Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm Recovering

Last week had been quite a tough week. I was down with flu, at first. And then, when I thought I was recovering, I had stressful days at work. As a result, I got hives soon afterwards. Hives is a kind of rash which is caused by allergy or stress. It's common and not infectious, but very annoying.

The doctor said, in my case, it might be caused by the low immune system since I just recovered from flu. Luckily, the hives went away after four days. So it was not serious. And I'm actually quite grateful that I was able to rest for the whole four days.

I want to thank all of you guys who have been very supportive, especially by dropping me some lovely encouraging comments on my last post. They mean so much for me, really :)

On the other note, I've been struggling with food and health nowadays. Although I wouldn't say that I'm overweight or fat, but I certainly have gained a lot of weight these past few months. I haven't paid attention to what I'm eating lately. I eat a lot of fast food. I drink sodas. I don't do much exercise. And well, it frustrates me. I've decided to do more exercise now and control what I'm eating.

I never really cook, but I tried cooking my own dinner these past few days. And it turned out quite nice. Although the looks are not really convincing, but they tasted good.

Stir-fried Chinese cabbage and egg

Stir fried lean pork and leeks in oyster sauce

Our dinner a few days ago. A warm bowl of rice always makes me happy. I'm a rice person.
A warm bowl of chicken and egg porridge. I'm a porridge person too.

I cooked some soya sauce fish with ginger and garlic. It goes really well with the porridge.
I'm kinda proud of myself and my cooking, although it looks very amateur. But, it's a good start.

Okay, it might not be that healthy, but well I deserve a treat, right?

Starbucks' blueberry muffin and latte for breakfast.

I'm thinking to post my daily meal here, so that I can keep track of them. And you guys can remind me if I'd been eating too much junks. Good idea?
Anyways, it's Friday guys. Have a fabulous weekend!!


  1. Oh no, the flu and hives in the same week. You must have been miserable. So glad you're better!

    ABout the food, the important thing is how it tastes. I've never tried porridge, but I love rice. I would have tried to sneak some of your pork and fish when you weren't looking! =)

    It's hard to pay close attention to what we eat when you've got a wedding on your mind. You're doing good--finding healthy foods, remembering to treat yourself, and being good to yourself.

    I can't wait to see your wedding pictures!

  2. awwww, i'm so very glad to hear you're all better & recovered! i think stress can cause hives, so stress less sweetie :) cooking your own meals is fantastic, and are you kidding?! those meals look DELICIOUS! and ooh the blueberry muffin looks so scrumptious ;) enjoy your weekend ♥

  3. Aw, geez. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Hey, I cook my own meals too and trust me when I say yours look better than mines, lmao.