Bad News Bears

I knew the race that I completed on October 3 was bad news.

In 2008 I ran that same race and quit running for two whole years only to get back at it again and do my second running race of 2010 and almost quit again. I haven’t ran since Sunday October 3rd and all of that is about to change. Okay I lied — I ran twice on the treadmill at the gym last week.

I’m not superstitious at all, but something to do with that race, or maybe the cooler weather has me scared off running. But I’m not about to quit now!

On a side note: NaBloPoMo ends tomorrow and I have a poll coming up soon about how often you’d like to see me blog. Because clearly I can blog more than once a day for a whole month. Moses.

How was everyone’s weekend?

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Trans-fat should be illegal

I wasn’t in the mood to go to the grocery store when I had the Chicken Pot Pie in mind. I was determined to make it that evening, and so I did.

The recipe called for all-purpose baking mix. Since I’m not a huge smarty-pants in the kitchen, I had no idea what that means. Thankfully co-workers mentioned Bisquick was usable, and off I went on my lunch break to pick some up.

What I failed to realize at the grocery store, and even after baking the Bisquick was that it had a ton of fat, and even trans-fat! Trans-fat should be illegal in our (Boyf and I) minds, as it’s thee worst fat you can ever consume. YES ever. One thing my Boyfriend mentioned to me the other day was that he’s so used to not having trans-fat that he can now detect it when he eats it. He knew he felt sickly once he ate the Chicken Pot Pie, and now we have an answer. I’m like that with roast beef, I haven’t had it for so long — that when I had it the last time (about 6 years ago) I got ill. So strange! I only had a few tiny pieces. Anyway, I’m getting off topic here…

No trans fats are essential fatty acids; indeed, the consumption of trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart disease[1][2] by raising levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.[3] Health authorities worldwide recommend that consumption of trans fat be reduced to trace amounts. Trans fats from partially hydrogenated oils are more harmful than naturally occurring oils.

Look at this box! Per third of a cup and check out the AMOUNT of transfat there is in that. Absolutely appalling.

While my supper was tasty, I feel very guilty for chowing down and eating Bisquick — I think I may write an e-mail and even complain to the company that they’re still using trans-fat in their mixture.

Oh that makes me angry.

I’ll have to make another trip to the grocery store and compare labels of all-purpose baking mixes to see if there are any trans-fat free mixtures. Either way,  I snagged a recipe from a Campbells cook book. Co-workers have told me that they use pie crust for the top of their pot pies. Interesting.

Orrrrr maybe instead of my next chicken pot pie, I’ll make the exact same recipe, not use Bisquick and just used mashed potatoes on top. Is that called Sheppard’s pie then? But it has chicken in it…

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Monday’s face is blurred out since my skin was still red from the morning run at the gym — even after my shower.  Gross.

A day late but it’s here. My outfit of the work week below. Have a good weekend all!

Don’t forget that you can click to enlarge the image if you’d like.

I tried filming another video Thursday night, except I kept messing up my words, choking on my own spit and coughing up a storm. It was a bit much, really. I’ve been looking into video editing software. But I think I may end up having to watch a tutorial on how to use the darn tootin things.

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