Day 25: Ugh, Fast Food!

It’s the brand new start of a month, so I’m quite hopeful, excited, and slightly wondering if I am indeed losing weight.

If not, I sure hope I am not gaining weight.

Here are my metrics today:

July 1, 2017

Goal: 1200 calories

-Food: 1369 calories

+Exercise: 171 calories

=Remaining: 2 calories

As you can see, there’s a li’l bit of increase in my activity today. Well, I did incorporate some walking (aside from my usual cooking and food prep) so that somehow added extra calories.

It just kinda balanced off the calories I gained from grabbing some brunch at Jollibee. There wasn’t much healthy options to choose from anyway. So I ordered the tapsilog, which is tapa + sinangag + itlog.

Tapa is a dried beef, but this version is more saucy and dry. Sinangag is fried rice, and Jollibee’s version is that of a garlic fried rice. Lastly, itlog¬†means egg. It’s cooked sunny side up.

And that’s not the only fast food item I had today: I also did a KFC drive-thru. When it’s almost midnight and you’re still on the road, hungry and tired, a drive thru is the next best thing.

As a result, I had a total of 415mg of cholesterol today, 115mg beyond my 300mg target. Ugh, that’s it. I’m not eating from a fast food in the next 30 days!

Here’s the rest of my meals today:

Breakfast: coffee

Brunch: Jollibee tapsilog, half a cup of hot chocolate that comes with the meal

Afternoon Snack: coffee

Dinner: Brown rice, tortang talong (eggplant omelet)

Mdnight Snack: KFC Hotshots, french fries, half a cup of Sprite

Water: 1500ml

Tomorrow I’ll reveal if I did lose weight or (gasp!) gained some more.


Day 8: The Trap of Convenience

Ugh. For the first time since I began this project, I got red marks in my myfitnessapp. Meaning, I went negative in my remaining calories.

June 14, 2017

Goal: 1200 calories

-Food: 1,341 calories

+Exercise: 14 calories

=Remaining: -127 calories


And I wanna say it again: UGH!

And it’s all because of settling for fast food! Today I decided not to cook and just dine out. Of course, the way I planned it in my head, we would eat out in a resto that serves healthy meals. But when she texted me while I was waiting in the car, “Hey, what do you want from X? I’m here and I can buy our dinner.”

X is a Chinese fast food. What do you expect?

I succumbed. “Yeah, just get us some chao fan.”

That Chinese fried rice take out was a whooping 607 calories!

And it didn’t stop there. She got me some siu mai, those pork-filled dumplings (4 pieces) and instead of the usual steamed version, they were fried. Another 296 calories. Ugh.

As I finished up the food (I’m not a fan of having leftovers), I tried to recall if I did some activity to help offset the calories.

Well, I did dance for some 3 minutes. That’s 14 calories burned. This is silly, am I even proud of that 3 minute dance. God, I should’ve danced 10x longer! Had I danced for 30 minutes, there would’ve been 6 calories left. Sheesh.

Ugh. This post almost feels like a rant.

Before I get lost in this, lemme share what I cooked for lunch today:

Breakfast: coffee, a little bit of bacon

Morning Snack: my very own home-baked, no-yeast whole wheat bread –with some French strawberry jam

Lunch: Brown rice, Grilled Chicken Breast marinated in lime, ground cumin, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. I skipped the salt. +side dish of fresh cucumber slices in Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar, and a little sugar and black pepper

Dinner: Chao Fan, 4 pieces FRIED  Siu Mai

Water: 1750ml

Can you believe my delicious lunch today was only 242 calories? And it even had meat! Halleluia!!! And rice! It was too good to be true, but it was true. And all it took was a simple preparation. Marinate, grill, that’s it.

Ugh. Can’t take my mind off the chao fan!

This is my signing out. Tomorrow is another day. Progress, not perfection.