Measuring Success In The Things We Don't (Won't) Do Anymore
Friday, November 04, 2011
I remember watching Biggest Loser (I think it was last season) and during a temptation, they had a room full of the foods that were the biggest triggers for the contestants - when Jenn (I think that was her name) pointed to macaroni and cheese (the boxed kind) and said "I used to eating mixing bowls of that" I remember thinking "uh, yeah, I can relate"
I've come a long way
sometimes, especially in the days when I lived alone, I would make a whole box for dinner with butter and whole milk, sometimes I would add a can of tuna and maybe some peas when I wanted to make it "healthy" - lol!
I have no idea what even one serving of it is now - I know if I even thought of eating it I would look first - I think there are probably 4 servings in a box, and they are between 300-400 a serving - wow
lately for lunch I've been having a little pasta - I cook 1 oz dry, add a cup of mushrooms that have been wilted down in the microwave with a touch of butter (and today, because I was feeling pretty adventurous, I added ham) - then I mix in the pasta, add a little white pepper and melt a piece of cheese on top - it is just over 300 calories (with ham, about 250 without) - and it is more than enough, plus really yummy (way yummier than the boxed cheese and mac)
why only 1 oz of dry pasta? well, pasta has a lot of calories, but I like pasta - so compromise :)
I do still eat it in the mixing bowl, just the tiniest one in the set, because it was my grandmother's and I like to think of her when I use it :)