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Yikes Starbucks

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with Whipped Cream (venti, 20 fl oz)
660 calories
22 g fat (15 g saturated)
95 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 8˝ scoops Edy’s Slow Churned Rich and Creamy Coffee Ice Cream


Holy crap. I am finding more and more as I spark that Starbucks is a sugar hole. LAME

  
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LAURAS14 12/31/2010 7:59PM

    Grande Skinny Hazelnut Latte (no foam) ... only 130 calories and WELL worth it!!!!

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PMCOPPI10 12/31/2010 7:51PM

    I thought that Sartbucks was a coffee stop too.
Who would have guessed!!!
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ELISAMLW 12/29/2010 10:40PM

    I love my extra hot skinny vanilla lattes. :)

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BARBIE176 12/29/2010 9:05PM

    So happy that I don't drink coffee so I never got hooked on the Star Bucks drinks!

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AMOHAME2 12/29/2010 8:28PM

    Wow! I'd rather eat just one scoop of that ice cream than a drink from Starbucks! Good to know I'd be making a lower calorie choice!! The only drink I ever get other than tea or drip coffee, is the occasional Americano or a skim latte. All the other things are calorie bombs!!!

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CCHESNEY 12/29/2010 2:33PM

    I dont ever EAT or DRINK there anymore.. Usually i'd get a hawaain bagel, but even those have way to many carbs.

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GHK1962 12/29/2010 1:26PM

    If you go onto the Nutrition tracker, Spark has a lot of the Starbucks info there too. Too bad that it's sooooo bad...because I kinda like Starbucks...wahhhh!

That picture pretty much says a lot though!

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BABYSOX 12/29/2010 1:00PM

    OMG...good info and I luv the visual!!

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Christmas Poem

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Here is my attempt at a poem for the A&I challenge:

'Twas the night before the big race, when all through the house

Tommy was snoring, impossible to rouse.

The swimsuits were hung in the bathroom with care,

in hopes that race time soon would be there.

The triathletes were nestled all snug in their beds,

while visions of medals danced in their heads.

And Tommy in his pajamas, and I in my swim cap,

had just settled our brains to study the relief map.

When on the bedside table there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the alarm clock I flew like a flash,

Turned off the snooze button, and got ready to dash.

The moon was reflecting off of the new-fallen snow

It gave the impression that this race may be slow,

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a warm up shack and a cold beer.

With a newfound swimming partner, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment he had a great whip kick.

More rapid than eagles, his swimming became,

and I fell behind and shouted and called him a name:

"Hey Don't Go! Don't leave me behind!

I'll catch you! You just wait until I catch you biking the incline!
To the edge of the pylon!
 To the shore line!

Now transition! Transition!
 Transition in time!" 


As the bike course had a wild hurricane wind in the air,

When you bike down the hill, try your best not to despair.
So up to the transition they once again flew,

With one more course down, and stomach full of Gu.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the sidelines

The spectators all cheering and dressed to the nines.

As I drew in a breath and started running the course,

I passed the mile markers like a tour de force.

I was dressed all in spandex, from my head to my foot,
and I knew that the finish line would soon be underfoot.
Over the finish line I went happy as could be,
Quick where's the bathroom, I really have to pee!!

  
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CATHYGETSFIT 12/29/2010 5:31AM

    OMG! This was the best one I've read! LOVE IT!! emoticon I think you deserve to win!!

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SURENDERISNOTME 12/28/2010 8:35PM

    This is emoticon! I really enjoyed reading it.

Debbie

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CASSIOEPIA 12/28/2010 4:52PM

    This is awesome!

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RANDI_JEAN 12/28/2010 2:21PM

    thanks!

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BARBIE176 12/28/2010 2:05PM

    Randi that poem is great! Thanks for sharing with us and putting a smile on my face!

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NICKI109 12/28/2010 1:47PM

    LMAO, that was great. Loved it.

