Wednesday, October 22, 2008

You know it's a fungus, right?

I have a confession. I am kind of obsessed with infomercials. Yeah, they rank right up there with those teeny bopper shows. I will stop and watch about some product that will change my life for a good 20 minutes. And because they just replay the same footage about how amazing the product is over and over again, that is actually like watching the same commercial eight times in a row. I don't buy infomercial products very often, but I will admit to doing so more than once and none of the things I bought were ever a miracle.
Why the conscience cleansing moment? A few weeks ago I bought an exercise video from an infomercial. It was only $15.00 and it came with a weight ball, green tea supplement and a ten day menu, in addition to the video. I have been on the losing end of my battle of the bulge, so I decided to give it a try. Also Chris's grandpa had diabetes and his dad is currently having a lot of health issues due to his diabetes so it couldn't hurt to have Chris try it out with me. It is a low fat, low sugar, low salt diet and I know it sounds pretty bland, but it hasn't been too bad. We actually get a good amount of food for every meal and two snacks. I have been doing pretty well until today. We are in day six, and you would think that the cravings would be getting better over time, but today I have just wanted more than my menu says I can have (I guess pretzel fish really aren’t that bad, but they are not on the list). Maybe it's because my brain (or stomach) knows tomorrow is our ward trunk or treat and my will power has a slim chance so why not give in now.
Or it might be that today's lunch was two portabella mushroom pizzas. I know that doesn't sound bad, but the mushroom caps were the crust. Have you seen the underside of those things! I guess the fact that I even ate one is a testament to my commitment, but even thinking about it is making me gag. Chris who doesn't mind mushrooms said they were fine, so maybe it's all physiological for me. I don't know what is worse for me, eating the mushroom or the thought of me eating the mushroom (gag!).
I know it's nothing revolutionary, but Chris has already lost 6.5 pounds and I have lost three (both without doing the exercise video, I know we're lazy). So my $15.00 investment has been worth it so far, but no more mushrooms for me!
PS I know you all were going to fall over with shock because it says posted by Chris, but Kristen actually wrote this one.
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