Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Athletes: The Anti-MOtivators!

The other day I rode the Campus Connector over the Mississippi to class instead of walking across the bridge.

I felt guilty but it was like 90 degrees with 99% humidity and people were going to be sitting next to me in class.

My guilt was soon lifted because also on the bus were a couple dozen Golden Gopher athletes!
(The athletes all take some class from a skinny professor across the hall from me.)

Big, muscle-y, tall, and maroon & gold workout gear clad student athletes!

Too bad they all probably worked out for 4 hours that day before they got on the bus....

Monday, July 28, 2008

Every little bit helps!

Thanks for promoting exercise, MtheP!

Here is yet another new sport drink product

with a cool bottle shape:

I am not a huge sport drink person, I like plain old water. I do like inventive design though. How many calories do I lose for that?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Guess who went to the gym today!?!?!

I did!
And so did my friends K. and C., they are my witnesses. 

I power walked and went on the eliptical for 30 min each. I talked to K. and C. for, oh 40-60 minutes....I am great at talking!

I also walked the 8 blocks to the gym and then walked back. 

You know, the gym I go to is pretty wonderful, it is community oriented with all kind of people, they wear sweats and tee-shirts, and they don't all look like supermodels. I could get to like going there all the time! I hope!

Friday, July 25, 2008

It's not a tumor!

I took a peek at the Strib's health blog today.

The topic is cell phones and brain tumors.

I just skimmed it. The best part was this picture:

Ah, health journalism is a slippery slope of mis-information and poor interpretation.

I think the gist is that your cell phone is not going to give you a tumor.

I'll keep an eye on the blog for further insights.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Here I sit, very hungry and craving Chipotle.

I wish my body understood the whole input must be equal too output concept.

I am starving even though I ate breakfast and have only been sitting at my desk all day. Eating a 1200 calorie burrito makes total sense to my stomach right now.

I am about to leave to find food and I am going to try to be brave. I curse the day they closed the little Taco Bell in the Stadium Village. I could be getting a slightly less caloric 7 layer burrito to appease myself.
Oh but it makes a difference! Yes it does. It makes a difference when one uses that logic for most meals!

Here I go working towards improving my logic!

It's Log! Log! Log!

My Chess Friend suggested this fitness training website to me. You can track you workouts, diet and weight plus enlist friends to motivate you and monitor you.

I know I have used similar sites in the past, mainly to monitor my food choices, and found it helpful just to be able to see what I had been eating and doing.

And here is the Log song from Ren and Stimpy for your enjoyment:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Well, I did not make it to the gym last night

but I did make it to Chipotle!

Yes, according to the Chipotle Fan website I consumed (Please scroll paste unintentional blank space I could not eliminate):

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 1138

Cal from Fat 393

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 44g


Saturated Fat 13g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 100mg


Sodium 3501mg


Total Carbs 132g


Dietary Fiber 17g


Sugars 13g

Protein 52g

Vitamin A


Vitamin C







Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

INGREDIENTS: 13" Tortilla,Corn Salsa,Green (Medium) Salsa,Pinto Beans,Sour Cream,Lettuce,Carnitas (4oz),Rice,Fajita Veggies


(anyone know how to get rid of all that extra space? I could not figure it out.)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Out with the numbers

My friend researchers how to get people to lose weight and she has a published met analysis that shows that people who weigh themselves on a regular schedule are more likely to lose weight.

HOWEVER, I purposely do not weight myself because the numbers just make me want to eat ice cream.

So, I have been mentally saving a little money and working on a good justification for a scale like this one:
It has no numbers, only markers and affirmations. The one I wanted is no longer in the etsy shop, it just had no numbers. I really just want to know if I am going up or down, the numbers stress me out.

I am not sure if I can justify spending $95 on a scale I could get at Target for $25 and tinker with myself to hide the numbers.


Here is the scale I wanted, it is available at a different website:

Everything should taste like bacon?

Well now it can, with:


Hmmm. I didn't even know that I needed more bacon flavor in my life.

Strength I did not know I had

I just turned down some free office dough nuts.

Less than 24 hours into starting this blog and I am already freaking myself out!

Does the fact that I had a huge slice of blueberry polenta cake for breakfast take away from this feat?

I wish I had less in common with this Gnome

From this link.

Please come and harass me (or motivate me if you are into that whole positivity thing) into living healthier!