Friday, February 4, 2011

I know

I should have been putting something up. ADD strikes again I guess. I've been reading a lot of stuff lately. I think the snow and generally super cold weather has us all a little cabin feverish. The brain is churning.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Getting healthy accountability.

So Mel says I have no one to keep me accountable for working out. She doesn't want to do it. So I figured who better than the world. Here its is I will post a comment for everyday I work out and if I don't, except for Sundays, people can gripe at me and ridicule me into doing it.


304 Ugh

35 minutes on th Wii
10 push ups
50 crunches

A little something everyday.

I want to try and post something up everyday. Whether it's an update on progress or a tidbit I learn. If I keep consistent this will hopefully help somebody.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday used to be Sacred

Use to be you could only find the most basic of things open on Sunday, now just about everything is open and it's a required work day. What's funny though is people will whine if they have to work on it, but you don't find them in church or doing something to help out others. They're usually out demanding somebody else be working to entertain them or serve them.

What happened?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Eating better just isn't in the budget.

So there is an interesting article about Wal-Mart trying to make nutritious food more affordable. I find it interesting that they state that those on food assistance programs can't afford to eat healthy.

Well tell you what, it is hard!

For one thing, Organic has become a fashion label. ALL THE BUSINESSES DO IS USE LESS PESTICIDES then they can tack on a buck or two to the price tags.

High Fructose corn syrup. I'm sure by now everyone has seen the Corn Growers Associations commercials about how high fructose corn syrup is the same as sugar and fine in moderation. Here's a fact for you though. There are several kinds of sugars, your basics are sucrose, lactose, dextrose, and fructose.

Sucrose is one of your most basic simple sugars. It's found throughout nature and easier for your body to break down.

Lactose is a little different coming from milk. Problem with it is that some people do not possess the necessary enzyme to break it down otherwise they are in pain.

Dextrose, just another name for glucose, same sugar your body produces and uses for energy.

Fructose, in small amounts it's the same as as your basic sugars but it is processed in the liver instead. Your liver, instead of expelling it when there is more than it can handle will convert it to fat and store it. That's the problem with HIGH FRUCTOSE corn syrup. You get way too much and it overwhelms your liver and causes you to produce more fat instead of burning through fat the way it is supposed to.

On a budget, or on assistance, it's hard to get away from no matter what you buy. You have to become a label reading fiend. It's hard to have fructose in moderation when there is tons of it in everything. Of course the CGA wants you to know it's okay, they are selling you a by product.

Will work for girl scout cookies.

Apparently a snow day means,

"I'll do chores if I can have a girl scout cookie?"

Mercenaries I tell you, I've raised a bunch of mercenaries.

Why can't you grow your own food?

I live in an apartment.

We only have a 4000 square foot house and a 2 acre yard.

You have to have a farm to do that.

I kill plants.

You wouldn't believe the amount of excuses people come up with for why they can't do something. I told the kids to clean up the living room and our youngest daughter looked at me and said...

"But, that will be work!"

Yes Emma, you'll have to work.Sometimes you have to put in a little effort. Take a look at what Mike Lieberman is doing over at Urban Organic Gardener and then tell me you can't grow your own food.