Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Remedys for sinusitis?

So the weather changes and for sure right away i get really sick :(
I got sinusitis which means i feel like i spend the night hitting my head against the wall!
My whole body hurts as if i was a old woman and the worst is the headache and the fever :S
I just hope the meds gonna work soon as its really hard to take care of my son like this

I try to mix up meds with home remedys againts sinusitis but i dont think any of it works til now.

lemon in water
inhaling damp ( over a bowl with hot water and than towel over ur head)
apple cidar in water

I have no idea what else could help?

Im already taking some meds that used to work good before but doesnt seem to make a difference this time.
I know a med that would work good against this, but i cant get it here in egypt :(

My diet suffers too while am sick
Yesterday i was too tired to cock something healthy so i ended up eating pasta with creamy sauce and soem cake.
Today though im not able to eat much at all. So all i had today were 2 small apple and lots of coffee ( ok just 3 cups til now, but thwe day didnt finish till now)
That might make up for the cake yesterday..

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

1 week 3 days later

Im frustrated!
Somehow the diet doesnt work as well as the last time..
I used to loose weighth pretty easy n fast but this time the numbers on the scale hardly change
Maybe im too unpatient as its been only 1 week n 3 days..
But i weight myseöf every day and get dissappointed if nothing changes. I think i should change it and weight myself just once a week again.

Otherwise its going ok. I get used to not eating sweets n fatty foods..
I do my work outs daily n drink that disgusting apple cidar every morning..

Monday, October 8, 2012

Strawberry Smoothie with yogurt n honey

I finally managed to do some low intensity cardio for 20 min :)

So since i did my cardio i made myself a strawberry smoothie
I love it and i cant believ for how long i havent had strawberrys :)

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Just tired..

I have no clue whats going on with me today..
Im just soo tired and wish i could sleep for a few hours
Last night i went to sleep at 2am and i got up at 10 am, so i definetly had enough sleep

Stil i have not enough energy to do my cardio work out today :(
I started several times but laways gave up cause i feel  i dotn have enough power to pull through..
At least i managed 10 min of abs n core work out

Otherwise its going pretty well
I dont know how much i lost in the first week as my scale is acting weird.
It gives me a certain weight but if i try again for 2 times it gives me a different (lower)weight. Maybe i should change the battery..
I left out any kind of Soda from my diet as well as sugar.
Only downfall was light night as i had a soft ice with chocolate n caramel sauce :)

The apple vinegar i drink every morning works pretty well.
My skin looks better than before and normally im way less tired when i drink it ( except today)
It tastes disgutsing but i just drink it in 1 sip n ignore the taste
I mix 2 teaspoon of apple cidar vinegar with 1/2 glass of warm water n drink it first thing in the morning, 30 min before breakfast. If i eat anything unhealthy i try to drink it after that too.
Or i drink another sip like that in the evening..

Im trying to work out 30 min a day..
Including strength training every day for at least 10 min

So there are 10.5 weeks left and i cantwait to get some results !

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Weight loss project - again

Day 4
of Diet try number 1 million

Seriously i could just hit myself for always giving up and than having to start again..

I still didnt reach my goal weight and i have even gained some weight around ramadan/Eid.
Thats what i get for eating whatever i like and not working out enough..
I gained some weigth so i still have to loose quite some weight to reach my goal!
I d love to be around 54 kg while im 170cm
At least i lost all the pregnancy weight +5 kg
So its all about shaping up now
I really wanna fit into my size 36 skinny jeans ( not that i would wear them out of the house..)

Today is day 4 of my work out n diet and its going ok.
My whole body is sore from working out though..
I have done excercise before but now i started to do more strength training
Never knew you wasit could ache from work out.
Today didnt went as well as the last days as i felt really tired, so i did just easy cardio ( 25 min)
and some core,abs strength training.
I ususally use any cardio work out programm/Video from jillian michaels.
Shes just amazing and i love her work outs and her spirit.

I would love to go running outdoors but really the ppl here would think iam whether insane or running from any kind of danger. Ppl here dont go out running for a work out!
Only soldiers do that i guess, as u can see them do that around military property.
But well for a woman, especially if she wears hijab and no skin tight clothes, its not gonna work.
Any other questions why woman here are mostly pretty overweight when they get older?
Simply cause they get no chances to work out!

Foodwise its getting easier.
The beginning is always tough as im craving the foods i ate while not doing a diet.
I als love to eat at night when i finally get to sit down and relax, and when the baby finally sleeps.
Best time to enjoy some food..
Well i avoid that as much as possible normally..
I also gotta cut back on my coffe consume :( Thats the part i probably hate the most as i loveeee coffee!
Nescafe with sugar n milk is what keeps me going. So from 5 cups ill reduce it to 2 cups n ill try that artificial sweetener that they sell here. Sadly i cant get Stevia but well Aspartam/fruit sugar will have to do for now!

Im drinking about 2-2.5 litre of tea ( mint tea, green tea, herbal tea´s) without sugar every day.
And i drink, first thing in the morning, warm water with 2 teaspoon apple cidar vinegar :S
Really disgusting stuff but its supposed to boost the metabolism and give you a better skin..Lets see how that goes..

When i really crave something sweet i turn to my beloved sugar-free mentos chewing gum.
I have to hide it from my son though as he would eat all of them in 1 day.

