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It turns out, Chinese food doesn't have to be my enemy!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I used to order Chinese food and get General Tso's chicken, crab rangoon, lo mein, those teriyaki beef stick thingys and an eggroll, and just stuff myself to the point of almost throwing up. Then I would be sad because I couldn't eat anymore. I avoided Chinese food for a long time since I started Sparkpeople, because I just couldn't handle it. Well, I think I can now. Last night I ordered shrimp and steamed mixed vegetables with garlic sauce on the side. I made half a cup of brown rice, because my Chinese restaurant only has white. I measured out 3 oz of shrimp, and 1 cup of the veggies. I dipped all of the shrimp in the garlic sauce, and then threw the rest of the sauce away, instead of pouring the whole thing over all of my food. And I actually finished the meal feeling satisfied. I think I'm gonna be OK.
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  • DONNALHALL
    wonderful job you are doing. I love beef n broccoli and fried rice with onions and sprouts and fried chicken wings but guess what? I don't buy that stuff anymore. I eat plenty of salads, soups, grilled chicken, oatmeal , honey nut cheerios. Tonight I fixed wheat noodles with 98% reduced cream of broccoli soup with 2% milk and added spinach and broccoli with seasonings. It was the bomb. I also sauteed the pan first with a little margarine to do the onions. YUM. See I am learning to cook healthy. Plus I try to exercise 4-6 times per week. This is a lifestyle change. I treat myself to 1-2 Ms. Fields cookies per week not everyday. I will love me now and you are an inspiration to us already. Keep up the good work. God bless you richly. Donna
    3784 days ago
  • STAR1970
    Awesome job. I too love chinese and have avoided it for the same reasons. You give me hope.
    3785 days ago
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