Biggest Loser Asia

I really thought of auditioning for this program. Not only was I encouraged by the US$100,00 cash prize but I would like to push myself to lose the weight I’ve been longing to lose.

I’ve been a sickly person ever since and I have all these ailments that impair me – diabetes, bilaterally polycystic ovaries, migraine, bad allergies, recurring throat problems. Name it, I probably have it. I have been doing my best to limit food intake but my hormones just can’t stand it.

Weight management clinics have been popping here and there and I’m already tempted to try them out. These clinics have been similar to those weight loss austin clinics that I have been reading about. I’m more concerned about the cost so I decided that if I’ll join the contest and eventually get a chance to take part in it, this would be it for me.

But I chickened out. I can’t afford not to have a job for the next three months or so. It would be great if I would be allowed to take that long period of a leave but I guess that would be impossible.

I heard there were celebrities who tried their luck. I’ll just watch how the contestants would fare and just rejoice when I see the next Biggest Loser Asia big winner.


Sunday Stealing: The Ellie Bellie Meme

What are your most common nicknames? Liezl, Liz, Zel and Mommy

What is today’s weather? It’s always been weird the past couple of weeks: raining, sunny, super hot, super rain. Duh!

Where did you go on vacation this year? Oh my, I haven’t really had a TRUE vacation for this year.

What did you do there? I hope I can get to answer this question later before the year ends.

Where did you stay? Again, I hope I can get to answer this question before the end of the year.

What job do you do? I used to be a technical support representative for a computer company.

Describe where you live. It’s a meek and simple bungalow that needs some major repairs.

What do you usually do on weekends? Sleep in and surf in when I’m awake.

What food hits your ‘bliss spot’? Pasta and Japanese

What drink really does it for you? Pass that tequila, baby!

Describe the first friend that comes to your head. She’s one person I truly love and adore! She’s loyal to me too 🙂

What was the last restaurant you went to? That restaurant inside the hospital yesterday

Where would you like to live if you had unlimited moneys and nothing stopping your dreams? Anywhere in Europe or Canada.

What is the likeliness of you achieving this dream home? I really don’t know. Maybe not in a few more years.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Sleep or play those Facebook games

What’s your favorite genre for TV programs? Anything that can make me laugh.

What’s your favorite genre for music? The oldies. They sound better.

What’s your favorite song that’s sad? Doors

What’s your favorite soppy film? Hmmmm, I think it would be Chances Are.

How about your favorite chick flick? Pretty Woman

What are you looking forward to at the moment? That I get well.

What are you dreading at the moment? The love letter from our HR department. LOL!

How would you describe your personality? I really don’t know.

If you had a personality eraser, what part of yours might you erase? My terrible mood swings.

You are given $5000 to spend in 1 day, what do you do with it? remember, no limitations! Give a portion to charity and the rest, probably buy something I love like bags and shoes. :p

What is your biggest fear? To die unexpectedly.

Another boring Saturday

Yeah, it’s a Saturday and I’m stuck here at home.

Bummer, isn’t it? Papa’s back to school for the second trimester and I’m left here at home with nothing to do. I’m too “drugged” to write and catch up on my work.

Oh well, at least I still got to write this entry.

Happy Saturday to everyone and I hope yours is better than mine.

Friday Fill Ins

Graphic by Tonya

1. He was a womanizer! (LOL! I know I shouldn’t have said that but an ex really was! :p)

2. Financial stability is what I look forward to most this time of year.

3. (A person who used to be) My best friend used to try out the best weight loss supplements available. But she never lost weight.

4. I’m quite stressed to be honest with you.

5. Appearances can be deceiving.

6. The last person I gave a hug to was my son, Basti.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to recuperate from this allergy attack, tomorrow my plans include resting even more and start taking some of the meds I was prescribed to take and Sunday, I want to hopefully, catch up on some backlog work.

Common sense is not too common

Just when you thought that secretaries have common sense, they actually lack it.

I waited for more than an hour to secure that slot in the allergologist’s clinic. Only to find out that I have to wait for 2 more hours for that five-minute consultation.

I just don’t understand why some secretaries don’t have the supposedly common common sense. I’ve been seeing doctors all my life. And even though most clinics have a “First Come, First Served” policy, they actually look into the situation and see whether one patient can go before the other, especially for those doctors who have procedures being done in their clinics. But this particular secretary doesn’t have that. She opted to make me wait for more than 2 hours only because the other patient was in first. As against my 5 to minute consultation, I guess that was too much to ask from someone who is as sick as I am.

Add to my disgust doctors who come in almost an hour after the supposed start of their clinic hours. This allergologist’s schedule said 1pm-3pm. Lo and behold, she comes in shortly before 2 pm. I would understand if she was late for like 10-15 minutes because most doctors are like that. Is this what you call a professional? In my dictionary, it is not. For me, this doctor doesn’t care about other people’s time. If it was my father waiting, he would have been boiling mad by then as he respects other people’s time that much.

I just opted to set an appointment with another allergologist from another hospital. I may have to pay because she is not accredited by my HMO but at least I know that I’ll be valued as a patient and for sure, her secretary has some common sense in her to at least accommodate me after setting an appointment with her boss.

Still under the "spell"

I’m still under the “spell” of allergies. It’s no good drinking all these meds that make me oh so drowsy and sleepy the whole day. Add to that the numbness I’m feeling on my right arm. Probably it’s just due to the diphenhydramine injection. But it shouldn’t really be the case.

Tomorrow, I’m going to see the allergologist referred by my health insurance provider. I just hope everything will be all right by then.

I Don’t Like Motorcycles…and their drivers too!

It’s already a regular fare for us to hear news about motorcycle deaths every single day. It’s nothing new anymore.

It’s sad that a lot of these motorcycle riders feel that they are the kings of the roads. They cut other drivers left and right and speed their way to their destination, be it to heaven or to hell.

I don’t understand why the LTO doesn’t want to at regulate and screen these drivers. 99% of them don’t know the road rules. They just don’t have the discipline to stay on their lanes and drive safely. Every single day, I have to contend with the rudeness of these drivers. And if invectives could kill, probably I have killed too many of them already.

I never learned to ride the bike and I never even dreamed of learning to ride a motorcycle. Not even the most beautiful of these motorcycles with complete accessories and motorcycle covers can persuade me to learn how t ride one and buy one. And not enough words can express how much I despise this set of drivers. I wish our government can do more to give licenses only to those who are responsible and disciplined enough to ride them. For me, motorcycles get you closer not to your destination but to death.

For now, I have to live with them. But if I can avoid them, I would really do so for the sake of my sanity.