Soya Milk is not My Cup of Tea

I just don't find soy milk tasty. This strawberry-flavored soy milk particularly. Argh. There's something in it that tastes really weird. I think it's not even close to milk, save for the texture. No, I think the texture is grainy. I just forgot what the taste is, but certainly not milk.


Let the GM Diet Begin

Napapansin ko lang din na medyo matumal ang posts ko these past few days, kaya dadagdagan ko. Hehe. Matagal ko nang alam ang GM (General Motors) Diet na 'to, pero hindi ko matuloy-tuloy dahil parang sa all-fruit diet palang, parang fail na ako. Pero dahil tumataba na ako, susubukan ko ang tunay na disiplina ko at sundan ang crash diet na 'to... pero hindi ko sisimulan as in ngayon; saka na kapag nakapag-grocery na ako ng maayos. Iba-blog ko rin as much as possible ang mga kaganapan sa araw-araw na pagsunod ko sa kalokohang 'to: ang mga ayaw ko, mga gusto ko, ang timbang ko, at kung susuko na ako. Hehe. Good luck talaga sa'kin.

Para sa mga hindi pamilyar sa ka-demonyohang 'to, eto po ang complete guide, kung gusto n'yo ring i-try.

General Motors: Weight Loss Diet Program

The following diet and health program was developed for employees and dependents of General Motors, Inc. and is intended for their exclusive use. This program was developed in conjunction with a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was field tested at the Johns Hopkins Research Centre and was approved for distribution by the Board of Directors, General Motors Corp. at a general meeting on August 15, 1985. General Motors Corp. wholly endorses this program and is making it available to all employees and families. This program will be available at all General Motors Food Service Facilities. It is management's intention to facilitate a wellness and fitness program for everyone.

This program is designed for a target weight loss of 10-17 lbs per week. It will also improve your attitudes and emotions because of its cleansing systematic effects.

The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the food eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value.

This plan can be used as often as you like without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter because you will be lighter by at least 10 lbs. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.

During the first seven days you must abstain from all alcohol
You must drink 10 glasses of water each day

Day One All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consist of all the fruits you want. It is strongly suggested that you consume lots of melons the first day. Especially watermelon and a loupe. If you limit your fruit consumption to melons, your chances of losing three lbs. on first day are very good.

Day Two All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.

Day Three A mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet. No potatoes today.

Day Four Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. This will be combined with the special soup which may be eaten in limited quantities.

Day Five Today is feast day. You will eat beef and tomatoes. Eat two 10 oz. portions of lean beef. Hamburger is OK. Combine this with six whole tomatoes. On day five you must increase your water intake by one quart. This is to cleanse your system of the uric acid you will be producing.

Day Six Beef and vegetables. Today you may eat an unlimited amount of beef and vegetables. Eat to your hearts content.

Day Seven Today your food intake will consist of brown rice, fruit juices and all the vegetables you care to consume.

Tomorrow morning you will be 10-17 lbs. lighter than one week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. You may repeat this program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you are allowed two glasses of white wine in addition to the instructions on the program. You may substitute champagne for white wine. Under no circumstances are you to drink any other alcoholic beverages with the exception of beer which is allowed. Any liquor (bourbon,vodka, rum) is forbidden. Cream drinks are especially forbidden. You may have an occasional cordial such as creme de menthe or schnapps, but you must always limit yourself to two drinks. If you wine, drink only wine that day. If you have beer, drink only beer that day, etc. Alcohol adds empty calories to your diet. However, after the first week it will help your digestion and settle your stomach.

G.M.'S Wonder Soup

The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to consume large quantities of this soup.

28 oz, Water, 6 Large Onions, 2 Green Peppers, Whole Tomatoes (fresh or canned), 1 Head Cabbage, 1 Bunch Celery, 4 Envelopes Lipton Onion Soup Mix, Herbs and Flavouring as desired.

Additional Comments

Vegetables as may be taken in the form of a salad if desired. No dressing except malt, white or wine vinegar, squeezed lemon, garlic, herbs. No more than one tea spoon of oil.