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Natural Vs Low Calorie Foods

Monday, December 27, 2010

This is a battle for me.

I have always been of the mind that I would like to eat foods in their most natural state, with the least amount of processing.

I wouldn't drink diet drinks because of the aspartame
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1 cup Orange Juice: 110 calories
1 cup Crystal Light: 3 calories

I don't like really processed cheeses (like cheese slices)
but
1 Cheese Slice: 30 calories
The equivalent of Cheddar Cheese: 228 calories


Some foods are almost the same (calorie wise) (yay!) emoticon

Butter over margarine
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1 cup of Butter: 1,628 calories
1 cup of Margarine: 1,626 calories

I guess the bottom line with both arguments (natural or low calorie) are to find a middle ground. I will still try not to eat these over-processed foods, while enjoying the original version less often than I had been. Like the cheese for instance, cheese will put you over the limit so fast! But I still like to think in a roundabout way it is healthier than the cheese slice, just in less doses.

There is a great book called Food Rules but Michael Pollan, and it has some pretty logical rules for eating healthy like:
Don't eat it if your grandmother wouldn't recognize it as food...i.e. yogurt tubes, etc.


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NEELIXNKES 12/27/2010 6:38PM

    I try really hard to stay away from most processed foods. I avoid artificial sweetners though because they actually spike my insulin making me more hungry then if I had just had a glass of regular pop. Moderation is key. I think I will have to check out Pollan's Food Rules.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 12/27/2010 6:34PM

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DCRIVERA 12/27/2010 6:13PM

    Even though some of the natural foods have more 'calories' I would go with the natural foods cause in most cases you get more nutrional vaule per calories that the artifical stuff. You can always work of the extra calories but that chemicals are hard to get rid off and cause harm to the body.. I don't care what the FDA says.
For instance if the roaches and ants won't eat aspartame maybe they know something that science hasn't figured out yet.
We have a long history of things that were deemed 'safe' only to be named killers later.

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SNUGGLY4U 12/27/2010 3:24PM

    I would rather eat 15g of cheddar cheese for 35 calories (26 for low fat) than eat a cheese slice for 30. It is just as "cheesey" when eaten in a sandwich or grilled cheese.

Yogurt (even in tubes) are still better than cottage cheese. That stuff is just nasty! (Even if my great granny would see it as "food")

Crystal Light tastes like chemicals, and I would rather have 1 glass of fresh squeezed (90-100) calories and 32 glasses of water with a bit of fresh lemon or lime juice than than 33 glasses of Crystal Light.

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Going Sliding!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Today we are taking Tommy's little brother to Paint Lake to go sliding. He got a GT for Christmas so he's pretty excited! That will be a fun way for me to exercise too....running up a hill a million times haha. Hope everyone has a great Boxing Day! (you won't catch me in the stores today!)

  
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RANDI_JEAN 1/1/2011 9:09PM

    Yup, Thompson haha.

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GSCOTTC 12/31/2010 2:55PM

    Paint Lake as in Paint Lake, Thompson?

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CASSIOEPIA 12/27/2010 6:19PM

    I loved Paint Lake. Hope you had an awesome time (and got away from that cat)!

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SHELLEY147 12/26/2010 5:53PM

    oh, have fun sledding! I haven't done that in years!! Bet my daughter would love it! ~hugs~

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AMOHAME2 12/26/2010 2:57PM

    Fun stuff! Have a blast!

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BARBIE176 12/26/2010 1:29PM

    Sounds like so much fun! I would love to be able to come with you. It sounds like a great workout! I think I'm going to avoid the stores today also!

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Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Hope everyone is having a good Christmas! I got Planet Earth and some moccasins! Sweet :)

  
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PMCOPPI10 12/27/2010 3:53PM

    I had a wonderful christmas.
I got a new lease on life.


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AMOHAME2 12/25/2010 7:50PM

    Merry Christmas! Awesome gifts, I love PE and I'm wearing my moccasins right now emoticon

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