Thursday, October 21, 2010

Calories of Butter Crab

Butter Crab, originally uploaded by u m a m i.

1 Butter whole crab breaded with butter, egg and flour mixture, deep fried, 288g = 389kcal.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Calories of Grilled Unagi, Eel

Grilled Unagi, originally uploaded by ec2808.

1 serving of grilled unagi (eel), 144g = 426kcal.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Calories of Pepper Crab

Pepper Crab, originally uploaded by pinoyvlf.

1 pepper crab, 266g = 172kcal.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010


SINS!, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

This is proof and reason why I am still fat!

289/365 午后花茶

289/365 午后花茶, originally uploaded by kisekino01.




Calories of Prawn Fritters (Deep Fried)

Prawn Fritters, originally uploaded by coffeeplz.

1 prawn fritter, 32.1g = 84kcal

This is the kind of dish that would remind me of my family. My grandma makes the best prawn fritters in the world! Unfortunately, she's unwell and bed-ridden now. :( I hope she will feel better soon.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Calories of Chilli Crab

1 Serving of Chilli Crab cooked in thick gravy, 400g(only edible portion) = 565kcal.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

287/365 3500

287/365 3500, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

I broke my skipping record today.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Calories of Deep Fried Baby Sotong

1 serving of deep fried baby sotong (squid), 221g = 924kcal.

OMG! That's a lot! Luckily I was never a fan of sotong!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Strangest Thing

P1070124, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

Last year, I gained some weight.. Like about 1-2 kg. Since I started skipping I managed to shed the 1-2kg I have lost.

But thing is.. I am not losing any weight anymore. The number on the weighing scale is like FOREVER the same.

The strange thing is.. I felt smaller. My pants and tops felt loose, but still the number is the same on my damn weighing scale. I seriously don't know what's wrong.

I admit I eat more now. I have to, since I am doing so much skipping everyday. If I don't eat more, I will be cranky and feel unhappy. However, I am still calculating my calories. With close to 1000kcals burnt daily, I am not exceeding my calories intake.

What is wrong??!! People are telling me that it's because I had gained muscles. Less fats, more muscles. Thus, I weight the same, even though I feel smaller. But... I think I want less mass. Muscles sounds really scary. I don't want to end up looking like a big and heavy person.

So, I have crafted a new strategy. For the next few weeks, I am going to cut down on the calories further. Hopefully that helps.
Will update once I see results. :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Being Fat

My school is very near my house, and since its within walking distance, I would walk to school and back everyday. This is also one of the reason behind the first 20 kgs I lost.

The usual busy neighbourhood was quiet and peaceful in the morning. I always enjoyed myself as I walked, this is also the time I treasured, as I was granted some "alone time" to clear some thoughts before starting a day of work.

Today is slightly different. I was walking to school a little earlier than usual and saw this rather big-sized girl while I was crossing the road.

Suddenly, I just paused and couldn't help staring at her. I know this is really unbecoming and extremely rude of me to do that. Afterall, even with the weight I have lost, I am still fat. I used to be fat and I am still fat. Who am I to judge her?

That's me, when I was close to 94kg.

The point of this blog entry is not to critize this lady whom I saw. In fact, I feel like a distasteful person to stare at her like that, but I swore that it wasn't on purpose. If I could, I would have apologized to her. I did not stare inappropriately at her because I feel she's unpleasant and ugly. Trust me, I know how life is like being someone who is on the heavier side. I always believe and still do believe that a person's worth is not measured by his or her appearance.

So, I did not stare at this lady I met in disgust. It's not disgust, but fear. Good old fear.

I was staring at her in fear.

In a bright Tuesday morning, I felt cold and was close to a shiver. It's the same kind of feeling you have when you just had a close save from something. Like fear mixed with gratitude.

When I saw her, memories of me when I was really fat just came back to me. All the images, of me trying to force a smile, telling myself when I stare into a mirror that I am pretty. Images of me when I was still a teenager crying in the changing room because there just isn't a pair of jeans that could fit me. I saw myself standing in front of a rack of gorgeous clothes, but found that none could fit. And there's me looking in shame when I saw how ugly I look as I peaked at the huge bathroom mirror on a holiday.

When I saw the lady, the thought I had was that, it could have been me. Me.

If it wasn't for that fateful day which I decide to start this weight-loss journey, what will I be like? I could have been on the other side of the road.

This is me, in 2010.

So, thank you, whoever's up there, for planning everything. This journey, this encounter, to make me count on my blessings. Thank you, kai, for staying so strong and determined, despite all the disappointments. Thank you for not giving up on me.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Calories of Ang Ku Kueh

Ang Ku Kueh!, originally uploaded by Sherwin Huang.

1 Ang Ku Kueh, coconut = 152kcal
1 Ang Ku Kueh, green bean = 141kcal
1 Ang Ku Kueh, peanut = 240kcal

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Calories of Chocolate Cake

It's very difficult to gauge the calories of chocolate cakes. It depends on what is used, and the type of chocolate cake.. Chocolate cakes are my all time favourite. So far the best chocolate cake I have tasted is the Devil's Chocolate Cake in Epicurious. Love it!

Calories of 1 slice of chocolate cake is around 400-700kcal.

How I keep the calories in check? Well, I have a rather pathetic way. I bought my slice of cake, keep it in the fridge and took only a mouthful each day. Sad right? :(

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ate too MUCH!!

IMG_0481, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

OMG!! Excuse me, I need to skip now....

