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and a bag of chips

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

So, I was out running errands this morning
and taking care of some not-so-fun business
and ended up in town longer than intended.
I decided I'd go ahead and eat lunch in town.
So I began to consider what i was going to
have as my unscheduled 'cheat' meal.
(An away from home meal always feels
like cheating to me!)

I totally went in blind, not being able to check for
nutritional info beforehand, and maybe I wanted to
see if I could rely on my powers of discernment
alone to make a healthy choice.

I chose a Subway Club on wheat.
(No, not a veggie delight!)

I also wanted a diet soda and when asked
if I wanted to make it a meal, I said yes.

Oops. That's where I hadn't thought ahead . . . .

Yes, I wanted a diet soda (which in itself is a splurge)
but the next question was
'Would you like cookies or chips?'

I considered those cookies right there,
within reach . . . right in front of my eyes.
They looked so sweet and greasy.

So I answered 'chips'.

Oh dear, I turned around and found myself
looking at a rack of a dozen different
types of chips . . .
now what do I do?
I selected the baked BBQ chips.

I took my time and savored every morsel!
And yes, the chips were yummy.
It's been months and months since I'd had chips.
Oh, and the sandwich was great too!

Now that I'm home and tracking my meal,
I find 3 different calorie counts for the chips
(Subway's site differs from the Lay's site
and both differ from SparkPeople's).

But even taking the highest of the counts,
I still did better with the chips than if I'd
gone with ONE chocolate chip cookie.
(I think the meal deal would have been 2 cookies!)

The weird thing is, now I'm craving sweets.
Could it be a combined reaction from the
salt, carbs & fat???

So, yes, a bag of chips.

And a pat on my own back for making,
maybe not the BEST choice,
but a not-so-bad choice after all.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLORIDASUN 5/19/2013 9:10AM

    I'd say you did pretty darn good in your choice selections. BUT let me tell you the chips are probably the scoundrel here and the diet soda...FOR sure! Its crazy that these big foodies actually do test tube chemical science to determine just the RIGHT amount of salt, sugar, and fat to turn us into fake food junkies. Evidentially it's working out well for them with larger and larger percentages of our population overweight. It just makes me SAD! emoticon If I give in to a chip craving I'm done for the day. I just want more, more and MORE of everything after.

I luckily have kicked sodas and diet sodas to the curb for over 3 years now. I immediately lost weight on just that one decision alone. Believe me talk about chemical addiction and BAD, BAD joo joo...sodas own the empire!

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IMAVISION 5/17/2013 8:23PM


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BECKYSFRIEND 5/17/2013 9:25AM


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OURSHADOW 5/16/2013 2:31PM

  Good for you and congratulations on the choices you made. :) It is so hard to make unplanned choices and too many places give you a meal deal these days.

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TANYAMWA 5/16/2013 6:56AM

    Good job!

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KARIDIAN1 5/15/2013 6:47PM

    We did Scholtskys last night. Only one in the state of MN. Was yummy, but with chips and sandwich and diet pop. Oh my!

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MARGOMCP 5/15/2013 10:25AM

    There's a quote I like to ponder, "You can never get enough of what you don't really want." I think that relates to your cookie/chip quandary and you chose the "high" road but you really wanted those cookies so now you are craving them. But, cravings don't last forever! Just outlast them for now.

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JEANNE229 5/15/2013 9:41AM


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OWL_20 5/15/2013 7:51AM

    You did a great job of figuring out what you needed--glad you went with the chips. Those cookies are always tempting! Grr...

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PEGGYO 5/15/2013 7:15AM

    nice try

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BIGPAWSUP 5/14/2013 11:15PM

    Awesome job! congrats.

I think it is something about Subway, any time I eat there I end up craving sweets.

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MERRYMARY42 5/14/2013 11:08PM

    you give me sweets or salt, it is so hard for me to stop, and I am better off if I just dont start

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    I go by the chip's maker (Lays) for the calorie count. Good choices for real life emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 5/14/2013 9:21PM


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MT-MOONCHASER 5/14/2013 9:03PM

    There is a lot of difference in packaging sizes among the chip family and they are constantly changing. I know that the size Subway carries is not a standard individual serving size sold in stores and it may be packaged especially for them, or may be a standard restaurant serving size (usually labeled as "not for resale"). The only way to be sure is to take the empty bag with you to enter in the tracker.

Congrats on having a sensible lunch away from home.


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KELLIEBEAN 5/14/2013 8:50PM

    Good job. I find when I indulge in the salty/carb treats that I also start to crave sweets.


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MSLZZY 5/14/2013 6:33PM

    That might explain the craving for sweets but you did pretty good with your choices. Now you know for the next time.

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CHERIJ16 5/14/2013 6:20PM

    Good Choices! Way to go! emoticon

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MOTTAMAMALOU 5/14/2013 6:01PM

    Good for you! Don't you just love Subway?

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LISA_FRAME 5/14/2013 6:00PM


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