I got the results for my health check today and essentially, they said I’m a fat ass. I’ve gained around 4 kg since my last check up, putting my BMI in the not-so-good range. Note however that my last checkup was after I had stopped smoking, and I had already gained a good few kg before that. I remember joking that I was trading lung cancer for heart disease, but apparently, that pretty much sums it up.
- I need to weigh myself more regularly (including body fat percentage) to get some kind of measure if the exercise I’ve been doing lately is helping at all, or if I still need to do something more
- If I do need something more, I have no clue what the hell that’s going to be. The only thing I can think of is making more alterations to my diet, but in honesty, I’m not really an over-eater so much now, and I don’t agree with diets — anything that’s temporary is exactly that: temporary.
By the way, it scared the crap out of me because it looked like the hepatitis B check was showing up positive but it was actually just a detection of HBs antibodies, meaning I’m vaccinated against it — which I am, because I was around hepatitis patients quite a lot when I worked at the hospital back during high school and I was always getting a crazy amount of vaccinations to work there.
When I first saw the result I got all frustrated about being in Japan again cause I couldn’t really understand the hepatitis report and it looked scary and what not, but when I sat down with the intention of translating it tonight, I realised that I actually did understand it all (excluding the word antigen — which I don’t even know in English). I just had no clue what having a positive result of HBs antibodies implied.
This actually frustrates me even more, but it’s really hard to explain why. It’s like, reading/speaking in Japanese will always take more effort than doing so in my native language, but I’m just capable enough that I can’t complain or use it as an excuse. And people treat me that way as well — but the fact does remain that I have to constantly put more effort into things, and that I’m swinging with a disadvantage — which is a completely stupid way to think in someways because i’m fucking bilingual — that’s not a disadvantage, but I still catch myself feeling like it is.
Make any sense?