Tip of the Week

Roll with the punches! Life is gonna smack you right in the face when you don't expect it. If you're head's on straight, you're certainly gonna handle it just fine. Roll with it. Complain a little bit, and let it go.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Friday Find 11.27.2009

This past August, I was the luckiest girl in the world and got braces right before my 21st birthday.

I obviously love them.

Guess what, Blogoworld! There are celebs (or as I like to call them, "celbs") who have had braces far more public than my own!

Danny Glover!

That girl from "Desperate Housewives!"

And, drumroll please..........King of Publicity, himself, Tom Cruise.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Truth Tuesday 11.24.2009

520 calories
24 g fat (14 g saturated, 1.5 g trans)
45 g sugars
This is the type of snack you pick up at a gas station in a pinch and feel vaguely guilty about (GET OVER IT. YOU ATE IT, YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE EATING), not knowing that you just managed to ingest nearly three-quarters of a day’s worth of saturated fat before your tank finished filling up. And considering these little packages of doom cost a buck or less across the country, the pudding pie qualifies as one of the cheapest sources of empty calories in America.

Eat This, Instead!
Lärabar Jacalat Chocolate Coffee (1 bar)
190 calories
11 g fat (2 g saturated)
19 g sugars

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Friday Find 11.20.2009

This is an outfit I LOVE from a wonderful website at ModCloth.com.

Why do I love this website oh so much? Personality. Yes, it's full of adorable clothes, amazing outerwear, and too many weird pictures of a pug dog. And, yes, it is all enjoyable. Personality. Creative pairings. Quirky ideas, played out in fashion. It's worth it. You'll be surprised to find what you love.

I have, for weeks, been agonizing over my new one-true love: The Trailblazer Boots. Am I from Texas? Yes. Do I love to trailblaze? Absolutely. Boots, you belong to my heart.

So why do I not have them? Because they are only mine with an exchange of much dinero. Not yet, Life, not yet. You shall wait. But they are amazing, no?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Truth Tuesday 11.17.2009

Worst Burger in America 2009
Chili's Smokehouse Bacon Triple Cheese Big Mouth Burger with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
1,901 calories
138 g fat (47 g saturated)
4,201 mg sodium

Any burger whose name is 21 syllables long is bound to spell trouble for your waistline. This burger packs almost an entire day's worth of calories and 2 ½ days' worth of fat. The Chili's burger menu rivals Ruby Tuesday's for the worst in America, so you're better off with one of their reasonable Fajita Pitas to silence your hunger.

Eat This, Instead!
489 calories
21 g fat (4 g saturated)
1,543 mg sodium

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Friday Find 11.13.2009

Interesting article. Read it. See if it hits you. If not, don't worry about it. Something else will.

What are your thoughts on this article? I'm interested in the way people live their daily lives, and this definitely plays into that.

New York (CNN) -- Like most people, I'd given some thought to what meat actually is, but until I became a father and faced the prospect of having to make food choices on someone else's behalf, there was no urgency to get to the bottom of things.

I'm a novelist and never had it in mind to write nonfiction. Frankly, I doubt I'll ever do it again. But the subject of animal agriculture, at this moment, is something no one should ignore. As a writer, putting words on the page is how I pay attention.
If the way we raise animals for food isn't the most important problem in the world right now, it's arguably the No. 1 cause of global warming: The United Nations reports the livestock business generates more greenhouse gas emissions than all forms of transportation combined.

It's the No. 1 cause of animal suffering, a decisive factor in the creation of zoonotic diseases like bird and swine flu, and the list goes on. It is the problem with the most deafening silence surrounding it.

Even the most political people, the most thoughtful and engaged, tend not to "go there." And for good reason. Going there can be extremely uncomfortable. Food is not just what we put in our mouths to fill up; it is culture and identity. Reason plays some role in our decisions about food, but it's rarely driving the car.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Truth Tuesday 11.10.2009

Hey Everyone!

Truth Tuesdays are back and ready for action.
What's different?

Well, like most of the features on the blog of now, they've been streamlined for speed. Running to class? Running to work? Running to relax? Get your Sugar Cookie in doses--it's always just enough to keep you focused, make you think, and let you keep on keeping on with your life.


Things You Need to Know About your Food
Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter (1/2 cup)
360 calories
24 g fat (11 g saturated)
24 g sugars

Häagen-Dazs produces their ice creams using only a few simple ingredients; problem is, those ingredients are heavy cream, egg yolks, and sugar, making their ice creams consistently the most calorie-dense in the freezer section. This peanut-butter blast to your gut takes the cake—literally—packing an astounding 1,440 calories into every pint-size carton.

Wouldn’t you rather have dessert three times, instead of just once? You can, if you make the right choice.

Eat this instead

Breyers All Natural Vanilla and Chocolate
130 calories7 g fat (4.5 g saturated)15 g sugars

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 4th, 2009 YIKES

Dear Blogoworld,

My goal was to have the blog up and running by itself by Monday, November 9th, 2009.

This is not going to happen. I am one of the very stressed out girls on the planet. One of many, I'm certain, but my school work is suffffffering. I have got to take care of that, first and foremost, or my life will take a roundabout that I absolutely do not want it to take.

The New Year will bring the new running schedule of "Sugar Cookie, Don't Waste My Time."

Until then, look forward to the occasional blips that I have succeeded in posting, notably Truth Tuesdays, and the Friday Find.

And hang in there, with me. Everything is going to be alright.