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Who knew it was 2 servings?!?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Went grocery shopping last night. Needed to desperately, or it felt desperately anyway. Went to the super Walmart because I needed some toiletries also. Stayed sorta within my budget, though the grand total was more than I had planned.

I can never decide what to have for supper. So, I didn't really have a plan yesterday. got to the store and decided to have a couple slices of pizza for supper once I got back home. Not horrifyingly unhealthy, easy to make up that late at night. At first I got a full size DiGiorno pizza, but then I saw these mini pizzas. I thought "Hey, I hate leftovers and sometimes I never get around to eating that last slice or two of pizza, I should get these!" So I grabbed two. One for last night and another for some day in the future. Took my 8-9 bags of groceries home and got ALL OF THEM INSIDE IN ONE TRIP (except for the pack of toilet paper). Was pretty impressed with myself.

Started the pizza and put all the groceries away. Settled on the couch with the movie I grabbed, Salt w/Angelina Jolie, and started the rest of my food tracking for the day. Spark didn't have that pizza in their files, but I found one close that another member had put in. I popped that in and tracked my extra granola bar and nightly glass of milk and then scrolled to the bottom for my total . . . . .

2100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!

I almost fell off the couch!! 2100 calories?!?!? How in the world???

So I scrolled back up through my list to see what's what. That pizza was over 800 calories!!! I hadn't actually eaten it yet, and the one I had used wasn't the one I actually had, so I went and grabbed the box. No sigh of relief though! This pizza was still over 700 calories and considered 2 servings! seriously?? Who eats HALF A MINI PIZZA??? Argh. anyway, I ate half and somehow couldn't allow myself to be "that person" so I had a 3rd quarter and put the rest in the fridge. Still just over 1900 calories, but man, who knew that could be that bad!?! Now I know. And I'm just staying the course, as they say. My daytime food is all always the same, so there is no fluctuation there. Just gotta decide later what to have for supper tonight. Maybe a sammich. My dishes have overflowed the counter and taken over the top of my stove. I'm thinkin a sammich sounds perfect.
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ASOBFALLS 10/18/2012 8:30PM

    emoticon emoticon You are really learning!
Wonderful label reading!

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HOLA_AMIGA 10/16/2012 8:09PM

    Aw, that's crummy for a mini pizza to have that many calories AND be two servings! :( Maybe some other ideas for easy dinners on grocery shopping days would be buying a rotiserie (sorry think I spelled that wrong) chicken and a bag of pre-made salad. Put some of that chicken on the salad. Or another idea might be to make your own little pizza with a whole wheat pita bread (or such) and put some pizza sauce and cheese and whatnot on it...microwave or oven... Another idea is yogurt with fruit and granola on it... It's so tough to find healthy fast and easy food. Maybe those meals you make that you don't finish all of (like the pizza slices you were talking about) you can put in a freezer bag in the freezer for days like that.

Good job restraining yourself from eating the whole thing. I'm not sure I could do that :)

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JAKESTERSMOM 10/16/2012 3:08PM

    Ugh.. THAT is really unpleasant... and really - TWO servings for ONE mini pizza?? Seriously? That is just... silly. Who eats half a mini pizza? My 4 year old would eat more than that.

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GYPSYGOTH 10/16/2012 1:15PM

    ugh, those evil food marketers! i hate that!

usually when faced with a high-cal and not-satisfying serving, i add a big truckload of veggies to make it filling but not many more cals.

of course if you hate veggies... emoticon

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