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.
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.
"Go me!" Monday indeed.
Like I said: it's the little things as much as the big things. :)