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Bored

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Playing purble place and munching on red grapes while waiting for my Brother. Internet is soooooo slow! smh

My Kind of Fun

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This is one of the best holidays!! The Originals and snacking on Malunggay Pesto and Cassava Chips :)

Red Mango

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Green tea yogurt with strawberry, blueberry and sliced almonds! What a treat! 
Red Mango in Greenbelt 3 :)

Blogger? Wordpress? Or What?

So I was thinking of what is the best platform out there especially for newbies like me. I couldn't choose between Blogger and Wordpress but so far, the first one is on the lead.
What I love about Blogger is the fact that it's free. And let's face it, we all need money and monetization in Blogger is easy because of Google Adsense. Well maybe not that easy as you need to apply for it and if you get lucky, your application will be approved. While I don't just blog to earn money, though I'm not complaining that I'm getting paid to maintain other blogs, I'm more of a passionate writer and not just writing for the sake of writing.
I've been working as a Freelance Writer and I have managed  a lot of website for almost 3 years and I guess it's time to build my own. But the only problem is, I don't know where to start. Should I make a new website or continue blogging in this blog? I really need help in this! So for those of you who can healp me, please…

New Year in Manila!

Finally I'm back! After weeks of incognito I am finally back to blogging! haha I am currently at the airport as I'm typing this, waiting for my flight. My sister's and brother's fambam had earlier flights and I'm the last one to arrive.
This isn't the first time for me to celebrate New Year's in Manila ever since my brother moved there, it is now an option to travel there especially this year where the sister in law is carrying their first baby! hehe
I will be hitting two birds in one stone in this trip as I will also apply to my first ever Schengen Visa! Yep! I have finally gathered all the courage to apply in Embassy of Norway to finally fulfill my dream Europe travel! I have all my papers except for the flight reservation as it is only valid for a day so I need to get it the day before my interview!
Wish me luck on January 6 as I enter the Embassy and make my dreams come true!!! Woohoo! I sure know God will be with me (positive vibes!)
Will surely updat…

How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off...PERMANENTLY!

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There have been a lot of weight loss techniques circulating in beauty and health centered magazines, shows and websites. You’ve heard health and figure conscious people lose weight through different diets and fruit/vegetable cleanses. It turns out that whatever diet you’re in or how many cleanse juices you take, everything will be a waste if you gain every pound you’ve lost. Here are tips that will help you lose the excess pounds and shed them off permanently.
Tips To Lose Weight: Start your day with a breakfast fit for a King... or Queen. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because this meal breaks the fasting you’ve been doing while you were sleeping. Eating a heavy meal in the morning keeps you from over-eating come lunch and dinner.
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Tips To Lose Weight: Stop skipping meals and satisfy that crave. Whenever you feel hungry, take a bite to eat and I mean literally. Just a simple slice of fruit or a piece of high protein cracker is enough to stop the craving wit…

Exercise for Kids: 4 Reasons Why Juniors Should Exercise!

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Children nowadays are either glued to their computers the whole day or busy playing their Wiis and PSPs. We all know that exercise is good for the older, heftier people but it is also important in our kids' lives as well. Try explaining to them the importance of exercise and playing outdoors with these five points:


Exercise for Kids: 1. Healthier body, happier heart. When we exercise, we breathe heavier and faster making our heart pumps enough oxygenated blood, which is called Haemoglobin to all parts of the body. The more we exercise, the stronger our heart gets. Activities that strengthen the heart muscles include swimming, running, hiking, biking and playing games like basketball, baseball and badminton. Try these activities with the little ones for added fun.



Exercise for Kids: 2. "Say it with me... ENDORPHINS". Doing the activities stated above also provides the children with a happier disposition because of the ENDORPHINS that the brain releases while exercising. The e…

Health Tip of the Day: Say YES To Your Late Night Cravings!

