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I was getting ready to write a newsletter on another topic this
morning when a news headline grabbed my attention:
Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury,2933,484088,00.html

Look, I have nothing against corn growers, and I certainly don't
want to put them out of business (I love Fritos, for crying out loud!).
It looks like the source of the mercury is at the food processing
plants, not inherent in the corn syrup itself.
But still!  This is distressing.
High fructose corn syrup can be found in tons of foods.  It increases
the sugar count and leads to weight gain.  If you want to lose
weight, reduce the amount of high fructose corn syrup you consume.
And if you don't want a side of mercury, I'd try to eliminate it altogether.

Be careful--I served my family whole-wheat white bread for a few
weeks before I realized it contained high fructose corn syrup.  Read
your labels!
The other night we had friends over for dinner.  It was a Monday, so
I served my usual spaghetti and meatballs.  Mondays are busy for
us--I always do homemade sauce and meatballs in the crock pot
so it's ready when we get home from the kids' various activities.
This particular Monday I hadn't had a chance to go shopping, so 
I didn't have the fixings for a full tossed salad.  I did have one cucumber,
one red pepper and one red onion, however.  Here's the side dish
I came up with:
Cate's Crunchy Italian Salad
1 cucumber, sliced into bite-sized pieces
1 red pepper, sliced into bite-sized pieces
1 red onion, sliced
zesty Italian dressing, about 1/4 cup
parmesan cheese to taste
dash of black pepper
Combine vegetables into bowl and mix with dressing.  Add more or
less dressing to taste.  Mix well.  Toss with cheese and pepper.  Serve
Enjoy!  It's definitely quick and easy.
How's your New Year's fitness resolution going?  Mine is still rolling
along...I know many of you got a kick out of my "can't walk down the
stairs" newsletter a few weeks ago.
(If you didn't see it, visit to read back issues.)
I'm still doing the Shred video, although I'm not doing it every day, like
Jillian Michaels recommends.  The kids and I bought our hand weights at
Target this past week, and have begun tackling Level 2, although we still
can't do certain moves all the way through.  Level 1 is definitely easier!
No more cans of kidney beans flying through the air. :-)

I can feel my stamina, cardio and strength improving.  Good stuff.

Well, we're getting another 9 to 16 inches of snow today, so I'm going
to sign off and figure out how to do all my errands tomorrow.  Today's
a good day to just stay indoors.  :-)
Until next week--keep it real!


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