Health Freak Mommy: February 2016

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Shopping Cart @ 25 February 2016

My shopping cart on 25 February 2016...


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Contents: 7 ruby grapefruits, 5 jumbo Sunkist navel oranges, 1 medium-size papaya, 3 packets of barley pearls, 1 tub of sugar-free Skinny yoghurt, 1 tub of raw walnuts, 1 tub of mixed raw nuts, 1 crate of antibiotic-free eggs, 1 packet of Korean seaweed and 1 bottle of Nature's Gate body shampoo (no SLS, no Paraben and no nonsense it seems).

Though there are only 12 items in my cart yesterday, the damage was a 3-figure amount!  See how our ShRinggit has shrunk!!   Darn our lame exchange rate and GST!

Even my favorite bitter gourd pork noodles stall uncle has increased his price by RM1 a bowl just before CNY!

That's it. There will be NO SHOPPING for groceries and no take-out for lunch today!  I'll just finish off the baby greens salad in the fridge for lunch and the mil is now cooking a simple lunch for the girls now.

Can you guess the amount on the receipt for this shopping cart?


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Earning Passive Income From Naturally Plus

This morning I saw another surprise in my bank account.  An amount of RM455 has been banked into my account from Naturally Plus. I am chuffed! :) :)    This is my weekly 'income'.  On some weeks I get more, sometimes a little less. But I am already very thankful for this passive income, given that I have put in very little effort. I am in nature pretty laid back.  I prefer to do less stressful things but truth is, I do not put pressure on myself to excel in this Naturally Plus business. I am working at my own pace, which compared to my other team members, is considered at snail's pace. 

After consuming Izumio and Super Lutein for 11 months with no intention to delve in the business initially, I am glad to say that I am now consuming the products for free!

 I am now earning a monthly minimum of RM2,000 on average, which is sufficient to cover the monthly cost of my consumption of Izumio and Super Lutein for our 3 girls and myself.  My goal is to  reach Excellence status, which would guarantee me an income of RM10,000 a month but to reach this status, I will have to fire on all cylinders.  To be honest, I am not confident if I can reach that far by this year. It's A-OK if I don't.  I will take my own time and will not put too much pressure on myself.   My upline's motto is RSS - Rest, Sit Back and Smile and that's what I am doing now :)   I am confident that I will soon reach this status, maybe by mid or end of next year or perhaps in 2 years. That's fine by me.

Below is a print screen of my Naturally Plus earnings from 4 December 2015 through 5 February 2016 (2 months).

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 My immediate goal is to see continued healing in Cass' incontinence issues and my own health issues. I am already very thankful that Izumio is bringing Cass on her road to recovery. It may take longer for her to be 100% healed as she has an abnormal urinary tract but with continued consumption of Izumio and lots of prayers, nothing is impossible. I am confident of that.  








 For myself, the fact that my cholesterol reading has gone down from 6.4 (reading in June 2015) to 5.8 (reading in February 2016) despite having genetic high cholesterol and without taking medications is already a proof that Izumio and Super Lutein are working. Do note that I have all the while been taking only a maintenance dosage as I could not afford high dosage. Now that I am already consuming for free, I have started to increase my dosage. I can't wait to do my next cholesterol blood test to see if the reading has gone down further :)



 


If this 'package' sounds interesting to you and you'd like to know more on how you can consume these high quality supplements and earn a passive income simultaneously, do drop me an email at shireenyong@gmail.com.



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Flexitarian's Lunch - 23 February 2016

Did I tell you that I am slowly transforming into a flexitarian?

These days, I eat very little meat and eggs, both to bring down my cholesterol reading as well as to reduce my carbon foot print.

If you read my other blog too, you would have read that I have genetic high cholesterol, a condition where even with strict diet and exercise, it would be hard to bring down one's cholesterol reading.

How sad, huh?

Fortunately, I am not one who lives to eat. I am pretty simple and don't have extravagant taste or crave for rich food.

When live throws lemons at me, I make the tastiest lemonade :D

These days, my meals consists of 80% veggies, whole grains, nuts and seeds.  I try to eat raw greens for lunch while my dinner would consist mainly of a bowl of soup with organic oats and lots of greens.

This is my lunch today...


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Raw baby greens salad with organic cherry tomatoes, toasted pumpkin seeds, raw walnuts, Japanese seaweed seasoning, coarse black pepper and a salad dressing composed of organic apple cider vinegar + maple syrup (low GI) +  dash of naturally brewed soy sauce + toasted sesame seeds and 4 slices of super skinny char siew .... washed down with a glass of  cooling barley + screwpine leaves water.


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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Handy Girl

Here's the drama queen in action - to help me set up a clothes rack that I have just bought.

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She's pretty good with art, craft work, cooking and sewing. Well, anything that has got to do with her dexterity.  It also helps that students these days are taught Living Skills in school, a subject that was not yet introduced during my time.