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Now don't be deceived by the title when we push you to satisfy your cravings late at night, especially sweets! While we say yes to our tummy, we recommend you to choose the healthier snacks! Craving for something sweet? Go for a fruit fix and if you want something comforting, add some almond nut butter! Wann go out buy some cheetos? Go for the baked sweet potato crisps instead! You're not only filling up your hunger and satisfying your buds but you're also within your diet area! It's a win-win situation for us if you ask!
Come back for more health tip of the day!

Paleo 101: A Beginner's Guide to Paleo

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First, what is the Paleo diet? Strictly, dieters should not eat grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol, sugar, and crucially, no processed meat. Just eat meat that came from animals that only consume plants.  

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Abstain from eating processed foods. This is the Paleo major rule, but it’s also the advice of many nutritionists, including the Harvard’s School of Public Health. Eating mostly, or strictly, foods that are processed free or organic can do wonders.

Diet WITH exercise. There should be an emphasis on exercise alongside with any kinds of diet. Exercise is worth it as it not only helps weight loss but improves your athleticism.

Stay away from SALT. A big part of the Paleo diet is to clear away from sodium that processed food seem to have a lot in them. It is the opposite for potassium. Potassium intake should be twice than the usual amount. With this practice, a Paleo dieter will surely have low blood pressure and good vascular health.
Not…

Weight Watchers vs. Paleo?

I've been doing the paleo lifestyle for weeks now. I'd like to use lifestyle because I believe it's not just a diet, like all other diets. If you want to lose weight, diet will never be enough, a lifestyle change is :)
So as I was reading about Paleo, I've come across a website where they featured 30 diets and guess what, Paleo was ranked the last! I was like? Blank all over my face. I have lost a total of 10 pounds by the way by walking, running, some weights and Paleo. But Weight Watcher's was friggin' number one on the list!
I was thinking if I already lost this much weight for a weeks in Paleo that ranked 30 in the list, how much more if I tried the first one! Well, I really liked Paleo because it was just not about losing the excess weight. It was a great healthy step for me. I never had milk, though I ate cheese once in a while, I never had nuts for weeks, but I had them on cheat days, I ate rice a couple of times and really, it's hard to go Paleo al…

Paleo For Beginners: Eating Out Paleo Style!

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Eating out is sometimes hard for a Paleolithic dieter because almost what is served was used to be packed, canned and processed. These people look for restaurants that provide dishes of unprocessed food items. So, if you’re on this diet, follow these tips when eating out caveman style.
Paleo For Beginners: Do your research. Before going out to eat, search for restaurants that provide paleo-friendly menu items. Being prepared will make your dining experience hassle-free.
Photo Credit Paleo For Beginners: Skip the dessert. Going Paleo means keeping your diet sugar and carbs free so, stay away from the breadbasket. When the friendly waiter offers you the dessert menu, politely say no.
Photo Credit Paleo For Beginners: Go to steakhouses. Go eat out at a steakhouse where you’re pretty sure every meal, even the side dish, are paleo-friendly. Steakhouses, aside from the obvious steaks, they also provide baked potatoes and seasoned vegetables. At steakhouses, most if not all, dishes are straight-…

Buying Auto Insurance for Dummies!

Car insurance is important but picking the right coverage can be confusing to new car owners. You need to understand all types of coverage to be able to use and save money wisely.
Liability Insurance This insurance is a requirement everywhere unless your state offers other options (e.g. posting a surety bond of a certain amount), and if you take the option, you have to purchase a liability insurance.
This covers damages to another person’s property and injuries suffered by another in a car accident. Each state authorizes own liability insurance requirements and they don’t require you to carry more than $100,000 bodily injury coverage and $25,000 property damages coverage per accident. However, on more serious accidents, that may require more money. The worth of your personal assets should reflect the amount of liability insurance you need, but experts agree you need no less than $300,000 bodily injury protection and $100,000 property damage protection.
Further Kinds of Auto Coverage After…

How To Pick a Car Insurance Company? We'll Teach You How!

