Ok, I have a degree in Advertising and I don't get sucked in very often (unless it involves Wendy's! LOL)to commercials on TV. I don't watch much TV myself, but it's always on. Someone is always watching something on the BATV (big ass TV).
So it's there and of course, I can hear it.
Damn that perky Jamie Lee Curtis and her talk about bowel regularity!
I personally don't have any problems in that arena, but I've been brainwashed by the "Activia Challenge" commercials! Eff a duck chuck! And, I've been feeling a bit bloated lately, I'm not sure why. It's probably this weather - I'm feeling blah andd not moving around as much as I should.
I had been doing the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred workout. Everything was going along swimmingly until I somehow jacked up both my ankles and my left knee, so I've been waiting for those to feel normal again before I start that back. My left ankle will never feel "normal" after I took a tumble down the stairs at our old house 8 years ago and sprained it severely. The doc in a box told me I would have been better off with a clean break and now I know why. It hurts almost all the time. Or feels stiff most of the time. Simply excellent!
I bought a four pack of the yogurts at the store and had my first one this morning. I bought the strawberry. It's quite tasty.
And, it's also good for my modified meal schedule for the next 40ish days. I gave up bread and all baked goods for Lent (doesn't include pasta, rice or corn tortillas), so I'm in need of items to eat that aren't bread or baked goods or pastries. I'm really not much of a breakfast person anyway, but the yogurt gives me an alternative for a snack or even lunch on Friday.
I'm Catholic and during Lent, Fridays are a day of fast and abstinence. That means, we're allowed 2 small meals during the day, no snacking and no meat. What this means for me personally is that I can't even have a grilled cheese sandwich or a veggie sub on Fridays.
I did this same thing a few years ago. I ate salads, mac n cheese, and attended the Fish Frys that the Knights of Columbus host at my parish church (that's dinner). I'll get shrimp, green beans, baked potato, skip the roll, cole slaw and I generally always bring my own bottle of water or get sweet tea there to wash it all down.
Last time I did this, Buddy was in preschool. I am 5 foot 9. My weight dwindled to 110 lbs. (I was 108 when I got married, so that number is not startling to me). But, it was to others, apparently. When Buddy's preschool teacher begged me to eat a sandwich about a week before Easter, I knew I looked emaciated, but I refused.
So, let's see how the "Activia Challenge" and lack of bread goes for me. :-) Currently, I weigh 128. We could have a lotto on what I'll weigh come Easter. Keep in mind I won't be giving up ALL carbs. Care to guess? Or tell me I'm nuts? Feel free!