Well ill update the blog in a few weeks about if all of that worked to reach my dream body :)
Plan is to loose 5 kg til christmas which is in about 3 months from now..

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Doctors in Egypt?

Doctors in egypt are a topic which is really hard to handle.
How do you find a good one that you can trust and who is qualified?
I dont really have the need to go to a doctor except when i cant stand a problem anymore..

So the kinds of doctors i went to are:
gynecologist ( pregnancy and birth)
Pediatricians ( my son, not me :)

Thanks to my MIL i found a great Gynecologist pretty fast.
the first one i went to was a woman cause i would have prefered to have a female one.
But she wasnt really qualified, she didnt ask about family history ( illnesses) or anything else that could be important. i didnt feel very safe with her so i changed afgter 3 visits.
I found one ( a male one) who is highly qualified and who did a great job. He does travel to europe and other countrys to study and update his knowledge which is something i appreciate.Of course he cant keep up with the doctors you would see in germany, simply bcz in germany the doctor will tell you everything, from the size of the baby to the health,..
Here they dont talk to you, all they tell u is " the baby is fine"..
Well i want to know a bit more as i dont depend on the doctors, i have enough knowledge to know what size is acceptable at which time of the pregnancy etc..
Still im satisfied with his work and would always recommand him.

The dentist i went to is a friend of my husband and also a very good one.
Didnt have much problems and at leats he knew how to use anaesthesia. I didnt had much pain and he worked on the right teeth. i guess thats all i could ask for.

Well the pediatricion is a whole another chapter..
Finding a good one is neatly impossible!
Some of them will do anythign to make your child recover fast, which isnt a good thing.
rayyan had a bad flu and since he our first child we were pretty worried. The pediatricion we went to gave an injection and told us it will be fine. He got better pretty fast but in the end we found out there was cortisol in the injection..We did ask about this and the doctor assured us theres nothing like that.
Cortisol is very bad for the body and espceially for kids, its not needed for cases like a flu or cold!
Never went to that doctor again.

Another one didnt recognize that rayyan had an ear infection. Thats another one we wont go again..

next one want to give him Antibiotics for everything, cold, flu, fever..hey take antibiotics helps for everything..Well not really
Antibiotics are against bacteria..Flu and cold come from virus, so why do you need antibiotic?

The one we go to know is also a huge fan of antibiotics, but othe rthan that hes ok. Not perfect, not even good but what should we do?
We just cant seem to find a good one anywhere..we went to 4 different areas of cairo and all of them were not good enough!

The one we go to at the moment is supposed to be in our area 2 times a week. Sadly he doesnt show up most of the time. And if he does than you have to wait more than 1 hour.
1 hour in a hopstital with a tantrum throwing toddler..lovly..
He also takes 50 Le for every visit which is really high just for a check up.
Other doctors take about 20Le..seems like he knows that hes better than a lot of other pediatricion in egypt..

That wouldnt be a problem if we moved to germany. At least the doctors there are better and more trustable. In addition the insurance pays for everything.
i know that we paid more than 400$ when i had my baby, and if i had him in germany, not only would the surrounding be better, but we wouldnt need to pay anything.
I would also have had a nurse to help me with a lot of stuff thati had to figure out myself in egypt ( not that easy i can tell u..)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Update Dentist

I wrote before on this Blog that i had very bad tooth ache and i had to get 2 tooth filled.

Well its finally done, alhamdulillah
5 visits to the dentist later..

The first time he made just 1 tooth. He made a hole in it and removed all the bad parts.
Than he put a filling. But not the permanent one, so id have to come back to get the permament filling.

The next time he cleaned the other tooth.
He also put a non permament filling in it and cleaned the other one again.

Another visit..
Since we waited too long he had to clean them again and than..remove the nerves :S
It didnt hurt, thanks to the injections i got.
But again no permanent filling!!

Now 3 days ago i finally got the permanent filling.
Its hedidntasked mewhich filling i want like a dentist in germany would.
He used ceramic filling.
The teeth are in the back so it wouldnt have been a problem to use another filling i guess.
Ceramic fillings are rather expensive, at least in germany( up to 200 euro)

I paid about 500 LE for all of this which is probably a good price.
I mean he did a great job and i didnt have pain (not much at least)
There r dentists in egypt that take way less than this, but the quality is accordingly pretty bad.

I know of 2 cases that went very bad..
One woman went to her dentist and after this she had extrem pain for a week.
Yes some pain is normal..but not this much.
The dentist obviously did something wrong and didnt prescribe the right pain meds!

Another one i know of went to a dentist who treated the wrong tooth.
And also broke out a crown..
So the tooth that had hurt her was still there and she now had a hole/filling in a tooth that was healthy.
Pain stayed and she had to come back.
Doesnt sound very appealing!!

Am soo glad this is over..
It was not as bad as i would have imagined it. And when i remember the days i could only stand the pain by taking pain meds every day..Good thats over!
it started some time before my mum came to visit in june and my treatment started in the end of july.
So for quite a while i had to stand a lot of pain on a regulr basis :(
Now i have no pain at all and my teeth are fine. there are still some things i have to get done. But ill take a break from dentist visits for now!

If any of oyou need a good dentist in cairo let me know and ill give you his number.
It is a man so dont bother if you just wanna be treated by a woman.
I dont think there are good female dentist in cairo, but let me know if you find one..