Yucks! I don't really like them :( But for the sake of those of you who might love them.....
1 Kiwi = 49kcal
Thursday, December 31, 2009
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I used to love eating fruits. My favourite has been apples, oranges, guava... (and the list goes on) I ate so much of them for the past year in order to lose weight. One fine day, I was looking at the packet of cut fruits my mum had prepared for me. Then I just can't stand the smell of it anymore. It's like the most disgusting smell ever.
So I stopped eating fruits for a while. However, last Saturday, on a overnight stay in a hotel with a few girlfriends. I was feeling hungry and the only low calorie food available are the delicious looking green apples on the tables. Finally I ate them.
Wola! My love for fruits came back in full, and I think it's just in time as I had gained at least 2 kg from the holidays.
I am going to blog on the fruits I intend to eat for the next few days :)
Starting with my favourite:
1 Green Apple = 48kcal.
1 Red Apple = 52kcal
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Selva Negra/ Black Forest/ Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, originally uploaded by paolita_iris.
1 Slice of Black Forest Cake = 428kcal.
This is one of my favourite! :D
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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Actually, I have always loved looking at cakes. I don't really have a sweet tooth, and I usually won't crave for sweet things. But I really enjoyed looking at those delicately made cakes. So pretty! I can totally understand why the Japanese and Taiwanese relate eating a good piece of cake to the feeling of 幸福 :) It's always a dream of me to have a real cake. By real, I mean well, not just commercialized and mass produced cakes from Bengawan Solo or FourLeaves. I want something that is really special costumed-made. I want something that is really pretty and only for me. But of course, I never had one. And maybe that is the reason why I always love looking at the cakes.. Since it's something that is unfulfilled, I have the right to fantasize.
So anyway, the point of this entry is I will be posting calories of different kinds of cakes in the next few days. Hope you don't get sick of it! :)
Friday, December 11, 2009
1 plate of fried rice, 428g = 907kcal.
Actually the calories of fried rice varies, depends of the kind of ingredient you have in your rice. But cuz of the oil and starch, it will definitely be more than 400kcal.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
1 Steamed Pomfret (Fish),168.3g = 114kcal
Again, calories of fish depends on what kind of fish you are eating. The last I checked, the calories of Carp Slice(the kind usually found in steam fish soup) is 117kcals per 100g. I used to eat Cod fish a lot, and there is a nutrition value label which I can check the calories count. You should probably do the same.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Calories of rice!
According to the almighty HPB,
1 bowl of Brown rice = 302kcal
1 bowl of White rice = 280kcal
Brown rice has more calories because it has more nutrients and has more fibre. And I heard that 80% of the nutrients in rice is in the husk, which gives you the brown rice you are eating. After removing the brown part only 20% of nutrients is left in the white rice you eat.
I personally isn't a fan of brown rice. I don't like the taste, no matter how nutritious it might be. Taste of white rice is still the best.
Friday, December 4, 2009
1 red bean pancake, 72.2g = 194kcal
If you go to NUH often enough, you would never quite forget the taste of the Mr Bean pancake there. But now, every time I pass by that walkway next to the clinics, the scent of hot pancakes that used to make me drool just makes me feel sick..
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Sorry for the lack of updates! (again)
Truth is, family member unwell, so got to MIA for a while. But you know that's just an excuse, I could update if I have the will to. I guess I am just physically, emotionally weak or something?
Anyway, I am back, and here are some updates on the dieting.
I actually lost 1kg in a week just before the school terms ends (finally) for the year. So I basically lost just 1 kg for the whole of 2009. That's really lousy news as I desperately want to be slimmer. This 1kg is the final weight after all the stress for the year and after I started this whole vegetarian thing. Hate to say this, but having no meat is so ruining my diet plans as I am now the new carbo hungry monster. :( But that's my inner evil, and as usual I am sure I can conquer it.
I am looking into better control with my diet and such as things are getting better at home and at work. But hell, it's school holidays. How to not indulge? I think I will start meditation or something. Anything that works.
Gonna start waking early for that long work. So cya. I promise more updates ok? :)
Food project 11 - Seafood bami goreng (non veggie), originally uploaded by dimitridf.
1 plate of Mee Goreng, 309g = 500kcal
There are limited options for food when you are a vegetarian. Sigh.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
I am trying to stay vegan for a while.. It's quite hard sticking vegetarian and losing weight at the same time when all the substitute for meat are made of flour, potato and other carbohydrates.
But of course, I shall not despair. Giving up is never what I would do.
So far, Stir-fried mixed vegetable is my best substitute for my daily raw veggie and chicken meat.
I shall try it tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I remember eating so much rice and rich, food high in carbohydrates, in the very pretty canteen of my old school. They have nice fried rice(>500kcal), nice hor fun(>600kcal),, nice burgers(>300kcal),.. Now I know why I gained so much weight during my secondary school days. I also wore one of the largest uniform size.. haha.
ok, this is a very random post.
