Thursday, September 19, 2013

Stay Away from Soy!

I have been taking vegan protein supplements for years now, with great success I might add. I have lost 10-15 pounds in about a year and a half (not a ton, I know, but this is without major changes to exercises....just diet). I used to occassionally take a soy protein blend as a substitute from time to time. However, after doing some research, it is clear that soy has some very obvious disadvantages.

I was reading this blog on the pros and cons of pea vs soy protein. I had heard some of the criticisms of soy protein in passing, but had never really given it much thought. This definitely gave me something to think about. I will no longer be ordering soy, sticking strictly to pea protein and other mixed blends which do not incorporate soy.

Soy actually is a heavily used foodstuff in the Western diet. In fact, soy is right up there with corn and gluten as having a dangerously high percentage of even the most benign common food products.

Monday, November 19, 2012

My Son Started a New Site

Hello everyone!

I know it has been a while, but I wanted to update everyone on what's been going on. We did a PCS move last week to Ft. Drum (not lookinging forward to the cold)! In any case, I am so proud of my son. John started his own website recently on video gaming. He is still in college, but I am glad to see him developing such an enterprising hobby.

He has always been an avid video gamer and recently started blogging about it and getting published on some small to mid sized gaming blogs. So one day he figured out that it was easy enough to host a site; why not start his own!

If you are at all interested in video games, go check it out. He recently published an entertaining article on zombie video games (of all things)!

Cheers for now. I hope to be back publishing regularly again soon.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Found a New Protein Powder!

In my effort to try to live a healthier lifestyle and save more, I have started making some subtle adjustments in my buying and consuming habits. It is not an easy task. In fact, most people are probably under the impression that you have to spend more to eat healthier. This is not necessarily the case.

After reading a number of blogs about the benefits of pea protein and the negative side effects of many leading protein brands, I set out to find a good pea protein that would suit my needs. Fortunately, thanks to this handy resource, I was able to find an affordable pea protein supplement that was cheaper than my old whey protein.

The best part about pea protein is that there are so many side benefits. It is more of a super food than a pure protein supplement. That said, it will be interesting to see how it measures up in terms of muscle building capability. I will keep you all updated as to what I find out.

You can read more about pea protein by following the link:


Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Perspective

Welcome to my unique perspective on life. In this blog I will be detailing my daily experiences. Everything from shopping to my experience with the Military. Learning to live healthy and save money on household items and things for my family is a constant struggle for me. By documenting by struggle to find good deals, save money, and enjoy life a bit more.

Talk to you soon!