Posts Tagged ‘health’


Chunky Me – Further Musings On Low Self Esteem

December 4, 2008

20081201-flokot-visualdiary-june08-1Tuesday 3 June 2008 – 11.05 am

Last year I got quite sick, and the medication they put me on caused sudden weight gain. (It has ‘wonderful’ side effects like weight gain, bone weakness, indigestion, heart burn, adrenal gland failure… it’s basically a last-resort drug to keep one’s body from collapsing – woo hoo.)

It’s pretty depressing to now be 2 sizes larger than a year ago. I used to be ‘skinny.’ Now I just feel fat.  😦

My favourite clothes don’t fit anymore. I feel even worse than normal when I look in the mirror. I’ve got to do something about this.

*Chunky me walking in the shops next to adverts for attractive women’s clothes.


Air Purifiers

August 4, 2008

We recently bought an air purifier for the bedroom, to try and combat allergy problems. We settled on the Airfree P80 and have been impressed with the product. Admittedly, we had problems as it is not readily available in Australia, and it is wired for a British household. I would suggest that a surge protector of some description may be a useful investment for any Aussie who wants to buy it as well as a plug adapter.

Anyway, it is unique in that it works as an incinerator, rather than as a fan – and – filter type machine. It is also left running 24 hours a day and works by progressively removing allergens from the air, and it is totally silent.

For more information, try these links:

Official Site:

In Australia:


Woollen, Low Allergy Bedding

July 10, 2008

We’ve got a few of this company’s pillows. They’re very comfortable and been helpful in reducing polyester in our house.


More Petroleum Free Cleaners

July 9, 2008

We’ve been using their kitchen cleaner and bathroom cleaner sprays.



July 7, 2008

Due to the high levels of allergy problems in our household, we’ve had to look into finding products and brands that will help. So, lately I’ve been switching to plant-based, organic, petroleum-free products.

Here is a Victorian-based company whose cleaning products and haircare products I’ve been using recently:

I’ll add more products as I find them. I’m not into all this commercial stuff, but if it can help other allergy sufferers, then it’ll be worthwhile.

(Disclaimer: Check the ingredients on the labels for yourself. No responsibility taken for anyone following these links.)


Double Tall Soy Caramel Macchiato

June 9, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

Friday 7 March 2008 – sometime in the afternoon.

After a quick trip to our local multinational coffee corporation branch, we’ve discovered a new way to cleanse one’s system.

– Sudden stomach pains…


Swollen Face In Ice Packed Bandages

June 5, 2008

Copyright F. Lokot 2008

6.00 pm – 24 February 2008

Sunday night, on the couch, recovering from an operation. I must look a miserable sight. My face is swollen and covered in bruises. It hurts to open and close my mouth. I’m living off pureed foods. Glad I don’t have to get my wisdom teeth out more than once.

– tblue dressing gown highlights my facial bruises

– ice packs held on by a bandage

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