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June 17th, 2009 (10:03 pm)

current mood: procrastinating

Watching Food TV the other day, they mentioned the amount of sugar that can be hiding in one's food. That's hardly any major surprise, but they were somewhat sensationalist about things. (A lot of what they do is pretty sensationalist, but... *shrug*) Anyhow, I already noticed the inventive 'portion sizes' companies put on their boxes having occasionally read food labels when bored and waiting for things, but I was a bit surprised at the amount of sugar per cup of apple juice: 24g / 250mL. That's 6 tsp. (10.8 tsp per 450mL bottle assuming 4 g/tsp a la sucrose.) Umm...? But the thing is that I don't know if that's a lot or not so much. It *sounds* like a lot. I certainly wouldn't enjoy eating 6 tsp of sugar (maybe I would've liked it when I was a kid, but not now). So I thought I'd look at something a bit closer to home. Lemonade:

3/4 c sugar
juice of 6 lemons/limes (+zest of 1-2 fruits)

Normally this makes ~1.25L. The verdict? ~7.5 tsp / 250mL (not including the natural sugars in the blueberries I add to my lemonade). ^^;; Maybe I should try cutting the sugar down to 1/2 c when making this stuff... *laughs*

BTW, is anyone else watching the 100 Mile Diet? (Odd, the one thing I will watch on TV is cooking shows. I generally watch so little else... ^^; )

Mrf. No more procrastinating. >.>


Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: June 18th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)



Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 18th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)

Translation for HakuYou v 18. I've been at it for 8 days, so I'm getting a bit tired. I may have overestimated how much I can translate a day given that I'm not allowing myself any down time. (<-- I think that might be what's really starting to hurt here.) Not only was I procrastinating earlier today, but I also haven't done anything for the current 24 hr period. (Normally I do 3-4 pgs after midnight.) Day 9 could be pretty pathetic. ^^;

Ah well, I suspect I'm in the middling blahs. Where you work and work and work but don't seem to really get anywhere. ^^;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: June 18th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)

Where you work and work and work but don't seem to really get anywhere.

I hate that feeling. Lack of accomplishment. I hate it.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 19th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)

>.<;; Yup. The 'oh joy, oh bliss! I'm doing something... I think.' I guess I could look at it as being like when you're between 10k and 40k when doing NaNo. :P I'm currently at ~23k words for the translation. I have a ways to go still before I'm out of the blahs. ^^;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: June 19th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)

*pats sympathetically* Good luck.

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