In under 20 minutes, she managed to erect the clothes rack. I know I will probably need several hours to do this, or probably I would have given up half way through with a sore finger or two coupled with tons of grouses. Fixing things is just not my cuppa. I have no interest or patience for it. This is the hubby's department in the household. Now, I don't have to wait for him to come back to help me. I have my street smart handy girl to help me out!

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Shopping Cart Today - 18 February 2016

I love shopping for groceries.  There's a new and upscale supermarket at my neighborhood that carries a complete range of groceries, fresh produce and imported stuff.  I go there every morning! Well, maybe just every other day or perhaps  5 times a week... to shop and destress :D

I like the atmosphere at this supermarket and the range of food stuff it offers, which is not good for our wallets! Each trip would cost us between RM50 - RM100.  Go grab your calculator and add up how much we spend on average each week :D

This is my shopping cart for today...

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As you can see, the items in the shopping cart reflect the personality of the shopper. Every item is healthy. No junk or canned food and trying hard to refrain from buying highly processed food stuff. I strongly believe in the adage of "YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT". So  spending a little more on healthy foods is a good investment.

Today's damage was RM70+ and that's for organic sprouts (that's my lunch for 2 days), organic cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, organic long beans, 10 oranges, 6 packets of barley pearls, antibiotic-free and growth hormone-free chicken eggs and skim milk.  All these perishables will probably last us for 2 - 3 days.

How much do you spend on your groceries a week?



Sunday, February 14, 2016

Pro At Solving The Rubik's Cube

Cass is now a pro at solving the Rubik's cube. All she needs is under 5 minutes to solve one side of the cube.  I noticed that she has good concentration power and good amount of patience to solve puzzles ever since she was 3 years old when she was a jigsaw puzzle whiz. Now, she's shifted her focus from jigsaw puzzles to Rubik's cube!

Alycia shares her Rubik's cube with Cass and they bring the cube along with them whenever we are out to keep themselves busy when we adults partake in boring stuff like shopping or chit chatting with friends ;)

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Cass also has the patience to obligingly help out in the kitchen whenever her help is needed. When we were back in Ipoh for CNY recently, she helped to remove the skin of a big bowl of peanuts.  She quietly sat at the kitchen for a whole 45 minutes without muttering a word of complaint. She beats me to it in terms of patience. That's my girl. Good job baby girl!

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Cass at 7 years 10 months.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Eve Of CNY 2016 - 7 February 2016

On the eve of the Eve of CNY 2016,  the hubby made a trip to Parkson Pavillion after weeks of being badgered by his darling princess for Shopkins.

Shopkins is only available at  selected Parkson outlets. I had to message Parkson on Facebook to find out which outlet carries this toy.  The hubby finally had the time on Saturday  to swing by Parkson for his princess to claim her reward.

The princess was really nervous when we stepped onto the 6th floor, where the toy department is located. She  was tensed, as a result of feeling worried that she could not find her much awaited toy.  When she finally spotted Shopkins, she gasped in disbelief, like a girl finally meeting her online lover in person for the very first time! HAHAHA!!


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She had a tough time choosing the characters as each  and every one is unique. With my help, she chose a pack of 12 characters from Season 3.

"Mummy, I am going to faint. I am going to die!! I have to breathe in and out!!  I can't believe I finally found Shopkins!"  These were the words repeatedly chanted by this drama queen. Now, I am certain that she is definitely more melodramatic than her second sister!  She would make a really good nominee for best theatrical performance award in future!

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Young and older kids go gaga over Shopkins, just like how people, young and old, would, over Hello Kitty and Snoopy. These collectibles are cute and tiny and not cheap either.  The pack of 12 characters that we got for Cass cost us RM49.90.


Finally, a very, very happy girl! :)

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Staying Hydrated and Healthy This CNY With Izumio

Chinese New Year is just 2 days away.  It seems like it was only recently that we celebrated CNY and here we are at it again. Time really flies!

CNY is the time when everyone seems to have forgotten about their health and exercise regimen and diet plans are thrown out of the window. But not for me. I am still pretty disciplined. I eat everything but in really small portions. But I still say NO to deep fried food.

CNY is also the hottest time of the year.  With a brutal hot weather, sinful indulgence in deep fried snacks, cookies, meat jerky, meat heavy meals and late nights, it is also the time when many will fall sick.  The most common ailments are sore throat with phlegm and cough. And I do hate cough coz once you get it, it would take months to be completely healed.  Thank God that ever since we consumed Izumio and Super Lutein, along with a healthy diet, my girls and I had not gotten a bad cough. Even when we had a cough, it was always a mild one and took only a couple of weeks to be completely settled.

So I got ready my supply of Izumio to help everyone overcome heatiness.  Izumio also helps to wash away all the nasties that we eat during this celebration.

Cass was of great help to me again when my stock came 2 days ago. She helped me to carry the heavy boxes of Izumio  and arranged them neatly inside the store room.

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Thanks to Izumio, Cass is very well on her way to healing from incontinence.   Our immune system is stronger and I have  a peace of mind knowing that Izumio will take care of my health and that of my girls'.

