My Online Food Diary: February 1, 2011 (Giving In to a Tikoy Temptation)

This is my second post regarding the food I eat. But since it’s the season of ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’, its also the time of the year when Tikoy or Chinese Sweet Rice Cakes are in every corner of the house.

Believe me its not easy being around Tikoys because they call out to you and beg you to eat them even if you know that it’s high in sugar and simple carbohydrates. But, as expected,  I still gave in to eating tikoy. The

Tikoy Temptation is just too much for me to refuse.

Anyway, this is what I had today.


2 Pcs. Gardenia Whole Wheat Loaf

1 Can Century Corned Tuna

1 Mug of Black Coffee



2 MBS of Beef

2 MBS Chicken

3 Servings of Mixed Vegetables



2 Handful of Grapes (A fruit that really taste good but might be the best one to eat because of its high glycemic index or high sugar content.)

6 slices of Tikoy cooked coated in egg.



8 MBS Tuna Fillet

¼ Serving of Vegetable.


About jefftan168

Numbers does not rule my life. But if there’s a number that may play a big influence in my life that is 168. You see, about six months ago, when I went into a gym and had a weigh in and body mass index reading, I found out that I was already type 2 obese, and if I’m not mistaken there are only 3 types. In fact, I need to shed about 43% of my total body weight. I’m 5’5 and my ideal weight would be 165lbs, but according to my trainer since I’ve already accumulated so much skin by stretching it too much because of my fats it’s ok to just settle with 168lbs to 170lbs. (Internal monologue at that time was 5lbs of skin!) That’s’ the reason why I’m calling this blog Project 168 because that’s my ultimate weight goal. However, being a Chinese Buddhist and a believer of Feng Shui, 168 is also considered as a celestial number that is suppose to be really lucky. Thus Project 168 also refers to my quest to have a good happy life and to be a good student of Chinese Buddhism. A word of caution though, growing up, my parents firmly believed that the next super language is not English but Chinese. Thus special focus was given for me to learn Mandarin, in fact, I was send to Taiwan on summers to further learn the language. The big disadvantage is that I’ve such a poor commando of the English language that surely you’ll see some grammatical errors in every post. However, I still decided to write this blog in English to be able to share this with people who are also trying to lose weight and who are like me are in a quest to constantly live a good life. This blog is not me talking to the world but its me sharing my experience to whoever would want to read this so that it might help them, and more important than that people might want to share with me also their experience that it might help in my quest to lose weight and also to constantly have a good life.
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