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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lactose Free Yoplait Yogurt- Review and Giveaway

  I've always been a wee bit lactose intolerant. Give me something dairy on an empty stomach and its like two broke, pregnant hookers, fighting over the last john during the closing shift at the Gravid Donkey Saloon and Massage Parlor. "My babay need some SIMILAC!!!" Talk about a rumble! Anyway, on a stomach with some food in it, it's smooth sailing.
While mine has pretty much stayed the same, a lot of people develop lactose intolerance after weight loss surgery. One friend in particular has tried everything from hemp milk, rice milk, soy milk, almond milk, gravid donkey milk all in an attempt to have dairy in her life again. Whether you've had weight loss surgery or not, lactose intolerance is an enormous pain (pun totally intended)
Yoplait has come to the rescue with their new 99% fat free, lactose free yogurt!

It comes in 4 flavors, French Vanilla, Strawberry, Cherry, and Peach! Walmart only had Strawberry and French Vanilla so I picked them up using this 30 cent off coupon and headed back to the house so that I could try them. I peeled back the lid, dove in with my spoon, and took a big taste.
It tastes just like regular Yoplait! That's a really good thing.

Empty = BUENO!!!
Every cup has 50% of the daily value of calcium, vitamin A and D, and no artificial sweeteners. The protein/carb ratio may not make it an ideal choice for wlsers to reach for every day, but it certainly is a treat worth making room for every now and then if you're lactose intolerant.

Sooo to celebrate National Lactose Intolerance Month, you'll have a chance to win this super cool, super snazzy, super super, prize kit. I have one of my own and now you yourself can run around and be just as super super as I am. This bag is actually big enough to fit a pair of my super super heels inside. Don't try this at home, kids. Stick to yogurt and other healthful treats.

Super Super insulated bag, two gel packs, spoon, bowl, and a coupon for free yogurt!
For your chance to win comment with the flavor of Yoplait Lactose Free that you'd most like to try!

For addition entries....
Like the Yoplait Lactose Free FB page. +1
Like the Waning Woman FB page +1
Post about this giveaway on your blog +1
Follow me on Twitter +1
Follow Yoplait on Twitter+1
Follow my blog with subscription or Google Friend Connect.+1
Tweet about this giveaway. Make sure to mention @yoplaityogurt @waningwoman so I know you did it. + as many times as you want.
Get Yoplait Lactose Free ROCKS!!! tattooed somewhere on your body and you get infinite entries.

Make sure you come back to this post and tell me in the comments when you do something so I know how many entries to give you. If you already follow me somewhere you get the extra entries, you don't have to be a noobie. But make sure you tell me in the comments. Don't just assume that I know. When you assume, well you know what they say. Just leave ME out of it. lol

Good Luck!

Disclosure: Prize pack, information and giveaway have been provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My two year surgiversary

    Sunday, February 19th was the two year anniversary of my VSG surgery. Because it was a very special, momentous day I felt like I needed to say something profound.
I needed to pen something reflective and pensive.
Something that could capture the immensity of the change that has happened in my life.
Something that could splendidly tell my  story.

Then I realized that I didn't have to do any of that.
On February 19,  I lived  my story.

I walked without tiring.
I enjoyed the company of a magnificent friend that I met on my journey.
I navigated the streets of the Bishops Arts Distrct happy and smiliing.
I enjoyed the company of friends and strangers without fear of judgement.
I ran, and danced, and....
I had a beautiful day.
I've been having lots of beautiful days.
I know that I will have many, many more.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Dallas Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

No, that's not my pseudonym on or the amount I charge for 15 or 5 minute girlfriend experience. No the real, even more unbelievable answer is that is the name of  a 5k that I did on Saturday morning!!!
Working out is one thing, giving people my hard earned money to go run in the cold is quite another. It was cold, and miserable, and you know what? I had an absolutely fantastic time with my friends. I would have never signed up for this of my own volition. Peer pressure isn't always a bad thing.
I'm a ninjeskimo. I'm not to be played with.

