July 19, 2024

8 thoughts on “Walking to Calbayog

  1. There is a Pure Gold in Subic that carries a lot of American products. By the way John, I thought you were going on a diet? Those breakfast burritos will do you absolutely no good…but they will make you feel happy! 😉

    1. Did I say “diet”? I remember saying I wanted to lose weight, but nothing about a diet. I’m no good at diets so I have to go the limited intake route. I can eat less but when it comes to having to eat certain things on a regular basis, I just can not do that.

      1. I’m pretty sure you mentioned a weight loss contest between you and your son (which translates to diet!). Intake has nothing to do with losing lbs unless you are talking calories. Remember, you can eat as many calories as you like but you better be burning off more than you take in!

        1. Yes a weight losing contest not necessarily a low cal diet. A diet is whatever you eat, but a more healthy diet is what helps you lose weight. I’m not very good at the low calorie thing, as I’m sure most overweight people are not. I know that I can lose the weight, but I have to do the exercise to accomplish that. Once I see the pounds coming off, I get more motivated and focused. When/If I lose focus, it’s hard to get started again. For instance, before going to Texas on vacation last year I was losing weight good and even got down to 270 lbs, and still going, slowly, but going. After I got to Texas and starting eating all the food that I had been missing out on, the weight went back up. I need to find a way to stop doing that. I think that if I ever get to my goal, 215lbs, then I would not ever go back up again.

          1. LOL UJ I was 325 lbs when i landed in PH, over last 2 years down to 210 pounds, eating a good mix of fresh fruits, veggies, little red meat, lots fish,chicken,pork but staying away from too much breads,I got to admit the Filipino diet been good to me, Many I have heard say Filipino food is bland or boring I’m lucky not to find it so enjoying most Filipino food i have tried but having balut once was enough for me.

          2. I too went from 330 lbs down to 270 lbs in about 2 years, but then I went back to Texas for a visit and gained 21 of those lbs back. My body has adjusted to the Philippines so it’s harder to lose weight now. My biggest problems are for sure breads, rice and Mountain Dew. I can eat more chicken than anyone I know and I love fruits and most vegetables. I’m going to need for that fitness center to open though, I know it. You tried balut once more time than I have and one more time than I ever will.

  2. That’s right John. Pure Gold is one of my absolute shopping trips when I am in Angeles because of the wide variety of American foods that I can’t find anywhere else.
    I usually buy King Sue bacon because the American bacon that I can buy is just too expensive. I like the King Sue bacon but hate all the other King Sue products. Go figure.
    Breakfast burritos are one of my favorite meals and I like them the same way you do. Bacon, potatoes, scrambled eggs and cheese. Yum. I think I may have to cook that up for dinner here tonight.

    1. I will be glad when/if they put in a Pure Gold. Juvic told me that the store was huge. The way she described it really reminded me of a Sam’s Club.
      I haven’t seen any King Sue bacon that I know of. I don’t pay much attention to the names, but I will check on that. I usually just get the Filipino bacon. Sometimes it’s just a bunch of scrapes, but there are times, like the 6 packages Lita just bought, that it looks good.
      I’m thawing out a package now and will cook some potatoes too. I’m out of cheese, but I’ll have the bacon, eggs, potatoes and I’ll add some onion and peppers. Sometimes I don’t even put the eggs in there. I like the breakfast burritos with migas also.

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