269/365 美丽的鞋子

269/365 美丽的鞋子, originally uploaded by kisekino01.


Calories of Fishball Soup

Fishball Soup, originally uploaded by coffeeplz.

1 bowl of fishball soup, 439g = 105kcal.

Unbelievably low!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Calories of Pandan Kaya Cake

Pandan Kaya Cake, originally uploaded by u m a m i.

1 slice of Pandan Kaya Cake = 221kcal

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Calories of Chendol

1 durian chendol, 398g = 409kcal
1 chendol, 383g = 386kcal

256/365 My skipping rope

256/365 My skipping rope, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

This is what happens to your skipping rope if you do a few thousand skips daily for 3 months.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Dim Sum Series - Calories of Chicken Feet

Chicken Feet, originally uploaded by radmegan.

To me this is like the most disgusting dim sum ever. Yucks!

1 chicken feet, 108g = 84kcal

Saturday, August 28, 2010

253/365 Finally

253/365 Finally, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

Can finally fit into this kind of dresses!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dim Sum Series - Calories of Char Siew Soh, cha shao su, 叉烧酥

Char Siew Soh, originally uploaded by jenhancock.

1 Char Siew Soh, 45g = 165kcal.

This is the highest calories in the dim sum family so far. Lucky I am not a fan of it!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dim Sum Series

Love dim sum! They look so harmless.. and I always feel so full after a few siew mai!

Next on, I will be posting on dim sum!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Calories of Pandan chiffon cake

03_Pandan_Chiffon_Cake, originally uploaded by chaurell_phypody.
1 slice of Pandan chiffon cake, 41g = 135kcal

Sunday, August 1, 2010

228/365 My Shades

228/365 My Shades, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

Decided to invest in a pair of expensive shades. I vain and materialistic!

I was contemplating whether to buy yesterday while I was out shopping with mum. She totally not doing her role as a mum.. she is like encouraging me to spend spend spend!!!

Calories of Fried carrot cake (black)

Fried carrot cake (black), originally uploaded by vantan.
1 plate of Fried Carrot Cake (black), 295g = 493kcal

Saturday, July 31, 2010

227/365 M!

227/365 M!, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

还有还有!我现在可以穿Mango的M size了喔!:)

Question and Answer

Unrequited love asked some questions, I thought I should reproduce the answer in a proper blog entry, as this is one of the common question I would get in my email :)

Kasselaner Fruit Tart (Fruchttoertchen)
hello!, i just started reading your blog and i think you are amazing for having this blog and writing things down! i actually was only looking at ur mooncake calories and i started to see that you were making journals on your diet! man i give you so much props! im trying to lose weight too! and i was wondering if you follow a no carb at night diet? I am trying to lose weight but i noticed that i gain weight when i eat fruits at night, does that happen to you?

Hi! It could be the choice of fruits that made you gain weight. Maybe u have to look at the choice of fruits, you could be having fruits that are too high in calories.
Another reason could be you didn't take your weight at the same time each day. Thus after having a full meal of fruits, your body haven't had the time to digest what you ate yet. Then, you see on your weighing scale immediately after eating that you are heavier. Perhaps you could monitor your diet and weight for a longer period of time.
I would advise a no-carbo diet, as that's what worked for me. However I am not a doctor, so I couldn't assure you that that would be the right thing to do. But I feel ultimately, you should have your heavier meals in the earlier part of the day, and as the sun goes, you should eat less. As I don't think it is very healthy to have so much undigested food in you when you are sleeping.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Calories of Soya Bean Drink

Macro Shot, originally uploaded by rachel selvaranee.
1 Glass of Soya Bean Drink, with sugar, 250g = 138kcal
1 Glass of Soya Bean Drink, without sugar, 250g = 83kcal

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Calories of Daenjang Chigae - Korean Bean paste soup

Bean paste soup, originally uploaded by gregarious_monk.
1 Serving of Daenjang Chigae - Korean Bean Paste Soup = 139kcal

Thursday, July 22, 2010

218/365 Skip Skip Skip

218/365 Skip Skip Skip, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

Since returning from Taiwan, I skip everyday, religiously, in order to lose weight.

Now I can do 1300 skips in 40 minutes. Good or bad? Maybe I can break world record by the end of the month.

Calories of You Tiao (Yau Char Kueh, Fried dough fritter)

you tiao, originally uploaded by sarah1rene.
1 serving/pair of You Tiao (Yau Char Kueh, Fried dough fritter), 64g = 246kcal.

That's a lot! Like about 1 fillet'o fish!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Calories of Sam Gye Tang - Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup

Plump Ginseng - Hello Cook, originally uploaded by avlxyz.
1 Serving of Sam Gye Tang - Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup = 900kcal

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Calories of Miso Soup

Miso Soup, originally uploaded by bamalibrarylady.
1 bowl of Miso Soup, 102g = 13kcal

Monday, July 12, 2010

Korean Food

korean food, originally uploaded by OhTheMirth!.
I totally detest soapy Korean drama, but I love Korean stews and their BBQ meat. Don't like kim chi though..

My favourite restaurant is Kim's Family. They have really cheap and nice Korean food. Yum!

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Unfortunately, like all other good food, they cost more in calories. It's a sad sad world.

Stay tuned for calories of korean food!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

204/365 Veggie and Fruits

204/365 Veggie and Fruits, originally uploaded by kisekino01.

Crazy week. Rehearsals, Lion Dance and more lion dance.

Veggie and fruits to keep me going!