Friday, January 12, 2018

My favourite fitness apps

" I love to be in ideal weight but sometimes too lazy to exercise. Human's problem"

- bubblediana -


Good day everyone.
It's rainy today here in my place and so I'm not in the mood to do some calculation but have mood in writing. Yes, my background of expertise is to calculate materials used in one building, so, I need to be focus once I start to measure and if I don't, I make plenty of mistake.

Today, I'll be writing about my companion on my 7 years ideal weight. Why 7 years? Because I'm ignoring my fatty ( smile when people told I'm fat) and my enemy was always thought that I still not in overweight scale. I knew my weight when I went for pregnancy check up and oh girl, I've been in 67kg at that time. Nurse told me control my food intake, ideal increment 0.50kg only per month and none was true about,"You're eating for two- go ahead eat more than usual". Duhhhh~

Even though confinement for miscarriage is not like labor, I still follow traditional remedies because I don't get any antibiotics or any supplement from hospital. Thanks to my dad, mom and sister pampering me for 44 days of confinement. This is the time, I lose my weight and motivated to take down another 10kg so I can get my ideal weight. So, I start eyeing on how to lose weight more.

I took several fitness apps at Play Store and asked my friends what they used for running. After several test usually my test on accuracy of gps and steps, I know my best friend when take it for walking. The only matter swhen you used phone as your device and not like fitness tracker etc, it's heavy in pocket and 70% percent you might dropping it. Still, I don't care and to buy a tracker, it'll cost me (not very cheap here) thus I've put my budget on new good running shoe and attire. Maybe later I can grab myself a good fitness tracker band/watch. I need to create another saving just for that.

Fitness app that I loved:

1. Pacer
It's easy to check our steps, log in your target weight (detect how many weeks to achieve from data you add), can used GPS (make sure on your location) and we can add group and friends if we want by adding their Pacer ID. Other than that, we can collect our monthly badge if we join Pacer challenge. For me, I had two badges right now for completing last year challenge. It's fun as we can see all over world participating challenges. Some of data is lock and you need to pay per month/year to get it full version. Me? I just used basic version so no need to buy in full.






2. Fitso
I like this one because it have calories count per day and it can count most of Malaysian food. As for tracker, it's good and easy same as Pacer so I turned them on. In terms of accuracy, it's depending on how much faster app respond when running because sometime there's slight differ on map. Like Pacer or any other app, if you subscribe additional version, you can get your personal trainer online.




I'm a slow runner!
Imagine 7 years with no proper running method and suddenly you're an enthusiast? I agreed on light exercise method but will gain energy other day. First and foremost, I start by walking so I can get my pace and my muscle are ready for jogging. I've trained at hill road (my housing area) about 1-2km for first 2 weeks approx then it keep rising until 7-8km - oh yes, definitely I passed by same neighborhood about 2-3 times to get that 7km. Key to get 7km? This is when I'm happy using app and see my GPS track on my phone and it kept my total data on walking/jogging. After I got familiar on my route and I think I'm ready to have jogging, I try it slowly - it's not easy to jog on hill area - so tired but outcome is priceless. It's the best if you can tag along friends too! I choose my husband to be my road to slim friend and I'm glad to have a great supporter.




Friday, January 5, 2018

Blog and Some Bubbling

"When you're certain at age like me and you had years neglected blogging stuff, it seems like you need some amount brain space to digest back on writing, good emotion and spirit. "

Quoted by bubblediana


Oh Hello to 2018! I hope I'm not that too late to say hello to this wonderful year (I really hope this will be my wonderful year). Like every year, my Facebook & Instagram friends are excited posting on their goals to achieve in their own life, for example, getting fit & fabulous, eat healthy foods and so on. Yes, I got mine too and what I'm forced myself for this year are getting rich, good health, maintaining my body weight except when pregnant (or perhaps yeah, still in good shape mommy) and hope that I can fill in my 22k gold bangle with 8 total of charms. Oh my, I'm getting excited when I start thinking of my lookalike Pandora. Should I keep repeating it on next paragraph? Yes, okay!

My 2017 (sweet and sour year) begin with my miscarriage at 7 weeks of pregnancy, when started on my confinement, I had a long cough and flu. I tried all natural remedies and modern, it took over 3 months to recovered. Sadness on miscarriage issue? Yes, still upset because it was our first baby and after 6 years of marriage. I tried to shred away sadness by losing weight and keep healthy and by saying that unlucky me, I got suddenly gastric attack. It was so painful (had gastric before this but this time I can't hold it) and I need on medicine for 4 months! Endoscopy was done and it was a nightmare -- I can see the camera goes inside clearly and it's using only spray to make your throat numb. The only advice is make sure control your food intake and don't skip your 5 times daily eating habit. Because of that gastric, my weight for 2017:

Pregnancy: 67kg (waist:31 inch)
Confinement: 62kg
Start focus on exercise: 60kg
Gastric: 58kg
End of dec: 51kg (waist: 27/28 inch)

Yes, I know some of you might think that it was a good and bad of gastric. Hope this year my whole life is in a great health and I don't want any health problems - getting tired already. 

