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Saturday, April 03, 2010

So, my DH and I went to see a movie this afternoon. Talk about dangerous territory - I LOVE movie theater popcorn. We usually get a small buttered popcorn and a medium soda to share while we watch the film.

Today before we went, I decided to do some research on just how bad movie theater popcorn is for you. We've never been ones to get the giant tub or have our own bags. But really, the stats are scary when you realize that if you do indulge in a big bucket, you're basically eating almost two days worth of calories and up to three days worth of fat IN ONE SITTING! Wow, talk about not knowing what was in the thing I was eating.

I also allowed myself to have several "coffee drinks" this week from various cafe establishments around town. While I have stayed on track with my progress, it wasn't totally what my goal was for this week, and I think indulging in these extra "treats" lessened my results.

Thus, I'm committing to really making treats treats this week. I can have it if I can make it at home (I loved Michael Pollan's book, "Food Rules" for some of his guidance on this issue - "You can have all the junk food you want, as long as you make it at home" Wouldn't that put a cabash on ice cream for most people? emoticon)

That being said, DH and I did split the small buttered popcorn and got a diet soda with "no calories," so my movie theater experience had a nice little treat in it for only 315 calories. We haven't been to a movie in a long time, so I feel okay about indulging a little. You only live once!

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    Thanks for sharing - interesting and inspiring!
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    A reasonable compromise!
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