Friday, December 9, 2011

Pain-Free... Sort Of

Either you accept what you have,
or you get out there and change it;
but don't you dare sit in front of the computer
and complain about it!
- something I read online

Day 69


The anticholinergic tablet saved me! Today, I woke up feeling much, much, better... and life is now back to normal, though I still didn't do all of the workouts am supposed to do - I just allowed myself to do the Hip Hop Abs Cardio just to help me get back on track. Somewhere near the end of the workout, my tummy muscles would ache, but I still finished the workout; tummy felt okay after, I guess it was still recuperating and adjusting to change.

Constipation is now gone, too... for three days, my bowel movement is all okay, and I was so pleased. I guess papaya and Yakult will always be part of my routine now. :)

Late afternoon, brother and I went to the market - to allow myself to walk and enjoy the surroundings. It's been raining on and off this week, which hindered me to do my morning walks, walking for 20 minutes was better than staying at home... really.

Fish Adobo

My food for today -
  • 7:56am - 1 piece monay
  • 11:11am - 1 cup rice, leftover Beef Nilaga (70g beef, some potatoes, green beans, and bok choy)
  • 6:54pm - 1/2 cup rice, Fish Adobo (I didn't weigh it, but I ate the head part of it - the tail part I didn't eat)
  • 9:03pm - 1 Yakult
Total Cups of Water: 14

I still ate a lot for lunch, just to help my tummy feel full. I know I feel much better, but since I am still on a recuperating stage, I just gave myself the privilege to eat. Well, 1 cup of rice wouldn't hurt anyway (I think), at least my diet is still quite intact, as I did start portioning my food intake with 1 cup of rice.

While eating dinner, mom shared a story about her side of the family and one of her siblings needed some financial help. Details about it I'd rather not disclose, but mom told me she pledge to help 25% of the total amount. Her sister was persuading her to give 50%, but mom said she could only give 25%, which was still quite big of an amount, if you ask me. My mom always make decisions without consulting it to the family, but I heard her ask me, "Should I feel guilty?" I told her she shouldn't... that even if she could only give 50 or 100 pesos, it would still go a long way (at least she helped). Hearing mom ask my opinion about a decision she made touched me. Well, I didn't agree to the 25%, but they are her family. I am sure this money will never be returned to mom (they do owe mom some money, which they never paid), but I am sure the heavens will reward mom for her generosity. Because of that, though... I am sure this will be the simplest Christmas celebration as far as food is concerned (we aren't into gifts, by the way, we don't buy each other gifts), and this early I am already telling my siblings to tighten their belts and help by not splurging into some things.
I just hope my aunt's family will get past through the problem; it's not an easy situation to be in, and I do pray my aunt will be given enough strength to carry all of these.

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