Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Cravings, Gym and The Yummy Desserts (which are actually good for you)!

As I mentioned before, I try to stay away from sweets as much as I can. After spending 2 hours in the gym and only burning about 700 calories, you start to really think if its worth it to eat ANYTHING :) 
Of course we need food to give our bodies energy. Its almost like getting gas for your car. If you put good quality gas the car will be running way better than if you fuel it with low quality gas. Same with our bodies. We need to fuel our bodies with GOOD QUALITY FUEL such as fruits and veggies, lean meats, whole wheat,  fish and so on. In order for our bodies to get enough nutrients and vitamins we must follow a special diet...which is extremely boring!!! I mean, who has the time to plan out and actually follow a plan? 
Everyone knows that salt and sugar are two main reasons why people get diabetes, high blood pressures, kidney and liver problems as well as Obesity.
I can NEVER say no to salt....I do try to avoid using salt wherever I can but its not always possible. 
When it comes to sugar, I can control myself but to a point.
That is why I found these healthy desserts that kill my cravings but do not add pounds of fat to my body.

Honey Greek Yogurt Fillo Cups

        <p>Flaky pastry cups are the perfect complement to a creamy filling of Greek yogurt and strawberries tossed with sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice and topped with a drizzle of honey.</p>     

        See Honey Greek Yogurt Fillo Cups on Key Ingredient.     



Pear-Raspberry Jelly Roll Shortcakes

        <p>Neither a cake nor a pastry, jelly roll shortcake is a decadence in between. This artful version gets its zip from minced crystallized ginger—a perfect complement to the combination of pear and raspberry.</p>    

        See Pear-Raspberry Jelly Roll Shortcakes on Key Ingredient.    



Mocha Marble Swirl Cheesecake



        See Mocha Marble Swirl Cheesecake on Key Ingredient.     



Orange Rice Pudding

        <p>Tired of the same old premade pudding cup? Try this flavorful—and lowfat—twist on the classic, made with Italian short-grain rice, grated orange zest, cinnamon and vanilla.</p>    

        See Orange Rice Pudding on Key Ingredient.    


I hope you try them out and comment :)
If you have your ideas on healthy desserts, please share.
Live to the fullest and stay healthy!

Love E

Monday, 12 September 2011

Marcus Levin's Unusual Art

What can be done with a hammer and hundred thousands of nails? You could hang thousands of shelves, hang thousands of pictures, create thousands of chests and hundreds of dressers. But Marcus Levin (a British Artist) has something else in mind. He creates masterpieces using ordinary nails and a hammer.

First, Levin used nails to create abstract sculptures. But realized that the sharpness of the nails and the soft features of the human bodies will be incredibly rough to the eye.

One of his pieces from a closer angle:

The prices for his pieces are set according to number of nails used. For example, in this piece with the lips 3,500 nails were used, therefore it costs £3,500 (~$5250).

This piece was created out of 15,100 nails....

In the piece of a mother and a child, Levin used 26,600 nails. This piece was priced at $39,750.

It is crucial to note, that the lighting is very important to the way sculptures are viewed.

I absolutely love his work. Its amazing how people come up with ideas like those. Its fresh and different.
Good Job Marcus Levin!

The Chalk Guy Is Amazing!

Hard to believe that these are drawn on a FLAT sidewalk surface.

Edgar Mueller spent five days, working 12 hours a day, to create the 250 square meter image of the crevasse, which, viewed from the correct angle, appears to be 3D.
He then persuaded passers-by to complete the illusion by pretending the gaping hole was real.

'I wanted to play with positives and negatives to encourage people to think twice
About everything they see,' he said.  'It was a very scary scene, but when people
Saw it they had great fun playing on it and pretending to fall into the earth.
'I like to think that later, when they returned home, they might reflect more on
What a frightening scenario it was and say, "Wow, that was actually pretty scary."

This guy is amazing no matter how you look at it!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Get Out and Enjoy Nature...

It's Hell to be Old :)

An  85-year-old man was requested by  his Doctor for a  sperm count as part of his physical Exam.
The doctor gave the man a jar and said, 'Take This jar home and bring back a semen sample tomorrow.'  
The next day the 85-year-old man reappeared at the doctor's office and gave him the  jar, which was as  clean and empty as on the previous day.  
The doctor asked what happened and the man Explained, 'Well, doc, it's like this--first I tried with my  right hand, but nothing. Then I tried with my left hand, but still nothing.  'Then I asked my wife for help.  She tried with her right hand, then with her left, still nothing. She tried with her mouth, first with the teeth  in, then with  her teeth out, still nothing. 'We even called up Arleen, the lady next door And she  tried too, first with both hands, then an armpit, and  she even tried squeezin' it between her knees,  but still nothing.' 
The  doctor was shocked! 'You asked your Neighbor?'    
The old man replied, 'Yep, none  of us could get the jar open.'

Have a great day :D

Love E.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

A closer look at Marriage :)


The social institution under which a man and woman (in love) establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc., and live happily ever after...or..

Fact or fiction (you make the call):
1. Marriages are made in heaven. But so are thunder and lightning.

2. After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin...they can't face each other, but, they still stay together.

3. Married life is very frustrating.
In the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the woman listens.
In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens.
In the third year, they both speak and the neighbours listen.

4. When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing:
either the car is new or the wife is.

5. Marriage is when a man and woman become as one. The trouble starts when they try to decide which one.

6. Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something she says. After marriage, he will fall asleep before she finishes.

7. Every man wants a wife who is beautiful, understanding, economical, and a good cook. But the law allows only one wife.

8. They say when a man holds a woman's hand before marriage, that is LOVE. After marriage, that is SELF DEFENSE.

9. A wife becomes a "SEX OBJECT" when every time the husband asks for sex, she objects.

10. Marriage is the only war where you get to sleep with the enemy.

11. There are  two  four-letter words that are offensive to men in marriage - "don't" and "stop", unless, they are used together.

12. Marriage is an institution where the man loses his Bachelor's Degree and the woman gets her
Master's Degree.

13. In marriage, a man can have words with his wife, but, a woman can have paragraphs with her husband.

14. Marriage is love. Love is blind. Therefore, marriage is an institution for the blind.

15. There are 3 stages of SEX in a married life: Tri-weekly, try weekly and try weakly.

16. LOVE is a long sweet dream; MARRIAGE is the alarm clock.

17. When a newly married man looks happy, we know why. But, when a 10-year married man looks
happy, we wonder why.

18. Marriage is not a word. It is a sentence ... a LIFE SENTENCE.

1. A long married couple came upon a wishing well. The wife leaned over, made a wish and threw in a penny. The husband decided to make a wish too. But he leaned over too much, fell into the well, and drowned. The wife was stunned for a moment but then smiled, "Wow! This stuff really Works!"

2. Son: Is it true Dad? I heard that in ancient China, a man doesn't know his wife until he marries her!
    Dad: That happens everywhere, son, EVERYWHERE!!

3. Last night, my wife and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her, 'I never want to
live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluid from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug'.  She got up, unplugged the computer, and threw out my beer! She is such a bitch!

Some quotes: 
"The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, what does a woman want?" -Sigmund Freud

"Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays." - Henry Youngman

"I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years." - Sam Kinison

"There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking.
It's called marriage." - James Holt McGavran

"I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me, and the second one didn't."  - Patrick Murray

"A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong." - Milton Berle

"My wife and I were very happy for twenty years. Then we met." - Rodney Dangerfield

I found these hilarious.
I hope you enjoyed it :)

Love E.