- Jan 24, 2010
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I don't remember 1500 calorie cups of coffee back in the 80's.
Impressive!!!! I'm more than double my 12th grade weightI sat on my arse for six weeks after the end of March and gained a few pounds. Then I went to work part time, and now I'm back at 155. I've weighed at the most 185 some years back, but my high school weight was 155-160.
Chametz (also spelled "hametz" or "chometz") is any food product made from wheat, barley, rye, oats or spelt that has come into contact with water and been allowed to ferment and “rise.”
In practice, just about anything made from these grains—other than Passover matzah, which is carefully controlled to avoid leavening—is to be considered chametz. This includes flour (even before it is mixed with water1), cake, cookies, pasta, breads, and items that have chametz as an ingredient, like malt.
Cracker Barrel chain stocks it too , in the old fashioned soda section.Yup. You can get it here in places that stock hecho-in-Mexico Mexican food.
Also every spring, at least in places with substantial Jewish populations, you can get "Kosher for Passover" Coke - i.e. with cane sugar. Not sure why corn syrup violates Passover rules, but apparently it does.
You have an entertaining way of writing. Made me smile. Thank You.Wow...some slender peeps here.
Interesting article too and it might be true for others, but I don't buy it personally.
I come from a family that gets chunky easily but have always tried to fight it. My oldest brother has looked like a yuppie teletubby since his 30s and is now probably over 120kg. My weight goes up and down, but, when I'm eating right, working out and running 3-4 times a week, I tend to stay in the low 80s (again, kilograms). Mostly been that way since the actual '80s, with a few transgressions here and there.
For a while about five years ago, I went on a proper health kick, dieting, working out seriously and running about 50km a week. I went down to 74 kg. For someone 180cm tall, that's supposed to be an ideal weight according to the BMI charts, but it looked like I was recovering from a nasty case of cancer. One of my brothers called me "a broomstick with abs." People who barely knew me were saying "Dude, are you OK?"
When I went back up to 83, I looked better, felt better and was much happier. My heath check results were better too. Found the weight that worked for me.
Of course, living in Tokyo, eating local food with local portion sizes, and being surrounded by thin people helps a lot with maintaining a decent weight. In my job, I am also required to have a yearly health check and a doctor tells me off in Japanese if I do badly. The obesity rate here is about 3%, as opposed to 42% in the US, for example. I feel really self conscious here if I start to get even a little chubby.
The last time I was in the US, I was served what seemed to me to be a week's worth of food at lunchtime in a restaurant. We'd gone to a Thai place as a "healthy alternative" and I was served a swimming pool which someone had filled with green curry. I wasn't sure whether to eat or do laps. There was so much rice that I would have needed a sherpa to get to the summit. All around me, people were simply guzzling stuff down with impunity. Then, we went for a coffee. Someone (who had finished their whole meal with no apparent difficulty) actually said "Because I was good at lunch, I can spoil myself a little now" and had a jumbo drink with a pile of cream on top, tons of sugar and syrup and an actual chocolate bar sticking out of the top!
If I lived there, Australia or somewhere similar, I'd probably be at least 10kg heavier. Maybe a lot more.
My problem when I go to Cracker Barrel is not which kind of Coke I buyCracker Barrel chain stocks it too , in the old fashioned soda section.