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.