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Ironman is on NBC this Saturday

Don't Miss It!!! Every year I say "this was the best one yet." As I wipe away my tears and tell Karel that I can't wait to get back to Kona, I remain speechless for several minutes just trying to comprehend all of the amazing stories that come from the broadcast of the Ironman World Championships. I am one of the many people who was so inspired from watching the World Championship that I said to myself "I want to do that one day". I remember watching my first Ironman World Championship in Dec. 2005 as I was studying for my Graduate exit exams. It was so amazing and I just didn't understand how someone could actually race for that long and still smile at the finish. Do you have any Kona-party plans for Sat? After you watch the show, I can't wait to hear your thoughts of the show. In addition to all of the amazing stories, here's the story I'm most looking forward to hearing about.... I Hope you enjoy the show..I'm sure we will all be insp


Are advertisements too much of a good thing? I just heard about this commercial which was posted on and the NYC Health department website on Monday. NYC campaign ad Although this commercial is recent, NYC has gone to great lengths in trying to create a greener and healthier city. I found a great press release from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on August 31, 2009 Press release I'd love to hear what you think about this ad. Do you think we should have more of them on TV? Do you think American's will find the commercial disgusting or informative...or both? If advertisements really work, how do you feel about these ads? red bull If you start drinking Red Bull, will you be able to surf like this? Smart for life cookies Would you be able to maintain your current exercise routine, train for a race and/or live a normal life on this cookie diet? Lipoway How did I ever live without this? And it is free!!! Only kidding. For many people, this commerc

My little ones

They make me so happy :)

Starbucks-inspired Lemon Poppyseed Loaf

Here you go Amanda ( I hope you enjoy your super-healthy Lemon Poppyseed Loaf w/ icing. Also, this is for my friend Stephanie and her hubby Sean who LOVE the boxed version of lemon poppyseed cakes. Here's what I needed to modify: Starbucks Iced Lemon Loaf Nutrition breakdown: Calories: 500 Fat: 23grams Saturated fat: 12g Cholesterol: 120mg Sodium: 380g Carbs: 69g Fiber: 1g Sugars: 48g Protein: 6g I am not a baker. I have no culinary background. And, I still need a lot of work in trying to modify recipes. We all know that when you have a modification to a recipe and you truely want it to be a healthier option and not one that is full of fat, rather than sugar, sugar rather than fat, sweeteners rather than sugar or artificial ingredients rather than the real isn't going to taste the same. If you want to make adjustments to your diet you need to compromise. If once a month you go to Starbucks and get a sweet big deal. How