Monday, May 17, 2010

Back from a hiatus..I guess.

Hi..I'm back after a long hiatus..hopefully this time I won't be too busy to update my blog..as if lots of people were missing me..hahaha! Anyways..I was really at my wit's end trying to figure out what to write..it seems I have ideas when I'm sad, down and lonely..pretty pathetic of me, right? But, with my so-called busy schedule..(hey! a homemaker like me is always busy..) I find it very hard to concentrate and think of a subject interesting enough to be worth writing for..




So far, life's been good to me with bouts of hiccups here n there but who's complaining, right? I guess I'm not the kind of person who whines and bitches about life when it's not in my favours...I just let it slide and keep on hoping that things turn for the better...


Aargh!!! Still babbling and no substance at all...ok...ok..think..think...


I have always been an advocate for healthy lifestyle; exercising, eating right and avoiding medications if possible..I like to look good and feel good inside and out. Maybe I should write about that..Just to share with those who are interested...yeah...I should DO that!! Hmm..


Here goes..


I've just recovered from a bout of flu yesterday. It wasn't bad at all because I was down with it for only 4 days, including one day of not able to do anything and 2 days of runny nose. After that I was on my feet, cooking and cleaning, taking care of everybody. I am thankful that I was able to fight the flu with eating the right kind of food..It's not that I don't trust conventional medications, it's just that my body would became weak and lethargic after an antibiotic regime given by the good 'ol doctor. So I resorted to taking honey, ginger, lemon, black seed and drank lots of orange juice for the vitamin C. And Alhamdulillah, with Allah's will, I managed to nurse myself back to health in just 4 days..Amazing...isn't it?


I'm not saying we should totally disregard conventional medicine, after all we do need doctors for ailments and illness that are life threatening...so don't get me wrong. But the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" rings true when you take good care of yourself and make sure that you eat right, healthily and wisely...

I like to drink juice that I made from the juicer that I got from my eldest sister. So far it has done its job juicing concoction of fruits and veges juices for my family and me..sound a mouthful, doesn't it..hahaha! Well, don't envy my vitality and youthful appearance then..it takes hard work and lots of effort to be like this...there I go bragging but it's true, I'd like to be a picture of health, to be a good role model to my family so that we all live healthily and happy. No doubt from time to time I could not help but fall sick with a bout of common cold or a flu but the effects were less severe and I wasn't feeling weak from the aftermath of taking antibiotics. Believe me, I've had a bad experience once when I was in Sudan..I was down with some sort of a virus that kept me in bed for almost 20 days..I could not do anything, had a vertigo and felt like vomitting...all due to the effects the strong antibiobics that the good 'ol Sudanese doctor prescribed to me...never again..never!

So now, I take pride in my healthy choices, watching what my family and I eat, always have home-cooked meals if possible and hopefully Allah will keep us in his tender loving care...insya Allah. After all we have to strive hard in order to achieve our goals, right? ;)