Wednesday, 24 November 2010

It has to start here..

Counting calories is torture enough, but counting calories on a 800 kcal diet?

FYI, the average daily recommended calorie intake per person is anywhere between 1500 to 2000 kcals, depending on gender and weight. Most overweight people are recommended to lower their calorie intake to 1200 kcals a day if health reasons so dictates. So, where does 800 kcal measure in all this?

Simple: starvation.

But before we all jump to the Sofie's-tryin'-to-kill-herself conclusion, let me just say I'm doing this under professional supervision, and only for the next two weeks.

I guess I'm sharing this for the experience.

And as warnings to those who may have made plans to invite me over for brunches, barbeques and or eat-outs of any kind any time soon.

And as a strong reminder that I don't want to do this again, EVER!

Monday, 8 November 2010

A woman is independent when..

... she found out she's locked out of her house, and the first thing she does is:

1. Find the nearest masjid for Maghrib and Isya' prayers,
2. Find meehoon goreng and iced tea at the nearest mamak stall,
3. Beg her neighbor for a metal saw,
4. Proceed to cut through the front grill lock by the light of her car..

... all while entertaining phone calls from the so-called guys in her life: 1) the out-of-state dad who started the problem, and 2) the younger brother who is just too busy to help.

They say men take action. I have yet to see that actually happen.