Friday, August 6, 2010

Pomegranates and knees

Quickie post today as I've been extra long-winded of late.  I wanted to post a picture of this cute little army of health that is currently stashed in my fridge.  I guess because of the blog, I got an email from a nice guy from POM Wonderful asking if I'd be interested in receiving a free case of Pomegranate juice along with a fact sheet about POM Wonderful.  He was clear that he did not expect a product review, but that I could comment about them on my blog if I felt so moved.

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.

18 comments:

  1. POM, huh? I am still looking for that gateway-to-drinking-water. Maybe some POM is just what I need.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Nice pom report. So glad about your knees, too. It feels just great to feel good, doesn't it?

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  3. Oh yes I got the Pom juice too and was so happy! I too like it mixed with something else.


    Good news about the knees!Now get out there and walk this weekend!

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  4. Oh goodness. Only because you are so spectacularly you Leslie, do I feel I can share this with you.

    I got some too. I've been using it to make Pomtinis.

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  5. Wew! Fabulosity. You did great with the juice. You were very careful. I think I would just toss it back and chug right now. I hope you get some exercise in! I <3 you.

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  6. Glad to hear your knees are better. The weather is a killer when it comes to exercise! At least with my biking I generate a bit of a breeze for myself as I go. So, free products. I think that means you have hit the big time:)

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  8. Thanks for this post. I always look at it in the store but always felt it was just another juice that should be healthy but probably isn't. I'll definitely give the label another look-see. :)

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  9. I've never tried POM but I hear only good things. I may give it a go this weekend.

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  10. POM! POM! POM! Glad you got a perk!!

    Have a great weekend!

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  11. First, congrats on your 19 year pine. Second, thanks for the info on POM. Sounds like great stuff. Have a great week end!
    Michele

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  12. I am so thankful your knees are healing. That must make you exceedingly happy!

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  13. Yes, that is exciting news about your knees. Yay!

    Loretta
    =^..^=

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  14. Oh I love that POM juice!! Are you listening Mr. Pom Man?? :)

    You'll have that sodium flushed in no time....and we went to Chang's last night...my first time ever. Dwayne said it was going to be expensive and we wouldn't be going often so I better get something I liked better than lettuce wraps, lol. I ended up with Singapore Street Noodles...shrimp and chicken and noodles in a curry sauce...YUM! I saved 1100 cals for dinner, and ate less than half...was very proud of myself....til I washed it down with 3 Chinese beers. :( lol

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  15. 唯有用熱情、用智慧去觀察事物,這事物才會把他的秘密,洩漏給我們......................................................................

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  16. Glad your "seasoned knees" are feeling better. I love that!!

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