinese new year week and I want nothing more than be home with my family.

Maybe, one day, when I’m old enough, I will appreciate all of these luxuries that I am experiencing today. But tonight, I just want to be home. I know, I’m such a big baby. I should try to make friends, and talk to these medical school students. But, I don’t feel right, I’m a little too young for them.. and a little too young to fit in.

As for the food here, it’s pretty good. However, It’s kinda hard to eat “healthy”. And.. because I’m far away from home, my eating schedule is really mess up. I try to eat when I can find food.. which is extremely hard to find because I don’t drive..and the nearest market to the hotel is a 10 minute drive.

So, I eat the hotel room service food..which consist  with a lot of unhealthy food. But, I’m not gonna complain. ..sometime.. you just got to live a little! (that’s why i stole a cookie today! :D hahaha) So, my eating schedule just went down the drain. I hope this won’t hurt my weight or anything.

Okay, with all that said, I have made up my mind. I called the airline and book 1 ticket back home tomorrow morning! It’s Chinese New Year week, and there is 1 thing I want to do for myself this weekend…and that is being home with my parents.

Call me crazy!  But, I’m Young, WILD, & FREE! :)

(btw.. the top picture, is the picture of my hotel view of the ocean.)

Digital Update: 1/22/12

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

The lighting is bad b/c I took this at night. It’s too yellowy. But overall, I’m very proud to get off my lazy butt and did a digital update this week! :)

Healthy Living Daily Record: 1/22/12

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

1/21/12 = 1470 calories (…I drank a lot of water & ate a lot of fruits.. my parents were busy working.. and too lazy to cook.)

1/22/12

B: Soup (200) + bread (100)

Lunch: 1 bowl rice (250) + 1 soup (200) + 1 bread (100)

Dinner: 1 bowl rice (250) + Fish (50) + Soup (200) + Pork (200)

Exercise: none :(

Total: 1500s

The good: I’m very happy with myself. Not because I ate on calories.. not because I’m taking care of myself.

But I have finally come to terms with myself. I am happy because I am myself. I am happy and greatful for my parents. :D

I have been suffering from some drama in my life. I think it’s miserable and it make me sad. But then I realized.. well, life is always through shit at you. AND you’ll just have to stand up and fix it.. and live with it and make it better for yourself. And.. at the end of the day, love yourself for who you are.

Sometime.. you got to spend a little time to appreciate yourself! :D

(I know.. this post is kinda wierd.. it doesn’t make sense..)

Healthy Living Daily Record: 1/19/12

Friday, January 20th, 2012

B: 1 bread (160) + 1 bowl rice (250) + 1 bowl soup (100)

Lunch: 1 bowl salad (400)

Dinner: 1 footlong subway (600)

Exercise: 2 walking miles (no sweating)

Total: 1510

THe good: I exercise today! :D It wasn’t like anything extreme but it was a good start. I walk around my school 2x.. and that equal of to 2 hours. However, I need to prepared for gym clothes next time if i go walking… since speed walking in old jeans is just painful on my feet.

Also, I discover a new way to study. Instead of going home at 6pm everyday, I think I’m going to stay back in my library and study. I think this is a lot more effect for me since I get more times to study.. and not wandering on facebook. I feel I can concentrate more. At home.. i often get distracted from my studies.

Well, this morning, 1/20/12.. I already feel the sore from my butt and part of my thigh from the 2 mile walk.. it wasn’t even that extreme. -__- .. my body is getting rusty..and I’m so glad I am back on track to exercising! :D

Healthy Living Daily Record: 1/18/12

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

B: 1 bread (160) + 1 bowl Rice (250) + pork meat (100)

L: 1 salad plate (400)+ 1 snack bar (140)

D: 1 bread (160) + 1 bowl of rice (250) + duck meat (200) + soup (160)

Exercise: none :(

Total: 1570 calories

THe good: Not bad. I’m happy with my eating schedule today. Though, I could have eat more fruits.. but i didn’t feel so hungry at the moment. Since.. i was just drinking water like crazy. My body is still recovering from hives.. so my face overheat often.. so i drink water a lot.