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If you need a box or two of Izumio to safeguard your health this CNY, do drop me an email at shireenyong@gmail.com or Whatsapp me at 019 266 4290.



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Izumio And Super Lutein - Testimonial On Scalp Psoriasis

Here's a testimony by one of my friend's customers on how Izumio and Super Lutein have helped to treat her Scalp Psoriasis

"I have had psoriasis since a teenager. Topical cream with steroids have been part of my treatment plan. Though it heals for a while, but my psoriasis still comes back. And then, I found out that taking too often has side effects to the body. So I tried other non-steroid treatment, but didn't actually work that great.

Thanks to Izumio and S.Lutein, my psoriasis is under restraint. Initially, I wanted to try these two to boost my immune system. I was hospitalized approximately 8 months ago due to viral pneumonia and a few months after that I had acute bronchitis. I had a sore throat about every month. I've attempted so many options and finally someone introduced Izumio and S.Lutein to me so I gave it a try because I really need something that genuinely works to boost up my immune system. I reckon these two products really works. Last month was durian season, was so afraid of having a sore throat once more, so I immediately drank izumio. Same goes to my kids. Once I see that they have symptoms of falling sick...I'll immediately give them a packet of  Izumio. They are always fine the next day"



























All the above credit cards are accepted for 6 or 12 months interest-free instalments.




For more reading on Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following links:

Hydrogen (H2) as a potent antioxidant and exhibits anti-inflammatory and potentially anticancer-like activities (from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health)

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein
 Dangers of Eczema Steroid Creams

Super Lutein and Izumio Hydrogen Water For Glaucoma

Effects of Hydrogen Rich Water On Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes and Obesity) - from US National Library of Medicine

Izumio and Super Lutein - Testimonials From High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Patients

Izumio and Super Lutein - Testimonial On Diabetes And High Cholestrol

Super Lutein For Osteoarthritis - Testimonial

Your Body On Anxiety

Hydrogen Water And Asthma  

Super Lutein and Izumio Hydrogen Water - Testimonial From Kidney Dialysis Patient

Izumio And Super Lutein - Testimonials From Diabetics Patients

Earning Passive Income

Izumio And Super Lutein - Testimonial On SLE (Systematic Lupus Erithematosus)


Izumio And Super Lutein - Asthma and overall immunity

Izumio And Super Lutein - Testimonial On Psoriasis And Gout



You can buzz me at my email at shireenyong@gmail.com to find out more! 




Monday, February 1, 2016

Cassandra's Latest Craze

Cass' latest craze is some kiddos' cutesy toys called Shopkins.

Shopkins are a range of 148 grocery store-themed characters for kids to collect, share, and trade. Shopkins come packaged with a shopping bag and a hand basket, which can be used to tote around lots of Shopkins friends.

Beatrice Lindsay, 6, loves her collection of Shopkins because they are so cute. "They’re funny and they’re lots of fun,” she says.


Some time in August 2015, Shopkins were the latest toy craze to capture Canadian kids. These tiny toys are as hot as Pokemon once was. Girls (and even boys) enjoy collecting them, organizing them and using the supplied checklist to keep track of their collection. This collectability is part of what makes Shopkins such a hot item. There are hundreds of characters available, with different levels of rarity.

I have no frigging idea why Cass, who has never liked soft toys or dolls would like Shopkins. As a baby, she liked 'challenging' toys like stacking cups or slotting shapes into a shape sorter. As a toddler, she only liked jigsaw puzzles and playing with real kitchen utensils.  Dolls and soft toys given to her as presents were all given away.   I hardly ever bought her toys when she was younger. She hardly ever bugged me for toys too, except for Rainbow Loom 2 years ago and play dough recently.

For the past 2 weeks, Cass has been bugging me to buy her Shopkins.  I caved in and set a few conditions, which she met.   But I didn't know where to buy Shopkins. I searched Toys R Us online but they did not carry Shopkins. Cass then bugged her daddy to help her buy these toys online from overseas. I think it would be absolutely crazy to pay so much for international shipping to ship these toys over. The shipping may cost more than the toy itself.

Then yesterday, the girls' friend in school Whatsapp-ed a picture of Shopkins to Alycia.  The friend saw Shopkins at Parkson @ Sg Wang Plaza.  Cass was happy beyond words.  From that moment, she has been using her magical charm on her daddy. She has been talking to her daddy using her cutest charming voice and giving her daddy lots of hugs to charm him.

And daddy was entranced!

This morning, he took pictures of Shopkins with his phone as reference for him to shop for the toy.  But he will first try checking out the wholesale toy shop at China Town and if  that fails, he will then have to make a trip to Parkson.

Since this morning, Cass has been sending umpteen Whatsapp messages to daddy to remind him to shop for Shopkins :D

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Maybe I should also do a 'Cass' Charm' to beguile the hubs for some bling bling diamonds and Chanel bags ;)


A swap held at Vaughan Mills in June saw a turnout of hundreds.




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