After a rather bleak day yesterday, today I decided to bounce back to life by cooking. As I may have mentioned in my previous posts (or maybe not) I love cooking so much it makes me feel alive, creative, and useful.
Not only did I cook but also baked some bread. The thing is, I don’t really love baking as much as cooking. I find baking “too exact” and does not give me enough room to make a mistake unlike cooking. Cooking freestyle, as how I call it, gives me all the room I need to experiment, adjust, correct and make the dish still good after all the little mistakes during the process. It’s just the same with baking.
But what the heck! I baked today some wholewheat bread without the yeast, just some baking powder. Turned out bad but still still edible. It just challenged me to do it again and make it better.
Anyway, today I had company so I wasn’t really that lonely. Cooked for two.
I made some clam soup, more of a broth actually with just some ginger, onion, salt and pepper. Then I had a little bit of Korean-style samgyupsal, grilled some thin bacon slices and served them with fresh, organic lettuce, ssamjang, sesame oil with salt & pepper, and some cucumber slices drizzled in organic apple cider vinegar.
This is a quick, mini-version of my very own samgyupsal spread. You should see my elaborate version! There are days I would prepare a lot more banchan (Korean side dishes), the works.
Here are the metrics today:
June 13, 2017
Goal: 1200 calories
-Food: 1230 calories
+Exercise: 41 calories
=Remaining: 11 calories
The exercise was mainly due to a 15-minute light cleaning. I think I mentioned I didn’t clean the apartment yesterday. This is me making up for it.
Morning Snack: Sweet Potato Fries with Flaxseeds & Cinnamon
Lunch: Brown rice, luncheon meat
Afternoon Snack: Toasted bread, topped with Earth Balance Organic Butter Spread (Organic Whipped) and quickmelt cheese + coffee
Dinner: Brown rice, clam soup, leftover veggies + a few pieces of samgyupsal
Had to control my appetite for meat! God, I am such a meat lover I can finish an entire pack of bacon in one sitting. But gone are those days. This is the new me 🙂 I’m more deliberate in my eating and that’s gonna help me improve my health. I think it had to do with age! In my 20s and even 30s, I was the ultimate carnivore. I think I still am but it’s taken a back seat.
I’m not giving up on meat but moderation is the key.
Today marks 1 week on this blog. If you happen to stumble upon this page for whatever reason, I hope you get something out of it. While this blog primarily serves myself as I document my journey to weight loss, I wouldn’t mind if it ends up doing good stuff to other readers.
Til the next post.