So I woke up at Godknowwhen o'clock and rode up to meet, Michelle at the DART station so that we could ride in together. That was an experience in itself. The last time I was on public transportation was well into the Antebamam period (look that up in the Waning Woman Komplete Kompendium of Pseudohistorical eras) and I was living in Washington Heights.
Miraculously, we made it to Fairpark unscathed, and met up with Angela and Shana.
To make a long story, really short, Michelle kicked ass with her best 5k time ever!!!!! Shana beat my ass, and Angela rajalked (run/jog/walked) with my ass. It was great crossing the finish line and having my people there to cheer me on. I love these guys.


Michelle. This woman makes me want to do better :)
It's my girls. I totally heart them. Angela's in the white.
This experience was incredibly amazing and I'm a loss for words. I was floating on cloud 536 ( up where the flying saucers are. That's waaay past 9) all weekend long.

I'll be doing it again.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Should you work out if you're sick...

  I'll answer that question towards the end of this blog post, but before I get to answering questions, I have an announcement to make.
The World Is Ending.
If you have savings bonds, Beanie Babies, or any old ass gold teeth laying around, its time to cash them shits in! Finish off your bucket list,-screw a couple of hookers, run nekkid on the beach, slap your boss in the mouth. Have a debauched good time, and then dip your toe in the holy water of forgiveness just as the Sun goes all supernova on our asses. The world is coming to an end because its 2012, but that's not until December. The world is clocking out early because I got my ass up off of this permadent in the couch and have started working out again.

I totally could have chosen a different picture of a woman working out. But I'm childish. hehehe
One morning I woke up, and the Mysterious Case of the Nojo was just gone! I started out by downloading the RunKeeper app for my Android and just taking off around the neighborhood. I did two miles and was feeling great and amped to do it for the next day. The next day came, but I was bombarded with a slew of things I had to get done and I wasn't finished until well after sundown. Sundown meant that there would be NO walking around the neighborhood for me, but I had to do something.  Sooo I went to the gym and got a membership. w00t!
So while my recent physical activity has burgeoned the commencement of the Apocalypse, it has also made me sicker than a dog. And yes, I'm blaming the exercise and not the bajillions of microbes floating around in my enviroment. We have talked about this before. So this takes us right back to the question at the beginning of the post. Should you exercise if you're sick??

I consulted the Waning Woman Komplete Kompedium of Pseudoscientifical Knowledge and Faux Facts (and Facebook!) and this is what I found out. Remember I'm not a doctor and I don't play one on TV, but I can fill out a sexy nurse uniform like nobody's business,
One of my FB friends LilMissDiva, a super hardcore exerciser who is ROCKING her sleeve, told me that unless her doctor tells her not to workout, she's gonna work out. That's dedication. Since I didn't go to the doctor, I can conclude that I am in the clear. If I'm sick enough to go to the doctor, working out won't even be a question or not.
Sneezing, runny nose, scratchy throat and mild congestion shouldn't be enough to derail your work out plans according to the Neck Up Rule. While they may foil your plans for a marathon makeout session, training for an actual marathon should be no problem. If your problems are below the neck, chest congestion, productive cough, etc, it is recommended that you lay off of the exercise until those symptoms subside.
I had below the neck, under the neck, around the neck, on top of the neck, inside the neck symptoms and while I wasn't anywhere close to 100% I figured if I could get off of the couch and I wasn't dehydrated, I would just be using sick as an excuse to not go to the gym. Just use a little common sense, read what your body is trying to tell you, and take it easy. I did, and I didn't die......the world is still coming to an end though.

Image: Ambro /

Friday, February 3, 2012

Guess who won the GFC giveaway.?

Wait for it it!

Wait for it!

 Woohoo. Mel, you are the winner!
Thanks to all of you who entered and stay tuned for my next appreciation drawing. I "big puffy heart with a slice of cake on the side" you guys.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Workout shoes and Busy Bees

     I've had a crazy day (I've driven close to 120 miles around Dallas) and I thought I would have time to blog. Somehow the day managed to just get away from me. Please forgive me for not blogging today.
I gotta jump on this workout train before it leaves the station and I'm sitting here another 4 months waiting for a ticket :) About to get it while the getting is good.

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