Thursday, March 22, 2007

Q1 2007

The first three months of 2007 has been like a crazy roller coaster ride. The year started with me feeling lousy about myself, frustrated with carrying excessive weight which I've not had the discipline to shed. I was making everyone around me miserable because I was feeling miserable about myself. Then I received an opportunity of a lifetime. I was selected by a health and lifestyle magazine as their weight loss diary person. I have been working out three times a week with a personal trainer for the past couple of month, been very good following a low carb high fibre diet and is now rewarded with a more toned body. My progress will be charted and will be featured in the monthly magazine which will be launched later this year. I am definitely feeling healthier. Still some way to go to being a babe but getting there.

The first couple of months were a frenzy of celebration and feasting. Received good news from friends who gave birth to healthy babies. Better news is that they are breastfeeding their babies! I've also been busy with cakes the past couple of months. Truly blessed to be given the opportunity to make birthday celebrations and special occasions extra special.

A few days before my birthday, I receive news of my friend, Bobby's sudden passing. I could not pay my last respect to Bobby nor attend his funeral. He's been constantly on my mind the past few days. Perhaps it's because I didn't have a chance to say goodbye. Bobby's passing made me reflect on my own life and my loved ones. Life is so fragile and is to be celebrated. I am reminded not to take anything or anyone for granted.

My birthday celebration was extra special this year. I said a silent prayer of thanks for having my beautiful family and friends with me. Nothing is more beautiful than to wake up and find my daughter, Laura, sitting next to me patiently waiting for me to open my eyes so she could be the first to wish me Happy Birthday. Adam went with PT to prepare for me breakfast in bed! My family is the best birthday present ever.

Today, I receive shocking news that my friend's husband died in a horrific accident. They have three young children ranging in age from 3 to 10 years old. In just a split second, their lives have been turned topsy turvy. I am in shock over the news. I cannot begin to imagine what my friend must be going through. I feel so helpless. Somehow, words like "Please call me if you need anything" sound so shallow in circumstances like this. I sincerely do want to help but do not know where to begin.

Life.... the ultimate roller coaster ride.



Blogger Sam said...

condolences to your friend bout her late man. did you seriously make those cakes at the cake blog?! o mY I love that hanky panky one. would love to get my hands on one when I'm around KL!

9:34 pm  
Blogger Min said...

Yes, Sam, I made those cakes :D Call or email me when you're in KL and you want a cake ;)

11:41 pm  
Blogger babe_kl said...

min, I got yr message. life is so vulnerable huh? it did hit me very hard esp when Lavendar told me dat Tee mentioned to her that I'm one of the nicest person he ever met and got to know online. I'm still grieving but then life must go on, at least I know Lavendar and the children will be well taken care of.

just FYI, they'll move to JB come May. Tee's brothers and family will all take care of them. with this I'm less worried about the children and her well being.

oh yeah I received an invite from PT via TV Smith to check out the steamboat place with some food bloggers but I'm holding it back for a while until I'm in better shape. thanks in advance and would love to meet you there. will let you know when ok.

9:45 am  

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