Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pickled Radish: A Good Food For The Diet

Hello weight losing fans...

Today I stepped up onto the Magical-Mystical-Digital-Scale weighing in at 182.2-pounds.
That's up from yesterday.

Hmmm... I wonder what happened? I looked at the numbers for my food consumption and found that I only came in 300 calories over the 1,500 calories for the day. I didn't even get to the 2,000 calorie intake for the day.

I guess it's only stuff that's waiting to go.

Here is a problem that I am having. I want to get to 160-pounds. I keep myself around 1,500 calories a day. Only my weight just keeps hanging around that 180-pounds. I go up and down around that number.

Now, I am not deeply troubled by it because I have been hanging around this weight now for almost a year. This means that I am stable. I will stay here as long as I keep my total calories around 1,500-2,000 calories each day.

I keep monitoring my weight daily, and I keep writing down everything that I consume. This includes the nights when I may indulge in a couple glasses of wine.

Last night I had a 4 ounce serving of Japanese Saki. I warmed it up in the microwave oven for a minute. Then I slowly drank it down. Whooops.... It wasn't long after that it was lights out for me. Of course I had been awake since 4:30 in the morning that day, so it wasn't going to take much to knock me out.

Eating Those Fermented Vegetables Which Are Good For The Guts
Yesterday after work I stopped at the Japanese Food Market. I purchased two jars of fermented vegetables. One jar was Kim Chi, and the other was small Chinese radishes in hot sauce. I decided to start eating the radish this morning. I am not a big fan of raw radish. However, I bought the stuff thinking it was going to taste different than what I thought. Well, like always it was bitter to eat. It takes getting used to eating.

The benefits are profound eating this little delicacy which makes me gag a little eating it. I gag initially that is. Radish has a high amount of potassium which makes it as good as eating a banana. It's also good for the teeth, the skin, the stomach, the colon, and the list goes on.
Radish is filled with B vitamins, and other beneficial chemicals which are said to fight cancer.

Like I wrote before it takes a little getting used to eating it. I will finish this jar of radish. However, this will be my last jar I purchase. I can eat it, but I don't like the bitter aftertaste.

Even though I know it's one food that is loaded with goodies that help the body. I can't keep eating something that really challenges my taste buds. I will stick with the Korean Kim Chi, and the sauerkraut.

Calorie Counter when I completed this post: 6630

Bye for now...

And that's the way it is...I'm David Dane

2 comments:

Dinah Soar said...

Just got around to checking out the "for president" video...neat and fun.

It's great that you are maintaining. And I think in time you'll eventually be able to lose some more...this may be a loooonnng plateau.

David Dane said...

Thanks Dinah... Oh today I should be so ashamed. I ate all of my candy. Argh...