Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hacking and Minor Headlines

Day four: Good sleep last night. This morning I am hacking up my lungs continually. Have to work outside today. Need to stop and buy some cough drops. Medicated cough drops without added sugar are medicine. Cough drops with added sugar are candy. 

Minor headlines in today's paper that make me want to hurl:

Accused Florida cannibal feces trial in Connecticut homeless man's death
with all the people in Florida to choose from, why did he need take-out from Connecticut?

Heart Failure connected to higher cancer risk
piling on the negative this early in the morning is a downer. Next thing you know they will report that obesity heads to heart failure and higher cancer risk . . . oh wait, that was last week. 

100-mile run harder on body that 200
Seems there is a ultra marathon of 100 and 200 mile lengths. The idea of running 200 miles in four days is too much for me to take in over morning coffee. 

Syrupy sodas rev up Coke zero 400 tailgate
Article includes this:  "cooking with soft drinks is a time-honored tradition of home cooks" and a plug to look at her blog for 'her cola recipes.  I want to also mention that the author of this piece is the Orlando Sentinel's Food Editor - who, by her photo, looks like someone who never passed up a dessert or syrupy soda in her life. She may not have a discriminating palate. 

Yet, I keep reading the newspaper every day. What is wrong with me? 

I'm off to cough and sweat and work. I had oatmeal and blueberries again this morning. Salad for lunch plus a bowl of soup and a sweet potato. I think I will keep dinner light and have an egg white omelet and carrots with salsa. Keeping it simple.

What was the silliest thing you read today? (besides my blog). 



Caron said...

It has nothing to do with weight loss or maintenance but I read a review of The Lone Ranger which was awful. I will not be wasting two and a half hours of my life watching that nonsense.

Unknown said...

I try to limit my reading/watching of news. Boy, is it a never-ending downer. Not too useful either.

:-) Marion

Jane Cartelli said...

Thanks Caron, you saved me from seeing the movie without checking the reviews first. I notice that it was a complete flop this past weekend.

Marion - I have it drilled into me to keep up on current events. I thank my 4th grade teacher. Of course, back in those days news was NEWS and not all the crap they add in now.