Wednesday, 25 April 2012

End of the 'Weekend'

Back to work tomorrow and I'm finally feeling almost myself again. The cough is almost gone, but more importantly my ability to breath is returning to me. I had a week where I felt like I was breathing around a plastic tube lodged in the base of my throat. I'm not 100% but getting there.

It's been getting really warm here! I've been wearing my face mask to work but it makes me so hot! Sweating off your make up before you arrive is not a sexy look. I've been looking on ebay for some more summer clothes, I've only been here two month and I'm already bored of all my clothes. I kind of want to wait until I lose some weight, but I don't know how long it will take so I'm not sure if it's worth it? I don't want to waste money.

I've been trying to prepare more food at home to avoid ordering food at work. I came to this decision when I realised I'd eaten McDonald's four times one week! McDonald's and KFC deliver here, and they have English language order lines (that can tell where you are by locating the phone so you don't need to know the Chinese address!) which means that all us foreign trainers use it a lot as it's something we can do ourselves instead of having to get our Chinese co-workers to do it for us. I'm not going super hardcore with it as I can't really read the nutritional info and the ones that actually have info only show kilojoules instead of kilocalories, so it's more a case of trying to make the best choices of what I'm offered. I can be difficult when you can't read menus to find something reasonable, so things have been a bit hit or miss, but I don't want to stop eating out with people as the social aspect is really important. It's so easy to become isolated here and I don;t want that to happen.

The other day I bought a red cabbage from the supermarket, but didn't really know what to do with it as cabbage salad seemed so boring. Luckily it was Google to the rescue, and I ended up making a sweet and sour cabbage dish I found on Simply Recipes. I kind of eyeballed how much of the ingredients I wanted to use as I was only making a couple of servings, and I added a bit of garlic on advice from the comments section, but it turned out pretty nice!

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