Where’d Joob Go?
Truth is, I have nothing to write about. My focus has been entirely on my training/diet since I returned from Ohio… I’ve been pushing harder than ever and forcing myself into bed at 9 PM every night. I only have 2 weeks left in my contest season and they are going to be as close to damn near perfect as I can get.
Until such a time comes when I have something cohesive to write a blog entry about, please enjoy some random musings I have had the last couple days:
Here’s a random thought:
Even in the days before I became a health wacko, the only soda I ever drank, which was still pretty rare, was of the diet variety. That being said, I don’t think I have ever read the nutrition label on regular, non-diet soda (“pop” or “coke” if you are some place other than the east coast of the US. I’ve been told people call any type of soda “coke” in some places). The other day, I happened to read one and was absolutely horrified that people drink that garbage. Of course, I was immediately interested and started googling nutrition labels for popular soda brands.
On average there is about 120 kcal and 30-40 g of carbs, all of which are always sugar, per serving. One bottle of soda usually has 2.5 servings. Thats around 100g of sugar per bottle of soda. Gross. I know you guys are going to read this and leave a million comments about the horrors of soda and how you wouldn’t touch the stuff blahblahblah. (LOL Don’t lie. You were about to comment just that until you read that sentence, weren’t you?) And the thing is, people drink that stuff every day without even batting an eye or thinking about it… and they almost certainly drink more than one serving.
Here’s another random thought:
I think, in theory, the idea of forcing companies to put nutrition labels on the front of a product is a good idea. However, I am not so sure it would work. Case and point: I was walking through our Kroger the other day and happened to walk through the bakery section to get to my beloved egg whites in the back corner. I happened to notice that, due to the containment design of Kroger’s baked goods, the bakers (or whoever) are forced to place the nutrition label right smack on the top of the package.
Where it cannot be avoided.
I picked up some random muffin-type deal out of curiosity and, like with soda, was amazed. 430 kcal per muffin with 20-something grams of fat and some ungodly amount of sugar. Lo and behold I happened to check out behind a woman buying those muffins. I think people either just ignore it or don’t care.
Closing (and still random) remarks:
- I was contacted by Diana Spechler and asked to review her novel Skinny. I’m about 100 pgs in and really into it so far! I’ll post a review when I’m done.
- My weight dropped (again). I am now down to 119. It freaks me out a bit….
- I saw a product today marketed as a “vegan buttery stick”. This weirded me out.
- I have been walking like an old lady since Tuesday.