We are just finishing up the seventh day of our two week Give It Up Challenge and members of the FitSugar Community are giving up a wide variety of things from fat talk to afternoon naps, but dietary changes rule the day. Garnered from the blog posts in the Get Fit For 2010 community group, here is a list of foodstuffs community members are living without.This challenge is a chance to experiment with turning over a new leaf as the seasons change. Join the challenge and let us know what you're giving up. When you hit a roadblock, remember we are here to help.
Both are classic Italian starches and serve as the perfect accompaniment for, well, anything really — though I'm partial to pairing either with a great red sauce. Still, I end up eating more pasta, simply because I see it more commonly on restaurant menus. However, when I find a polenta dish, I'm always pleasantly surprised and usually make it my order. Fit finds that both have nutritional perks. What do you think?
I just put myself through one hectic health care week. I went to the dentist, my OB/Gyn for my annual visit, and the optometrist. It was busy, but great to check all those appointments off my list. While none of these activities are anything I would consider fun, I am wondering which you would rather do: Get a pap smear, get a shot of novocaine, or get your eyes dilated?
Miss Paris Hilton made news earlier this month with reports of her purchasing a rather nice, new pad she can call home. So what's the big deal you ask? Well apparently Paris intends on converting her brand spanking new fitness room into a giant shoe closet!
To me, this is pretty much the craziest thing I have ever heard as I would love to have a sweet fitness room in my own home. Proving, once again, that Paris and I have very different priorities.
Nonetheless, I am curious which you would rather...
If you had to choose one to abstain from would you give up all meat (meat, poultry and fish) or alcohol (the hard stuff, wine and beer)?
If you like to talk about food DearSugar wants to know what meal you could eat for eternity.
Which Would You Rather Do?
OK ladies. Going to the Gynecologist and spreading eagle in a paper dress for a pap smear and breast check can be totally unpleasant. While you're strapped into those stirrups, you've got to love all those personal questions too, like "Do you suffer from vaginal dryness?" and "Are your periods heavy or light?" (sigh) I dread going every year. By far, it's not my favorite way to spend an afternoon.
On the other hand, going to the dentist isn't top on my list either. You get poked, prodded, and drilled with metal instruments while you're forced to keep you mouth wide open for unnatural amounts of time. Don't forget about being stuffed with wads of cotton - that's always fun. My dentist always asks me questions that I can never answer because my mouth is wide open. And how about that anesthesia? You can't eat or drink anything without it ending up dripping down the side of your face. My jaw is always so sore the next day too. Do we really have to go twice a year?
They both are no picnic, each is important for maintaining your health - but which would you rather do?