Short of wallowing in self-pity because the irony of it all was that I was a video game producer. A video game producer, much like a film producer, handles money. A producer decides what to spend money on, vetoes game features that would cause resource drain, decides which talents/people are worth it etc. etc. etc. Basically, a producer has the power to make the development team's life a living hell (or heaven), depending on how much she has to spend. When it finally dawned on me (d-oh) to apply what I do at work to my personal life, balancing became easier. I created a worksheet on Google Docs and called it my personal Cost-Benefit Analysis.
I honestly didn't think I could make it because I didn't know where else to eat in Makati, where I live and work. So I experimented. Again, during that time, it did not occur to me to fix my lifestyle/health first so I wouldn't have to spend so much on medication.
Anyway, this will be a four-part series. Let's start with breakfast:
Anyway, I alternate this with oatmeal.
Oh and take note, this is my first breakfast. In a way, I am a hobbit: I eat a second breakfast two hours after.
The good news here was that my company served free pandesal for breakfast. I'd eat 5 of those. The bad news is, for you dieters out there, a piece of pandesal is actually equivalent to one cup of rice in terms of calorie content. Meep!
When I left Anino Games to become a part-time university professor for health reasons, I found more time to cook my second breakfast.
There are times when I like perfecting pancake shapes...
I have to admit, my 2nd breakfast choices are not always the healthiest, but I try to balance things out:
I prefer baking bacon as it helps you separate the oil with less the effort while keeping it crisp. I hate seeing bacon swimming in grease when frying.
Whenever I gorge on cholesterol for second breakfast, I make up for it by eating more fruits, vegetables and white meat during lunch and dinner. I don't want to be overzealous about healthy eating but there must always be balance.
Up next: The P100-A-Day Challenge: Lunch.
This will be a longer post (with more pics) because lunch has always been my most challenging meal of the day.
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