Most great achievement in 2017 other than I knew I can pregnant like others was I'm able to buy my own gold Pandora lookalike. I really want a genuine Pandora collection but here, the price is expensive for me and some of it, I can managed to get 2 of approx 0.80gm 22k gold charms. The main reason I'm following my heart to buy is because my bracelet was one of its joint is broken. So, I want to trade in (if gold price is within my range) and buy a new one which is the bangle. Even though there wasn't have Pandora yet, I still love classic bangle but I can't afford it (approx 20gm). What I do to get my hands on my target? I just keep eyeing on several shops if they would having sale or price per gram is lower than big brand of gold shops and at the same time, I keep pile up my saving. One day, there're a shop near my husband's work location was having anniversary sale for all golds item which if I trade in my old bracelet, the price is still same as per new one; which means with 0% depreciation. Cool enough right? So, I encouraged my husband to go there and got mine a new bangle. Love it! Then, my most exciting journey began where I can collecting cute & sweet charms and now, I have been collecting 7 charms and because of that too, I've meet & share on chams with my long not seen course mate and we had to agree that we'd finally have our own favourite store for charms (members got discount for every 1gm of 22k gold).

my achievement for 2017

Another great that I had on 2017, we have 3 kittens and will getting another kitten/s in the year of 2018. One of my kittens got pregnant at the age of 6 months. At first, we would like to get her on 2nd dosage of vaccines, deworm, solution on her ear mites but then the doctor ask us if she's having on heat period and so on. We nodded that she's in that period and suddenly, the doctor congratulate us after checking her womb. Mommy is a kitten will having a newborn and on our good side is we will prolonged kitten food for another year!
meet & greet session

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Throwback 9 years ago: Camping at Teluk Muroh, Lumut, Perak





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Last Friday (15th August 2008), the date where I went for IIUM recreation club's practical outing. ..The destination for second level of recreation club is Teluk Muroh, Perak... The distance would be 6.5km from Kuala Lumpur...Teluk Muroh or Teluk Batik is the place where suitable for jungle trekking and water maniac lover. We depart at 12.00 am after loading our belongings and also foods for our 2 days and 1 night there...Things that really important to bring for this camping would be torch light, compass, knife, good shoes and lots of mineral water.

Saturday (16th August 2008), we arrived at Teluk Muroh about 5.30 am...we were really tired when we reach there, now we have to force ourselves to start walking into the jungle...The place that we heading are Tropical Challenge, Hutan Rizab Teluk Muroh...its about 160metres from water...we unloading our things and because of darkness, we have to be very careful where we have to carry down our things...then we're having our briefing by trainers and divided to camp site. We're so tired and take rest for a while before starting our activities for today.

At 7.30am we wake up and having our breakfast and we starts our first tentative- jungle trekking at 8.30am. My group consists of 7 girls, 6 Malaysian and 1 from Bosnian...we start our trekking by following the water sources flow...our task is getting to the peak 300m from water to pick for the first checkpoint and getting down to the 160m before climbing again to the 300m for our next check point. because of wetness and leaves, we have difficulty in reaching to the highest peak...the most difficulty moment is when we have to hike 60 degrees steep...we have been climbing for 2 hours to get our cards...at the second peak, the trainer in-charge told us that we are the first group that reach at the top...we were very happy because we, the only group that only sisters and we managed to get the top in time!!!

We go down to our camp site at about 12 pm and we have to cook for the other 7 groups...after having our lunch, forward to the beach for our canoe practical...at this stage, we being force to the sea with life jacket...for me, this is my weakness where I cannot swim and having phobia or trauma being in the water...serious speaking, I don’t have any confident and afraid of sea (even my star is Pisces)...next, canoe session-where we have conducting rafting at the centre of the sea...after 4 hours at the sea, we heading back to our camp site preparing dinner.

Sunday (17th August 2008)-9.00 am-where we have our light exercise before continuing our last session which is rope management and mini survival...rope management consist of abseiling and mini survival is about how to do fire craft with sticks and also water craft- how to filter water so that we can obtain purified water at the jungle...About 5.30 pm, we're heading back to our campus.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Less Knead Doughnut


Unusual of me is making something that I was awful like bread, doughnut. I wasn't really good in kneading the dough and anything related to yeast because I have weak hands (most probably I don't like to wait- time consuming LOL). One fine day, I want to eat doughnut and after eyeing on a cooking group in facebook plus a recommendation of using this recipe by a friend, so, I courage myself to do it by hook or by crook. As you can see picture above, that is the outcome. It's soft, full of flavour and I'll show you another picture on how I eat this doughnut. 

