Tiime for a Change in Routine

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Over the past year, my son and I have gotten into what I had always thought of as a good routine. He has a martial arts class @ 11:00. Afterward, we go to Panera. He always gets brocolli/ cheese soup in a bread bowl. I usually get a sandwich ... I have so many fresh veggies at home I don't like paying for a salad while I am out. Well, I got a chicken frontega panini. I came home to log it into the tracker and see that it has 800 calories with 32g fat and 2,000+ mg sodium. For reference, a Big Mac has "only" 540 cals. The worst part about it is I don't even feel really full after eating it. I had always thought of Panera as being healthier than other fast food places. Now I see I really have to watch it where-ever I go out to eat.

And now that I think about it ...
This one habit could be responsible for 3-4 lbs of annual weight gain, and this creep has been my problem!
300 extra cals X 40 weeks = 12,000 calories / 3,500 = 3.4 lbs.

I can't blame all my weight gain on Panera, but it sure goes to show how small changes in habits really make a difference.
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    What a slap in the face...I know where you are coming from, that really stinks. Well now you and us know so now we just need to learn from it...I love subway a lot....May want to try their sandwiches...I know you will get back rolling that weight off...YOU CAN DO IT!!!

    ~luvs and hugs
    4075 days ago
    Good point! Thanks for sharing that info! Its amazing how it can sneak up on ya!

    4075 days ago
    How depressing huh? - And you had to pay money for it too!

    Try Subway - not as fun as the other, but if you pass on the cheese & get mustard instead of mayo & chicken or turkey, you can get a 6" sandwich (which does fill you up) for around 350 calories.

    4075 days ago
    Those hidden calories are killers, aren't they?
    4075 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/23/2008 2:39:02 PM
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