Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gimmicks

Do you ever get tired of hearing gimmicks? I am at home most days, and usually there's a television on in the room I'm entertained within. All day I hear commercials for EVERYTHING! And I sure get tired of hearing all the gimmicks!! One of the local news stations does something called "deal or dud". They test out various products and then report back on the authenticity of their claims.

I want to see a series of "Deal or Dud" segments with all these weight loss products! I mean REALLY people, who are we kidding but ourselves? Most of these things maintain that with good diet and exercise you can achieve the desired results. And we all rush out to grab them hoping they'll be the next "wonder-product" and make a thin overnight. But we're skipping over the fact that if we just maintained a balanced diet and exercised, we'd likely achieve these results without said "wonder-product".

So yesterday I did pretty well overall.

Breakfast: Single serving instant oatmeal
Lunch: Tuna salad w/o crackers
Supper: Homemade chili w/ two pieces of cornbread

Exercise: stairs, 10 reps (I count one rep as 1 trip up+1 trip down)

"Kinda weak moment:" 2 strawberry margaritas..it was a VERY trying day! hehehe

I was originally going to walk outside for my exercise, but there were storms throughout the area, so that put the ka-bosh on that idea.

I'm trying to avoid fast-food altogether and instead just make things at home to eat. If I feel the need for something quick, then I need to plan ahead..make stuff...freeze it..and carry on. Yesterday that worked out well, since I'd made the tuna salad on Sunday and it was already in the fridge.

3 comments:

Christine said...

It's all a crock of dodo! Listen, it's all about portion control. Less is best...tiny little baby steps. One thing at a time. Any bit of change is better than nothing!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

I think you're doing great. Just turn off that silly boob tube. Gimmicks, schimmicks.

Richelle said...

I'm such an infomercial junky. I believe everything will work!! LOL!!

 
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