Happy Hump Day!
I spoke briefly yesterday about how I have felt more confident since I began blogging. I also asked if you are more inclined to do something because of your blog? I wanted to clarify what I meant by this. I have become a pretty shy person over the past years but still have the same wants and desires. I still am an ambitious person with goals. Since I started blogging I have been able to use it as my crutch (not in a bad way) but a way to say it’s okay for me to do the things I want. Because of course, then I can write the experience and share it with you all.
So I managed to fall asleep (again) last night while watching, so the only drama I know about is how the teams got split into blue & black. Other than that I have no idea what happened. Maybe I should just permanently change my bedtime to 8:00?
Anyways, I ran across an interview yesterday that our local newspaper did with Mandi (season 7 ) Biggest Loser Contestant a few weeks ago. I found it very interesting to hear that she has been struggling with weight gain since being on the Biggest Loser and has gained nearly half of the weight she lost back. I was in shock to read this because I know how hard these people worked to lose the weight and then to come home and gain it back. Uggghhh! But I just have to wonder if they are sort of set-up to fail? These people are working out up to 12 hours a day (which is utterly impossible for the average person who may have a life, family, kids, job…etc). And at some point she was even down to eating 700 calories a day. Are you freaking kidding me?
Now I love the show, but these methods do not seem safe, healthy or even realistic. And how is a person supposed to NOT gain weight when they get back home and maintain this rigorous schedule? Anyways, thought I would share this article with you. I am big fan of Mandi, since she is an Idahoan!
Now onto the fruit of this post… FRUITY FRIDAY WEDNESDAY!
A certain someone *cough* is going on vacation to Cuba so we moved our lovely Fruity Friday segment to today. (I’m not jealous at all.) 😉 So enjoy the review that I have for you today. And don’t forget to head on over to Aneta’s to check her review and wish her well before her trip! It’s funny that this is fruit of the week because it falls right in line with my new favorite fruit… the orange. But it’s not an orange, oh no, it’s the Kumquat.
So tiny! Another cute fruit! YAY!
These little guys are referred to as “the little gold gems of the citrus family”. The Kumquat were said to be introduced into Florida in around 1895 from Japan.
Now let’s talk taste shall we? I popped one of these babies into my mouth and immediately wondered where I could spit it out. It tasted as if I stuck an orange peel into my mouth and began munching away. But it also had a super tart taste, similar to the tartiness of a lemon. I just don’t think these fruits were made for snacking. But I have read that they are great for cooking. I will have to do some research and see I can make something out of these Kumquats. I just hate wasting fruit and know it has to have a good quality in it somewhere.
Anyone tried a Kumquat? What did you think?