This section of my website used to be dedicated to triathlon training, personal race results and certification reviews, like Turbo Kick. I am expanding it to include more generic health & fitness topics. Also, I talk a lot about "D" -- he's my husband (Dave Liu)!

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Wedding Diet

I have gained at least five pounds compared to my peak triathlon conditioning form about a month ago. That may not seem like a lot, until you consider that it's almost 5% of my weight. Since I need to look fabulous for my Real Wedding (as opposed to the quickie civil ceremony we've already gone through) that's less than three weeks away (eek!) I'm going to try and lose my recent flab deposits.

I'm not going to do anything drastic. I'm going to make simple changes, like eliminate my daily chocolate chip scone for breakfast. *sob* I've been eating those things five days a week for over two months. It came to the point where the people at the cafe would automatically put one in a paper bag as soon as I entered the door.

My choco chip scone boycott started today. I'm eating fruit instead. Not just any fruit - a Harry & David Royal Riviera Pear. For all I know, the pear may have more calories than the scone (unlikely), but even if it does, I gotta believe that eating fruit is healthier than excess sugar-laden processed food.

I'm still drinking my morning nonfat mocha, something that's not going to win "health drink of the year" any time soon, but life just wouldn't be as interesting without it.

I've also nixed my occasional mid-afternoon snack. Our office kitchen is filled with Halloween-sized chocolate bars and I have been known to nab a mini Kit Kat.

Another luxury I still afford myself is grass jelly milk tea (no pearls). Grass jelly is good for you (made from seaweed and cornstarch) and the Q-Cup store on University Ave. just informed me that they have a low-sugar version of their milk tea which is appealing.

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