I Eat, Therefore I Am

Food, food, glorious food! and Nutrition

Perhaps… March 4, 2010

Filed under: frustration,health,life — eujzin @ 9:31 am

Granted I am a bit stressed at work due to backlogs and new & bigger mountains to climb at work…I still am not depressed (yet) and I think I am getting on top of things and finally can see some improvements. I now can see myself closing loops faster and find it more manageable (though not entirely near achieving near GTD).

But I still find myself more stressed and falling sick more often. Perhaps it could be the heat, perhaps it could be the flu bug. I am eating healthier than most people, exercising more than the average working adult. So what could be it?

I just came back from seeing the doc, the moment I stepped back in the house, my mum starts nagging (not the first time, and certainly not the second time…hence I say “nag”). I swear, perhaps I get more ‘rest’ at work than at home!


Vertical Marathon November 2, 2009

Filed under: health,Personal,Running,Singapore — eujzin @ 1:21 pm


Having disappointed by the failure to secure a registration for Sundown this year, missing the OSIM Triathlon, and the ugliness of Std Chart’s Finishers Tee, I decided to commit suicide by signing up for something different…The Swissotel Vertical Marathon!

Well, training has been met with some hiccups, mainly, my block is only 12 storeys, and Swissotel is 73! So scouting around, I manage to find a 25 storey building to start off my training. BOY, I realised what I was in for when I ran to the 15th storey….legs started to lose strength and I found myself unable to stabilise and slowly felt the strength of my legs ebbing away. I had to slow down and I walked¬† and occasionally ran up the rest of the way.

At the 25th, I stretched a little and started to enjoy the nice cool breeze and view on top. But I must press on! I went down and attempted to run up again. This time, my legs started to give way at the 7th or 8th storey…all the lactic acid was swelling up in my legs and it felt like very little blood was in my legs. I succumbed to walking the rest of the flight of stairs instead.

Well…5o storeys only and I was flat out. I might just consider buying a ligher shoe and eating more carbs for the vertical marathon. Hmm…well, only one month to go, hope I dun die halfway up the Swissotel!

I’m gonna continue training, tweaking here and there. Hopefully can go all the way, finding my own pace, without stopping, at least for 50 storeys before I try the full 73 storeys.

UPDATE: I finished in less than 30 mins woot! not too bad for an overweight guy with wobbly knees on his maiden attempt at it. btw, the view on top is FANTASTIC.


Few BP points up August 22, 2009

Filed under: frustration,health,life,Personal — eujzin @ 1:27 pm

I had my BP checked last thurs and was shocked at how high the reading was…granted i just came from the dentist but an average reading of 150/90 (measured 5 times!) is a bit scary. (my first reading was 180/98!!!)



How to Eat Healthily – The simplest seven words for nutrition May 17, 2009

Filed under: diet,eating,Food,health,help,lessons,life,Nutrition — eujzin @ 11:14 pm

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.


Inferiority Complex 2 January 19, 2009

Filed under: frustration,health,life — eujzin @ 8:47 pm

I’m going to let off the steam…I’m going running…


Protected: My New Year RE-solutions January 5, 2009

Filed under: health,life,Personal — eujzin @ 11:17 pm



The Best Stuff ever said about Food & Health – Food & Nutrition Quotes December 9, 2008

Filed under: diet,eating,Food,health,help,humour,lessons,life — eujzin @ 12:46 pm

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.
– La Rochefoucauld

He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician.
– Chinese Proverb

A hungry stomach rarely despises common food.
– Horace

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.
– Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.
– Hippocrates

When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct medicine is of no need.
– Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb

You are what you eat.
– American Proverb

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.
– Hippocrates

Simple diet is best; for many dishes bring many diseases: and rich sauces are worse than even heaping several meats upon each other.
– Pliny

Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
– Lin Yutang

Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means.
– Maimonides

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
– Thomas A Edison