Saturday, November 1, 2008

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Since seeing a high fructose corn syrup (hrcs) commercial by the Corn Refiners Association a bit ago, I've been doing a bit of research on hrcs. It seems it's not as horrible as we all thought. It's about as horrible as sugar. Which isn't great, but not the evil thing we were led to believe it is. The main problem with hrcs is it's in EVERYTHING. So basically we are just consuming way too much sugar.

Time Magazine did an article about it in September. It was interesting. I think it's funny the way some things are "bad" for us and then they're "good" for us. I remember avoiding palm and coconut oils like crazy. Only buying certain brands of fruit snacks and peanut butter and avoiding cool whip thinking those oils are the worst kind to put in your body. Now we're told they are some of the best.

It's crazy how fast science changes it's mind.

Friday, October 31, 2008


I totally ate candy today. I worked from 12:30 until 8:30pm without a lunch break and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters between 3 and 6:30pm. I was really hungry and snitched some candy. Then someone brought us rice crispy treats at work and I ate some. Bad Bad. Oh well... it's Halloween and I did come home and eat dinner instead of eating more junk.

Happy Halloween everyone!

So far this week...

I've done pretty well. I've worked out a few times, had lots of water and eaten reasonably healthy. Hopefully my next measurements are happy ones :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

OOOhhhh Yuck!

Don't read this if you don't want to be grossed out :)

Since I started my cleanse a few weeks ago, I'm always checking out the toilet to see if there are worms or other weird things. Crazy, I know! I never thought I'd be checking out poo, especially the 17 times I day I go now! But I'm soooo worried I'll see a worm. It would be completely and totally traumatic to me. So... the other day I saw this weird thing. It looked like a fish. Like an anchovy. I don't know what an anchovy looks like...LOL. But it looks like an anchovy on pizza in cartoons looks like. Just a little gross fish. Sick and wrong!!!

Working Out & Mindless Rambling

I did a 40 minute work-out yesterday afternoon. I've been so tired lately, that after my work-out, I just stayed there on the floor and almost fell asleep. Then when I got up, my back was killing me from doing leg-lifts and then just staying flat on my back for a while.

It's my day off (from work, not from and I am totally taking a nap this morning. I've been looking forward to it all week. It's the first time in a long time I've had a day not completely scheduled out.

Yesterday I ate a bagel w/cream cheese for breakfast with some herbal tea. Not the healthiest choice. For lunch I had a sandwich on whole wheat bread. It had turkey, cheese & spinach on it. After work I had a quesadilla with spinach and cheese. Dinner last night was taco soup which is healthy, but then I had a piece of amish friendship bread last night. I guess my eating isn't totally horrible, but once again it could be better. I had whole wheat pancakes this morning.

I have been avoiding sweets & desserts along with pop (which is really hard). The working out isn't too bad. I always put it off, but once I'm doing it, it's not bad. I rarely watch tv. I have three shows I watch, ever, and I'm always go, go, go, but working out forces me to chill if that makes sense. I watch some mindless tv (like Inside Edition) while I work out. I think it's good not only for my body to get the excersise, but also for my mind to focus on nothing for a bit. I haven't been working out during my regular tv shows, because I like sitting on the couch and relaxing during them. I also like having that extra bit of mind-relaxation while my body is not relaxing during other shows. I'm pretty sure I'm rambling on and not making a lick of sense. Let's just say I'm extremely stressd out and getting close to a breaking point and for my mental health along with my physical health, working out is good for me :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Work Out

I did 40 minutes tonight. I mostly work my abs every day. Probably 25-30 minutes were abs. It's how I've lost inches before. I truly believe that everyone is different and everyone loses weight differently. I've never had much luck with the killer cardio work-outs. I use an exercise ball and floor exercises. I also like to work my arms. I've always hated my arms.

Weekly Update... still fat :)

Here are the weekly stats:

waist: 36 1/2
hips: 42 3/4 (well, at least I lost something)
thigh: 25
arm:14 1/4