Friday, August 6, 2010
Pomegranates and knees
Excuse me, did you say a free case? Of anything? Yessir, I would be very interested! In this case, I've already sampled POM Wonderful juices many times and absolutely love them. If you drink pomagranate juice by itself, it is rich, tart and full of flavor. For me it's too rich and tart to drink straight, but when diluted half and half with some seltzer and a twist of lime it's GREAT. My husband, on the other hand, has been belting them down full strength and loving them.
It's almost like drinking delicious rocket fuel, because it makes me feel very energized and robust. But like all pure fruit juices, it provides a pretty big calorie hit for a relatively small amount of juice. The cute little soldiers have 6 oz, and 150 calories, which is a lot, and another reason I've been using a smidge in seltzer or water - still get the good taste and some of the amazing anitoxidant benefits without too much calorie cost.
When I started blogging, I never knew there could be such nice perks as receiving free products, esp. when there is no requirement to report on them.
My first week on Tammy's challenge finds me up .5 pound, but I'm not worried. I've had 2 dinners out the last 2 nights, along with KFC for lunch yesterday (which I literally haven't had in 20 years). I got 2 pieces of grilled chicken (drum and thigh) and it was surprisingly good. My side was cole slaw which was also good and not heavily dressing-ed, but I also ate the biscuit which I should have catapulted as far from my plate as possible. It was also good. So I know there is water in the gain, but a gain is a gain. I have a beautiful fresh salad I threw together this morning for lunch and am pounding water to flush out the last few days' excesses.
The weather is supposed to break and be mild and dry this weekend, so I'm fervently hoping to get a couple of walks at my favorite walking park - Ridley Creek. It's been stinkin' humid here, which really isn't a reason to not exercise, but is a good excuse! Oh - and it occurs to me I haven't reported on my knees for awhile as they continue recovering from the arthroscopies this winter. In the last few weeks, they are feel GREAT! Almost as good as before they were injured. For so long I had to put a pillow between them to sleep because they hurt when they laid on top of each other. No more! Also, when I'm sitting on the floor, I can get up easily. It's taken awhile, but they are really feeling good, and I'm glad. I guess that makes my excuses for not exercising pretty pathetic, oui? Hopefully I'll log between 7 and 10 miles over the weekend, and you can bet I'm report about it here! Have a good w/e everyone.