• My foodie confessions…

    (stolen from The Asian Pear)

    I have no sense of portion sizes. Coupled with very little self-control, is it any wonder I eat to the point of bloatation more often than I should? Is bloatation even a word? If not, I just coined it.

    I don’t really like fruit. I like berries and melons. The odd apple, orange, mandarin, kiwifruit, grape or banana. I could go a few weeks without eating any.

    Similarly, there are days when I don’t eat any vegetables at all. Something I’m working on. Really.

    I am super, super picky about the textures in my food. I don’t eat the fat on meat. Tofu. Squid. Jelly. Uh…and more, I’m sure, but I can’t think of any at the moment.

    More insanity: I like cauliflower but won’t touch broccoli. I like ice cream, but not once it’s melted. I only drink soda when it is still super fresh and fizzy to the point of pain.

    Golden, salty McDonald’s chips are one of the best foods in the world.

    When I’m sharing chips with T, I get annoyed when he takes one of ‘mine’ that I had my eye on. How juvenile am i?

    I love potatoes. I could eat them all day – fried, mashed, boiled, you name it. They are so versatile!

    I eat as little as possible beforehand if I’m going to an all-you-can-eat place. Buffets are like heaven to me.

    Sometimes I barely eat anything at all during the weekend because we’ve exhausted the pantry and haven’t got around to shopping.

    I eat too fast for my own good. And I get incredibly irritated if my meal is too hot to gobble down in my usual fashion. (I know you’re supposed to SAVOUR good food, but I wolf it down like I’m never going to eat again.)

    Biscuits were a staple in my household growing up. My brother would go through like packet a day. I tried to keep track of how many he was eating (a LOT more than I was) because I felt like I was being cheated. My mother scoffed at me and I shut up about it.

    I need a bib to eat. Seriously, the mess I am capable of making is a sight ot behold.

    I can eat rice with almost anything. But I will not eat creamed rice or rice pudding. Rice should not be part of any dessert.

    TODAY’S OUTFIT: (you get a face shot as I was feeling good)

  • Poor health costs money

    So I tried to book a doctor’s appointment today. Apparently that won’t be happening until Thursday. So I saw a nurse instead, who told me to “go spend some money” and buy hayfever tablets and some eye drops (Come on. The whole idea was that I’d get prescribed meds for my hayfever because paying what equates to a dollar a pill at the pharmacy is out and out INSANITY. Oh yeah, and my eye dryness/itchyness/gunkiness may just be allergies, or it might be a slight infection. Hooray.)

    A coworker took pity on me and gave me a Claratyne, which worked wonders…. for a few hours. I still ended with a couple handfuls of wadded up used tissues (sorry) by the end of the day. I hate my body. If only they did tradeins on that kind of thing.

    Anyway, instead of buying Loratab (which according to this extremely reasonably-priced site is the same as Claratyne), I picked up a box of Lorfast. Will the gods of name-brand medicine rain down their displeasure on me? I sure hope not. They both contain 10mg of loratadine, so I’m guessing it does exactly the same thing.

    Cost: $24 for the tablets, eye drops and depilatory cream, which I’m giving a try after all your super helpful feedback – thanks!

    Today’s outfit (added a chocolate brown scarf afterwards):

    Yesterday’s outfit, which I basically wore variations of all weekend:

  • The water-only method

    More miracles in the skin department!

    Sometime last week I ran out of face wash, and decided to try going a few days without it. I did not turn into an oil slick, as I KNOW I would have just a few months ago. I was a tiny bit oilier – around the nose and such – but my skin stayed relatively normal.

    Verdict: Water only won’t kill me – it might even be good for me. I’m definitely going back to using a cleanser, though – breakouts suck! What I will try next is only washing once a day.

    Today’s work outfit, taken in the bathroom at work for variety: