A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

Month: April 2010

Sour Sop Goodness

Sour Sop Goodness

My mil bought a very huge sour sop from Ipoh the other day.   I can’t remember if I had ever tasted soup sop before in my life. Well, it tasted very much like apple custard but the flesh has a tinge of sourish taste […]

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Tough Being A WFHM

Tough Being A WFHM

Lately I have been getting only 4-5 hours of sleep every night. I know this is REALLY devastating for my health. I can see you shaking your head at me now :S But there’s just too MUCH to do and I can NEVER complete my […]

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Heavy Work-Out During Pregnancy

Heavy Work-Out During Pregnancy

I had wanted to blog about this for a very long time. What prompted me to write this today is when I saw this lady (probably her age is mine, about mid 30s) who is heavily pregnant working out in the gym this morning. This is her 3rd pregnancy. I have always seen her working out regularly in the gym, before she was pregnant and also during her pregnancy. Sometimes we work out together in the gym. Lately I noticed that her bum is getting really big. But she’s still working out in the gym, very regularly and very intensively too. She’s still wearing her pre-pregnancy gym attire, gloves, et al. On most days, I see her on the treadmill or bicycle equipment, tunturi, etc. but today I saw her lifting dumb bells…. like a pro… wearing her gym gloves! Gawd, this lady is sure a fitness freak, just like me. If only my 3 pregnancies were stable enough, I’d have done the same too but I don’t think I would lift weights like her. Does anyone out there who works out in the gym during your pregnancy?

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Try It To Experience The Goodness

Try It To Experience The Goodness

My friends always ask me what motivates me to sacrifice my beauty sleep to exercise every morning. It’s easy to tell them the benefits of exercising but they have to try it to feel for themselves the manifold benefits of regular exercise. Apart from feeling […]

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Sucker For Ice-Creams

Sucker For Ice-Creams

Lately I am a sucker for ice-creams, especially Magnum Almond! I would crave for it after lunch everyday. I used to gorge on ice-creams very often but have since kicked off the addiction. But lately, the addiction is back! But no way am I going […]

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Pumpkin Vermicelli

Pumpkin Vermicelli

Pumpkins are wholesome and nutrients packed. Pumpkins are more than just a Halloween decor.  Pumpkins are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, both the flesh and seeds of the pumpkin provide many health-boosting nutrients.

Pumpkin is low in fat and calories and rich in disease-fighting nutrients such as:

Alpha-carotene
Beta-carotene
Fiber
Vitamins C and E
Potassium
Magnesium
Pantothenic acid

My 2 older girls hate pumpkins. It’s a tall order getting them to eat pumpkins. They won’t even eat pumpkin pies which are so tasty. To get them to eat pumpkins, I sometimes julienne the pumpkin and fry them with vermicelli. Throw in some dried shrimps or dried small anchovies and the pot of fried vermicelli will be really flavorful and delish, not to mention the color looks bright and enticing too.


My pot of stir-fried vermicelli with homemade fish paste, organic Japanese pumpkin, veggie, garlic and eggs.

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Meal Replacement Drinks Not For Me

Meal Replacement Drinks Not For Me

After delivering Sherilyn my #2, I found it hard to shed the last 2 kilos. For a few months, I drank a kind of flavored protein powder in the morning. That was supposed to be a meal replacement drink and works something like the best […]

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Mental Health Counselor Services

Mental Health Counselor Services

Whenever my 3 kids drive me up the wall to the point that I feel like throwing in the towel, I stop for a moment, take a deep breath and reminisce what I had gone through years ago. 9 years ago, I told God that […]

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Walk-In Bath Tubs

Walk-In Bath Tubs

Several months ago, my mum gave me a scare of my life. She told me that she had slipped on the wet bathroom floor and fell, landing on her back. God must have been watching over her as she didn’t break any bone, albeit the fall caused a huge patch of blue black bruise on her back. Anyone who saw the bruise would have thought that she was badly hurt. Women her age who have falls are extremely prone to breaking their brittle bones. One day I may buy my parents a walk-in bath tub. Have you seen those walk in tubs designed for the elderly and disabled? They reduce the risk of slipping and look really comfortable and relaxing to have your baths in there.

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What Do You Do With Your Used Facial Mask?

What Do You Do With Your Used Facial Mask?

I recently discovered that  my used face mask can be utilized to ‘mask’ my super dry feet and cracked heels too.  I don’t know if anyone else does that too. I find that such an expensive facial mask can be put to better use instead […]

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