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How having pink eye is making me think twice about my health

The inevitable has happened. I have pink eye. Pink eye, or rather, viral conjunctivitis sucks. But as a contact lens wearer, I’m also really worried about a corneal ulcer. Which, this might very well turn out to be. Due to the fact that I have a high deductible insurance, I have yet to establish care here in the US. Which means I can’t really walk into any clinic and have them check if there is a corneal ulcer or a foreign body, or if its just plain old viral conjunctivitis. And this sucks.

However, having pink eye has also made me start thinking about other aspects of my health which I’ve been neglecting. Well, let’s be honest. All aspects of my health. I’ve been eating junk food because I’ve been so stressed. In addition to the increasing numbers on my utterly disgusting weighing scale, my face has been breaking out into horrid acne and I’ve got red blotches. As someone who has never put on make-up on a regular basis I’ve actually taken to wearing BB cream, not a big deal for most people, but a big deal to me. I haven’t actually been exercising because the thought of shelling out $150 to join a gym and then another $25 every month for the privilege of going is simply too much for me right now. I’ve been trying to walk a little bit more but I’m getting bored of walking. I was going to join an exercise class but haven’t found the motivation to commit to anything at the moment.

Well, no more. As of this moment, to make myself more accountable to, well, myself. I’m hereby declaring a small step towards committing to my own well being. I have a little jumping rope (thanks Target!!!) and I’m committing to jumping rope 20 times a day for the next 2 weeks. And if I can do that without breaking any bones, I’m going to try to increase it by 5 every 2 weeks until I reach 50. My current weight is 69kg and I’m hoping that with the added exercise and eating healthy, I’ll be able to lose at least 1 kg every month. My healthy weight range is 52kg (a number which I have never ever reached before) but I’m hoping to be 62kg by the end of this year.

Here’s to a healthier start.

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habits are hard to change

So. 68.4kg. So not too bad right. Didn’t manage to hit 10K per day. But if you average it out, it came out to about 10K steps/day. So statistics.

Unfortunately, I’m now suffering from really bad muscle spasms. When this happens, I usually think, maybe I should take up yoga. But when the spasms go away, thoughts of yoga float out of my head too. Maybe I should take up something else? Any suggestions Internet?

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1 week

Well, the good news is I’ve been averaging about 10K steps a day. The bad news? I went to Hanoi (thoughts on that sometime this weekend…I think), pigged out and now the scale is sitting prettily at 68.8Kg.

But this week, no food trips planned. I’m still aiming to hit 10K steps a day. I don’t need to lose much. Just 0.2kg for a bit of encouragement, please?

*fingers crossed*

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Time to get serious

I’ve been waffling about the notion of getting healthy for a while now but the holiday season has come and gone, and well, still lazy as eve. I told myself that maybe I can start AFTER the lunar new year. Well the Lunar New Year was over yesterday with the arrival of the snow moon. I went to work today, and got myself weighed just so I know how much weight I’ve put on since November. 5kg in 2 months. Yuck.

I came home today, determined to take a swim or something. Unfortunately, by the time I came home, I was hungry and grouchy. It didn’t take me long to find an excuse to push it off again.

So I’m posting a picture of my BMI. I’m hoping that perhaps if I’m honest with how terribly unhealthy I m, I’ll be honest and take a active steps towards fixing the problem!


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weight loss Tuesday: week 18

That’s it. This is the end of the road. Leaving this weekend for LA. I mean, whoever heard of dieting while they are on vacation? And the dress? It only sort of fits. As in I can zip it up, but I can’t really hook it up. So I might need an alternative dress after all.

Current weight: 63.9 kg

Waist: ​33.0 cm

vices:1venti mocha frappe, 100 gm famous amos cookies
Exercise: 40 laps

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Weight Loss Tuesday Weight 17

oy vey. Time is a-ticking. I really need to fit into a dress. Maybe I should suck it up and buy a new dress because no matter how hard I try, this exercise-diet thing really isn’t working for me. Without chocolate, I’m grumpy as anything. With chocolate, I get sad because I can’t fit into my dress. *wail*

Current weight: 63.9 kg

Waist: ​33.0 cm

vices: 2 venti mocha frappe, 100 gm famous amos cookies
Exercise: 50 laps

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Weight Loss Tuesday: Week 16

You know what’s the REALLY annoying thing? I exercised more but I gained 0.8KG! WHY?!!

Its really annoying. Also, the extra coffee wasn’t my fault (exactly). I had gone to the doctor’s yesterday without breakfast, then decided to meet up with the family but along the way, I got sooooo hungry and tired, I simply needed a boost.

Current weight: 63.8 kg

Waist: ​32.5cm

vices: 2 venti mocha frappe
Exercise: 40 laps!!!!

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Weight Loss Tues Week Five

current weight: 64.2 kg! Seriously. After losing all that hair, you would think I would lose at least a few hundred grams. Instead, I gained 200 grams. *grrrr*

Waistline: 34 inches – at least I didn’t gain any

Vices: 3  grande low fat mocha frap,100 grams  of chocolate chip cookies and 2 shots of vodka. But it has been a very very long week so can you blame me? Plus THIS was too cute to pass up.


# of laps: 70 –did I mention that I had a really tough week? Next week isn’t going to get any better. I’m on course, and then I’m off to Sydney for the weekend…

So things I’ve learnt this week: shaving your hair doesn’t guarantee weight loss.