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Keeping fit is an expensive hobby.

February 22, 2012

I went to the supermarket earlier this evening to do my “pseudo health-conscious” grocery. When I say healthy it means: no canned goods, no rice and no junk food. The bill was AED175 and I think the things I bought would only last for a week whereas if I buy all the non-healthy food, I can probably keep the AED175 grocery to last for 2 weeks. But then of course the latter would probably shorten my life as well or worst yet, the savings might just go to the hospital bills in the future. The question is, why are good things always more expensive?

Like for example, I bought an Italian garden salad which costs AED17.50 with a life span of 4 days. I’m trying to cut back on rice so all these leaves serve as my rice since 3 weeks now. But if I buy 3kg of rice, it’ll be the same price with a life span of 2 weeks maybe (depending on how hungry I am). Also, I bought granola bars for my mid-day snack to avoid eating chips (which I’m addicted to). It cost me AED6.00 for 1 bar whereas if I buy Boy Bawang it’ll just cost me AED2.50 per pack.

Boy Bawang

I don’t really know if I want to go on with this for all my life because seriously, it kinda suck.

As for the Photo-A-Day challenge, the subject for today is: SOMETHING NEW.

Lichnos Beach, Parga, Greece

The above is something new to me, a new destination to explore. Lichnos Beach Hotel & Suites liked one of my posts and because I do visit the sites of people who were kind enough to like or comment on my posts, I discovered that paradise on their website. As of this moment, an SMS message was already sent to the boyfriend to tell him about our next destination. 🙂

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  • Reply trainwestcan2espano February 23, 2012 at 11:16

    Good things always cost a little more.
    Temptation costs – reverse psychology.
    Trust you keep well.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High February 23, 2012 at 19:27

      Good things are always a tad more expensive whereas bad things are always readily available for anyone. Why is that? :p Hope you’re ok too. 😉

  • Reply foggodyssey February 22, 2012 at 22:54

    Why can’t you eat rice? Rice is natural and healthy, pasta is nothing but processed crap. Steam rice with baked skinless chicken and vegetables is about as healthy as one can get. Add in a cardio workout for the day and you can’t do much better.

    Breakfast: Bowl of fresh fruit and yogurt /or/ granola cereal with fruit. Tea with natural honey
    Snack: unsalted nuts
    Lunch: Chicken breast on natural whole grain bread with veggie toppings (try and skip the mayo and what not) and sliced veggies for a side (like carrots or peppers) or bowl of natural soup. Un-sugared ice tea
    Snack: sliced mixed vegetables
    Dinner: Steamed rice, baked skinless chicken with steamed potatoes /or/ just say fuck it and pig out! lol

    • Reply Pinay Flying High February 22, 2012 at 23:20

      Wow…. That was…. Uhmmm… I’m speechless…. when did you even become such a health freak? :p

      I’m trying to lose weight, thus the avoidance of rice. :p

      • Reply foggodyssey February 22, 2012 at 23:34

        Well rice isn’t a bad thing in anyway, is all i am saying. If you want to lose weight, stop drinking sugar drinks (coffee soda exc) and drink water. Eat more raw veggies and not have them stir fried in oils and fats. Eat lots of smaller portions instead of 3 large meals per-day. Drink more water! Eat more raw vegetables and fill your stomach with natural rice.

        Losing weight doesn’t mean you have to eat less either (esp you because your not 500lbs or anything). Do more cardio workout per-day and spend 30min a day in a sauna to sweat out the water access and slim down. Doing what wrote above for just a month should lose you 10-13lbs in a month in fat but still give you muscle back. It’s not just weight but losing inches and firming your body up. You don’t need to buy the expensive food at the grocery store that says “healthy” because most times it’s worse then then good-tasting-fat-stuff. Rice, fresh vegetables, skinless chicken are all good things. It’s the crap you cook with it or put on it that makes it unhealthy. 🙂

        • Reply Pinay Flying High February 22, 2012 at 23:40

          And that came from someone who ate a sh*tload of butter chicken at 3am in Goa. All of the things you just said makes me miserable even more. Those are boring food. Oh well, let’s see if I can make it. I badly need to lose weight. Thanks for the tip Mr. Dietician.

          • foggodyssey February 22, 2012 at 23:52

            jajajaja, butter chicken in Goa… please I only ate one meal per-day so I think that was ok but yes it’s not the best way to eat healthy. Boring foods, maybe but start looking up recipes to make them not boring. Start a food series on your blog about it, title it and show your readers (it will help you stay focused on it). It’s not boring but it will be more work yes, as you can’t just open a bag of chicken and start eating it like a bag of chips. Once you do start eating like that though, you won’t miss all the bad food as much. Yeah every once in a while is ok to have an ice cream of chocolate but eating it everyday as a snack is what is bad.

          • Pinay Flying High February 23, 2012 at 19:30

            I don’t think I can ever give up fried, oily foods. 🙁 Number one culprit for my weight gain is rice and that’s just harsh as I eat everything with rice.

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