You have been given a recipe for the WONDER SOUP which can be eaten in unlimited quantities. This soup is a supplement while you are on the program and it should be a pleasure to eat. Not everyone likes cabbage, green peppers, calory etc. This recipe is not inflexible. You may substitute vegetables according to your taste. You may add any vegetables you like: asparagus, peas, corn, turnips, green beans, cauliflower, etc. Try to stay away from beans (lima, pinto, kidney, etc.), however, because they tend to be high in calories even though they are very good for you.

Beverages you may consume while on the program :

  1. Water (flavoured with lemon/lime if desired).
  2. Club Soda is OK.
  3. Black Coffee. No cream or cream substitute. No sugar or sweetness.
  4. Black Tea = Herb or Leaf.
  5. Absolutely nothing else except the fruit juices which are part of day seven. No fruit juices before day seven.

How and Why It Works

Day One you are preparing your system for the upcoming programme. Your only source of nutrition is fresh or canned fruits. Fruits are nature's perfect food. They provide everything you could possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.

Day Two starts with a fix of complex carbo-hydrates coupled with an oil dose. This is taken in the morning for energy and balance. The rest of day two consists of vegetables which are virtually calorie free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.

Day Three eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from the fruits. You system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will still have cravings which should start to diminish by day four.

Day Four, bananas, milk and soup sound the strangest and least desirable. You're in for a surprise. You probably will not eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed the past three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets. You will be surprised how easy this day will go.

Day Five, Beef and tomatoes. The beef is for iron and proteins, the tomatoes are for digestion and fibre. Lots and lots of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. Your allowance calls for the equivalent of five "quarter ponders". Do not feel you have to eat all this beef. You must eat the six tomatoes.

Day Six is similar to day five, Iron and proteins from beef, Vitamins and fibre from vegetables. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today, compared to day one.

Day Seven finished off the program like a good cigar used to finish off Victorian meals, except much healthier. You have your system under control and it should thank you for the flushing and cleaning you just gave it.


Random Thoughts: October

Sobrang daming nangyari nung mga nakaraang araw-- merong masaya, meron ding malungkot, meron ding mga pangyayaring hindi ko alam kung paano bigyan ng reaksyon.

Hindi ko makakalimutan ang bagyong Ondoy dahil ngayon ko lang naranasan sa buong buhay ko ang katakot-takot na baha sa kanto ng Lifehomes-- well, lagpas tao lang naman. Pero sa street mismo namin, wala namang baha. Kaso walang kuryente, walang signal ang mga mobile networks at wala ring dial tone ang telepono. Siguro masasabi ko naring maswerte na rin kami kumpara sa mga taong nagpalipas ng gabi sa mga bubungan ng bahay nila-- nilalamig, basa at gutom-- para lang hindi anurin ng delubyong gawa ng bente-kwatro oras na ulan.

Lumipas rin ang birthday ko na parang wala namang nangyari. Hindi ko naramdaman, actually. Maraming taong bumati, siguro nga sapat narin yun-- pero hindi ako nag-celebrate. Or-- hindi pa, pwede namang i-postpone muna, tutal eh may krisis pa naman. Hindi na ata ako sanay na hindi nagse-celebrate, dahil tradisyon ko na ang magkaroon ng maliit na get-together tuwing birthday ko.

Kelan lang din, our high school directress passed away. Maraming nalungkot dahil mahal namin ang aming directress na si Mrs. Brown kahit na uma-umaga kaming sine-sermunan noong high school pa kami. Pumunta kaming magkaka-klase sa wake niya kagabi sa Christ the King para makita sana siya kahit sa huling mga sandali, pero nakasara ang casket niya. Nalungkot talaga ako, dahil hindi na na namin alam kung ano na ang itsura ng Immaculada ngayong wala na si Mrs. Brown-- it will never be the same again.

Marami-rami narin pala akong na-invest para sa camera ko, although mumurahin lang naman... nakabili na ako ng flower lens hood at filter. Isusunod ko nalang yung mga lente, tripod, ilaw at flash. Tapos binigyan ako ng camera bag ni Jas (officemate ko na 16 years nang nagshu-shoot), sobrang thankful ako-- tutal hindi naman daw niya nagagamit, birthday gift n'ya nalang raw sa'kin. Thank you Jas! At sa lahat ng taong bumati sa akin nung birthday ko, salamat po ng marami!