My Online Food Diary: January 31, 2011 (1st Entry)

Note: This was supposed to be posted yesterday. However, due to a technical problem from WordPress I’m only able to post it now.

My trainer was honest enough to tell me right from the start that while exercise helps a lot in building endurance and resistance, proper diet is still one of the biggest factor in any weight loss program. Everybody who wants to lose weight should realize that the operative words here are PROPER DIET and not DIET.

We need to be able to monitor what we eat. And the first thing that my trainer asked me to do is to make a food blog, which he checks every now and then.

Please take my word for it. Keeping a food blog or food diary works. It helps in making us more conscious and aware of what we eat.

Now, I’ve decided that do that food blog online, and this is my first entry. I don’t think it’s the most ideal diet though.


3 Pcs. Of Gardenia Whole Wheat Bread

1 Can of Century Corned Tuna sautéed in Red Onions

1 Mug of Coffee without any form of Sweetener or Creamer.


8 Pcs of Small Beef Siomai

2 Servings of Pomelo


3 Servings of Vegetables.

4-5 MBS (Matchbox Size) Lean Pork

I know that my meal is not the most ideal one. Hope to do better tomorrow.


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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