Thursday, September 16, 2010

Karaoke Khamis - Ridin Solo

Woohoo!! Next Wednesday I'll be watching Jason Derulo live!
Need to practice some of the songs.

This is a nice one :D

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Makan-makan Mardi - No sugar no oil

I have been on Dukan diet for about 2 months and a half now. A lot of people stopped me for tips of me losing weight. Outside France, Dukan is not a known diet name. So I need to summarize quickly how I managed to lose those extra kilos.

If I start with protein diet, people will start to jump to a conclusion that I take those powdered lose weight food substitutes. No sir. I value my food so much, I won't eat anything which is unnatural. So, no protein diet... In addition, I eat vegies in my diet too.. So saying protein diet is way misleading.

From what I can summarize, the past 65 days I did not consume sugar nor oil.

Even in a canned food like tuna. If there is 'sugar' indicated in the ingredients, I won't eat it. I used substitute like sweetener and sugar based on plant called Stevia. I used it in cookings, in coffee, and tea.
OK, so you are saying you can't give up chocolates. Sorry. It's the sacrifice you have to make. Lose the kilos, then in longterm, you can re-consume chocolates in moderation.
For desserts, I drink diet Coke, or zero Coke, or Fanta.
If I crave for something crunchy, then I chew on sugar free gum. Yes the gum which outside is hard.

Eventhough olive oil and sunflower oil are good for health, but it's not helping you to lose weight. Oil is oil. Again, during the period to lose weight, ditch the oil. Invest in some Tefal pan and casserole, and you won't be needing oil to cook. Any meat will produce oil and water when you cook it. Let it be natural.
To dress your salad, use the vinegar. Balsamic vinegar is so yummy. Put on everything! hehehehe

So that sums up my diet :D
On top of that... don't forget to do sports. That would make you to burn those calories.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mamma Mia! Monday - Grateful for today and set great days for the rest of the week

What a good way to start your week, other than start with a good Monday :D
It's the end of Monday now. I just received my Secret Scroll in my Inbox.

From The Secret Daily Teachings
To create your tomorrow, go over your day when you are in bed tonight just before you fall asleep, and feel gratitude for the good moments. If there was something you wanted to happen differently, replay it in your mind the way you wanted it to go. As you fall asleep, say, "I will sleep deeply and wake up full of energy. Tomorrow is going to be the most beautiful day of my life."

Let's see...
This morning, it's not too bad. I started off not too late nor early.
Always start my day with a simple silent pray and the usual The Secret motto "Everything I touch turns to Gold". I like this motto... Sometimes I use "Something beautiful will happen today" :D
I took the day as careful as possible... Oh no, I'm not working with something dangerous, but in a way emails can be very dangerous weapon.. Don't you think?

The after work I managed to join my husband for groceries. Something that we both agreed on is that we can't shop for food for more than 2 days in the future LOL... So usually our groceries for food are limited to max of 2 days. I am the most horrible one...The meat that I bought today which I thought I would have it for dinner tomorrow, can ends up in the freezer for month, uncooked, and finally I will throw it. Yes, I am that bad. We always lived in where supermarket is nearby.

Oh btw, I am addicted to Tastespotting. And I swear to you that I have the baking bug on me. It makes me itches for baking!!! Urrgghh... I still have half of the fruitcake I baked last Thursday. I can't it them coz I'm on diet. My colleagues may think I am somekind of wacko (maybe I am!!) for baking and feeding them!! If only I could bake bake bake!

While blog surfing I saw there are some people in some places participate in charity bake sale. I think I wouldn't mind to bake for charity.... Today I have the itch to bake mini cupcakes and baked Alaska. The latter is oh so challenging, and makes me replay the steps on my mind. I think next month, I will do series of mini cupcakes. Hmmmss.... time to replay.....