On that Note

28 Apr

From elementary school to my second year of high school, my breakfast usually consisted of the nutritious flat flaky piece of… bread? Is that what you call it? Well, whatever it is, I normally ate two Poptarts for breakfast with several glasses of milk in which I would dip the Poptart in the milk and savor every bite. If that didn’t fill me, I ate a bowl of cereal too or something else that would later make me gain unhealthy weight as a teenager. I loved Poptarts and, of course, I still do. However, I wouldn’t dare eat one. I know they taste good and I had a sudden craving for one when I saw they came out with new flavors, but why bother to eat one when Poptarts are truthfully unhealthy?

Yeah, I eat cake and ice cream basically every night. And yeah, both equally have a ridiculous amount of sugar so what’s my justification for not eating Poptarts?

In my mind, I think cake and brownies or whatever has sugar because that’s what makes them so delicious and it’s needed. Sugar is just a main ingredient for cake, ice cream, etc. As for Poptarts, they add unnecessary sugar. This is all my opinion and my own way of tricking myself into not eating Poptarts.

Besides, I try to stay away from any packaged foods. Eating cake from Whole Foods that’s vegan isn’t going to kill me. It’s not like it is entirely ‘healthy’, but it’s better than the package Twinkies that are guaranteed to last another century. Give or take. Poptarts are just junk and the makers just want children addicted to them. The main ingredients in a Poptart include: enriched flour, sugar, dextrose, vegetable oil, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sodium acid, gelatin, and partially hydrogenated soybean oil. Remember, I am leaving out about ten other add-ins. Then, one Poptart is about two-hundred calories with nineteen grams of sugar with 220.0mg of sodium. Nothing in a Poptart is nutritious for you.

So, as much as I would want a double fudge chocolate Poptart, I’d rather stay clear of all the additives and make my own. Here is a recipe for double chocolate poptarts that you can always healthify yourself: http://www.chow.com/recipes/29472-double-chocolate-pop-tarts


On that note, I would like to mention things you will not see in my blog.

1. Recipes besides that one up there. That’s the only exception.
2. Cooking/baking – I can’t bake or cook or make myself a meal that doesn’t involve more than two steps. Luckily, I still live at home and my mom cooks for me.
3. Fashion – I barely dress cute.
4. Anything on The Royal Wedding – I’m sick of it. Who cares? When Britney Spears has a wedding, then I’ll get excited.
5. Religion – True, I go to a Catholic school and have been since the third grade, but I am no means religious. I go to church, but currently I am agnostic. I have no problem with people who are religious though.
6. Amazing photos of food – Half of the photos I take with my cell or I just quickly snap with my Canon.

Those are the things you will not see. Is there anything on my blog you do want to see though?  A song of the week? Clowns? That’s a no. I hate clowns.

Honorable eats:

Crab + mushrooms + cauliflower+ zucchini

Ribbon cake + raspberry filling

By the way, go check out Megan’s GoMacro Bar giveaway @ http://myveganstory.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/gomacro-review-2nd-giveaway/

Were you ever addicted to Poptarts or something similar?
They have such amazing flavors now that I want to try them! You think it’s worth it?

What blogs should I check out?

P.S. In my next post I’ll talk about running since it’s been going great!


19 Responses to “On that Note”

  1. allieksmith April 28, 2011 at 6:37 PM #

    “It’s not like it is entirely ‘healthy’, but it’s better than the package Twinkies that are guaranteed to last another century. Give or take”—> THAT MADE ME LOL!

  2. keepnthefaith April 28, 2011 at 6:58 PM #

    mmm so many delicious things 🙂 I LOVE when bloggers share their workouts. i love trying new things, so whenever someone posts a workout I think I can do, I try and incorporate it into my own schedule!!

    • lifttorun April 28, 2011 at 7:26 PM #

      I’ll definitely keep that in mind because I like when bloggers do the same.

    • crzydjm April 28, 2011 at 9:02 PM #


  3. movesnmunchies April 29, 2011 at 12:50 AM #

    yes i used to eat pop tarts when i was younger too! now they are just toooo sweeettt… ick i will for sure try otu that recipe though!!!

  4. Tara April 29, 2011 at 3:36 AM #

    I always loved the brown sugar cinnamon poptarts. I had one like two years ago and they weren’t as great as I remembered, so I haven’t eaten one since. I’d much rather try that key lime pie frozen yogurt!!! Their flavors are intriguing though and I have to admit I was tempted when I saw that they had seasonal pumpkin pie and gingerbread flavors.
    You should do a vlog!! I love them.

    • lifttorun April 29, 2011 at 8:21 AM #

      Those were my favorite kind of Poptarts. Haha.

      I may do a vlog. I don’t know what I would do it about though.

  5. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) April 29, 2011 at 4:20 AM #

    I love love love poptarts. I love this post too because often times half the blogs naturally become about the same. I ate x for breakfast worked out for 1 hour, had x for lunch and x for dinner. I get them all confused. Your blog is already the bomb.com. I love just hearing about peoples lives.

  6. logginnbloggin April 29, 2011 at 10:05 AM #

    hahahah seriously be my twin. your 1-6 i agree with completely and it is exactly the same as my blog hahaha

  7. sarah April 29, 2011 at 12:45 PM #

    I’m loving your blog so far- your personality shines through and you seem to have a real flare for blogging!
    I’d like for you to share more about your workouts and I’m always looking for meal ideas involving 2 steps or less.
    Also , I remember you saying you struggled/( struggle?)With over exercising. As someone who has this issue I was wondering if you would share any thoughts/experiences surrounding this, only if you want though!

    • lifttorun April 29, 2011 at 4:18 PM #

      Those are great ideas. I’ll definitely keep them in mind.

  8. Jenny April 29, 2011 at 1:31 PM #

    I loved blueberry poptarts and the cookies and cream ones!! I use to eat them all the time when I was younger. But omg 400 calories totally isn’t worth it. My oats are the same calories and filled me up 100x more! 😀

  9. Sweet Cheeks April 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM #

    Yeah, I won’t be putting any poptart in my mouth anytime soon. I’d rather spend my sugar intake elsewhere!

  10. AntosDoesLife April 29, 2011 at 6:21 PM #

    Looooooove strawberry poptarts but like you I think they’re so bad! They’re all sugar. I eat one maybe once a year but that’s it!

  11. Jess April 29, 2011 at 7:52 PM #

    High protein cookie?! I’m in 😀

  12. tea-bag April 30, 2011 at 6:33 AM #

    i never really had a sweet tooth growing up but i do remember watching saturday morning cartoons while eating a whole sleeve of saltine crackers! no wonder i was always hungry by the time my mom woke up – nothing but white flour & salt! 🙂

    never tried the mojo bars before – are the crunchy or chewy?

    • lifttorun April 30, 2011 at 8:11 AM #

      I use to eat saltine crackers like nobody’s business for lunch.
      They’re chewy. Crunchy if you get the ones with the pretzels.

  13. indecisiveathlete April 30, 2011 at 2:04 PM #

    I used to eat a poptart before swim practice(blueberry or cinnamon sugar). Then I realized how bad they were. I now don’t touch poptarts either. They were tasty but SO not worth it. I completely agree that ice cream and cake and such are much more justifiable! Oh and all my pictures come from my phone too its just so much easier for me haha.

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