I read about these a while back and got some in. They are meant to be good for giving energy, and high in anti-oxidents and high in vitamins. They taste like raisens mixed with cranberry, and look like a bright red dried raison.

When I first tried them I didn’t really like them but then mixed them in smoothies and they added a different flavour. Recently I started trying them on their own and really like them and often have them as a snack food now – they are very low in fat and the wierd taste is nice but something to get used too.

I don’t know if I believe the idea that they are excellent for you and althou many supermarkets are now stocking them I believe that IF they were always such an excellent source for all these vitamins etc they would have been shipped many years ago like bananas, apples and oranges.

All in all, I quite like them. They taste even odder if soaked in water for 20 minutes – they become kinda oval shaped and apparently are good in curries – i’ve not tried it – I didn’t like them absorbed in water. Ever thought of putting raisons in water… before writting this I had not… maybe something to try – to see what happens.

Lifestyle changes..

I have decided that over the next few months I am trying to loose some weight and get fitter aswell. I started “thinking” about it last year but just didn’t do anything until about mid January unless you count the dance thing which does help but was intended as a fun thing rather than a specific fitness thing.

I will be trying a few different things over the next few months in the hope that I be fit enough to try events at the end of summer. I’ve seen things I would love to say I was a part of but at the moment in no fit way to do and instead of just thinking I’m doing.

I intend to change what I eat if I can, aswell as increase exercise. I read you should do at least 30 mins exercise a day as an adult – preferably exercise that gets you warm, and a little out of breath. I know its going to be hard work but hopefully over time it will benefit me – i.e. I wont be out of breath so quickly and easily.