Tuesday, April 29, 2008


HERE IS A LITTLE HISTORY ON DIETS ( of course it is pro WW) So last night we went for a walk.. we took the doggies too.. Steve likes going over to an area connected to our subdivision where garden homes are being built... So we take the dogs over there.. its pretty stoney and rocky and pebbly.. I was doing great.. we had the dogs off leash.. they were happy chasing birds.. birds were chasing them.. all was well.. I was walking along and I stopped.. and lo and behold.. I started falling... in a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader doing the splits sort of way.. NOT!!!!! one leg bent behind me , one leg out in front of me and I caught myself with my right hand.. and damned if it was not all in slow motion too.. I had time to think.. Fuck I am falling... this won't be pretty , maybe Steve won't see me and I can pop right back up... NO SUCH LUCK.. Cookie ran over to me and actually put herself against me and helped me up.. the other two dogs just looked at me .. like cool mom fell .. Steve made sure I was okay and except for a few scratches and wounded pride I was okay... A little bit later he started chuckling.. and said.. boy after 8 years of motorcycle riding.. you have learned to fall gracefully.. that was slow motion sweety .. very graceful.. yeah I had to laugh too.. it was kinda funny... and thank God I was not hurt... So Fat Folk don't bounce.. and thats okay.. because I could have weighed 250, 200, 180, 150 or 120 and still have slipped.. I did not fall because I am fat.. I fell.. because my feet went in two different directions... sigh...and it was nice to finally realize that.
I started noticing this yesterday about 130pm.. I don't feel great.. maybe I was taking in more sugar or something.. but since yesterday afternoon I have felt a bit.. well.. YUCKY but not horrible..just .. well.. bleh .. does that make sense? Last time I went through this was when I did Nutri System.. I had a couple days of feeling poorly... hmm any advice ..
WELLL.. my lovely little informative website Brandaid sent me an email today informing me that my beloved Fiber one Bars are actually not as good for me as I would like to imagine.
Here is what it said
Case in point: General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bars - Oats & Chocolate(1 bar, 140 calories, 4g of total fat, 1.5g sat. fat, 90mg sodium, 9g of fiber, 2g protein)INGREDIENTS: Chicory Root Extract, Chocolate Chips with Confectioners Shellac (Chocolate Chips [Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin], Ethanol, Shellac, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Rolled Oats, Crisp Rice (Rice Flour, Sugar, Malt, Salt), Barley Flakes, High Maltose Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar Canola Oil, Honey, Glycerin, Maltodextrin, Palm Kernel Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Nonfat Milk, Peanut Oil, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Natural Flavor, Baking Soda, Color Added, Almond Flour, Peanut Flour, Sunflower Meal, Wheat Flour, Mixed Tocopherols Added To Maintain Freshness

Since the original Fiber One cereal is a good friend of the savvy shopper, it's tempting to assume that the new Fiber One Chewy Bars would also be invited to the BrandAid awards ceremony. But, since friends don't let friends buy junk, we are steering you away from this corrupt cousin.
Decoding the Fine Print :We get no joy from spreading the bad word about this bar. All the goodness of Fiber One cereal wrapped up in a tasty, convenient ready-to-go breakfast bar. It sure sounded like a dream come true.We started with the front label. Right off the bat, we think the name (Fiber One Chewy bars) is very misleading. Especially if you're already a fan of the original Fiber One cereal. Here's why: The front label states in big bold print - 35% of your daily fiber. When we checked out the ingredients list, we didn't find any whole wheat or bran to account for all the fiber in this 3-bite bar. Turns out, all the fiber comes from added sources like chicory root extract and maltodextrin. While they're still good sources, they do lack some of the powerhouse nutrients that come naturally packaged in whole wheat and bran - the kind of fiber you get from the Fiber One cereal. Plus, these added fibers are notorious for causing bloating and tummy rumblings - eek! Next, we found some frightening junk ingredients like ethanol (what the heck?); hydrogenated coconut oil (a.k.a. trans fat - the worst of the worst!); high maltose corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup. Can you say yuck? And then come the filler additives like tricalcium phosphate and soy lecithin. Seriously, are these unpronounceable ingredients really necessary to mold together a breakfast bar? Final Analysis: These Fiber One chewy bars are pretty tasty and a good source of added fiber, but are they worth the side effects of bloating and an upset tummy? Couple that visual with a handful of junk ingredients and added fillers, and this product is no friend of ours or yours. Instead, it's officially a Healthy Food Imposter!

They pretty much knocked down my Fiber one Honey Clusters cereal too.. while I realize neither of these are ideal choices I thought they were better choices.. bottom line.. I can have these but... maybe I should look for other choices.. lower in sugars, lower in chemicals but just as satisfying.. for now.. I finish what I bought..
Though I hate to say it.. I know I should work on eating clean.. but right now.. I am working on just getting in charge of myself.. and if I choose the foods that have those chemical issues.. well.. though it may not be a wise choice its the choice I make for the moment.. I guess we can not worry about every thing .. every aspect in the beginning...

I should be getting my HUNGRY GIRL COOK BOOK IN THE MAIL any day I am so excited about that and plan on reviewing and sharing this book with you.. it might be a purchase you want to make..

Wish me well

Wish you well too


Hanlie said...

I can absolutely picture that fall - it's happened to me! And you're right, it's got nothing to do with size!

40 by 40 said...

Hey--you ok? At least you looked good , huh? And..good for you for getting out there and walking! Thanks for the info on the fiber one..I have one about 1x a day..and they are yummy and low points..but i do get that BLOAT! When you say you felt what way? Dragging? Is it TOM? Have your eating habits changed that much? Well, you are eating a whole bunch of healthy and good stuff you seem pretty clean. How was day 1? I ordered it too!! I am very excited..I wonder if she will be on any talk shows? I tried to search on my tivo wish list..but no luck. I do see a book tour....Have a great day.

Lyn said...

Did you say... SHELLAC? In FOOD? WTH! That is nuts, what are they thinking?? Maybe this is not the same shellac I am thinking of. I am gonna have to do some research on this. That's crazy. I will stick to oatmeal!

iCANdothis said...

"I did not fall because I am fat.. I fell.. because my feet went in two different directions... sigh...and it was nice to finally realize that. "

i love that. thanks for sharing :)

Lora said...

Oh wow - I just bought a box of Fiber One bars yesterday! Glad I read your post. I guess we have to be wary of every product out there. They're all on the diet bandwagon to make a buck. At our expense....

Thanks for the info. Won't be buying Fiber One anymore!