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


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...

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