Here are some seven steps to help you on picking the perfect car insurance company. Keep in mind that these are not step-by-step as you can start which ever you feel right.
Verify Company’s state licensure It is wise to visit first your state’s department of insurance to know the list of providers who are legal to sell insurance. Request a hard copy list from the office or go online on their official website.
Determine whether to buy locally or nationally Almost all local insurance agencies are branches of national chains. Although, national insurance companies like Progressive and Geico do not have local offices. It’s essential to examine each kind of provider before making the decision. Part of that is to decide if it’s okay for you not to physically meet your agent or would you rather visit the agency to get the feel of it.
Hunt and Compare Rates Do efforts to save a lot of money by looking for the cheapest rates but still the same services. But remember, price is not the most important f…

Doodle Light: New York

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I was surprised I made a decent doodle in my iPad using my fingers lol it actually looks great (according to my sister lol ) I used doodlelight whichI downloaded from the app store.

Paleo Meals for Beginners :)

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My green plate! Cucumber and celery salad with fresh cucumber sticks and bittermelon with chicken breast :) im not such a fun of celery, honestly lol

Cooking dinner was breezy! Spinach, mushrooms, onion and garlic and some good ol' brocolli :)

Was hoping this would taste great but I guess not all creations tastes equally as good as the other. Red bell peppers, chinese cabbage and chicken breast.. Sauteed in coconut oil..

Made my first ever spaghetti squash lol it was delicious by the way! I added tomato sauce and some chicken :)

Yummy plate today! Acai purple sweet potatoes, stir fried squash and brocolli.. I love lime juice with salt with my sweet potatoes :)




Grocery List for Paleo Diet

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And my grocery of fresh veggies and all right here! :) I stocked up on sweet potatoes as it is easier to cook and it fills me up longer :) i finally bought some spinach at I might cook on lunch time lol I wasn't able to buy cauliflower because it was a bit pricey and I did not saw any beautiful cauliflowers in the market hehehe I am not so sure if Dried Mushroom is allowed in Paleo Diet though.. I love mushrooms and since I cannot have most of my favorite food, I might as well stock up on foods that i like and I'm allowed to munch on hehe







Paleo Lunch Ideas: Chinese Cabbage with Cucumbers, String Beans and Chicken :)

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This is prolly one of my yummest creation hahaha this is chinese cabbage withh chicken and cucumber.. The other one has string beans in it. What makes it so special? I used Virgin Coconut Oil! :) it was my first time to use VCO in my cooking :) the food tasted so great and it has some rich flavours :) i used salt and pepper to complement the VCO's already rich taste :) 



Paleo Meals for Beginners

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So here's how a typical day looks like! I've eaten a lot of raw food lately (much more than i did in my entire life) lol hahahah
First meal: Fish with Oyster Sauce and white rice and mixed veggies

This is apple juice, a bread, cucumber, lettuce and my all time fave pesto :)

This was my midnight snack. Not midnight but early morning snack. Woke up so hungry! Hahaha 2 slices of wheat bread, lettuce, cucumber and tuna :)



About Me

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Trying to fit myself in 10 descriptions! :)
1. I am obsessed with writing that I could never have just one journal. I have 7 as of the moment and as if that's not enough, I have 1 new planner!

2. I'm a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe, James Bond, Star Wars, Joel Osteen and Jack Daniel's. No Judging! hahaha

3. I am a big clash of clan freak. I love games. LOVE. Age of Empires, Star Craft and Counter Strike are my top 3 PC Games :)

4. I don't like pork, beef and other hard meat. I could live a vegan life without struggling! And chocolate. It's always about chocolate. Salmon, salad and garlic potatoes is a fabulous dinner plate! Fitness junk since July 2013! :)

5. I can never have enough tea. Black, green, white, chamomile and peppermint makes me a happy girl :)

6. I love lighting candles if I want to relax. French Vanilla takes me to a whole new place hahaha Music + Candles, best night ever! Add some white wine too!

7. I love glitters, sparkles and all things bright and …

Starting on Paleo Diet!

