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See a 4 Year Old Burger

Monday, March 15, 2010

I have seen this experiment in other places however today I just came across this newer video. Some of you might have already seen this lady on some other shows however I don't watch daytime television so I had never heard of her...

Apparently she has a McDonalds' kids cheeseburger that she carries around with her that is 4 years old! It looks like she just picked it up from the restaurant before the show. It is crazy! This reminds me not to eat junk food (can you even call it food) from restaurants that are chains... It made me laugh though because I thought to myself - I remember when I was younger and we would find a french fry from a restaurant under our car seat that had slide down for a few weeks or months... it looked the same as it did the day it took its place in hiding. Are we really eating all this junk? Maybe that is what is stored in my back-end and won't burn off...

Go see this amazing short video to see the burger for yourself - you will be scared to eat these things again!

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GOMEGGO1 3/16/2010 10:01PM

    This reminds me of a recent experiment some co-workers and I did. There was an uneaten left over cheese zombie (basically a baked cheese sandwich with homemade bread) on our staff room table that had been prepared by our kitchen. We jokingly wondered how long it would last if it were just left, so we propped it up against the white board and there it sat... and sat... and sat until about 6 weeks later when we noticed that it was starting to get a few moldy dots on it. The mold was probably due to it being wrapped up in plastic wrap and the fact that since it was made on site it likely didn't have many preservatives. However, it did make us think about the longevity of processed food. If some food can last many years (like on the video) without much change think about what it is doing when it sits in our stomachs... it doesn't change until we expel it. Now that's disgusting!

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RUNNING4MYLYF 3/16/2010 6:53PM

    OMG....that's an eye opener. I don't really eat fast food...Well, Chick-fil-a and Wendy's Chili. But I don't want my kids to either, now. EWWW!!!

Thanks for the info.

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RUNNINGOLLIE 3/16/2010 6:48PM

    Crazy video- I had no idea! I stopped eating McDonald's because there are not a lot around the DC/Va area and I knew it was bad but not that bad!!!

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WALEB1002 3/16/2010 6:40PM never eating McDonald's again!!!! YUCK! thank you for sharing!!!!

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SUGIRL06 3/16/2010 6:31PM

    I have been doing nothing but watching her videos since I clicked on your link. I like the hostess! Haha. Thanks for sharing!

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Weight Loss Update: March 15, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

As I'm sitting here eating some fresh cut pineapple as a mid-morning snack, I have just realized I have not updated everyone on my stats. So, here it goes...

emoticon Pounds Lost: 0 pounds lost. I seem to be doing all the workouts and calorie reduction however I am not losing any weight. I have calculated everything for exercise and things eaten however I have not lost the weight. This is the most annoying part of trying to lose weight. Yes, I have calculated that I should have lost more than three pounds this month however it just hasn't happened. I hope that this plateau changes because seriously exercising and eating lower calories isn't all that fun - some results would be nice too. Not hoping for miracles however if I should have lost three pounds (as to what the numbers add in to be) I would hope to at least lose around 1/2 pound! That would be nice to see the weight scale go down once again since it has been almost one month since I have seen any change in my weight. I have also done my measurements however I have not seen any change. Nothing is moving or getting lost...

emoticon Since the beginning of 2010 the miles that I have run (just running) has been 89.41 Miles. I call that something good however I will hope to see that go up much more when the weather finally gets warm for good. Right now we have had rain for the last four days - and cooler weather once again. Other than that, I am proud to announce that I am getting closer to my goal of running 10 miles this Spring. We ran 6.5 miles the other day and we were feeling a little tired but could have gone the extra few miles I think. Unfortunately the time was getting short so we had to make sure that we returned home.

Overall Lost in March: (In my opinion, this should be much better considering all the workouts and calorie reductions)
Thigh: 0 inches
Chest: 0 inches
Arm: 0 inch
Weight: - pounds
Waist: .5 inches
Hips: 0 inches
Neck: 0 inches

All in all, I wish there were more positive results with all the hard work I am putting in to my weight loss adventure. I am proud to announce that we are eating vegan and have done so for 10 days now! Yay! We are getting used to the revised eating plans and loving every bit of it. It is almost as if we are learning a new culture of living - still not comparable to living in another country though I'm afraid. I still have a long way to go until I am finished with my weight loss hopes and dreams however I am about 6 pounds from the top of my "average" weight for my height. I am so close and I think that is why it is so hard to lose those few extra pounds. In addition, I think this is the reason why it is hard for me to be happy with no results after a whole month. I hope to at least lose one pound this month - not sure if that is going to happen though... emoticon

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KA_JUN 3/15/2010 11:41PM

    Don't lose heart, it may just be that you're building muscle considering the fact it seems like you're putting in time. When I plateaued, recently, I think it was do to muscle bulking up, not a bad thing considering it burns more, but a little disconcerting if you're measuring. Keep up the good work!

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ELISA322 3/15/2010 11:08PM

    Hang in there. Sometime last year I went through a month without losing any pounds or inches, and it was very frustrating since I was working out 6 times a week and eating right. Finally after 4-5 weeks though, the scale started to move again. I guess our bodies are very stubborn and is fighting to keep every inch of fat to protect ourselves from some famine, I suppose.

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SUGIRL06 3/15/2010 11:05AM

    Plateaus just plain stink! Your body will catch up eventually they say. Its very annoying waiting for it though! The running sounds great! I have been having a hard time lately. My longs runs are not going well but I keep on pushing! Good luck with yours too!

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STRONGMELISSA24 3/15/2010 10:43AM

    I am so happy for you for the amount of miles that you have run! That is just fantastic! And congrats on the .5 inches lost from your waist!