Just wanna to say that it's really nice to know that some old friends are here in little space reading my blog :)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This must be another favorite movie of Big people. When I first watch this movie, I was really like the girl in the show, 200 pounds. I cried while I was watching the girl reveal her secrets in the movie. Of course, things are a little different now, but I still share the same sentiments with the girl in the movie.
Sometimes it just feel that you are no longer the same person anymore.
There is this period of time after I've shed 20kg that I felt very lost. I can no longer find "myself" in the mirror anymore. I don't feel like the person in the mirror. You might think that this is some joyous movement, but the truth is, I feel quite frightened. Like I am suddenly placed in a body that is not mine. I don't even know how to be myself anymore.
I think the ending of this movie, the part that the girl reveals her secrets, and shares her fears, really sums up my feelings.
Monday, October 19, 2009
1 Chicken Satay, without peanut gravy satay sauce = 24kcal (I'm skeptical! Satays are always so oily!)
1 Pork Satay, with peanut gravy satay sauce = 43kcal
1 saucer of peanut gravy satay sauce = 77kcal
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Just 2 months more, I will be 26.
As I look at the kids in my class today, their eager faces full of anticipation for the new life ahead of them, it suddenly dawn on me that I will never be able to share the same kind of fondness for things anymore. I feel like a candle burning away as the clock ticks, having the once many paths ahead vanishing one after another. And I am just being pushed forward to whatever that lies ahead of me.
I can't point out what but something has definitely gone amiss. Nothing really interest me any longer. Wherever I go, I feel out of place. Moments of happiness does not linger, and disappointments are prolonged. I should do something, but yet so far, nothing is bad enough for me to start on anything, nothing is good enough for me to love it either. The best way is to keep status quo.
Really, I shouldn't be making any complaints. Cuz I am blessed in a sense that even though Sire Life always makes things difficult, he also never fail to leave me with some form of hope and help. I would like to think that each disaster is actually a blessing in disguise. Things do turn around, and they could be far worse than I ever imagine.
The last time I feel a moment of serene is inside a restaurant tucked along one of the less busy streets in town. Slipping my cup of chamomile, listening to a friend speaks, and observing people on the street. I have already forgotten how I got through this busy term and what happened this morning, but I could still remember the sweet scent of after the rain that afternoon.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Calories of Mcdonalds' Ice-cream Cone is only 140kcal!!
Great news right? :)
This is always the pick-me-up for me when I feel down. I will head to mcd and hand over $0.70 for this little indulgence!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
There is a new Taiwanese Xin Wang Resturant in the place I stay. Their best dish is probably the Chicken Cutlet rice, Ji Pai Fan 鸡排饭.
I like Chicken Cutlets too.. But.. 1 piece of Chicken Cutlet is about 500kcal.
I guess you still can eat, but maybe once in a while, or share it with all your friends.. (So that everyone will gain weight with you haaaaaaaaaaa)
Sunday, October 11, 2009
We love bubble tea, but unfortunately, it is one of the highest calories drink that was ever invented. Why? Cuz apart from sugar and milk.. it also have starch from the bubbles.. sounds scary leh!
1 cup of Bubble Milk Tea with pearl, 425g = 334kcal
1 cup of Bubble Milk Tea without pearl, 425g = 231kcal
1 cup of Bubble Red Tea without pearl, 425g = 112kcal
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I am a die-hard fans for preserved fruits. If having a craving for preserved fruits indicates that you are pregnant, then I must be pregnant since Kindergarten.
Well, the story is, I spent a good part of my childhood living with my Grandma, and thus I pick up my love for many traditional food found in chinese families like sour plums, and mee hoon guai.. etc
Anyway, 100g of 乌梅, a kind of sour plum is around 219kcal. The calories of other plums that taste saltier or less sweet should be around there. (Think + - 50kcal)
Monday, October 5, 2009
Shops in Singapore usually carry clothes that are S XS or S pretending to be M.
Hallo? U think everyone is small size? Where is human rights for the bigger ladies???
The other day when I attended a course with a course-mate, she sigh in agreement that all the sizes in Asia are too small. They can only fit Vietnamese as girls. But girls from HK, TW CN just think that they are too fat and are all trying to slim down to Vietnamese size so that they can fit into those clothes. Then shops only import skinny clothes of Vietnamese size again, and the vicious cycle goes on and on.... As a result, L girls like us can only wear clothes from ZARA MANGO.. etc. But come to think about it, who cares anyway right? The clothes from ZARA might be slightly more expensive, but at least they are pretty and tasteful. All the s and xs clothes from Fareast can look so cheapo haaaaaa..
I guess whether you are big or small, finding clothes that is right for you, is not easy. Like what another course-mate said,
"好的衣服是可遇不可求的"I went looking for clothes online and found a few interesting sites for bigger ladies. So I bought some clothes that look really pretty on screen. They are in M and L, which is the size for me. Keeping my finger crossed. Hope they are as pretty as they looked.
