AHP Retreat @ Cagayan de Oro City

I spent my weekend at Cagayan de Oro City with the delegates of the Adventist Health Professionals’ Retreat at SPUC compound from Friday evening until the lunch time of Sunday.  It was a great experience for me.  The messages and lectures were so inspiring that I can really say I am converted and hopefully could change my lifestyle to achieve optimum health and to be able to share the health gospel effectively.  I know it is not yet too late. :)

The theme of the event is “Reaching Out Through Health Professionals” and the messages made me realized how much responsibility was placed by God to every Christian to spread the health message to everyone.  The lectures also made me understand that health ministry and evangelistic ministry must go hand in hand.

I was surprise to know that it is not lack of knowledge that encourages people to change their bad lifestyle into a good one, but SICK THREAT makes them do it.   I can agree 1000% as am one of those people who does not lack encouragement and knowledge.  It is just due to my laziness that I failed to make exercise as part of my daily living.  Should have I started a healthy lifestyle when I was young, then I would not have this excess pounds in me now.

One of the things I noted was the KEYS FOR EFFECTIVE CHANGE:

    • Be a good example as example has power.
    • Be opportune (never condemn people)
    • Be a powerful person for a change
    • Pro-active presentation of the Adventist health message
    • Less knowledge, more tools/skills
    • One or two behaviors at once
    • Small victories first then the bigger one
    • Reinforce good practices.

 

I have more in my notes, but I can include them in my posts later here and there.

My ID. we were issued IDs but not worn all the time. hehehe

 

Thanks to the Health Department of South Philippine Union Conference for having such a program.  I guess the first time ever for a SPUC wide coverage.

Chinese Herbs

I remember that we have a neighbor long time ago that is fun of Chinese Herbs.  I think the couple seldom have painful ailments due to religiously taking tea as part of their daily existence.  When i was working in China for some years, i did not take tea as something that is beneficial to my being.  So i did not gave tea as gift to my brother who was using hemorrhoid cream for his hemorrhoids that time. When i confer with a Chinese friend, she told me that tea is really good for the total well being of the person health wise. So when i have time, aside from slimming teas, i really like to sip on tea for relaxation.

Improved FBS Result

I still haven’t had anything since before 5 pm yesterday. I didn’t mean it then just at 7 pm when i was thinking of having my dinner, i remember that i should be on fasting because i will undergo FBS test this morning and guess what’s the result?

Am grinning because it’s down to 100 mg/dl compared to the 116 mg/dl 3 months ago. That’s normal!!!! yeheyyyyy!

I know it’s not much to be happy about because it’s still a hundred. But 110 is the step into the insides of the Diabetic Home eh. Well, i still got a long way to go but i am sure it will never go up that 100 again. I am working out to make it lower than than and also control my weight. But i never increased my weight again since 3 months ago though i still look chubby and hey i will never look bamboo thin ever — this is my structure. So those who would tell me that i should be skinny or what, then sorry na lang. You will never get your wish ever. You have to love me the way i am. ;-) oh diva?

Hey am off to to m breakfast now! I was NPO for more than 12 hours already. Am still ok though but i don’t like that it will come to the level of having low sugar na coz of hunger.

Tea

The most popular beverage in China is tea. Tea is said to have many curative effects, from improving eyesight and preventing tooth decay to helping reduce weight. Below are the names of the basic teas in China.

Green Tea: an unfermented tea with a clear taste and dark green color. The most famous green tea is West Lake Dragon Well Tea (xihu longjingcha) produced in Hangzhou. It is know for the delicate teaste.

Black Tea: a fermented tea with a fruit fragrance and mellow taste. A famous black tea is Keemun Tea (qihong) produced in Qimen, Anhui province. It has a sweet aftertaste.

Oolong tea: a semi-fermented tea produced in Fujian and Taiwan. A famous oolong tea is Iron Goddess of Mercy Tea (tieguan yin cha) which has a sweet aroma and concentrated taste.

Scented Tea: a tea produced by smoke-processing tea leaves with flower petals. Jasmine Tea (molihuacha) is popular for its clear taste and jasmine fragrance.

Brick Tea: tea that is pressed innto the shape of a brick, or other shape, after the tea leaves have been steamed. Easy to carry and store, this tea has a strong taste and can dissolve fat. It is an indispensable beverage for natinoalities that eat a lot of meat.

source: pocket interpreter

Having lived there for 3 years the tea i often drank which is the green tea. It is wht they serve you when you visit a home or when you eat at a restaurant (big or small). Jasmine has the sweetest fragrance of all the teas. Though they are nice to drink but i get dizzy when I go inside a tea shop because of it’s different smell. :)

Scrumptious Sunday – Fruity Drinks

I cannot think of anything fitted to the theme except for
FRUIT PUNCH.

How to do:

1. Use any commercialized juice powder but I prefer pomelo or strawberry.

2. Shred some green mangoes or green apples.

3. Cubed finely some yellow mangoes and red apples.

4. Liquify the powder in a big punch bowl and mix in the diced fruits. Add some ice and presto you got a yummy cool fruity juice. ( i prefer no commercialized sugar for health purposes. the fruits added can add the healthy sweet taste)

Look of The Year

If you have the body, the age, and personality, why not check this Look of the Year. You might be the lucky one to win $10,000.00 and have the chance to work as a model in Milan, New York and Paris. This is an online contest and is open for everyone. All you need to do is send our your best pictures to them and who knows you are the one picked. If i am still very young and have the body and still at the required age, surely would join the fun.

Lab Tests Result

  • Fasting Blood Sugar – 119 mg/dl
  • Cholesterol – 181
Sabi ng machine techs, my sugar is already high and am already into the house of Diabitis. :( My cholestero is not bad – it’s still normal. I haven’t had any food since 5 pm yesterday and water since 6:30 yesterday but when I had my sugar result – I just can’t get myself to eat at breakfast this morning. hehehehe Last year, I had FBS too and my result was just 75 and now it is like it caught me by surprise. I was alreadydoubting, but yet seeing the real number – it made me weak.

Well, I really have to cut half or more my rice servings and at least eat rice twice or once a day. One friend said today, your sugar is in your love handles. I just laugh but it’s true. Got a long way to go to erase this love handles.
I can remember the words one of my college teachers told me last Sunday, he said, if I won’t take care of my weight, I got only 5 more years to go without ailments or diseases. :D I bet he is right. So wish me luck guys that I should be serious about my weight loss.