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lately, halos lahat na ata ng nakakasalubong ko e tinatanong ako kung ilang months na ako on the way. magandang tanong sana kung totoo ngang buntis na ako. kaso mo it’s all fat. even my mom told me (quite a number of times already) na kelangan ko raw ingatan ang tiyan ko. baka magdire-direcho daw ng paglaki eh mahirap paliitin ulet. I SO TOTALLY AGREE!!!

last christmas i gave mr. antuken a stationary bike as a gift. at ngayon, nakikigamit na rin ako. it’s only been 5 days that i’ve been using it daily. aside from that i’m also doing some tummy exercises. kahapon, nagsimula nang sumakit yung tiyan ko. according to a friend, normal lang daw yun. it’ll be painful for the next 3-5 days daw. nakupo naman.

pinagtawanan nga ako ng asawa ko the first time he saw me after a routine. ngayon lang daw nya ako nakitang pinagpawisan. admittedly hindi ako pawising tao (and that according to mr. antuken means i’m not healthy daw. ewan ko rin). ang masaklap mo nga ang pinagpapawisan kalimitan saken pag mainit ang panahon — kili-kili. kaya nga pag minsang down ang a/c sa dati kong office, natatawa saken ang mga kasama ko kse ang usual outburst ko: “shiyet! walang aircon? why didn’t they tell us agad? hindi ako nag-secret today!” hehe.

last weekend, nag-try ako magtimbang. umaga ito, pagkagising. nagulantang ako sa nakita ko. lekat, tumataginting na 110 lbs! bago pa magreact ang iba diyan at sabihing magaan na yun, coming from someone like me na kekelan lang tumuntong sa 3-digit weight (in lbs), kagulat-gulat yun. it’s not actually horrible news. kse kung tutuusin that’s my ideal weight. kaso mo, hindi bale sana na nasa ideal weight ako at kasya mga pants ko. no. that’s not the case at all.

usual naman sa office na ang fridays ay wash day di ba? meaning, no need to wear the company uniform that we wear 4 times a week. ewan ko ba kung taga-bundok or taga-probinsya mashado mga kasamahan ko sa planta. everytime i wear a skirt, parang sobrang big deal. hindi ata nakakakita na binti at hita ang mga tao sa dati kong opisina. hahaha. lately malimit ako mag-skirt. not that i want everyone ogling at my legs. the main reason? most of my pants, masikip na. so tiis ako sa pags-skirt. or dresses. although i love wearing skirts & dresses too. pero i love wearing pants more.

so eto, every morning i’m doing about 20-30 mins of tummy exercises (got it from a book i found at booksale — mejo luma na, pero hopefully, it’ll do some work, hehe), at 30 mins sa stationary bike. although today, i did the bike in the afternoon. hopefully in a couple of months, may makita akong resulta. i know… i need to cut down on my carbs also. i’m a kanin person kaya mejo hirap din ako. what does a kanin person mean? kahit bigyan mo ako ng isang pirasong tuyo, kaya ko pagkasyahin yun sa  2 rice. our lola brought us up that way. na dapat matipid sa ulam. doesn’t matter how much rice we had. sa kanya, pag kumain ka ng 2 pirasong hotdog, lamon na yun. hehe. anywhere i go nga, pag kumakain, laging 1 ulam lang ako. kse hindi ko nauubos lagi ang ulam ko. enjoy naman mga kasabay ko kse shi-ne-share ko sa kanila ang ulam ko. so pag nag 2 ulam ako (ex: gulay & meat), asahan mo, hindi ko ubos yun.

here’s hoping i could keep it up — the exercising and the rice cutdown. para naman hindi ako alaskado kay mr. antuken. i think that’s his way of telling me to keep in shape. hahaha.

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busy?

medyo. di ko na naman namalayan, mga 2 months na naman akong walang post. kalimitan kse when i get home from work, i’d eat dinner then go straight to bed na. or kung galing naman ng night shift, mag-breakfast tapos kama na ulet susunod. no wonder my tummy’s growing. wala nang exercise. tsk tsk.

nalulugi na nga kami sa binabayad namin sa pldt. di naman nagagamit ang dsl mashado.

tama bang pag overworked (underpaid??? hehehe) ka eh ang katapat non eh mananaba ka rin? unti-unti ko kseng nare-realize na sumisikip na ang mga jeans ko. i’d always prefer to wear slacks or skirts to breathe better. hahaha. tapos, pag naka-uniform ako (4 days a week), i’d always want to change into our plant uniform (i work in a pharma multinational company, hence the need for plant uniforms) na simpleng t-shirt lang. ang rason? i can’t raise my arms properly sa uniform ko. masikip na kse sa braso. middle of the year pa lang, alangan magpagawa ulet ako ng uniform. mga 1400 pesos ata ang isang set. i already asked my mom to repair my pants (read: luwagan) at ngayon, tama lang fit nya. kaso pagdating sa top, mukhang hindi pwedeng i-repair. tinipid daw sa tela e. walang allowance. waaah!

i told hubby, i’d buy a threadmill. para maka-exercise. pinagtawanan ako. dahil bumili na daw ako ng yoga mat noon pa. up to now, andun sa likod ng cabinet. hindi nagagamit. he once borrowed it from me. ayoko sana ipahiram, sabi ko, mapapawisan nya. again, pinagtawanan ako. shempre daw. exercise mat yun e. kaso sobrang pawisin yung asawa ko. pinahiram ko pa rin (half-heartedly dahil ayokong masabihan ng madamot, hahaha). pero the whole time, i was watching him. he also said, wag daw threadmill bilhin ko. kse prone to knee or ankle injuries daw yun. eh alam nyang lampa-yatot ako. he suggested stationary bike na lang daw.

kaso mo, kelan ba ako nakapunta ng mall? sus, matagal na. kung makapunta man, gahol sa oras para mag-shop.

isa pa sa problema ko, wala namang space sa bahay kung saan ilalagay yung bike na yun. sabi nya sa baba daw, yung parang silong. ang fear ko, baka nakawin. kung iuuwi ko naman sa batangas (dahil dun maraming space!), eh di parang useless lang din pagbili ko at once a week lang ako umuwi sa nanay ko e. minsan pa nga hindi. dilemma, dilemma.

ngayon, i hate looking at my naked self in the mirror (which i do, after i take a bath & before i put on my clothes). butete tiyan e. haay. kung sana sa boobies na lang napunta. baket ba pag tumataba ang isang tao, tiyan ang unang lumalaki? hindi? ako lang ba yun? tsk. pinapangarap ko na nga lang na bumalik ako sa dati kong figure.

once i was shopping with hubby. naghahanap ako ng tankini. para nga matakpan ang mejo lumalaki ko nang tummy. hindi ako pinayagan. kse daw hindi na ako mags-strive to remove the tummy. two piece pa rin ang pinapabili saken. ang ending, hindi ako nakabili. kse nakakasuka ang itsura ko. hahaha.

i tried cutting down on my carbs. yun daw kse ang malakas magpalaki ng tiyan. isang araw, nag half rice ako for breakfast. shempre, di ko kinaya. kaya hanga ako sa kasama ko dito sa work, kse laging half rice lang ang inoorder nya pag kumakain kami. breakfast or lunch. ginugutom ako.

willpower. yun ang kailangan ko ngayon. matinding willpower na mag-exercise.

may nag-advice nga saken i don’t need to buy a statio-bike daw. mag-gym na lang ako. naman. work from 6am-7pm. may time pa ba mag-gym? sows naman. andami ko na ngang birthday-an na di napuntahan. dahil may work ako e.

kahit holiday, meron din. ganun ba kadami talaga ang nangangailangan ng suero o pang-dialysis sa mundo? haay.

naco, don’t get me wrong. thankful ako na may trabaho ako. pero nasobrahan naman ata. hehehe.

hopefully i could post more often. parang once every two months na lang. haysus.

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as early as last week, we got a notice that flu shots would be given today at the office. for free. nice, i thought. except for the fact that i’m afraid of needles. the memo said it would start at 10am.

breakfast time, my friend & i were kidding each other about it. both of us are scared of needles. every year, come APE period, both of us would always be soooo maarte when it comes to blood extraction. even her hubby were telling us horrific things about the flu shots. that it would be administered like that of a diabetic person administering insulin. or that it would really be very painful.

we had lunch at around 11. still the doctor hasn’t arrived. we were getting a little relieved. (yes! no more needles, we thought) but after we had lunch, the doctor arrived. one by one, we were given out forms to fill. and one by one, the shots were administered.

i was hovering by the clinic, watching the proceedings, when i heard the doctor say to my officemate: “neng, bawal muna magbuntis for one month ha.” and i couldn’t help myself but blurt out: “ha?!? pano na kami? safe sex na naman for one month? 2nd month na to na hindi kami makakagawa ng baby! naman doc, trulily ba ito?” he just gave me a smile and told me to wait. it was just for a month daw. automatically, my mind spun. maybe this was a sign for me to abstain from the shot! yes! but of course, i texted my hubby about it. and his reaction: “wag ka na lang mag-flu shot. di rin naman yan 100% protection from flu. delay na tayo ng delay pag-gawa ng baby.”

somehow, i was having doubts about abstaining. an officemate told me that the shot costs about 1200 petot if administered outside (hospital, private clinic, etc.). i told hubby about it and he said that “hind raw dapat panghinayangan yun”. hmmn. pros and cons. pros and cons. eventually nanghinayang rin ako. and i persuaded hubby to agree. he gave in and said : sige na nga. mas mahirap nga pala na kung kelan ka buntis, saka ka magkasakit.

first thing they’d ask was if you have fever right at that moment. none.

2nd thing: are you allergic to eggs? nope.

i told the doctor i was taking antibiotics for the 3rd day, would there be any contraindication? none naman daw. so go.

i felt like such a baby. i called for a friend to hold my hand while the doctor was giving me the shot. after a few seconds, done! hehe. my arm felt a little numb after a few minutes but then it went away as the afternoon progressed.

i heard one of the managers say that there won’t be any excuse anymore for anyone to call in sick for the next couple of days daw. hahaha. pano pala kung stomach problems di ba? hehe.

’twas really funny watching some of the other employees taking the shot. different expressions. some were also as apprehensive as i was. the best thing about it was, kanya-kanyang takutan kung gano kasakit. i suddenly remembered one of rach’s posts about yohan getting the flu shot.

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