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Day 10 - Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food - Michael Levine


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Life

I have been receiving a lot of feedback about my blog. Of course, mostly it's supportive and positive (Thank you, all). But every now and then, people tell me 'stuff' (with a smile, not sarcasm) which lets me know that they really don't get why my health (weight-loss in their eyes) is such a big-deal, after all. Some think it is vanity, some think it's a house-wife's fad who has time on her hand, some think I just like to exercise or some just think I am obsessive. I think exercise is like air & water to me and I love how my body feels after I let it sweat-out!

Nevertheless I am glad about all the feedback, as for the longest time I thought only 5 people were reading my daily saga (Husband, Mom, Cousin, BFF, & Viintii ... :P)!

Workout


It's going great. Although, today we (Mr. & Mrs) had to draaaaag ourselves to the gym but once we enter, we are ready for the whole-nine-yards!

It's my dream to have 6-pack-abs and do not buy the bulls--t about genes and all. One just has to work hard and eat right to get there. It's hard, no doubt, but not impossible (all these desi-stars do it). One thing I have picked up from Veronica (my trainer, catch-up people!) is 8 Minutes Ab Routine. I find the 3 sets of 15 repetitions quite monotonous, honestly. So what she makes me do it 1 minute of 8 different abs exercises. It sounds easy? It isn't! 1 minute = 60 seconds = 30 repetitions approximately and there is no break in between the 8 exercises (but at least it keeps me entertained and guessing!). Oh! Sweet abs ... where art thou?

Food

If someone had met me about 20 years ago, they would find this really spoilt-brat who ate no vegetable (except potato, ladyfinger [okra], and street food) and no fruits (except banana, mango, lychee and grapes). Today, however, you just have to tell me, "It's good for health" and I will almost eat anything, except meat, eggs, and some slimy vegetables (hey! I said almost) like parwal or snake gourd (Yikes), tinda or apple gourd (Double Yikkess).

Dessert

My search for a healthy (satisfying) dessert is still on. And I don't mean one of those fat-free, sugar-free, non sense. Do your research and you will find they are just promotional gimmicks or low-calorie but not 'healthy'! Right now I have settled for a table-spoon of Dark Chocolate Chips. Never in my life I thought I will leave my dear milk chocolate but now I have no other option *sad.face*. Apparently dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants (8 times the number found in strawberries) and has many ... many more health benefits. (Click here and read on for more benefits.)

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!
Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)

Week 2 | Day 10 | 26th August 2009
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