Junk Junk Nothing But Junk

My husband went to a vending show the other day, and came home with a huge bag of snacks.

The only good thing about this was the bag itself. It was a large mesh bag that could be used for grocery shopping! LOL

junk food

In the old days, I would have been thrilled! I would have ate the chocolate & cream cakes, danishes, chips, candy bars, and cookies without batting an eye lash. Between the two of us, we would have ate most of it in a few days. Sad!

But the new me took one look at all of it, and sighed. This is why Americans are sooooo fat and out of shape. This garbage is in our vending machines and this is the junk that we keep stuffing into our mouths.

I took a look at most of the labels and was just shocked. Most were sneaky and had “two servings” so the calories were twice as much. 600 calories for a danish? 200 for a cookie? Hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup! It made me sick!

I do admit I guess while I was searching, I was hoping to find maybe one or two healthy offerings, but basically nothing was edible. (Except for the organic green tea samples from Bigelow)

It’s very sad to realize that we as a nation will all continue to be obese until products like this are taken off the market!

Back from Vacation

I feel good, back from a wonderful vacation. As usual, made good and bad choices, but all in all, I feel pretty good. We walked a lot, as well as ATV riding, which believe it or not, is good for muscles and balance.

Desserts and fatty foods were occasionally on the menu, but so were broiled fish, brown rice, fruit, salads, and portion control.

Won’t be weighing myself for at least a week, waiting until I get back on track. I don’t think I gained, but I don’t want to know if I did. It would be too discouraging!

Vacation Tempations

Well, I gave in to vacation temptations. I had spaghetti and meatballs on Saturday night (brought home a doggy bag) and today, I had a few of Mike’s Cheesy fries with gravy (poutine) and a piece of deep rich chocolate mousse cake. It was delish!

I am trying very hard to be good, and I am making good decisions some of the time to make up for the bad decisions the rest of the time! LOL

Bad Choices = Bad Day

I was really baaaaad today. Dad and mom came over for dad’s birthday. I picked at the bones/skin of the homemade rotisserie chicken while Mike was slicing it and I had some birthday cake. I tried to be honest with the calories and portions and tried to calculate higher.

I did ask mom about the calorie info for the cake and it was 280 calories, 12g fat with 14 servings for the whole cake. Since it was just the four of us, she brought over half the cake. I originally estimated there might be 6 servings, but there truly was 7. I had one piece, plus a few bites of the leftover big chunk that mike ate later on tonight, so I calculated two slices of cake.

I added all the info into myfitnesspal food diary today, I was over 325 calories! The sad part is I could probably eat another dinner right now! sigh! I am hoping I calculated my calories very high so I really didn’t do as bad as it shows! eeek!

It’s funny. When I eat healthier, more sensible choices I don’t find myself getting hungry as much. When I eat food that is higher in calories, etc, I find myself wanting more to eat. Not satisfied. I have to keep that in mind when I want to reach for bad foods. I need to keep reminding myself that better choices keeps me happier!

Sugar The Bitter Truth


Very interesting video. 90 minutes long, and really boring and scientific in a lot of parts, but stick it out and toward the end, he brings it all together summing it up!

I am not going to give up sugar all together by any means, but it did give me an incentive to cut way down on sugar, except for berries, fruits, etc.

Sensa Sprinkle Diet

While searching for a few good web sites, I found this article from Calorie Count @about.com:

Fad or Real Deal? The Sensa Sprinkle Diet

All for $60 a month?

Sensa contains natural and artificial flavors in a base of maltodextrin (derived from corn), tricalcium phosphate, silica, FD&C Yellow 5, carmine, and milk and soy derivatives.

If it’s so good, then why do they have to use artificial flavors and colors? Yuck! Wow! I am all for trying new things, and this might very well work for some, but if it compromises your health with chemicals and other un-natural additives then I got to say NO!

The exact combination of the Sensa blends are proprietary and patent-pending. However, no flavors are derived from meat sources and there is no mushroom, nutmeg, cinnamon, fish or garlic. Some flavors may contain milk and soy derived ingredients

Blah blah blah. How can they get away with this? Doesn’t the FDA mandate that all ingredients should be labeled, etc. Hmmph.

As a food product, FDA approval is not required for Sensa. All of Sensa’s ingredients are on the FDA designation list of GRAS — Generally Recognized as Safe.

Yeah, and we all know how “safe” the FDA GRAS list is.

Nope, not for me! I would rather be fat!