Having ‘beef jerky’ and ‘instant noodle’ and call it beef noodle for a meal is beyond unhealthy. I did it a few times out of laziness more than working 8+ hours. Now that I pay for my own health insurance, I don’t have full privilege of running to see the doctor anytime anymore.
In addition, I don’t really like how most of my doctors handle my visits. Last time I went to see a doctor about my muscle spasm was a year ago. This is how the visit went: went in half asleep, paid $20 co-pay, had a 5 minutes conversation with the doctor, came out with a muscle relaxation prescription that costs an arm and a leg. Come on now.
As an engineer, if my machine is making a squeaky noise, I don’t just grease it up and hope the problem will go away. We have tools like: failure mode analysis, shot-gun approach, SWAT team…etc. I would expect (and I always forgot to ask) he/she would run a vitamins/minerals or some diagnosis to find the root cause – but no. I was a bit disappointed. Very disappointed. I have these problems all my life, it just doesn’t happen once so there must be something missing.
There are a few things I am working on: bike longer, swim longer and run longer without having to worry if I can sleep at night. Dry skin and get sick easily in the winter. I am taking the matter in my own hand and do my own research with reliable sources like WebMD. Besides eating healthy, which I had salad every night now, and eating varieties, I think I need to take some supplement.
1/day for men, C, A, Potassium, Garlic, Iron, Fish oil = 7 pills … ewws
When I see people popping in 5 sup pills, I thought they are lazy. But the reality is that we don’t get enough from daily foods. I know I don’t. Eating healthy is extremely hard for me to keep up. It comes and goes; however, I am hoping to develop the habit and enjoyment just like I did with cycling.