Archive for July, 2009

Food Journal August 1 2009

Posted in Breakfast, Diet, Lunch on 07/31/2009 by Ganns Deen


Del Monte Four Seasons with C-Lium – 100 calories

Nestle Fitnesse Cereal with 250ml skim milk – 242 calories

(Plus the standard Centrum multivitamin, 1g of Fern-C Vitamin C, and 3  phytonutrient tablets)


Half a milkfish (microwaved) – 380 calories

1 cup of sweet corn – 200 calories

Dinner (Kenny Rogers Roasters)

Roast Chicken Salad – 350 calories

Tomato, Pesto & Mozarella Sandwich (on whole wheat panini) – 400 calories

Total: 1,672 calories


It’s only been two days, but…

Posted in Diet on 07/31/2009 by Ganns Deen

… I’ve found that this whole food journal thing is very effective.

I took a tip from Jillian Michaels and am making a food journal on my blog. The objective is for me to track what I eat and learn, therefore, what I can cut out to better manage my weight. Furthermore, I’ve found – so far, anyway – that watching my food intake is making me think twice about snacking, knowing I shouldn’t breach my daily 1,800 calorie requirement.

I also know I shouldn’t NOT eat drastically below the 1,800 calorie requirement because that’ll show my metabolism down.

It’s surprising how mindless snacking is such a part of my life. I bought chips this morning with Nathan and opened it, intending to give some to him. Turns out he didn’t want any, and I popped two chips into my mouth before realizing, “Wait a minute, I shouldn’t be eating this!!” I looked at the nutrition information and allowed myself eight chips, good enough for about 60 calories, and promised that I would catch myself next time.

Diet July 31 2009

Posted in Breakfast, Diet, Lunch on 07/31/2009 by Ganns Deen


Nestle Yogurt (Buco Pandan) -110 calories

Morning Snack – Red Mango Yogurt – est. 300 calories (200 calories from yogurt + blueberries, kiwi, and almond slices)

Eight pcs of Nova – 60 calories


Homemade Meatloaf – 300 calories, 10g of fat

Steamed pechay with bagoong – 80 calories (no joke, I love it! Steamed veggies all the time!!)

Afternoon Snack

Coffee Bean Cafe Americano – 11 calories


Steamed spinach with bagoong – 138 calories

Dessert – Nestle Yogurt (Buco Pandan) -110 calories (Side comment: the container of yogurt I opened had literally two pieces of nata. What the heck, Nestle?!)

Total: 1109 calories

I know it’s way below the 1800 required, which may slow down my metabolism. But I really didn’t have time to eat today, it was such a busy day!

Dinner July 30 2009

Posted in Diet, Dinner on 07/30/2009 by Ganns Deen

Another Club Maki sandwich from Dezaato Pan; I bought two sandwiches last night.

Total dinner: 450 calories.

Total for the day: 1420 calories.

Lunch Jul 30 2009

Posted in Diet, Lunch on 07/30/2009 by Ganns Deen

Ate at Reyes Barbecue today.

Grilled salmon belly, 250 calories.

A little less than a cup of rice,180 calories.

Atchara, 30 calories.

Chinese lumpia, sans sauce, 150 calories.

Total: 510 calories.

Breakfast Jul 30 09

Posted in Breakfast, Diet on 07/30/2009 by Ganns Deen

Dezaato Pan Club Maki sandwichClub Maki sandwich from Dezaato Pan – approximately 450 calories, 230 calories from fat, ouch.

(This sandwich is delicious but deadly, IMHO. Only PHP68 for this amazing sandwich. It’s basically a rolled clubhouse: pork floss, a pepperoni slice, chicken, lettuce, cucumbers, and mayonnaise. The actual calorie count is assumed, based on combined total ingredients. It could be less.

The Club Maki sells for only PHP68, and it’s available at 30% past 7:00pm. I bought one last night coming from a wake.)

To go with this sandwich, an iced Cafe Americano from Starbucks. PHP95, 11 calories, 0g of fat.

Total: 461 calories.

This is why I’m fat.

Run For Home

Posted in The Runs! on 07/19/2009 by Ganns Deen

I’m back from the Globe Run for Home. I’m freakin’ exhausted because of the drive and the run. I have only one photo to show for my efforts – I’ll upload it later – but it’s all good.


  • Pity the poor people who traveled from all over last July 16-18 to Fort Bonifacio only to be told to claim their race kits on the day itself.
  • Pity the poor people who registered for 10k but weren’t able to get race kits.
  • Pity the poor people who registered for 5k but got their race kits after the starting gun.
  • Thankfully, I got my race kit minutes before the starting gun. Had to assert myself to make it happen – at one point, I debated whether I should just run without the number – but it turned out okay in the end.
  • Got a medium singlet. Please, I haven’t been a medium since I was in sixth grade. Gave it to Cathy.
  • I didn’t run with the electronic chip. Didn’t want to line up with the thousand other runners in line with it. Had my trusty Nike+ iPod with me to help me anyway.
  • My Nike+ iPod isn’t calibrated properly! The 5k registered more than 5.5km on my device. Darn it! Now I’ve got to recalibrate.
  • Man, was it hot.
  • Final time for 5k was 40:01. Not good, but still better than Race for Life’s 40:58. Considering the lack of training and all that, I’m content.

See you at the next race!