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Day 9: 21 Day Vegan Kickstart Challenge

Monday, March 15, 2010

Two days into the second week of the vegan challenge, we are sticking tight to eating vegan and loving just about every minute of it. Here is the food from the challenge that we prepared.

Breakfast: The other day I was supposed to make this recipe however I ran out of garlic - strange for this household to run out since we purchase it in bulk. But, nonetheless it was perfect so that we could have this tasty breakfast meal on Sunday - day of rest. We had vegan tempeh bacon called Facon Bacon, sprouted whole grain toast and blueberry pancakes. Well, I didn't eat the pancakes because I don't care for them however the hubster had them. I didn't make the recipe that was suggested on the website challenge page however I used the musician Moby's personal recipe. Sorry, I can't post where I got the recipe because I got it a few years ago from a video I watched. It's vegan and yummy! I am posting my husband's vegan meal and my vegan meal.

Lunch: I have been testing out different recipes for Mac N Cheese since I absolutely love it. Unfortunately I am not pleased with this recipe. I did change the recipe a little by using soy flour instead of rice flour however the taste of cheese was just not there. I got this recipe from Vegetarian Times Magazine since it was supposed to be rated high in the restaurant that it was created in from Oregon ( I think that is what it said). In addition, we added some Reduced Guilt Corn Chips from Trader Joes' with Salsa. We did however love the pasta that we found at Walmart. It is corn pasta and tastes amazing! I would use the pasta again but not the recipe.

Dinner: We were working really hard the whole day with cleaning out the closets and bookshelves - seriously we have so much stuff! We got rid of about two large tubs of clothes that we are going to give to charity. Once we got all the extra hoarding stuff out, we decided to more around some furniture which of course meant lifting heavy pieces of furniture up and down stairs..haha Really good workout plan! So, we were hungry. We had Easy Bean Vegan Tacos, a Mexican Corn Side Salad and some Reduced Guilt Corn Chips from Trader Joe's. All the recipes were amazing and completely tasty!

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KA_JUN 3/15/2010 11:38PM

    Nice food pics! Looks tasty! emoticon

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ELISA322 3/15/2010 11:09PM

    What did you think of the facon bacon? Looks interesting.

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Day 8: 21 Day Vegan Kickstart Challenge

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Daylight Savings Time Everyone in America! Spring has really come early this year, hasn't it? I'm loving it though and will not complain about its appearance. Sunshine later in the evening just means that we all have more time to spend outdoors in the evening running or just soaking up the sun!

Sorry I am a little late in posting these photos -I'm playing catch up today since I was absent the whole weekend. Along with the spring weather coming our way (thank goodness all the snow is gone), we decided that it was time to go through our clothes and books to weed out the things we have been hoarding. We love spring cleaning - it freshens up the house and we get to give things to charity. Win-win situation!

This posting is of Day 8 of our 21 Day Vegan Kickstart Challenge. I will give you an update when I catch up on the photos.

Breakfast: Today was a lazy day so I decided that we would go out for breakfast so that I didn't have to make anything. Making three meals a day fresh and homemade can get a little tiring but I guess that is what I have chosen for myself. Honestly, I wouldn't change a think about it either... So, we decided that we would venture out into the real world and go to Starbucks. Unfortunately they had absolutely nothing for healthy eaters... my husband really wanted to get some coffee from there and sit and relax. It was a terrible experience though since the place we went is under construction. Seriously is it safe to cover up your construction with a tarp and call it okay? Half the place was covered in a tarp that was just thrown over some tables and and shelves and the walls were being torn apart. That can't be safe... shouldn't some gov't office close them down until they are finished? Health codes? So, then we ordered our coffee and trying to be the health conscience person I ordered a very specific item to eat for breakfast... It took the cashier serving us three tries and still didn't listen to what we were saying... she was frustrated and so were we... maybe it was the construction tarps prohibiting the lady from listening (there was no construction noise) but seriously listen to your customers when they are going to be paying your wages... Yes, still a little fired up about it... so I ended up asking for no breakfast and just please please please give me my coffee!! One large coffee down and then we went to Whole Foods where I scarfed down a yummy multigrain vegan bagel! Love Whole Foods!!! Sorry, I didn't get a photo since it was eaten in like two seconds flat!
Since Starbucks doesn't serve anything but expensive oatmeal, here is just a general photo of a little tasty treat that I purchased at Whole Foods. It is a Vegan Mocha Muffin! Yum!!!! Seriously, people really think that vegan's have "food disorders"? Where did that myth come from anyways?

Lunch: After getting my morning wake-up call from the coffee and finally a bagel around 10am, I was so ready for breakfast. I made "missing egg sandwiches". We also had some lovely veggie chips! Vegan and loving it! Tasty!

Dinner: After a stress filled day, we were able to finally settle in and have some lovely BBQ Portobella Mushrooms over some rice. In addition we had some leftover Spinach/Orange Salad. The salad is something that I have made a 100 times however it is a slightly different version of my personal one. Both recipes were really tasty!

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ELISA322 3/15/2010 11:10PM

    The "missing egg sandwich" really looks like eggs! What is it, tofu?

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Catch-up days to come on Monday

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sorry, I have been absent from posting our yummy meals the last couple of days. We are still enjoying our wonderful vegan meals however it has been hard to find the time to get the photos on my computer. I plan on getting the last few days of meals/photos up on Monday. So please come back and enjoy all the meals. If you would like any of the recipes, please let me know, I can tell you where to get all the recipes or can send them to you.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Ciao for now... emoticon


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