Photo: swiped from Kelly Olexa's Blog
So, did you win Jillian Michael's BodyMedia Fit Armband?
Or were you perhaps one of 5 winners of the Magically Nutritious Mushroom Powder with Vitamin D? (And sorry, magic mushroom googlers, these mushrooms do not feature that particular kind of magic.
And what newly diagnosed medical condition was I entirely delighted to learn about? Find out more in this edition of Lazy Links, now with bonus gratuitous pictures of chiseled hotbodies!
So, the Random Number Generator had a busy morning and was last seen gasping with exhaustion and headed for a long nap. But before retiring, the RNG picked the following five winners of the Dole Mushroom Powder:
Big Girl Bombshell
Kat at Balance and Spice
And who did the RNG pick for the Bodymedia Fit armband and 6 month Activity Manager subscription?
That would be: S.P. Avenger!
Important Note to Winners: You just have until Wednesday November 23rd to claim the prize, or we'll have another drawing! Email me at Crabby Mcslacker at gmail dot com (some assembly required) with your name and mailing address.
'Round The Web:
Fun new medical diagnosis: Don't you love it when media outlets invent new medical disorders? Well, the new maladay of the month is... Sleep texting! Can't you picture the possibilities?
Sadly, though, the sleep texting alarmists are sorely in need of better case studies. So far, they just seem to be talking about a few people dozing off and sending gibberish texts. C'mon folks, we can do better! This could be even more hilarious than Sleep Eating, another sad disorder in which sleeping people arise, prepare, and eat things like cigarette sandwiches or cereal bowls full of dog kibble. Sleep texting has GOT to have some funny anecdotes, don't you think? Has anyone heard of any? Fortunately, with my fat thumbs I can't text a coherent sentence even when awake, so I'm not too worried. But for you youngsters prone to late night texting, the docs advise you to keep your phone well out of reach.
Diet tip: Is it possible to enjoy a satisfying spaghetti dinner for 100 calories? I didn't try the recipe, but it sounds promising, as well as quick & easy.
Quinoa! I'm a fan, but had forgotten why it's so good for you. Fortunately Jody at Truth2BeingFit has the scoop, along with an awesome looking recipe.
Poisoned Peanut Butter: You probably already caught this, but I'll repeat the alert--especially since Cranky Fitness readers seem statistically more likely than average consumers to purchase natural peanut butters. So if you've got any in your cupboard, do check in about the Smuckers Chunky Natural Peanut Butter recall. (New! Now with salmonella!)
Want a tranquil "Buddha Brain" in a pocket-sized user's manual? Rick Hanson has a new book out called Just One Thing. Since I am a big fan of the guy, you will probably hear more about it in the upcoming Cranky Fitness Holiday Gift Guide, which, I'm sincerely hoping, will come out before the holidays and not sometime in March.
Fitness inspiration Plus ManCandy!
There are lots of other reasons to visit KellyOlexa.com, but one of my favorites is that she finds the best photos! I'm all for the objectification of male bodies, just on general principle to even things out a bit. But if you're looking for inspiring pictures of strong women, she's a great go-to source for those too.
I don't know where she get's em all, but I appreciate a reminder that there are payoffs for hauling our asses out of bed and hitting the gym.
Strong women are hot!
Random Twitter Stuff:
And sorry, I didn't get a chance to double-check the links, so please let me know if any are broken!
One of those supplements I forgot why I was taking, Co-Q10, helps exercise-related inflammation: http://t.co/NTJKr6lU
"Expert" advice says don't tell people if you're trying to lose weight. http://t.co/mdm5TYvW Hmm, 8 billion weight loss bloggers all dead wrong?
High IQ linked to GREATER rate of illegal drug use. http://t.co/yA35idLQ Also surprising (to me): only 1 in 6 women have tried pot by 30.
Grossest headline of the month? It's a tie! "Green or yellow phlegm likely to be bacterial" http://t.co/hQEMa5Or, And "Sex with animals may be tied to risk of penile cancer" from the LA Times.
Good news for light to moderate boozers (less than 3 drinks/day). Study says no increased cancer risk. http://t.co/0sr9NrQq
Study questions low sodium diets, due to rise in cholesterol: http://t.co/KnAIRS89 But wait--put down that shaker: lots of caveats.
Yikes, creepy! 20% of people thought to be in vegetative state may actually be conscious: http://t.co/7ikTAoQs.
Good news now that calcium's gotten all controversial: aerobic exercise + omega 3 boosts bone health post-menopause. http://t.co/OMtqx0sU
More fruit, less meat means smaller waist size: http://t.co/QWsMu9KE. But runners get more leeway.
So that's all we got this week! Any thoughts, complaints, funny jokes, evil conspiracies, weekend plans? At Cranky Fitness, it's all good!