Archive for January 2008

The Little-Known Truth About Vegetables and Healthy Eating   2 comments

Everyone knows that we need to eat more fruit and vegetables. Everyone knows how wonderful they are for you. No one talks about the ugly truth.

They make you gassy.

I am, hands-down, the fastest Adult Irish Dancer – I am jet-propelled!


Posted January 22, 2008 by comomma in fun

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Week One Results   Leave a comment

I ate 33 servings of fruits and vegetables in seven days. I exercised everyday for at least 30 minutes. I drank 64 ounces of water a day. I lost 1/2 a pound. Grr. That means everyone in my well-meaning team has to pay $1.

In other news all those fruits, veggies, and water cut my cold in half. I was done in a record (for me) three days.  Woot!

Today, while the snow falls, I am forcing my children to work. I am SOOOOO mean. But then, I am a mom. The ruiner of all things fun. The police that enforce this police state we call home sweet home. Bwa Ha Ha Ha.

Posted January 21, 2008 by comomma in Uncategorized

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Head as thick as a…   2 comments

I have a cold.

Ironically, this coincides with the third week of our new “more fruits and veggies” push here at home. Not only am I competing in a P.O.O.P group, but we are trying to eat healthier in general. That said, my head hurts and I need a nap.

Rereading my poorly phrased previous paragraph, I will explain what a P.O.O.P group is, lest anyone get the WRONG idea. It stands for “Pounds Off Or Pay” and is an 8 week competition. You are supposed to lose 1 pound a week (or everyone in your group owes $1), you get points for drinking water, exercising, and eating fruits and vegetables. You don’t have to tell anyone about your starting weight. You don’t have to tell anyone what you ate in addition to the above mentioned good things. You also don’t have to tell anyone your ending weight – just the pounds you did or didn’t lose. We also do not come together to meet, weigh-in, or do anything else. And it is all word of honor – we email our results at the end of each week, the money is collected twice during the 8 weeks, and the team with the most points at the end, divides the spoils amongst themselves.

Posted January 13, 2008 by comomma in random

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