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What are you doing to me, SparkRecipes

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Picture this.

Student. Stressful week. She thinks, "Dang, it would be easy to make Kraft Mac&Cheese. Oh crap, no. Eat something healthy!"

So she goes on SparkRecipes looking for some inspiration.

Much to her dismay, however, in the ad space on her SparkRecipes page was a huge cheeseburger. Nay, a huge double cheeseburger with some kind of creamy sauce and fries.

The girl was so horrified. "Why would they put that there? To tease me? Well, that's a little rude"

So she clicked a link. When that page loaded, she was horrified to discover that in the ad space there was now a a DOUBLE order of french fries with a plethora of sauces to choose from!


Frustrated, she turned to her blog.


(Lol, mostly I just think it's really ironic to put coupons for cheeseburgers and fries on a weight loss site!)

  
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IRISBLOOMS 4/21/2011 7:35AM

    To clarify:

I'm joking, I understand Spark has to run ads to keep the site free, etc.

I just thought it was super ironic.

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GENESISMUSE 4/21/2011 5:45AM

    Oh gosh, that's awful! I haven't seen any food ads, mostly sports drinks and an ad for invisalign.. the internet is telling me I need braces!

Seriously though, Kudos on avoiding the boxed food! Laugh in the face of that cheeseburger next time and say, "NO, cheeseburger! You don't DESERVE me!"

That might be a little dramatic, but hey. It doesn't! ;)

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REDSHOES2011 4/21/2011 4:23AM

    Sparks needs free sponsors to keep being free.. Run it past the help forums if it is a problem.. Sometimes they miss stuff, different ads annoy different people..
I used to get Concerta splashed all over my screen- sure I have adhd kids- both of them respond badly to this mind altering drug- but I say live and let live..
To get this drug I have to take my kids to the mental hospital- sparks forgets different rules from country to country.. Sparks also allows people to talk about hcg and other hormones.. If I sent efter half the stuff in the states I would have customs police on my doorstep here in denmark lol..
Concentra is hospital strength speed..

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SUITABLE 4/21/2011 3:07AM

    I have thought the same thing.

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Back again.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

I stepped on the scale the other day and it read 262. The highest I've ever seen it. I look at pictures of myself recently and I don't even recognize myself. Like, it's the land of Doublechindom. When I look at pictures from last summer when I lost weight pretty successfully I miss that. I mean, I was down into the 220s.

Part of it is that I legit don't have time to work out. I mean, I don't even have time to sleep.

This week for instance:

I will pull an all nighter studying for a test that i have tomorrow
Then I will come home at about 5 pm from school and work from 6-10. I will come home and crash.
Tuesday I will get up at 6:30 and leave by 7:30 for school where I will have class from 9AM-9PM. I will then come home and crash.
Wednesday I will be at school by 8:30 and leave at four, and then work from 8:30-12:30 in the morning. Then I will pull an all-nighter studying for a test I have Thursday. Thursday I will take said test and then pull a mostly all nighter studying for a test I have on Friday morning. Then I will work or physically crash.
Saturday I also work, but I have prepare other homework things for the next week.

So yeah. My life isn't easy right now. Honestly, it's not going to be easier until next summer, if then. I guess I just don't have a choice in the working out. But I do have a choice in the eating? Mostly I'm just so hungry by the time I have time to eat that I go through the drive through.

MEH. I am just at a loss for how to go about this weight loss thing when I'm busy. So I've thought about setting a goal for myself that I think I can attain. I would like to lose 63 lbs by halloween of next year. As such, be under 200 lbs by next halloween.

I think this goal is easier and more manageable for my life right now. Furthermore, I graduate from my current program next summer, but start classes again in the fall. But I'm hoping my life will be easier by then since I'll be looking for a career job as opposed to just a job job.

Okay. I feel better now. But I need more accountability because I have such a tendency to spark and then get bogged down with life. Meh. I guess I just need to rearrange some priorities.

  
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JOEBEASLEY40 11/7/2010 11:45PM

    You have to make time. Add the exercising to your study time. Study X hours, then do 20-30 minutes exercise. Study X more hours, then repeat.

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Yesterday

Friday, July 30, 2010

TOM dropped into town, and I didn't eat well. I had ice cram TWICE, a BLT with full fat mayo, Tacos twice, and a drumstick icecream.

I feel better today. And while I doubt I'll have time to work out, I can make the conscience choice to eat better, yes? And I need to drink water to flush out all the salt from yesterday! Oh, lord, I forgot about the puffy cheetos!

Ack. Oh well. I'm not stressin about it. TOM makes people do crazy things.

  
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SMILE2HAPPINESS 7/31/2010 12:33PM

    I officially hate TOM! The overeating is overwhelming and does make ppl crazy! Definitely drink up on the water!

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breakfast

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Coffee with creamer and sugar (I need to kick my creamer habit like whoa)
Fruit smoothie made with low fat yogurt, 1 large banana, three strawberries and some blueberries
2 egg whies + one half yolk scrambled

Off to a good start this morning. Plus I have Zumba later tonight, so most def looking forward to that.

  
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SUITABLE 4/21/2011 3:08AM

    That sounds like a wonderful breakfast. I usually only have bran...

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I might panic

Monday, July 26, 2010

The last few weeks have been awesome socially and terrible health wise. I've been smoking like a chimney, haven't been working out, eating whatever the hell I wanted no matter the time of night, been drinking beer more than water, etc. So, I understand why I feel like crap. And I don't need a lecture. I know none of those things are good for me, but trust me, I can rationalize the crap out of them.

Anyway.

Soon some friends and I will be taking a day off in two weeks to go to Six Flags. And my biggest fear is that I won't be able to fit into the rides. Okay, I haven't been to six flags since like... 8th grade. I mean, I think that sometimes when those things are in your back yard so to speak you forget about them. Like New Yorkers who've never been to the Statue of Liberty, or the Empire State Building.

Anyway. Rationally, I don't think it will happen. But seriously. WTF. I carry most of my weight in my butt/hips, and I'm so scared I won't be able to fit. I feel like this is a legit concern, even though I've heard of people bigger than me going on the rides, but I just don't know. So basically I'm trying to lose ten lbs in two weeks so I have a fighting chance... I understand this is completely ridiculous, but idgaf. Like I said, Captain Panic is at the helm of this failboat.

In other news, I did 45 minutes of Zumba today, and I'm getting my butt up super early to work out in the morning. So, yay on me?

  


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