Tuesday, April 15, 2008

tuesday, great day!

first off, it's great to know that there are so many other grocery store snobs out there!

secondly, today is a great day!
1) it's beautiful outside.
2) i already worked out today.
3) i biked to work and it wasn't windy (wind is a bikers enemy).
4) the biggest loser finale is tonight (hooray! although i will be sad that it's over...).
5) i got a free square of dove dark chocolate on the street this morning. free chocolate? hoooorrrrraaaaayyyyyy!

i wanted to talk for a brief moment about these videos that sister skinny posted. it's a series of videos posted on youtube, well worth watching by the way, called super slim me. it's about this british girl who tries to get down to a hollywood size 0, or UK size 4. she exercises, and eats 500 calories a day. she does reveal some truths about the diet, fashion, and celebrity industries, but nothing was really shocking to me. the way i see it, is that you are born with a certain type of body. this body has a pretty specific general shape and bone structure. some women have large breasts, curvy hips, a round bottom.... other's don't. you can change a lot about your body but you can't change your bone structure. unless you remove ribs or something - i've heard about some people doing this haha. actually i know a girl who got bum implants in mexico, but that is another story all together! in terms of size zero, i think it's attainable for some women and not for others, although it's not something you should strive to attain if it doesn't come naturally to you. i also think that if you have to eat only 500 calories a day to be a size zero, it's not worth it! don't do it! this video bothered me because she was crash dieting - trying to lose as much weight as possible in the shortest amount of time. who is to say, that if she took it slower and just tried to lose 1-2 pounds a week, that she wouldn't drop as much weight as she wanted without feeling deprived or being unhealthy? hmmmmm? just a thought! obviously crash diets are not the way to go. i felt for her though when she was sooooo hungry and just snapping at everyone. i've been hungry before and trust me, hunger + me = total bitch.

in other news, i got this free sample in the mail. a three day supply of salba. apparently it's some sort of magic superfood, the "richest source of omega 3 fatty acids and fibre found in nature. i am going to try it out for three days and see how i feel. it's recommended that you eat it with breakfast.

today i'm eating:

all bran muffin (2)

cereal (1)

oatmeal (3)
added flax and salba (1)
little orange (0.5)

grapes and yogurt (2)

santa fe rice and beans weight watchers meal (5)
1/2 banana (1)

yogurt and strawberries (1.5)

chicken veggie burger (4)
bread (3)
peas (1)
kale (0)

4 miles running, 8 miles biking :)


Cara said...

Sounds like your days are getting better. Woo hoo!

Also good job on all the exercise!!

I agree with you on your point about the body shape thing for sure. Just not possible with some body types.

Erin said...

I have heard SO much about Salba, it is the new flax or something. Do you like it? Is is a flax type texture?

I have had that Dove chocolate, and it is delicious. I think 4 squares were about $1.50 at walmart. Not cheap, but GOOD!

Jennifer said...

Dove chocolate is the BEST! :)

Thanks for posting that video! IT was really interesting and entertaining to watch. I loved the Starvation Army thing and when she brought the skeleton wearing the dress, haha! :)

I have two pairs of Gap size 12 jeans in different styles. One is too baggy on me now, and the other I can just squeeze into but it gives me a horrible muffin top. Go figure, eh?

P.O.M. said...

Wow, that is so sad - 500 calories a day? Just not worth it. I agree. Some women (like me) are just not made to be that small. No matter what. I think my goal of 130 is even pushing it. My body is happy and healthy at this 136 I seem to be stuck at. But I eat like 1200 calories a day and work out 4 times a week.

Keep us posted on the Salba!

Jen said...

OH I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Dove Dark Chocolate...I bought a bar on the weekend and have been allowing myself a couple squares every day! HEAVENLY!!

I need to watch the video...sounds awful!

I completely agree with what you said about body types though! I could never be a size zero! For instance, I wear a 36 bra size and it is right against my rib cage...I just want the best body I can have!

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Randi said...

Sounds like a gooooood day!

Video was sort of messed, if she wanted to get to as small as she possibly could, she certainly went the wrong way about it. 500 calories wasn't even enough for brain functions. of course her body is gonna hold on to fat.

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