Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Third world woes

I live in a great country. We have our pitfalls, but life definitely is better here than in many other parts of the world. And I am really proud to call this place home.
But, I've also lived in the first world (the west?). Having lived in the US and the UK, it is easy to see the deficiencies in our systems. Everything is just a bit more (if not a lot) difficult to come by. Of course it is easier to eat organic here, but everything
Now, in relation to healthy living, or weight loss to be specific, it is that much harder. Or may be I'm just making excuses. Let me give a couple of examples...
  • My right foot has been having some weird pain, but I know going to see the doctor will not be of any help, so I just hobble along.
  • Where is my HRM? What is that? lol.
  • I need to buy some fresh vegetables - but they cost a LOT. A mere head of lettuce these days cost so much I just have to go without.
  • Gym options - close to none, seriously. Only 1 24hr gym in this whole city.
  • Therapy - lol.
  • Personal trainer - lol.
To mention just a few issues. I try. I really do. I know I can do better and I can lose weight, but my environment doesn't help. I'll just have to help myself.


  1. something easy and free to check about your foot pain. my hubs was having issues too, he went and stood on one of those dr. scholl things that tell you what's wrong with your feet and it showed that in ONE of his feet his arch was falling, creating all sorts of problems for him. it was walmart in the pharmacy area. wouldn't hurt to check.

  2. If you can't get fresher food, then just be extra careful to make sure you're within your calorie limits with the food you do have. You don't need a gym to lose weight as there are many exercises you can do that are totally free (walking, stretches, push-ups, sit-ups, weight lifting [with anything heavy you have available]). Ditto for the personal trainer, nice but you don't NEED it.

    I hope your foot feels better soon. Try not to over-do it if you can help it (maybe stick to upper body exercises?) to give it a chance to recover.