Why I don’t drink ‘Lemon Water’ in the Mornings

I've seen a lot of posts on Facebook lately about how we should all be drinking Lemon Water in the mornings.

That is, instead of a cup of tea, then another cup of tea, then a cup of coffee, and then maybe another cup of coffee, we should pour hot water on a slice of lemon and drink that.

No.

And here's why not:

Why I don't drink Lemon Water in the Mornings: "This little girl plays with her toys while Mummy and Daddy have a drink of tea or coffee..."

Ladybird Toddler Books: My Day 
(That's right: Their day)



Let's take a closer look at this 1983 classic...
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Does My Bum Look Big in this Superhero Suit?

Does my bum look big in this superhero suit? If there's anything we can learn from The Incredibles' Elastigirl in this video clip (which I think has been edited and exaggerated too!) it's this:

  1. Everyone would check out their 'rear view' in a superhero suit, and
  2. Most of us probably think our problem areas are more obvious than they are 🙂

Does My Bum Look Big in this Superhero Suit? Clip from 'The Incredibles', (Disney / Pixar, 2004), edited by FreeDrlz (watch on YouTube). Watch The Incredibles on Vudu.com

It's fine 🙂 There's a world out there to save - don't stress about the suit! And remember, "You are Elastigirl!":

Clip from 'The Incredibles', (Disney / Pixar, 2004). Watch more of this channel on YouTube. Watch The Incredibles on Vudu.com
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A Diet for Elastigirl, the Incredibles’ Superhero Mom

This week's diet, in the run up to Thanksgiving, is for that most overstretched superhero mom of all, Elastigirl from The Incredibles.

Not only does she have a busy life with her three superhero kids, but she is the only grown up voice of reason left, and then still has to suit up and save the day.

It's a very appropriate character for the rest of us superhero moms in a holiday week 🙂

And what a suit!


'The Incredibles' (Disney / Pixar 2004). Watch The Incredibles on Vudu.com

 

 

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So, did I boost my metabolism like Captain America?

How my metabolism boosting diet went wrong - but at least we made Captain America Shield Frisbees!

My metabolism boosting diet went wrong - but at least we made Captain America Shield Frisbees!

How was Captain America week for me? Starting weight: 209.5lbs. Ending weight: 215.8lbs. I don't know if my metabolism improved but in terms of weight 'loss', it was a disaster!

So what went wrong? It started off quite well, except that the advice about calorie intake was meaningless for me: I had no idea how many calories I'd been eating normally, so I couldn't cut that down by 100. And I never got round to finding out how many calories were in most of the food I was eating, so even after using the resting metabolic rate calculator, which told me I should be eating about 1645 calories per day, I don't know how many I was eating.

And when Dr Oz says to eat ice cream, does he mean that literally, or is he assuming you already eat ice cream, and would eat 100 calories less of it? I hedged my bets with WeightWatchers ice cream: the latte flavoured ones are only 90 calories, and really not bad 🙂

But none of those things were the problem.
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Captain America Collectibles

Happy July 4th! Celebrate with these highly appropriate Captain America collectibles from around the Web.

Captain America T-shirt

Nice Captain America Shield Collage T-shirt from CafePress

More Captain America gifts from CafePress.com

Captain America Posters and T-shirts from AllPosters.com

Captain America Posters and T-shirts from AllPosters.com

...and I LOVE these Captain America designs on etsy.com


Captain America Lounge Pants from ThinkGeek

Captain America Lounge Pants from ThinkGeek: Perfect for those Metabolism boosting Five Minute Workouts...

More Captain America goodies from ThinkGeek.com

 

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