Have you ever used the food tracker, and instead of taking the time to put the nutrition information that you've researched on the internet and know to be as accurate as it can be? I have and today and no different, I was in a hurry and I had saved the corn muffin or cornbread muffin from Famous Dave's BBQ for breakfast this morning. I know its high in calories and not the best of calorie choices, but I was having it for breakfast. As i put my food in the tracker, I used several Spark entered nutrition information for the corn muffin. I found a recurring 360 or 600 calories for 1 serving or 1 muffin. After checking MyFitness Pal and Famous Dave's nutritional values I found the below information more accurate.
Famous Dave's - Cornbread Muffin
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated 3 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g
Trans 4 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 260 mg
Potassium 0 mg
Total Carbs 37 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 17 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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I know Spark warns you that shared nutritional information from Spark members may not be accurate...well I am re-iterating that warning. To find the nutritional value of a certain food, It is worth the time to find out from a couple of web sources.
P.S. After seeing 4 g of Trans Fat, I will never eat another Famous Dave's corn muffin...who knew!
DGD and I wanted to do a fall project together. DGD is 10 yrs. old. I knew Pinterest would have the prefect project. I've done projects from Pinterest before...piece of cake, right??? Well...not quite!
It took two of us to make this pumpkin. There was no way one person could put it together. But we persisted and had a laughing time getting it together. We did have the best time!
Here is the picture of the one that had to be made by a team of professionals...
Looks amazing doesn't it...
DGD and I "nailed it" sort of...
Like I said we have lots of giggles while making this pumpkin with a unique personality. Lesson learned...always do a project with DGD, but be selective in picking the project!
By the way...anyone have experience with Pinterest projects, recipes, etc. I did make a cleaner I found on there, and really like the results.
My body once again did what IT wanted to do no matter what I did. I exercised more than I have in months. 7/7 days, stayed within range, kept things out of my mouth that usually find its way in, ate healthy calories...and I gain..yeah, I know its only .2 lb. It is my body's way of telling me that I am going to have to and every single of these last 10-12 lbs off my body. I am a positive person I see the glass half full; 99% of the time and when I am done expressing my frustration, that proverbial glass will be "half full". What you don't know about me is that I don't give up. I won't be throwing the baby out with the bath water it just makes me more determined.
Soon BLC 23 will begin in earnest! Being a part of the preBLC23 team, one of my tasks is to take photo, it is my choice to display it,, take my measurements and establish goals.
The shorts I have on in the photo, fit...but they fit tightly...one way to measure my weight loss is to have those shorts fit comfortably!
Lose 1 lb. - 1.5lbs/wk
do strength exercises 3x/wk
exercise 30 - 45 min. on Tues/Wed./Sat (been slacking on those days)
Calorie recycling to jump start metabolism
Weigh all portions of protein and carbs
These are reasonable goals and definitely measurable.