This week's Habit-A-Week was to Eat A Veggie.
Now, normally, this isn't a problem for me. I used to buy tons of veggies on the weekends which I would broil and splash with ponzu (soy sauce + citrus juice), and dust with a ton of herbs. This helped me eat a lot of veggies without even trying.
Or, I would make big salads with tons of different veggies and some chicken. I was even good on the dressing. Japan has a lot of oil-free salad dressings which aren't sweet, being based on soy sauce.
That all changed once I moved. People don't eat raw veggies in China. They need to be cooked, usually in sauce. The sauce is especially greasy and heavy in the area that I live. That makes me stay away from veggies in general.
I also need to be careful about the veggies that I buy, considering pesticides and pollution...
However, these are all excuses for not eating veggies. I've tried to cook more vegetables this week. I've made a few great dishes, like
(a kind of yam used to make tororo. This is quick and oh so yummy)
and the daikon in my kakuni (braised fatty pork).
(from googlesearch, not my picture)
I was sick in bed last weekend, and couldn't do a lot of cooking. I'm excited to start cooking again this weekend!
This week's weigh in: 66.7kg / 147lbs (-0.7kg)
Yay! I was so worried that I had gained a lot of weight while I was sick. I didn't eat a lot of junk food, but I didn't really eat healthy meals. Being sick in a foreign country is tough!
I'm also back into my habit of doing Wii Fit every day. Before I got sick, I would do 30 min in the morning (and remember, I wake up at 4:45 AM to do this...) and another hour at night. Now I am down only 30 min. I will try to increase it in the future, but right now, this is the amount that I can continue to do daily.
I hope your week is going well! Next week's challenge is to increase your fiber!