..ALso, I feel so happy today! :) I feel a lot slimmer than usual. I tried on my old PJ today.. and I fit through it with ease. AMAZING! :D But, then again, I don’t think i’m loseing weight.. but more like losing muscle mass b/c i haven’t excercise in so long. But, still, i enjoy wearing my old pj again!

The bad: I didn’t exercise.. but today was too busy. I need to do hw.. I can never get anything done at home! Terrible! =[ I will need to make this up tomorrow!

BTW: I’m excerising tomorrow! :)

Healthy Living: Broken Phone

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Well.. I’m kinda down today. My phone broke a few week ago.. and i went to get it fix..

and the store couldn’t fix my phone. So now.. I lost everything on it. My music, my pictures, and most importantly, my contacts. What a bummer. :( But it’s okay, at least i got a back up.

SO, Healthy living:

I haven’t been posting as much recently because I have been away. I needed sometime alone and really reflect back on my emotion. I’m not depressed about life or anything, but as I grow older, I begin feeling wierd… or out of place. Many of my friend said it is just a “phase”, and it will go away. I hope it goes away soon.

As for healthy living: i think I have been eating normal lately. I’m not going over or under my calories. I keep myself full and drink at least 8 cup of water a day :)

Yea.. oh and the picture above.. isn’t she pretty? :D I got it off tumblr and it seem like a beauitful outfit to wear. I also really like the body poster of this girl. Well.. this picture inspired me to get off my butt and start excerising again. It’s hard b/c i got school, but then again, i always have school, so I’ll just have to learn how to manage it.

I’m really tired of being around the 125s. I really want to reach my goal and get under 120s! I’ll be happy just for a 119. Desperate. lol xD I feel like I’m not making any progress. So, I’m going to try and change my schedule again.. and adapt a different method to solving this problem.

I’m planning to walk 1 mile every other day. Is this too much? Well, I remember it use to work for me.. so, I’m going to try it out this quarter.. starting tomrrow! :)

Hope you all enjoy the picture above.

Idk why.. but that picture just take my breathe away!! I’m going to exercise!

Healthy Living: The rising storm…

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

So, it’s finally the weekend! :)

I just completed my first week of school. I can’t be happier. But I can’t help but fear for what is about to come.

This quarter will probably be my hardest quarter by far. I am taking a biochemistry class and 2nd division organic chemistry. I have heard many of my older friends that this quarter will be hell.

I am scared. Terrified. But then again, I have learned in the past that having these feeling will not mean anything. I need to start preparing myself for what is about to come.. when midterm hits.. it’s gonna hit hard. The competition is cut throat now days.. and it’s getting harder by the quarter. People are dropping out like flies.. and it seem like a fight to survive sometime. Last quarter was hell.. and this quarter will probably be worse. But it’s okay, everything is going to be alright.

My weight.. oh my weight.. FOr some reason.. I feel a lot lighter.. maybe because I just recovery from sickness.. and that seem to took off a few lbs away from me. But oh well, I might just be losing muscle mass that I have gained during the winter break.. because I haven’t work out in so long. But, I’ll be sure to find out when I weight in this week.

Also, I have to do a digital update.. oh soo lazy.. I might skip this week b/c my hives is still AROUND…and it make me not want to do anything with myself.

So, I hope this weekend will go well.

Week 2 is gonna be hell at school.. ..WEEK 2, here I come!

Also, best of luck to anyone! :)

Healthy living: YAY! :D

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

My hives are slowly decreasing! :) It’s not gone yet.. but it is getting better and that is something to celebrate!

Having the “hives” have changed the way I have been eating lately and living my life.

I been living life under a shell.. literally. I cannot come into contact with sunlight b/c that turn hives on..

and I have to remain calm b/c when i stress, hives is turn on.

I can’t eat chicken, beef, a lot of other food that i usually eat. Even some fruits are forbidden.

I’m falling behind in my class.. and i just pray that my hives will be gone so i can hurry regain my health and study and live healthy again.. and exercise! I miss that.

So, i’m not gonna write more.. and apply medication. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Because of my hives, my doctor said it is best I just sit and calm myself.. so that mean getting a lot of rest. I wasn’t able to read much of other people’s blog.. but I will start again once my hives goes away. Let’s pray for a fast recovery! :)

Best of luck to all!