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What I sent to my Paleo Coach lol: 
So I decided to start on Paleo but I always cheat on every meal! Hahaha i failed to be completely paleo today >_<  i dont have enough food to go paleo completely as i always do my grcoeries on fridays or saturdays. But i did try to eat as close to paleo as possible but i realized i have restricted food in every meal lol
So for breakfast i had some toast which is a no no to paleo lol the egg i just poached it as i dont like oily sunny side up. and then for lunch i had rice in my cucumber sushi hahaha and tonight im going to have one taco and i used albacore tuna.. Snack is banana and mandarin orange and some oatmeal i was sooooo hungry after breakfast lol and thats my lemon water :)
I hope tomorrow will be better :)
What do you think? :)









Paleo Diet: To Try or Not to Try?

My friend introduced Paleo diet to me and now my nerd self cannot stop researching lol
So I just started to read about Paleo diet, i'm going to die! Lol okae so no milk, no grains, no processed foods and oh my gosh no legumes, my peanuts! Lol
Good side about this is i dont have any problems eating vegetables and fruits. I love veggies and fruits. I don't like meat too like pork and beef and other hard meat lol chicken is fine.
I have tried no grains diet it was nice i felt so light but today i sometimes eat white rice or brown rice or corn rice and after i read about paleo diet, i can't look at rice the same way again lol hahahaha and potatoes? I love potatoes and having said that i just ate sweet potatoes for lunch today. So sweet potatoes are fine but potatoes aren't, right?
It said that if i cant give up some foods, i should try limiting until i can completely give up. Im planning to cut out some food and then eventually stop eating them. I cant believe i cant eat peanu…

Happy Sundae!

Hi guys!
My apologies for not posting soon! I'm stuck with flu and  I've been in bed resting and working. I'm in a massage parlor waiting for my turn in about half an hour and while waiting, I thought I could squeeze in a blog post :)
It's a bummer not to be able to workout because I may be even more sick if I do. I miss running, walking and lifting weights. I eat rice as well because I need more energy so I will recover faster. I felt very sick during my mom's birthday dinner that I have no trouble in saying no to the yummy birthday cake ^_^ if I wasn't sick, I would have struggled and would have a hard time resisting temptation :)
Fast forward, I skipped church and just rest in the house. Watched lots of movies and episodes of my favorite series :)
So for everyone who are sick today, let's fight to get our health back on track! Enjoy your time off like what I did, spent it to enjoy the things I love :) don't let sickness drag you down. And always thank Go…

Make It a Lifestyle! :)

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Small steps everyday will still make a difference :) a 15 minute walk is better than not walking at all. Start having small goals.. This week go for a 10 minute walk, then increase 10 minutes each week till you reach an hour. Start from walking then eventually go for a run. Don't give up. Remember, it takes weeks to make it a habit :) but don't just make it a habit, make it your lifestyle. I've been running and walking for more than a week and it has become a part of my daily activities :) i always go for a mile each day and alternate it with yoga or barre3 :)

Sweatsuits are heaven sent :)

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Sweatsuits are very effective in making you sweat more. 5 minutes in treadmill and you're sweating like crazy. I used it first time today for my morning walk and run. It was amazing :) i came home soaked up! Lol. Did a little treadmill and barre today and i'm owned! I can feel my arms are starting to get sore. I need to step up my exercise because my body is getting used to no activity again after 3 days of no exercise. I'm thinking about doing some yoga tomorrow :) by the way, i bought this for 285pesos or arounf $7 to $8 :)

Run More, Live More!

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The following pictures are snapshots of my daily run and walk. I always have a rest day to feed my laziness lol ;) I use Noom Walk to monitor my steps and RunKeeper for my run and walk. Noom Walk is very reliable, and it amazes me how it can track my steps, i'm not really techie and all.hahaha RunKeeper on the other hand, had failed me a few times. There are times it will stop tracking my time so I end up starting a new activity again. Bummer. 
What I love about walking and running, is you don't get enough excuses not to do it. All you really have to do is wear your shoes and get some water and you're good to go. Because I live far from the city, I need to plan on how to exercise without going to the gym. Otherwise I will spend lots of money and time in going to the city to have an hour of gym sesh.
Losing weight is not really my primary reason although it is one, like all people, I just want to be healthy :) Which led me to start walking and then I incorporated running :) I…