I eat so much until people call me Dr. Fish Fish.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

$100 challenge 2011: Final post day 26-31

The hubby gave me a surprise on Thursday's night. After the conference, he decided to come to visit me again.

So, for my last few days during my budget month, all the expenses were spent on him. As a gratitute, I bought a roll cake that cost $4.59 to treat him.

My electricity this month is US$24.03.

And, the toll spent to fetch the hubby was $0.80.

So, from $100 in the beginning of the month... I spent a total of $92.77.

My remaining for my 31-day challenge is $7.23.

Most of the expenses were not for foods, but rather for things like gasoline, utility, grocery and postal service.

I was hoping to have $10.00 left, but I'm equally happy with how it turned out.

Thank to my dearest hubby... I shall put all the food photos that he had treated me.

As a gratitute, fish fish shall spoil him in November. Snowy snowy Chicago is waiting for him for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yes, he will be here again during those two seasons.

And thank you all for following this challenge of mine.

Next... which is starting this month... my low carb low fat high workout challenge. I'm targeting to get back to the healthy me during Form 4. My sweet 16.

XOXO, Fish Fish

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

$100 challenge 2011: Day 25

Quick one before I'm heading to work.

Yes... a morning blog. Forgot when was the last time I blogged in the morning.

The big tree outside my apartment is turning into beautiful mixture of green and yellow. Try to appreciate this nice weather more before it gets too cold in November.

I am targeting to put the photos when the hubby was here tonight.

Foods that I got for FREE. Heeee... You should hear his comment, really really cracked me up. My cute hubby, has his own humorous way.

Day 25 fund: $36.65
Spending: None

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

$100 challenge 2011: Day 22-24

The past three days, the hubby was in the house. Apart from the expenses I spent to pay the tolls to fetch and send him off, he had been spoiling me for the past three days by kindly refilling my gasoline and brought me around for good foods. More details with photos will be posted later this week.

Now I have quite a few work tasks to catch up.

So here is what I still have.

Day 24 fund: $36.65
Spending: $3.60 (tolls)

Friday, October 21, 2011

$100 challenge 2011: Day 21

The hubby will be in the house tonight. This weekends, will let him decide what he wants to do. Miss him. Want to see him. No update for the next two days. Strictly private moments with him.

Going to spend 80 cents later on for the toll.

So here is my pre-calculated deduction:

Day 21 fund: $40.25
Spending: 80 cents (Toll)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

$100 challenge 2011: Day 20

It's almost 2/3 of my challenge.

My 3rd day at the gym. It is getting easier for me, I think my body is building slowly for the routine workout I used to do daily.

In fact, I am in a very sleepy mode now after writing two pages of Chinese novel. It's been a long long time since I did this. I used to like to handwriting stories a lot... but that passion fade away years ago, and now, I'm picking it up again. Feeling really good.

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Dinner for tonight after the workout session. Mini seashells + cabbage + half pack of pickled squid left by the intern that was going away. With tom yam paste... this was actually good. 1/4 of the cabbage really soaked the umami of the squid and tanginess of the tom yam paste very well. With a few dried curry leaves... even better.

Finally went for my gasoline refill today. But I only refill $15, since that will make me survive until end of this month. My past three weeks gasoline have been really kind to me.

So, here is the summary for today.

Day 20 fund: $41.05
Spending: $15 (gasoline)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

$100 challenge 2011: Day 19

It's cold, rainy and windy outside.

But I like it.

My apartment feels so warm... I'm even sweating.

My 2nd day at the gym. It feels good. I'm not giving myself anymore lame excuses that I'm tired, no time.. blah blah blah...

I feel good after the workout. And... it was a good sleep for me last night. I'm hoping today will be the same too.

No photos of my foods, since they are almost the same as yesterday. I'm already completed 60% of my challenge.

Is it tough? In a way yes, since I can't eat some of my favorite food that will cost half of my budget easily with one purchase.

But in a way it's fun, since I'm using my "creativity" to combine things in my cabinets and refrigerator to make "yummy" meals.

So far they have been good.

I'm glad my half tank gasoline have survived until now, but tomorrow will definitely a refill.

Day 19 fund: $56.05
Spending: None

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

$100 challenge 2011: Day 18

Another very tiring day for me. Not only because of work, but also the 1 hr gym I did. But it felt sooooo good, I am almost in a sleepy mode now.

Shall let my photos do most of the talk tonight.

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I bought this a while ago.

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Finally got the chance to mix with a pack of tofu, and made 4 tofu burgers. Ate one as my breakfast with a cup of milktea.

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Dinner was using another ready to use ingredient that I had in my food storage.

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Japanese sara udon is good to make Kuching's style tomato gravy crispy noodle.

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My version of tomato gravy, unused packets of Heinz ketchup from the fast foods and lots of Chinese blach vinegar. Used some of the seasoning from the instant sara udon to thicken the gravy.

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That made a pretty awesome plate of tomato gravy noodle. The crispy noodle soaked the gravy, making eating it at slow and fast path giving different kinds of noodle texture.

I love my napa cabbage so much tonight. It was cooked to retain the crunch from the succulent area.

After my cup of sleeptime tea and an email to someone VIP, I shall head to the bed.

Oyasumi. I think my workout really helping my mind to relax.

Day 18 fund$56.05
Spending: None