So I just completed my final essays for the COM156 and HUM176 classes (English and Media Studies) and have submitted them for grading. In my first glass this year (SCI162) I learned that the chemicals that our bodies naturally produce during periods of stress actually facilitate the accumulation of stomach fat. There are actually two kinds of belly fat, the stuff directly under the skin that jiggles when we walk and the stuff that exists deeper within, around our organs and is fairly solid. This second type of fat comes from stress-eating and is the only type of fat specifically linked to heart disease. YAY STRESS! (Yes I am being sarcastic). These were two of the toughest classes I've ever had and the essays for them were really deep so I'm stressin'. I can actually feel my heartbeat increasing as I talk about it.
NEW SUBJECT: Did you know that some popsicles only have 45 calories? I didn't either until I went label reading through the freezer last night. Did you all check out that article in my daily thoughts? If not here's the link. So the guy actually lost weight while eating snack cakes but he included protein shakes, vitamins and veggies to compensate for nutritional value. Awesome! No I am not going on a snack-cake diet, don't worry, but I now know that if he can do it with snack cakes by simply counting calories, I can do it by counting calories with the healthier food that I'm eating too.
The protein shake doesn't seem like a half-bad idea. "Temptation" took the Hoodia pills with him to work today in case he's in the area of a GNC. I told him I wanted a ShakeWeight and to price protein shakes. I'm not having him get a protein shake for me though because, if they're affordable, I am going to want to read labels, ingredients, calories, daily values, etc to make sure I'm just getting a protein shake and not some kind of performance enhancing formula or something for body builders.
5 glasses of water
1 cup coffee with creamer
1 cup of white rice with lemon pepper
1 whole tomato sliced with salt and pepper
2 slices white american cheese
12 inch oven roasted chicken breast sub on 9 grain bread, no cheese
>5 tomato slices
>7 cucumber slices
>2 oz black olives
>1/2 cup sliced onions
>1 Tbsp light mayo
>1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 ice cream snickers bar
Daily Caloric Intake:1,466
60 minutes of step aerobics on the Wii Fit (Ki, here's your cardio! :) )
Daily Caloric Burn: 336
(This seems a little low considering how hard I am breathing and how much sweating I did but it's the only Wii Calorie Calc I can find. Oh well ... I know I burned SOMETHING. I'm exhausted but it was insanely fun!)