A Twinkie a Day Keeps the Doctor AwayAugust 3, 2010
July 29 AP 210– Ice cream/chocolate. Lying in bed eating the fudge coating off of a drumstick while watching trash TV (ahem, Weeds) is the cure-all for a stressful day. Sure, sure- some may eat an apple, work out for three hours, and then read the bible or maybe even an inspirational book… but sometimes a girl’s gotta eat fudge and watch trash TV. Don’t pretend you’re above it- I know you’ve done it, too.
July 30 AP 211– Netflix Watch Instantly.
July 31 AP 212– When my son has SUCH a fabulous time at Mama and Papa’s that when I call him he is practically squealing with delight telling me aaaaaall about it.
August 1, AP 213– Letters, comments, messages, prayers, encouragement, support, and love. It means the WORLD. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Please continue praying for us.
August 2 AP 214– Sore muscles from a good workout. A good kind of sore: the kind that means you worked your muscles in ways they’re not used to working, NOT the kind that indicates you worked too hard without stretching. However, my stretch after tomorrow’s workout is going to feel Oh So Nice.
SIDENOTE: So, I’ve been taking fish oil capsules along with multivitamins for years. The kind that say, “NO FISH BURPS!” on the bottle, but what they REALLY mean is “OKAY, MAYBE YOUR BURPS WILL BE SLIGHTLY FISHY, BUT IT’S BETTER THAN DYING OF BREAST CANCER OR HEART DISEASE, RIGHT!?”
Okay, so, I get these constant mini news updates from a widget on my Droid, and yesterday I read, “Fish oil increases risk of stroke and cardiac death.” Awesome! So now every time I pop one in my mouth I think to myself, “Well, I could die suddenly of cardia arrest, but at least I am reducing my risk of cardiovascular disease! Ya win some, ya lose some, right?”
Oh, not only that, Harvard Health is all, “You know that multivitamin you take? The one that says it may reduce your risk of breast and other cancers? Yyyyeah, well, it actually increases your risk of prostate and colon cancer… AND breast cancer… (apparently effectively reducing AND increasing your risk).” So now they suggest your forgo the multivitamin and just take a vitamin D supplement.
Seriously. Next they’ll be telling us, “Okay, actually those Twinkies we’ve been telling you are awful for your health n’ stuff? Yyyyeah… apparently daily Twinkie eaters have double the cancer mortality rates and have a higher life expectancy… Soooo, forgo the vitamins, eat a daily Twinky. And always bring a towel. Sorry for the confusion.”