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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Diet/Life Update!

Hi guys! How are you all? I'm still in Miami for Spring Break, so I will be back in Gainesville on Sunday 3/15, so for those of you who are exchanging emails with me regarding the sales, please be a little patient. I apologize for the delay.

Anyhoodles, let me just say that spring break is NOT good for dieters. Since both my BF and his brother's birthdays are during spring break (My bf: 3/12, his bro: 3/13, weird hun?) so it's going to be massive consumption of food within the next 2 days. Well, it's not like I'm doing so well before the birthday bashes anyway. One thing I love about coming home, other than being stress free for a week, is that my mom would make delicious food for me!! YUM! I've been a total piggie for the past few days, so yea...I'm a little guilty.

However, I brought one Jullian Michaels' workout vid with me. It's called Eliminate fat, Boost metabolism, or something like that, and it works AMAZINGLY! The workout is about 45 mins including warm up, but I can only do about 25 mins, it totally kicks my behind! I'm left huffin' and puffin', and the girls in the vid act like they are totally normal. My goal is to complete the 45 min vid one of these days.

Also, being on a diet and in Miami made me realize that I'm a serious addict for Japanes cuisine. Up in Gainesville, since it's a shitty town, we don't get many great restaurants, so I don't usually go out to eat fancy food. However, in Miami they are EVERYWHERE!!

Yesterday I went w/ my BF's mom and sis to this restaurant called Raw to have their sashimi bowl (Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, Octupus over rice and seaweed).


The day before that I went to Sea Siam to have their famous Dragon roll (Shrimp Tempura with avocado drizzled with Eel sauce).


And the day before that, I went to a restaurant called Moon to have their Dynamite roll (I THINK it's crab with spicy mayo that was blown by that torch thingy)...


Needless to say, my stomach was very satisfied and my wallet was being tortured. Japanese food is WAY too damn expensive! Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this entry, cuz I'm getting hungry again looking at all these food...That's it y'all, peace out!

Tao

p.s. I will do a beauty related post when I get back to Gainesville.
p.p.s. My mom bought my BF one of those Chinese cakes that has fruit w/in the layers that's DAMN yummy!
p.p.p.s I swear to God that I will learn how to make sushi even if it kills me.

23 comments:

izumi said...

japanese food (especially sushi and sashimi) are DAMN expensive! we wait for a fish truck to roll by our house to get fish 'cause it's just so expensive. but i can't help myself from going out to restaurants and getting those yummy rolls.. dragon rolls, crunchy rolls, etc. SO GOOD! and i'm japanese and i'm too lazy to make these rolls.. hahahaa. so good luck if you find a recipe.. please share! :)

angie519 said...

Haha you have a thing for sushi don't cha!? =P

YUMMY!!

Ohh it's okay. Indulge because you're on vacay! I'm sure you'll stick with your diet/video afterwards =P

I have things one dance aerobic video that I do (or use to). I think it's called Pump it up (ministry of sound). I really like it! I have yet to do all of it though but doing it for like 2 months straight last summer I feel like it really made a difference! Now I must start again!

I will drink more water! My doctor told me to as well! Thanks!!

Hahhaha well I love YOUR eyes!! =)

fuzkittie said...

I swear Asian KNOW how to make cake, with fruits, real whipped cream (none of that stupid icing stuff), and just fluffy soft cake that's not overly sweet!! Mmmmm, I love me some fob cake, hahahaha.

I love Japanese food!! ^^ But I can't eat raw stuff...

le_beaute said...

its good to eat well once in a while as long!! so splurgeeee away! I want to lose several lbss before summer comes as well. So, I wish you the best of luck! :)

GiGi said...

When your on vacation there is no diets. Enjoy your food, your cake, & whatever else you like. You can go back to your routine afterwards.

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

I love sushi, especially the rolls with avocado! Looks good...

Nu Nu Doll said...

Omg Tao those pictures were so beautiful, my stomach is growling so hard now! You should deff. learn how to make sushi! It is very easy, and it saves a lot of money! :D

Elisa said...

This is crazy! All I've been eating for the past 5 days has been Dragon and Dynamite rolls. lol... I don't go anywhere nice, though, just the food court at a nearby mall. I'm too cheap :P

Julienne said...

Ah, that dragon roll looks SO good! I love anything with avocados, eel sauce, and cream cheese. My mouth is watering hahaha!

Hauteface said...

Now i want sushi :(

SexxyStarr said...

now i want sushi too, even though the only kind i've tried is the califonia roll?

~Mel said...

haha.. anyhoodles.. i'm totally gonna use that! i LOVE miami.. always have such great food and fun times.. japanese is soo yummy but no raw stuff for me.. hehe.. it's just the texture.. but bring on the rolls please!! making sushi isn't that hard actually.. but i wouldn't ask a sushi chef to judge me.. haha.

Shen said...

hi tao. hope spring break is doing great (as seen from post, look like it!). hope you can join my contest. :)

Solacium said...

yay!!! i'm so happy you updated!! i can't wait for more videos!!!!!

I want to ask you for reviews on specifics products because I watched your makeup collection video and saw that you had a few things I've been really interested in using but isn't sure about buying! But I know you're busy, so that'll have to wait for another day! :D

mayaari said...

ohmygah suuuuuushi...I need to find a good sushi place! I think I have one of those sushi kits in my pantry, because I wanted to learn how to make my own sushi...sadly it's been in the box ever since I bought it, haha =P

I gave you an award on my blog :)

jojoba said...

let me fix up a traditional japanese feast for you! come her baby! seriously, i cook terikai chicken like Santori restaurant's and sushi too. :)

MakeupByRenRen said...

i used to be in gainesville all the time because my ex went to UF...ur right...no good restaurants!

Anonymous said...

maybe try doing the 30-day shred first b/c the workouts are shorter (less likely to give up doing the workout when each of the three circuits in the video is less than 30 minutes each- you can do one in the am and another in the pm). I am getting those other two videos later for when I have more time to workout on weekends. The sushi looks so good, but it's not really killing your diet b/c it is nutritious, right?

cheryl said...

hey vacation is for eating up so enjoy, tao! :-P i looooove asian cuisine whenever i'm in seattle! it's so great that u're following a workout video... talking of which, i've been eating more than i should lately! T_T

Fifi said...

i love sushi!
I can eat them rawww
hehe

have fun in Miami! :)

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

Food looks good! I feel grateful that fish/sushi is very access here! you can find really decent and cheap food here. You have to come one day!

Olive said...

I hope your having a good spring break! Your pics made me so hungry!

sweets4uk said...

gosh looking at those pics of the sushi makes me want to cry, sushi is my favourite thing....and I have had what I call 'funky rolls' like the dragon roll in almost 4 years now, because its hard to find rolls like that over here, most are the boring ones...and sometimes the british put tuna fish (no not raw tuna the other type of tuna) in a california roll, wtf?! those pics gave me such a craving!!