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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

hot summer, cool popsicle

Suddenly feel missing the ice pop in old days... at a pulse, went to Michaels to buy the popsicle molds (found in the dollar section, a dollor each)

3/4 cup mung bead
1 fistful of rice
7 cups water
low pressure for 40 minutes

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First time experience: making Zong Zi

It is my 11th Dragon Boat Festival in the US. The tradition is to eat zongzi for this festival. Needless to say, without making a trip to Chinatown, you just can't find zongzi in US stores/resaturants. The more I think about this, the more I miss it, the more I feel homesick.

After doing enough research, yes, I said research, that's googling how to make zongzi, watching hundreds of youtube vedios. I decided to DIY.

Another perfect loaf

Same recipe I have been using. Just baking strategy changed a bit. Now I just use the bread machine to make dough, and let it rise in pan. Then bake at 375F degree for 20-25 minutes.

Friday, June 11, 2010

How to Take Off Those Last 10 Pounds

This is exactly what I want!!!!!!!!!!  130 is my resistant line... 10 lbs away from my goal... the exercise level I had before helped me lose the first 25+ lbs, but not enough to help me lose this last 10 lbs....  going to do a 5 mile walk today....

From LOSING IT! With Jillian Michaels

Friday, June 11, 2010

How to Take Off Those Last 10 Pounds

You know what I like to call those last 10 or 15 pounds that won't come off no matter what you do? Vanity pounds.

The term describes our desire to lose weight that, as far as our bodies are concerned, actually feels healthy. Today's society pressures us to want to look a certain way, so for aesthetic reasons we try to be thinner than our bodies want us to be. Personally, I have gained and lost the same 8 vanity pounds more times than I care to admit.

Losing your first 50 pounds might have been tough, but believe me, dropping those final few stubborn pounds is a whole different challenge. The body struggles to hold on to that last bit of fat for survival purposes.

Now, don't get me wrong — you can lose the weight if you want to, but it will require you to muster a tremendous amount of restraint and willpower. If you're really up for it, do the following for 30 days:

Cut your sodium to 1,000 mg a day.

Drink at least 80 ounces of water daily.

Cut out processed foods.

Abstain from alcohol.

Train at 85 percent of your MHR (maximum heart rate) for 1 hour 5 times a week.

You can do a lot in 30 days — in fact, I can pretty much guarantee you will lose at least 5 pounds. And you'll feel like a rock star!

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