8 Week Weight Loss Challenge – Day 6 & 7

I woke up pretty late on Saturday so I skipped breakfast and started prepping for lunch instead. Chicken meatball time! I’ve been eyeing a recipe called Firecracker Chicken Meatballs by Little Spice Jar.

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(Photo Credit to Little Spice Jar)

Doesn’t that look sooo good! Love that rich color but I can’t replica the recipe exactly due to the rules of the challenge.

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However as you can see they look completely different but it was just as good. I skipped on the panko breadcrumbs and sauce but flavor wize it was still tasty. Next time I will add more paprika to give it more of a kick w/o the sauce. I made 3 small batches of 6 oz portions and freeze them so when I want to make veggie spaghetti or just heat it up by itself as a snack I can. =)

Next after consuming a serving of those delicious chicken meatball, I start prepping the ingredients for a Milestone Soup recipe also by Little Spice Jar. I like how it’s very hearty yet not too heavy.

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Chopping up the ingredients (carrots, celery, spinach, green beans, onions, and zucchini) were very time consuming since I’m still a newbie in the kitchen.

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After everything was chopped up I put everything into the pot to do its work. 3.5 hours later and voila! Result a healthy and delicious veggie soup!

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8 Week Weight Loss Challenge -Recap of Day 5

I’ve been so concentrated on preparing food for this week that I didn’t get to share what I have ate for the past few days. Did you guys miss my updates! Yesterday mark the last day of my detox week. Today is the beginning of phase 2 which will continue for the next 7 weeks. I know it’s hard but I am not going to give up!! I lost another 2 lbs a total of 4 lbs from the detox! (I had measure my body parts and will be keeping track of inches being shred off.) Detoxing really helped me get rid of the gunk I have stored in my body from all the junk and alcohol I had consumed through the year. If you want to know more about detoxing, please feel free to contact me.

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On Friday, I was very excited to recreates some of the recipes I had found for the weekend. In the meantime I had to resort to something simple. I made myself an one egg spinach and pepper omelette for breakfast.

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I only used one because I was saving some protein quota for my lunch. It was my favorite doctor’s birthday! We ordered chinese food, and since I was still doing my detox, I was restricted. In the end I had a mixture of chicken, mushrooms, peppers, and onions! No cheating or cake for me either!

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It was a good lunch. Midway through the day I needed a snack so I had some edamame. I really love crunch food/snacks so this was perfect for when I want to snack on something healthy.

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Fruit is oooo so important so I had an orange for snack too. As for dinner, I had a huge box of steamed chinese broccoli. I was stuffed by the end of Friday night.

Saturday and Sunday deserved a special blog entry. Stay tune!

 

8 Week Weight Loss Challenge – Day 4

Last night’s dinner was sooo good! I ate the rest of the St. Peter’s Fish for lunch. Literally dreamed about it. Lol.

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Since the fish is probably over 6 oz, I can’t have any eggs again this morning so I quickly made these instead. Edamame!

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It’s really more of a snack then a breakfast but I didn’t know what to make since I’m not making eggs. I think for tomorrow morning I’ll make a spinach and pepper omelette or maybe a green smoothie? I need to brainstorm.

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I have more blueberries and pomegranate seeds as snack today again. Last of the blueberries. Next could be blackberries? Strawberries? Maybe even grapefruit?

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8 Week Weight Loss Challenge – Day 3

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Since I have dinner plans I decide not to make eggs today. Saving my protein quota for tonight! =)

I stir-fry some beech mushroom with a bit of cabbage in a low sodium vegetable broth instead of using oil. (Any kind of oil and avocado is good fat. In this challenge I can only have 2 tablespoon of oil per day!)

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This is definitely not take out, I only used the container. Lol.

At work, someone was leaving the division so we had a luncheon to say good bye to her. I obviously can’t eat a majority of the food but there was salad so I grabbed a plate of it. Looks really fresh!
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8 Week Weight Loss Challenge – Day 1 & 2

Yesterday was the first day of my 8 Week Challenge! It’s off to a good start! For this challenge, I incorporated something called the 21 Day Challenge. First week is to complete a detox with 7 Day Cleanse kit that contains fiber, Hepatocleanse tablets and release tablets which helps cleanse the liver, gastrointestinal tract and fiber as everyone knows helps normal your bowel movements. The 7 weeks following it are portioned to have a balance of vegetable, fruits and lean protein.

Enough about the technical stuff here is a pic of my food shopping for the week.

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Yesterday, Monday was my first day and I woke up late. I only had 2 servings of fruit for breakfast and I was out. (I had another container of this as today’s snack.)

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I didn’t really get to eat throughout the day but in the evening I made a big batch of brussels sprouts and mushroom and ate a quarter of it for dinner.

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Then this morning I woke up extra early to make scrabble eggs with pepper and mushrooms.

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For lunch I ate the rest of the brussels sprouts and mushrooms. Tonight since I have to be in Flushing, I stopped by Paris Baguettes and brought a grill chicken and mango salad. It was good but the mango was really crisp and sour… =/

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Tomorrow is another new day and must prepare another days’ worth of food. Till tomorrow!

Travel Diary: Las Vegas – Day 1 to 2

It was my 2nd time flying this year and my sister’s first official flying trip since she can remember. It wasn’t a bad flight (6 hrs flight). We both were extremely exhausted by the time we landed. I was sick the day before I got on the plane. Glad I pack plenty of vitamins with me!

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We arrive @ Las Vegas in the evening. 6pm here is 9pm in NYC! 3 hours difference.

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By the time we got back to the hotel, we were exhausted and crashed for the evening. Quite uneventfully but let the fun begin the next day!

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Have You Ever Tried…

Have you ever tried this:

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Green tea blended Chobani yogurt?! (Limited edition)

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