Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Pizza Hut Pastas -- What Do They Cost Calorically?

New Pizza Hut Pastas -- What Do They Cost Calorically? Print E-mail
by Charles Stuart Platkin
Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Have you seen the new Pizza Hut advertisements – about the Tuscani Pastas? I wondered what they cost calorically. It’s actually nice that Pizza Hut post their nutritional information. They serve these pastas in trays, and it supposedly servers 4 people. Each ¼ portion for the Chicken Alfredo is 620 calories, 32g fat, 56g carbs, 1300mg sodium. For the Meaty Marinara, it’s 510 calories, 24g fat, 48g carbs, 1310mg sodium. It’s funny b/c the Pasta Bakes Marinara w/ Meatballs, which is NOT served family style, is double the supposed serving size of the Tuscani pasta, and is 1010 calories, 46g fat, 3550mg sodium, 103g carbs… I guess Pizza Hut believes that you will eat less if you get your food family style (the way the Tuscani Pastas are served)? Really?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Week 14 - The Final Week

Annie here. The final week of the competition is here! (Al is too busy to post because he is furiously training, so I'm putting up the numbers from this week.)

On Friday all participants will get together for the last weigh-in, and then on Sunday they will compete in a sprint triathlon in Key Biscayne, FL. The winner will be determined then and there, and then we will feast!

Though Pete has suggested a lettuce-only and spray-tan diet, I would advise running through the triathlon once at your gym before Friday. (I mean, not that my 36-minute 3-mile run is an example in any way.) Just remember it's fun and exciting and just like a long workout. Provided you've all been swimming...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tri Times from Last Year

Last year a few El Cubano Gordo participants completed a Sprint
Triathalon in Key Biscayne Here were the times for the race ....and yes, despite starting a two minutes after our wave Annie did come out of the water before all of us


Annie: 8:50

Al: 10:55
Steve: 11:32
Frank: 13:33

Steve: 31:32
Al: 46:13
Frank: 48:27
Annie: 48:00

Steve: 23:27
Al: 36:04
Frank: 34:44
Annie: 36:00

Transition Times
Steve: 5:46
Al: 16:00
Frank: 11:10

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

How many push up can you do?

Great NY Times article about the value of push ups as a measure of health.

Dunkin Donuts Today

i'm not trying to sabotage el cubano or anything - but, i was just at Dunkin Donuts
and, all day today - buy any size coffee and get your choice of donut for free :))))
just thought i'd share the healthful news :)
also, happy tax day! - xoxo - dea

Week 11 Update - How Fat are we?

Here are the latest weight loss numbers. Three short weeks remain until the triathlon in Miami. Bikes are rented, flights are purchased and soon we will have a new El Cubano Gordo Champion.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Commercial for the urban biker

Farmers insurance rush hour commercial
Uploaded by business-garden

Made for those of us who feel the pain of the urban biker. Despite the struggles, it is truly a great way to get some exercise.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Week 9 Results

Everyone - here are the updated numbers for Week 9. Good Luck, five weeks remain.