Monday, January 11, 2010

So, we have WOOHOO WEDNESDAY on Twitter. I propose that we make Mondays, "Go me!" Mondays.

Or, well, I'd love to make a "GO ME MONDAY" type post here, because it's all about the little things as much as the big things, yeah?

The easiest thing in the world is to make a sandwich. I remember my Weight Watchers leader telling our class this: the easiest thing in the world is to make a sandwich. It's barely filling, and we usually just make them BECAUSE they're easy to make.

Margarine two slices of bread, slap some cold meat on, eat.

Lately, I've been having bagels. Bagels are more filling, for me, and low-fat, and just. They're better warm. But I'm out of bagels, and I'm not going to the store until tomorrow, so I checked what we have by way of sandwich meat.

Processed chicken meat. Processed ham. Bacon and eggs.

A tub of Asda's Tuna and Sweetcorn w/mayonnaise sandwich filler.

I was addicted to this stuff two or three weeks ago. I was eating sandwiches day and night. IT WAS SO EASY.

But I took the tub out, and I thought, "why am I spending all of these calories and fat calories on something that I could make, myself, just as easily?"

So that's what I did. I got a tub of tuna chunks in brine, drained 'em, mashed 'em, mixed 'em with two tbsp of light mayonnaise, and I made TWO sandwiches for my lunch, both with the home-made tuna-mayonnaise, and it was 30 calories less than usual. But I had more filling on my sandwiches! I had 90gm of tuna on my sandwiches instead of 85gm of a mixture that, in truth, has very little tuna in it. The ready-made filler is mostly mayonnaise.

To wit:

4 slices of white bread + Bertolli light 3tsp + 90g home-made tuna mayonnaise filler = 488 calories, 55 carbs, 18 fat and 36 protein.

4 slices of white bread + Bertolli light 3st + 90g Asda tuna sweetcorn filler = 559 calories, 59 carbs, 30 fat, 21 protein.

And I'm willing to bet that 90g of the home-made tuna filler is a lot thicker and more filling than 90g of Asda's ready-made.

So yeah.

"Go me!" Monday indeed.

Like I said: it's the little things as much as the big things. :)
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    I just love your attitude!!!

    You're absolutely right. Small changes make big differences. 99.9% of the time homemade stuff is way better than store bought. It's not only fat content which is lower when you make it yourself, but things like salt and the quality of the ingredients can be controlled as well. Not to mention the flavour which is always better. If you have the time, it's always better to prepare it yourself.

    I'm glad you had a good Monday and love your "Go me!" Mondays idea!!!

    Hugs, Elen xxx
    3386 days ago
    You are right, it IS about the small choices. Those little changes will become big things! Congrats on a good Monday!
    3386 days ago
    To be quite honest, I never understood the fascination the british isles has with sweet corn.

    It's nice enough but pairing it with tuna de facto? I don't get it? And putting it on pizza is just weird.
    3387 days ago
    WooHoo to you!!! Nice choices! Keep up the good work hon!
    3387 days ago
  • TWEETS9401
    I like you idea of go me momdays... I think you need to run with that, cuz mondays are such a hard day sometimes for people. And you do have a good point on the little things that make the big things in the end the nice numbers on our scales..Have a wonderful go you Monday......
    3387 days ago
    Good for you for making healthier decisions!
    3387 days ago
    That's smart thinking and will get you go your goals. Good for you!
    3387 days ago
    GO girl!
    3387 days ago
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