Thursday, December 31, 2009

Calories of Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi Fruit, originally uploaded by Pieter Pieterse.

Yucks! I don't really like them :( But for the sake of those of you who might love them.....

1 Kiwi = 49kcal

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Calories of Lychee

Yum yum! Unfortunately they are seasonal fruits :(

5 Lychee = 33kcal

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Calories of Apricots

Apricots, originally uploaded by CorgiTales.

This is surprising low in calories! I am going to stock up!

1 Apricot = 38kcal

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Calories of Mango

Mangoes are high in calories and not suitable for those on a diet!

1 whole Mango = 188kcal
100g of Mango = 69kcal

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry X'mas!

Merry X'mas! It's time to eat eat eat! Eat till you drop dead people!
I am with you!

:) Merry merrry Christmas!

Calories of Papaya

Papaya, originally uploaded by Annie is back.

1 piece Papaya = 32kcal
100g of Papaya = 59kcal

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fruits and Me (Calories of Apples)

Green apple, originally uploaded by Hugo Provoste.

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

Calories of Chocolate Cake

pre-birthday cake, originally uploaded by massdistraction.

1 slice of Chocolate Cake = 350kcal

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Calories of Black Forest Cake

1 Slice of Black Forest Cake = 428kcal.

This is one of my favourite! :D

Happy Birthday !


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Calories of Tamago Sushi (Sushi with omelette )

Tamago, originally uploaded by sushifreak.

1 Tamago sushi, 39g = 63kcal

My favourite!!!!!! :D

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

If This Doesn’t Work, Then All Hope Is Lost

If This Doesn’t Work, Then All Hope Is Lost

My favourite blogger is trying to lose weight too. He really shouldn't reveal his real weight online. Because I had always imagine him to be like this or this. Oh man.

I gained weight!!


Calories of Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake, originally uploaded by Waleed Photos.

1 Slice of Fruit Cake = 324kcal

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Calories of New York Cheese cake

Cheese cake, originally uploaded by tonyleplusmieux.

1 slice of New York Cheese Cake = 410kcal

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's all about cakes!

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

Calories of Fried Rice

Homemade Shrimp Fried Rice, originally uploaded by mooshee85.

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

Calories of Steamed Pomfret (Fish)

steamed pomfret, originally uploaded by varf.

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

Rice and More Rice

a bowl of rice, originally uploaded by A.J. French.

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

Calories of Japanese pancakes 日式煎餅

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

It's on the tip of my tongue.

It's on the tip of my tongue., originally uploaded by Olivia Bee.

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? :)

Calories of Mee Goreng

1 plate of Mee Goreng, 309g = 500kcal

There are limited options for food when you are a vegetarian. Sigh.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Calories of Mos Burger's Curry Croquette

Croquette, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

152kcal. Taste is not bad only. I think the butter corn one from Ion is the best. But that one must be at least 300kcal -_-

Friday, November 6, 2009

Calories of ice kachang

ice kachang, originally uploaded by varf.

The weather is turning cold. (finally!) But I really enjoy taking cold deserts or cold drinks in a cold weather. Haaa.

1 Iced kacang, 500g = 256kcal
1 Iced kachang, durian, 300g = 207kcal

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Calories of Vegetarian Fried Bee Hoon

Vegetarian Fried Bee Hoon, originally uploaded by babe_kl.

1 Beehoon, vegetarian, fried, 362g = 549kcal

Monday, November 2, 2009

Calories of Cheng Teng or (Cheng Tng)

I always thought that Cheng Teng is low in calories, as it is not very sweet and tasted very "light". But.. It has 218kcal for just one bowl! OMG. No more Cheng Teng for me anymore. :(

Saturday, October 31, 2009

LCGOTW: Japanese Crackers



Very nice! I'm sick of Muji crackers now.. So I am glad of this new discovery!

Japanese Crackers
121kcal for every bag
about $1

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mixed vegetable, stir-fried

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

Email from an old friend

Today I receive an email from an old friend of mine. We sat next to each other during our secondary school days. Oh, those were the days!

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

200 Pounds Beauty

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

Calories of Satay

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

The Sweet Scent of Rain

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

LCGOTW: Mcdonalds' Ice-cream Cone

vanilla cone, originally uploaded by stinky_harriet.

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

Calories of Taiwanese Chicken Cutlet

Today I am going to talk about.. Taiwan 鸡排, Ji Pai, Chicken Cutlet(?)

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

Calories of Bubble Tea

Icy Cool Bubble Tea, originally uploaded by ¤ antty ¤.

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

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Magnolia Yoghurt Petite

IMG_0117.JPG, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

God, this is the 3rd time I am posting on Yoghurt Petite..

It's good, low calories, and the Buy 1 get 1 free promotion will end on 14Oct. Quick! GRAB THEM!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

乌梅 Sour Plums

乌梅, originally uploaded by hxldbcbb.

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

The Hunt for Clothes

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,

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

Koka Noodles/Hor Fun

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


Ice cream, originally uploaded by pierreantoinerigout.

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


Calories of Snowskin Mooncakes

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

Low calorie yogurt ice cream buy one get one free!!!

I saw in the papers that yogurt petite low calories ice-cream are having a buy one get one free promotion. Quick! Time to stock up!!

Ps: anyone know when is the promotion until?

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

LCGOTW: Yogurt Petite (Mango)

Yoghurt PEtite

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

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Quote of the Week

You are what you eat!

Put down that burger!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Calories of Mooncake

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

The Story of Tea

Teh Si, originally uploaded by keropokman.

1 cup of Tea with condensed milk and sugar = 59kcal
1 cup of Tea with sugar = 47kcal.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Let Them Eat The Cake - watch it!

I think you can watch that episode here:

Be careful!
Don't get addicted to HOUSE! :P

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Let Them Eat The Cake

After C.S.I came to a boring end, I have nothing else to look forward to.
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 skin eruptions with nail involvement; these can lead to permanent scarring.)

I guess sometimes getting a treatment can be more painful than living with the pain.

What about you? What would you choose?