Oscar Mayer Deli Creations

2008/06/09 at 11:51 am | Posted in Commentary, Food, Food Review, Health, LG enV, Life, lifestyle change, Phone-Cam, weight loss, weight watchers | Comments Off on Oscar Mayer Deli Creations
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In what now appears to be a regular part of this blog, I now offer a review/critique of yet another food item. I will do these for two reasons:

  • To give an unbiased opinion on a food item, and
  • To let everybody know that with the Weight Watchers Points Program, you’re not limited to berries and twigs.

Today’s offering is Oscar Mayer’s Deli Creations Flatbread Sandwich, Fajita Beef and Salsa variety:

The packaging alone already beats the Hillshire Farm wrap I reviewed a few days ago. But will its flavor live up to the attractive imagery? Before we get into that, let’s flip it over and read the nutritional information:

Here’s a quick rundown:

  • 280 calories, 9g fat, 1g fiber = 6 Points

One package = one serving. With numbers like that, it’s on par with your average Lean Cuisine and/or Smart Ones meal. As is the case with most packaged foods, the sodium content is a bit on the high side (which preserves freshness or so I’m told). And what makes this item great is that the package front proudly announces that all of the cheeses inside–Jack, cheddar, Colby, and mozzarella–are of the 2% milk, reduced fat variety. Good so far.

Assembly is required. You pretty much lay out the flatbread on the tray, splatter the ingredients evenly, fold it over and nuke it from 50 seconds to 1 minute. When finished, you have a what is touted as a “hot & melty” sandwich, a phrase which the marketing firm for Oscar Mayer convinced everybody was a fantastic idea. Personally, I could go the rest of my life without ever hearing or reading that again.

But I digress. Upon completion, the sandwich is indeed both hot and melty. The beef and flatbread are soft, cheese completely “melty” and the salsa very tasty and with a little spice (but not what I’d consider hot). It was definitely a better meal than the Hillshire Farm thing I made myself eat a few days ago and 6 Points less.

Would I recommend: Yes, and you might even feel a bit guilty when eating one of these. I think it’s a fine substitute for when you get sick of Smart Ones, Lean Cuisines or anything else you have for lunch.


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I Got a Wii Fit!

2008/05/25 at 10:06 am | Posted in Exercise, Health, LG enV, Life, lifestyle change, Phone-Cam, SimulPost, Video Games, weight loss, weight watchers, Wii, wii fit | Comments Off on I Got a Wii Fit!
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I’m a Wiik (ha!) late to the party, but I got my Wii Fit at Target this morning! Watch for an interesting follow-up later today.

UPDATE 7 p.m.: My experience at Target when purchasing my Wii Fit is about as interesting as anything.

I arrived a bit before their 8 a.m. opening time where the usual group of Hot Wheels Dorks was congregating in the hopes of finding the latest Treasure Hunt vehicles. When the doors opened, I bolted to the Electronics Department and stood in line.

That’s when things got, um, interesting. There were about two groups of men speaking in a foreign tongue that I could not decipher (or even take a guess at). And at the risk of offending anybody I won’t even venture to give their native tongue a name. But these guys all had a few things in common. They all:

  • Had California Reseller’s Permits, which means you’ll see plenty of overpriced Wii Fit units on the street real quick;
  • Worked in teams, speaking with their cohorts at a blazingly fast rate of speed during the checkout process so as to confuse the cashier(s);
  • Bought Target Gift Cards in addition to the units, one of them for $1,000;
  • Paid in cash;
  • Bought the same brand pre-paid cell phone with their Wii Fit unit.

It all seemed rather strange to me and their transactions were pure and utter chaos. One of them claimed he gave the cashier $150 and not the $120 she had tendered, one claimed he was charged too much, and once they were all done and trying to sort out their take in this little con, one of them actually tried to take the unit I was paying for as it was being rung up. By then I had had enough of their bulls***.

“That one’s mine, f***er,” I told the greedy bastard. His hand retracted quicker than he could speak.

So to the Electronics Department at Target T-195 in Long Beach, CA (my former store, BTW), if your registers are off at the end of the day, this could very well be the reason why. Those guys worked fast, talked fast, and seemed ready to swindle.

Anyway…I’ve only had a few minutes to spend with the Wii Fit. Here’s a few helpful hints:

  • If you have carpeting, place a piece of wood underneath for an accurate weight measurement. At first I weighed 146 (!) but after placing a piece of wood under the platform, it was correct.
  • The Weight Loss Goal only goes up to 22 lbs. so if you plan to lose more, you’ll have to start at 22 lbs. and once you reach that, start again with the remainder. In my case, it’ll be 22 lbs. plus another 10+ lbs.
  • I “jogged” and did the Hula Hoop exercise. It’d definitely fun!

I’m sure I’ll be adding more to my other blog so check it out for more info and results. I begin using it tonight so we’ll see how things go!

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This entry is a SimulPost and can also be read at HolographicMeatloaf.com

Mmm…colossal donut…

2008/04/09 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Food, Inspiration, LG enV, Life, Motivation, Phone-Cam, SimulPost, Thoughts | Comments Off on Mmm…colossal donut…
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(Note: This post is the first of what may be many SimulPosts, or entries that pertain to both of my blogs. This can also be seen at HolographicMeatloaf.com).

From the Phone-Cam…

It’s Bagel and Donut Day @ work today, and evidently they went to the Lard Lad for this sucker. It may not look big here, but this thing really is huge. It obscures the plate below it! And in case you’re wondering, I opted for a bagel 🙂

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