Oh.. MY CALORIES..well.. b/c of hives.. that is sure went out of the window.. I’m not sure what I been eating anymore… i’m so concern of what not to eat.. to avoid triggering hives.. so, i haven’t been counting calories.. but i noticed i’m always hungry.. and i been eating quite a lot. Oh well, I will get back on track once i am heal.

Healthy Living: Hives

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

So.. with enough online researched, i figured out what I have.. I have hives. Crap.. but I also found great home remedies for it too! :)

http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Hives.html

http://whoisbaby.net/blog/2008/09/03/my-toddler-has-hives/

http://www.wellsphere.com/complementary-alternative-medicine-article/mung-bean-liver-detox/914671

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/foods-that-detox-the-body/

I use alove vera gel + mung bean detox

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Home Remedies for Hives

Hives home remedies and natural cures, Questions and answers

Hives Treatment by Eliminating the Triggering Factor

It is very important to know the cause of allergic reaction. Once you found out the triggering agent, it becomes very easy to fight the battle.

Hives Treatment by Using Cool Compression

By applying the cool compression it may help to provide some relief from the pain and itch.

Hives Treatment by Using Calamine Lotion

By applying this lotion it can grant you relief from the itchy feeling.

Hives Treatment by Using Milk of Magnesia

By dabbing milk of magnesia on the lesions, provides some relief. As milk of magnesia is an alkaline solution it helps in removing the irritating itchy sensation.

Hives Treatment by Using Herbal Tea

Calming our nerves is one of the important things to do, as stress makes the matter worse. Drinking peppermint or passionflower tea is very good. You can also try chamomile, valerian and catnip which also soothe your nerves.

Hives Treatment by Using Cornstarch

To stop the itching get 1/2 a tub filled with warm water, add 1/2 cup cornstarch and 1/2 cup baking soda. Soaking yourself at least once a day can make a lot of difference.

Hives Treatment by Using Aloe Vera Gel

Applying aloe vera gel or vitamin E oil to the affected area at least twice a day can benefit you a lot.

Hives Treatment by Using Nettles

Have nettle tea which is made by 2 tsp. powdered stinging nettles. You can add honey or lemon to add flavor your tea.

Hives Treatment by Using Cayenne Pepper

Consume cayenne pepper capsules to help the healing procedure. You can also have vitamin C, vitamin E or zinc for quick relief.

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Now that that is somewhat clear (I hope), we can get to the purpose of this posting: the mung bean liver cleanse. This is a wonderful way to clean out your liver which is the main organ responsible for processing toxins that enter your system. Your liver gets tired. If you are eating heavy foods and drinking more than usual, your liver will start to get overburdened and you may experience: sluggishness, bloating, gas, diarrhea, indigestion, depression, irregular menses, headaches, fits of anger, tense muscles, and believe it or not more symptoms than those! This cleanse is a great way to give your liver a break and get back on track. I’m not saying you should eat mung beans and then go back to hamburger-land the next day, you’ll still need to ease up on your body afterwards, but this will help to give your liver a break.

At the base of this detox is the wonderful medicinal and food: the mung bean, or lu dou in Chinese. Mung beans are originally from India but long ago became a part of Chinese cuisine and medicine, that is why this is a cleanse which falls into both the Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine traditions. Mung beans are cooling, sweet, beneficial to the liver and gallbladder, and nourish yin (the fluids of the body). Usually, mung beans are used in the summertime to cool hot conditions and keep the body regulated, but they can also be used to cool hot conditions or liver-related toxicity during other times of the year. When I lived in China I loved having mung bean juice and ice cream in the summer! But winter is never a good time for this version of mung beans, you must eat them hot as they are still cooling and you don’t want to overburden your digestive system with too much cold.

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Digital Update: 1/8/12

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Okay, i didn’t take this picture on sunday, but it is recently this week b/c i knew sunday would be a bad day for me…since I have a rash today.. and I’m so glad I’m not doing a digital update with my face completely with rash!

So,  think I might be gaining weight judging from this picture, but I am okay with it! Since, I was sick the whole week and have just recently recovered.