Day 3: You Win Some, You Lose Some

A few musings from the weekend:

A beautiful day to feel like crap.I will support Randy’s running habits as it makes him happy and healthy, but I don’t think I can support marathoning. I’m one of those that thinks that is just too much toll on a human body. Even just helping at the marathon made my hips hurt. (Or the 8,000 times I bent over to pick up water bottles might have done it. Oops.) On the other hand, if there is ever a day to run for 4 hours (there’s not), yesterday was it. Thank you Milwaukee for a beautiful fall! Keep it up.

Star Wars is in fact a pretty cool movie. The special effects are amazing for 1978, but can we talk about the alien costumes? (Cough, cheeseball, cough.) P.S. How does Darth not give the epic line in movie one?? Answer:  So I have reason to watch the rest of the movies…

#NoProOcto is off to a good start, but I realized a couple of things. First, I purchased a number of snacks that do technically fit my “could I make ‘em in my kitchen” test, but probably are still considered too processed. Example: Annie’s Bunny Grahams Friends. Instead of beating myself up, I’m going to call this a gateway snack and try to get more and more unprocessed as the weeks go on. Next, homemade muffins are SO much better than boxed granola bars. Here’s what I tried this week. What other recipes would you recommend? Finally, in the spirit of Not Being That Asshole, I decided not to ask for specific grocery lists from dishes at last night’s dinner club. I figure these people are pretty healthy, so I can generally tell what’s acceptable and what is not. Or I just couldn’t say no to taco dip, whatever…

I need to investigate soy lecithin. It’s the only unknown thing in Hershey bars. (Blast! And in my chocolate bunny friends!) Who knew those weren’t all fake food? I guess just 95% sugar.

Speaking of snacks, have you checked out Mike and Tom Eat Snacks (aka MATES…which I tell you because it took me a good two months of listening before I figured out why they kept calling their viewers (THEY’RE NOT VIEWERS) “mates”. They weren’t. And I’m quick. Moving on…) podcast yet? If not, put down what you’re doing, and go download a bunch. I recommend starting with the Snyder’s Pretzels episode. But not while on the bus. Every bus needs a crazy talking to himself and laughing for no reason. You’ll be that guy.

And finally, in today’s Makin’ Me Happy category, let me suggest I don’t know what the catch is, but they have GREAT deals on popular clothes (Victoria Secret catalog included). Don’t ask questions. Just buy. Playing Grown-Up needs a new pair of boots!

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3 thoughts on “Day 3: You Win Some, You Lose Some

  1. Ryan says:

    Soy lecithin is an extract from soybeans, all natural (though be cautious of the term natural on foods…there are no regulations around the term natural)

    It is used in chocolate as an emulsifier, depending on how the chocolate is refining…you may or may not add it…the amount is a pretty low % as well (a little goes a long way) – if you want chocolate, you’ll be hard pressed to find a chocolate without this on the label (we only add it at the plant if we need to for processing purposes…but we have to label it as soy is an allergen).

    • mmskaric says:

      Ryan – thanks for the lesson from the expert! I do want chocolate (always and in big doses, no matter what the rules), so I guess this might be one item that’s an exception. Doesn’t sound like it’s that unhealthy, so I think it’s acceptable.

      Ah, I love it when I make up rules to fit what I want. 🙂

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