Why Can't I? (Long Post)

>> Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My stubbornness is taking its toll on me. For a few years now, I have been continuously gaining weight.

I have tried numerous times to cut my food intake. From cereal drinks to whole grain breads.. I have been working my ass off but I only lost a few pounds. Arrrggghh! It was already more than 2 months of intake cutting and it's disappointing to know that I just lost a few pounds. Then came my relapse, as I went back to my unhealthy eating habits. Boo.. Zero.. Failed.. Thinking about it, I should have backed up my cutting of food by exercising more, I would have lost a few more pounds. Oh well..

I have been ignoring the times when I see myself in the mirror and feel frustrated about what I see. It came to a point where I avoided big mirrors, so as not to see my body.

What's worst is that my weight gain is now affecting my health. I previously had a general checkup and diagnosis says that I have high triglycerides (bad cholesterol) count. And my blood sugar is nearing the maximum for normal count.

I can provide numerous reasons for eating more than I should but that's not the point. I do know reasons why I keep on getting back in the same situation: I am not disciplined and determined enough to address this issue.

Those two words are really huge to take. It takes a great deal of effort be that person specially for someone like me who appreciates food A LOT and actually uses food as my outlet for stress and problems. *sad* :(

But then it got me back to thinking of my health. And that alone is a wake up call for me. Now is my chance to really do something about this. I do not want to have regrets in the end. I really hope and pray that I be blessed with more patience and determination to help me be healthier. Will post more updates about this..


Recognizing A Stroke

>> Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the per son to TALK to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. . . It is sunny out today)
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

NOTE : Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke. If he or she has
trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the emergency number in your area immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.


Sleep Early, Wake Up Early

>> Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Read on..

The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Too much eating.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming too much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to "schedule."


Evening at 9 - 11pm: is the time for eliminating unnecessary/toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.
Evening at 11pm - 1am: is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.
Early morning 1 - 3am: detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am: detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am: detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 - 9am: absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 - 10am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.


Brain Damaging Habits

>> Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I just have to share this. So alarming..

1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.
This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2. Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain


Back for Good?

>> Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's been months since I have last posted an entry here. My fault. Mostly pure katamaran to blog. Whenever I attempt to write, nothing comes out of my mind. Probably because there are a lot of things going on in my life, I don't know where to start. Oh well, for the next few entries, you'll be bombarded with what happened in my life for the past months. :p I really have to make bullet points to make sure I will cover everything that I still remember And apart from that, I still have lots of to-dos. Nggiii.. afraid na ako.. it piled up already! haha..

To-blog List
- On our own in Singapore
- Christmas 2008
- Happy 2009
- Back to Pinas 2009
- Hearts Day 2009
- Series Watching
- Fave TV Shows
- Facebook Addiction
- Office Rants
- Healthier Us

To-do List
- Clean up emails
- Upload truckloads of pics from my digicam
- Scan old pics and upload it
- Tidy up out flat better

I have started with scanning old pics. Will probably be uploading it in multiply one of these days. Cleaning of emails - check! Now, Mon and I have started tidying up our place by putting stuffs (mostly for our families in Pinas) in boxes.

Haayyy, hopefully I will be able to complete my blog updates this week despite my busy work sched. 'Til my next entry. :


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