Saturday, June 28, 2008
Peanut Butter Vs Soy Butter
Peanut butter break down
190 calories for 2 tablespoons of smooth
145 calories from fat
16.1g total fat
3.3g saturated fat
4.4g polyunsaturated fat
7.6 monounsaturated fat
Soy butter break down
190 calories for 2 tablespoons of smooth
130 calories from fat
15g total fat
2g saturated fat
0g monounsaturated fat
0g polyunsaturated fat
I personally love peanut butter..but due to allergies to it that would literally kill me... i can't even touch it...much less eat it... for several years, i have lived without... it's amazing...i have craved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for years now...lol...never thought that would be something i missed..but i did... then there came soy butter...thanks to my wonderful friends here on SP who led me to it. i bought my first jar...the price was comparable.... so no objections to price... i got it home and studied the label... though both are considered high calorie foods, the soy butter is actually lower in fat. so now the taste test. i opened it..it looks like peanut butter...i smelled it..it smells like peanut butter...now the taste test... wow...i was impressed... if there is a taste difference, it is very slight. you can use soy butter the same as you do peanut butter in recipes... you measure the same amount as you would peanut butter...
A final note on soy and peanut allergies.
Peanuts and Soy are both legumes. So, if you have an allergy to legumes, you will most likely be allergic to both peanuts and soy. Though, if you are allergic to peanuts, it does not mean you will automatically be allergic to soy, or visa versa. So it truly is where to allergy lies, if it's the legume itself, or broke down to a specific legumes like peanuts or soy.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Ok..so this week has been pretty crazy... though i was lucky...the boss let me leave early, or earlier i should say...lol....from work on thursday... i only had a 8 1/2 hour day that day... of course i had alot to do anyways... took DD1 to work, and while there (she works in a grocery store) DD2 and i went grocery shopping... all was going good...staying pretty much on the outside aisles, where all the healthy and fresh foods are... except, the kids wanted peanut butter, and i wanted more soy butter (i will be making a seperate blog about this in a couple minutes) so anyways, we go to the middle of the store to look for this..right then is when all the electric went out...uh... they have back up generators for the registars..but not the rest of the store... and it was pitch black... DD2 screams and attaches herself to me... told her to get her cell phone out and i got mine out..and we continued to look for the peanut butter and soy butter...lol..she thought i was nuts..but really... why just stand there and do nothing??? may as well take advantage of everyone going to the front of the store towards the only light available and out of my way..tehe... it did come back on, and i was able to eventually find my stuff...on friday...a guy i have been panting over..ok...lusting after...lol... came in..we did our normal flirting... oh baby that man sends my blood a boiling..in a very good way..tehe.. i mean...i have not even wanted to date for 3 years now... not even near tempted... but this guy has me rethinking this single thing... so i was getting ready to leave work after my 11 hour day... i know how bad i look...really...these dark circles and bags under my eyes are now a permenant fixture for sure... no amount of make up can cover it...and the hair...didn't even attempt doing... up in a ponytail and not all that perfect of one at that... so i'm letting the other girl know what the problems were from the night before and what i had done and what she needed to do... hot guy reaches to get something behind me... he is close...oh oh my... so half way intellegintly i ask if i was in his way and that i was sorry... of course, i made no effort to move..tehe... he looks at me with those gorgeous eyes and with that deep voice (always a turn on for me) he says i could never be in his way....and winks...let me tell ya...it sure made me want to try...lol... *fanning self*...see...for those that worry about my crazy hours and my sanity...i may be tired...but not totally out of it yet...lol...
as for next week... that may be a different story... end of the month is always the worse at work...and the beginning is almost as crazy... and a holiday...ranks right up there with the end of the month... and this next week...oh joy...all 3 happen in the same week.... i am already commited to monday & tuesday working at least 14 hour days... and thursday... probably the same... though i nor the bosses have commited me yet... i am also prepared for it... either way... in 3 days i will have my full 40 hours... on thursday, it will be pure over time...and friday a holiday... which needless to say...will find me in bed doing a major unwind...lol... signs will be posted not to wake the bear.... no emergencies will be allowed... the phone will be off... so not even work will be able to get a hold of me... i am putting ear plugs in my ears so can't even hear the kids writing me a note....who knows... i run away to a far away land...tehe... either way... i will be out of it come July 4th... but the good news is...we are just waiting for the paperwork from the new hire and the end to my crazy hours is in sight...yes friends... there is a light at the end of the tunnel...and i havn't heard the train whistle yet...so really don't think it's a train light :)
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Ok..so try to do a good deed every day...most of the time, it's letting someone go ahead of me at the store, or letting someone out in traffic... or at the very least, a smile and a sincere hello how are you to someone who looks frazzled... these are easy, takes little time and is free to me... but for yesterdays good deed, i wanted to step it up a little... and not for the strangers i encounter, but to those i have been spending most of my waking hours with lately...my co-workers... so the idea was...buying pizza for the office... this encountered 3 arguements..one from the guy that came from another terminal to help me out... he said he would buy..no...he was helping me, so i was buying...then the manager...he said he was buying..i said noooo.... he has gone over and above what any of my past managers have ever done..i'm buying... and then Mr Temper... it started out the same...he was buying and i said no i was buying... he won... gggggrrrrr... how is one suppose to do a good deed when he won't let me? lol... so after work, and DD2 and i was shopping..i get the idea to buy popcicles for the guys at work.. it was hot and i knew they would be all icky...so we grab the popcicles and DD2 and i go to pass them out at my work... they were all like little kids...lol... even the ones that didn't accept one still had a great big smile on their faces.... just cuzz someone thought of them...now that is what a good deed is about...
i sat down with my manager yesterday...and we had a good talk...the business i work in, was built upon team work... helping each other to help others...for the last couple years, our terminal in particular, wasn't doing that... we totally lost touch with the main goal..helping each other... we learned to just do our job and to cover our butts.... within the last couple months, we have been getting back to what the company was founded on... it's been a long haul, to say the least...and we still have a ways to go... BUT we are getting there... and there is a light at the end of the tunnel... i told the boss that i was glad to see that light, and it just better not be a train light i saw...he laughed...and said that there might still be some bumps in the road, but we were getting there. so yea...these long hours are frying my brain... and yea...i wonder if i'll ever get back to normal...but....i'm also learning to let go of some things...see... until recently, i was given a job and was expected to do it no matter what...there were deadlines after all... and yea, those deadlines are still there...but now, i can say hey, i've got this this and this on my plate, can someone help...and instead of griping and complaining or just darn right refusing...they smile and come over and ask, what do i feel needs attended to the most... and then we work out a plan of attack... helping each other help others... the long hours are still going to be there for at least another week...maybe 2...but... it's not as stressful as it had been just weeks before... we are laughing again...and yes...even having fun... i can say once again, i love my job..i enjoy my job... yep...it's still stressful at times...but we get through it...not just me any more either... it's a "we" situation...even Mr Temper hasn't been losing it the last couple weeks...wow!!!! now that in itself says volumes...
So SP...yea, it will be a couple weeks before i can back to where i need to be with my excercising and being on SP...but the light is in sight... wohoo!!!! then i'll be back to driving you all crazy with all my questions....tehe...
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