Thursday, March 19, 2009
I absolutely MUST look up calorie information for what I'll call 'foriegn foods'. They would be food items that you didn't otherwise plan for your daily intake. These foods can be found on the counter at your office (bagel, leftover lunch foods offered to other staff, birthday cake, etc.). If you don't have any earthly clue what the nutritional counts are on that item (or items)...then walk away. You are doing yourself a huge favor. You are respecting yourself and all the hard work/effort that you are putting in to getting healthier than you were before. Sing it with me! R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me!
Now that I have shared that bit of wisdom, I'll tell you the story behind it. They had a caterer bring food in for a meeting at the office. I saw the truck and knew what it was (Famous Dave's BBQ). Love their food but it doesn't love me back! I had my Healthy Choice meal like a good girl. However, someone in the office told me that I was welcome to have some of it. I thought 'well, a cornbread muffin couldn't hurt'. I did not look up the info before I ate it. I looked it up after. Oh my heck...600 calories. In a cornbread muffin! Gasp! Horror! Shock! Sadness! Disbelief! I reconciled myself to the fact that I had to eat a smaller dinner, and stay on the elliptical longer to ensure that I burned at least enough calories (if not more) to equal that evil muffin. And that is exactly what I did. I'll try to think positive and say that I used the nasty fuel from that muffin to make it through my workout ;)
Read up! Educate yourself! Don't fall prey to kindness that doesn't know any better!
Now to ice that bump on my head from falling off the wagon!