Licorice jelly beans
Thursday, March 13, 2014
I ate a bag of licorice jelly beans in two days. My poo was bright green from them. I mean, black-light fluorescent green.
Thank goodness the bag is finished and thrown away, and that's all for jelly beans for a few years.
I was complaining to another sparker about these infernal ads. She explained that Sparkpeople.com has to have these ads in order to remain free to members. I agreed at the time, but here's the deal: drmcdougall.com is a website aimed at giving everyone the tools to find their optimal health through what they eat. He has a newsletter, posts tons of articles and testimonials, has a discussion board with two registered dieticians to answer questions and moderate the discussions and so on. He even has a free ten-day diet for anyone to try who wants to, complete with recipes and blank menu planning forms to print out.
And guess what... NO ADS. No flashing lights for video games or trash diet supplements or trash diet foods (Ensure? REALLY? That stuff is pure crap), or services completely unrelated to Sparkpeople, etc.
I am guessing here but I think Sparkpeople has way more members than does drmcdougall.com. Yet, why is there such a difference between the two? Why does Sparkpeople bombard everyone with garbage? It's as bad as watching television. What's up with that??
I changed my weight loss tracker. I decided to post my highest weight, not what I weighed when I joined sparkpeople.com. I also lowered my goal weight, since for my height, what I originally posted was still too much. I can see my journey more clearly, and the changes are much more dramatic, the story more complete in a small but important way.
The jelly beans I ate with such abandon took their toll on my legs when I went for my runs. I felt like I was running on lead legs, and they felt tired going out. I was unmotivated to try very hard, so I shambled through the miles. I logged what I needed to log, but not very happily. I am hoping today will be back to normal for me. I feel better overall right now, so that's a good sign. It's such a great feeling, to be able to discern the effects of bad food after I've been on a clean and pure diet for several weeks now. It's also great for having the willpower to say "NO" in the future.