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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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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 tuesday Week 15

I know I know. I skipped a week. The haze in Singapore has been really bad so I haven’t been swimming. Like at all. Yet miraculously, I LOST 0.4KG! yay!

Current weight: 63 kg

Waist: ​32.5cm

vices: 2 venti mocha frappe 100gm of cookies
Exercise: 30 laps!!!!

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Weight Loss Tuesday Week 13

Current weight: 63.4 kg

Waist: ​32.5cm

vices: 2 venti mocha frappe, ​a whole box of cocktail truffles
from Hotel Chocolat, 100gm of cookies
Exercise: 40 laps!!!!

​I’ve been cheating on this diet and weight loss thing. This whole wedding might be a bit of a disaster. Shopping for wedding rings is already proving to be a bit painful. I need an exercise buddy.

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Weight Loss Tuesday Week 12

​Current weight: 63.5 kg

Waist:

​32.5cm

vices: 2 tall mocha frappe, ​a whole box of cocktail truffles
from Hotel Chocolat
Exercise: 40 laps!!!!

​I’ve been cheating on this diet and weight loss thing. Maybe I’ll be better next week?

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Weight Loss Tuesday Week 11

Current weight: 63.8 kg
Waist: 32 cm (YES!!!)
vices: 2 tall mocha frappe, 80 gm of famous amos cookies, 1 passion fruit magaritta truffle from Hotel Chocolat
Exercise: 40 laps!!!!

​a mild improvement…I’ll take it!

gosh. The weight really does yo yo quite a bit doesn’t it?

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Weight Loss Tuesday Week 10

Current weight: 64 kg
Waist: 33cm
vices: 2 grande mocha frappe, 80gm of famous amos cookies
Exercise: 30 laps!!!!

oh goodness. This weight loss program is going nowhere. Can this be counted as a major setback? Have I hit rock bottom? I hope so.

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Weight Loss Tuesday: week 8

Current weight: 62.5 kg
Waist: 31cm
vices: 2 grande mocha frappe
Exercise: 46laps!!!!

To be fair, I was ill on tues and wed. And then mom made her famous porridge to make me feel better. And I ate a lot of it.

Everything else for the wedding seems to be coming along quite nicely. Photographer, make up artist all booked. Car booked. Honeymoon booked. Now waiting for the Beau to book the restaurant. And then we have to decide on cake. And I NEED to lose enough weight to fit into the Dress. And then all will be well.

J