Will post more pics once I get my loot(Which might take 3 hundred years to reach sg cuz I use airmail to save $$)!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I don't know about you, but I always love instant noodles. Everyone been telling me how unhealthy it is, but well, I think I don't really care. Hahaa.
Recently, I found KOKA noodles. At first I was skeptical when I saw on TV that they are low in calories. Don't really believe, cuz the last I check, all noodles are still a scary 350kcal and above.
But...... I didn't check the instant Hor Fun or Rice Noodles.
Guess what? 1 bowl of Laska Rice Noodle from KOKA is only 191kcal!!
Everyone must try. The taste is so heavenly!
I forgot to take a picture of it today. So I will include it in one of the LCGOTW another time :D
Thursday, October 1, 2009
For this special occasion, you are allowed to indulge in ice-cream! :D
I had my share with Star Star yesterday in a wonderful ice-cream palace. Think that cost me at least 300kcal, but well, the company is great, and it's CHILDREN'S DAY!!! :D
HAPPY CHILDREN'S DAY!
1 Mooncake, lotus seed paste, plain, snow skin = 983kcal.
Don't think I will have time to visit Ngee Ann for my "bitesize mooncake" this year. So no mooncake for me this year :(
(Mike, 我今年能不能吃到月饼就全靠你了... Ahem ahem..)
*PS: The calories I have given about previously are based on mooncakes that weigh from 188-264g.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Ps: anyone know when is the promotion until?
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
It's been long since I last posta a LCGOTW (Low Calorie Goodie Of The Week).
Mum bought 4 boxes of Yogurt Petite. It's yummy. The centre part tasted like those dried mango. However, I think this is not close to the taste and texture of the real "ice-cream". It tasted more like whipped cream of higher density. haha
Yogurt Petite (Mango)
49kcal for 1
abt $1 for one.
Found in supermarkets
Friday, September 25, 2009
The best mooncake I have ate must be those from Raffles Hotel. It's heavenly. Everyone should try.. But I don't think I am going to buy any this year. Just look at the calories of mooncakes you will know why.
1 Mooncake, durian, plain, baked = 819kcal
1 Mooncake, ham and mixed nuts, baked = 999kcal
1 Mooncake, lotus seed paste, plain, baked = 716kcal
1 Mooncake, lotus seed paste, plain, snow skin = 983kcal
1 Mooncake, lotus seed paste, with four egg yolks, baked = 975kcal
1 Mooncake, lotus seed paste, with one egg yolk, baked = 788kcal
1 Mooncake, lotus seed paste, with two egg yolks, baked = 890kcal
1 Mooncake, red bean paste, plain, baked = 825kcal
1 Mooncake, vegetarian, baked = 874kcal
1 Mooncake, yam paste, flaky pastry, baked = 799kcal
Basically, 1 Mooncake has more calories than a Mcspicy burger. Furthermore, the size of the mooncakes here are the average size one..
So, are you sure you still want a mooncake?
I think I will pay Taka Square a visit to just taste the bite-size samples they have there for my craving.. Heee.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I think you can watch that episode here:
Don't get addicted to HOUSE! :P
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Finally, I decided to try watching HOUSE, and man, I was addicted immediately.
Started watching it at the last 3 episode of the latest season. But lucky for me, AXN is repeating the older episodes of HOUSE, so I get my daily dosage.
HOUSE is very much like C.S.I and Scrubs come together. 2 of my favorite shows. And I also love the solitude and bitterness that is unique to this serial.
Apart from the sarcasm, and wit of the limping hallucinating man, I also found myself worshipping 13, a female doctor with Huntingtons. She is just so pretty. It's the kind of pretty I would want in myself. Confident, smart and wicked.
Sorry I digress.
The whole purpose of this blog post is that there is this episode, Let Them Eat the Cake, that someone actually had a gastric bypass surgery. The lady apparently had a Hereditary condition, and have to maintain a high carbohydrates diet to survive.
To cut the story short, the lady was given two options. To undo the bypass, which would save her life, but all the carbohydrates and fat that is necessary will only make her obsese again in no time. Another option is to rely on drugs that would not treat her, nor make her healthy. It would only manage her symptoms.
Well, which do you think the lady in question chose?
I guess the answer is pretty obvious for someone who chose gastric bypass in order to get skinny.
The thing I like about HOUSE is how it would put these ethical and life situations in front of you in a TV serial.
It is not merely getting fat. It meant trapping in a body of hell that would be beyond being fat. It will make you extremely overweight, maybe someday you will grow more than 200kg, and you will be on a wheelchair as your legs could no longer carry your weight. Or would you rather bear with those symptoms?
(Symptoms include reddish-purple urine, acute neurological problems (typically episodic confusion and sensory changes), and attacks of acute abdominal/nerve pain. Around 30% suffer photosensitive
I guess sometimes getting a treatment can be more painful than living with the pain.
What about you? What would you choose?