Less Knead Doughnut

Ingredients:

3 cups of All purpose flour ( Popular brand in Malaysia: Sauh)
1 packet of Dry yeast (mauripan)
1 cup of Warm Water
2 tbsp of Sugar
2 tbsp of Condensed milk
Pinch of Salt
2 tbsp of Margerine


Instruction:

1. In a bowl, put dry yeast, condensed milk, sugar and warm water. Mix it and put it aside in 5- 10 minutes depending on your kitchen temperature so the yeast can be rises.
2. Take another bigger bowl, gather the flour, margerine and pinch of salt. Mix it.
3. Take the yeast and pour in mixture of flour. Mix it and knead it for awhile and if too watery, add flour. The mixture is sticky - maybe of using condensed milk but it's ok. Put a clean slightly wet cloth on top of the dough or spray little bit of water then put the cloth. Let it rise about 40 minutes.
4, The dough will be 2 times bigger than before. Punch the dough to let out the air, knead it and roll it. You may use doughnut cutter or any cute cutter. Put them aside and let it rise before fry.
5. We Malaysian love to coat doughnut with caster sugar or for dip it into spicy anchovies sambal.


Spicy Anchovies Sambal

Ingredient:

1 cup of Blended dry chilies (make sure the chilies is spicy or you can buy ready made blended chilies)
1/2 or 1 cup of chopped Red Onion (depends)
1 cup of Fried Anchovies
3-4 slice of Ginger
2-3 cloves of sliced Garlic
A pinch of Salt (if your anchovies is already salty, prefer not to add salt)
1 tbsp of Sugar (depends on how you like your sambal)
Half of Tamarind Peel


Instruction:

1. Pour oil into your pan and when it is ready, pour the blended dry chilies. Stir it until you can see the chilies change colour a bit. Put garlic, ginger, anchovies and stir it again.
2. Put tamarind peel, sugar and red onion and stir them well. Your sambal is ready to eat.


My other preference topping on doughnut

I never try this out eating my doughnut but I must say this, it's tasty. 
I use blackcurrant & peanut butter jam as topping to my doughnut.
On a cooking group, they put chocolate chips/ cheese inside the doughnut so when you fry them, the chocolate will run into your mouth.




Love 💓💓💓,
diana the food lover


Too Easy Spaghetti with Grilled Steak


I'm too lazy to cook at this time so I prepared a very simple and delicious spaghetti. The most important things are never let your stomach empty and be creative in cooking. 🙈🙉🙊


Too Easy Spaghetti with Grilled Steak

Spaghetti

Ingredients:

Boiled and tossed spaghetti
1 1/2 cup of Cherry tomatoes
1 cup of Milk
3-4 slice Cheddar cheese (put more if you're cheese fan)
1 tbsp of Chili powder
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper


Instruction:

1. Pour water, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper into pan. Let it simmer. Pour milk, chilli powder and crushed tomatoes.
2. Put all spaghetti into pan and mix them up. Put it aside.






Grilled Steak

Ingredients:

Beef (part depends on your preference)
Pepper
Salt


Instruction:

1. Ready your grill pan, drizzle some oil. Sprinkle little bit of salt & pepper on both side.
2. Grilled them to medium rare  or until cook.
3. Let it rest for 10 minutes before cut it.

Herb Grilled Fish Recipe

Assalamualaikum and Good day!



Even though in this photo it seems like the plating wasn't like in recipe books (pleasant, got finish touch by sprinkling parsley) but it smell wonderful and delicious too. The idea of using herb as my base of cooking when I saw lately I hadn't use my turmeric leaves and kaempferia leaves so it would be a waste if it grow yellow then I need to cut it off. I think this is perfect dish if you're too lazy to cook or someone who like simple food and on top of that, ingredients are not difficult here in Malaysia ( the key is find it in right place like street market). 

So not further due, here is the recipe of my herb grilled fish:

Herb grilled fish

Ingredients:-
1 Fish ( you can used any type of fish that you like)
2 tbsp Turmeric powder
Pinch of Salt
Little bit of ginger
1 turmeric leaf
2 pandan leaf
Half or 1 Kaempferia galanga linn (cekur/kencur in Malaysian language)

Instruction:-
1. Clean the fish, put turmeric powder and salt. Mix them well.
2. Insert a slice of ginger, kaempferia galanga linn inside the anus or if you use sliced fish, just put in on top.
3. Warp the fish using turmeric leaf first then follow by pandan leaf.
5. Grill the fish, put little bit of oil and turmeric powder mixture on the fish.
6. If you like, cut a lime and drizzle it on top of cooked fish.

Chili sweet soy sauce dip

Ingredients:-
Quarter cup of Sweet soy sauce
Chopped onion
1/2 tbsp lime juice
Chopped Chilies (Malaysian do love bird's eye chilies)

Instruction:-
1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl. Mix it and it's ready to eat.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Under Miserable Coding

Assalamualaikum and Good morning!

For those who are still follow my blog, I'm sorry to tell you this blog is under construction. I feel sorry for all of you because I'm still re-design my blog so that it will look more nicer, neat, feminine (duhhh) and have more informative ( hope so). Now my age is 32 years old and when I started my blog, my age around 23/24 years old so in terms of knowledge digestion on beautify (read the css bla bla bla etc) might take awhile.

Sorry for inconvenience. Look at the cat, how adorable! Awwwww...




Love,
My name is diana and always appreciate people who called by fullname.


My favourite fitness apps

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