30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 31,626


Friday, June 14, 2013

It's not the best situation in the world for calories and such, but every day my coworkers and I eat lunch together. Someone goes out and gets takeout and then we all sit together and eat (there are only 5 of us and one's on maternity leave). I've been compensating by ordering salads, leaving off dressings, not drinking soda, taking the skin off chicken, etc. This gets kind of expensive, but we do take turns.

B and I were at Costco and decided we should get lunch from there, since it's cheap and delicious. I figured I was good since there are no fries or chips and I LOVE their hot dogs. I got a hot dog and every bite was delicious!!

After lunch, I came back to my computer to track what I had eaten and had some trouble finding Costco's Food Court nutritional info. I finally found it and was shocked! My scrumptious hot dog had 570 calories, 33g of fat and 1730mg of sodium! And I was still hungry after the one so I split a second one with B! Ughhh....

Needless to say, I won't be snarfing down their hot dogs like I used to. I'll either grab a fruit smoothie or just wait until I get home to eat the giant bags of freggies that usually fill the cart!

Just in case anyone on Spark ever needs Costco's Food Court nutrition stuff, I found this really useful PDF of it that you can see here:

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Yikes! Who knew?!!!
    1736 days ago
    I've done that before - eaten then tracked calories. And it's bitten me a few times. I probably wouldn't have guessed more than say 400 for that. . .bur you live, you learn.

    We have Sam's Club where I live - I think they're kinda the same. They serve big ole Nathan's hotdogs and they are delicious.
    1740 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    It is rather amazing isn't it? I love that fast food establishments have to advertise the amount of calories in their foods it keeps me on the straight and narrow.
    1740 days ago
    emoticon My Costco hotdog love affair has hit a sudden calorie BUMP! emoticon Even though I LOAD it up with sauerkraut..and that's good for you...I'm looking for a new BFF now. The hunt is ON! Thanks for the head's wonder I'm not losing weight this challenge! emoticon I guess that tracker has a purpose after all!
    1740 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/15/2013 6:37:54 PM
  • KARENE10
    I would have never thought it had that many calories emoticon . I buy those Morningstar hot dogs but honestly they really are not that good:(
    1740 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    They have prettymgoodmthings in their meat/produce section. I don't eat there hotdogs anymore but I had no idea there was that much sodium in them. Yikes!
    1741 days ago
    UUGGG!!! I looked at the new Hot Chocolate Coolatta at DD. I looked at the calories and said NO THANKS. It is crazy out there!! Moni
    1741 days ago
    I used to love hot dogs, especially Oscar Mayer. However, in the past twenty or so years I had stopped eating hot dogs except for special times, once or twice a year. I've never had a Costco hot dog since our store opened here a few years ago. I love their smoothie and frozen yogurt!
    1741 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.