A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

35 Calorie Snack...But Hurry!

Lyn at Escape From Obesity did a post on clementines and ironically, I just tried them for the first time last week and fell in love.  I'm on my 2nd bag now, so I thought I'd mention them in my post tonight, too, in case you haven't heard of them. 

They are 35 calories each, very sweet, and SEEDLESS, which is my favorite part.  I eat 2 or 3 at a time, and with 3 of them being 105 calories, it beats the hell out of those little 100 calorie snack bags of sugary crap.  There are a couple of different brands out there, but Lyn and I both love the California Cutie brand.  A bag of them is $4.00 at Walmart.  You have to hurry though....Lyn says they're only around through February and you do NOT want to miss out on these little jewels of juiciness!!

I almost had a bad day with the calories today....almost.  I was at 1470 calories before dinner and before I hit the gym at 6pm.  I worked out with Billie, we did 30 minutes on the elliptical which resulted in 2 miles, and then worked out on all of the weight machines.  We got done at 7:15pm and on my way home I had an insane craving for Taco Bell.  This is weird for me because I've never been a huge fan of this place.  But I was having fierce cravings for chicken taquitos and I saw a commercial for some kind of cheesy melty roll-up thing.  But I held strong!!  I drove right past it and got home and grabbed a clementine!!  Now I'm at 1505 cals and I'm fixing to have 2 c. of decaf coffee w/ sugar-free creamer.  1 tbsp in each cup will put me at 1535 cals for the day and I'm perfectly happy with that. 

A big thank you to MB at Why The Weight?  I read a couple of her posts today and found out she sent a letter to Santa asking for things for her blog friends, and I was included.  She asked that I get an extension and a great job.  Well Santa must have got the letter, because I got the extension!  It's supposed to last for 10 more weeks.  From my experience with the Dept of Labor, I've learned that this can change on any given week with absolutely no prior notice, so we'll see what happens.  But for this week, for today, I'm able to pay my bills.  Hooray!! 

Also, thanks to Amy at "The Not So Secret Life...".  She gave me an award a few days ago that I've previously received, so it's already listed on my sidebar.  It's the Superior Scribbler Award.  I was sure to tell Amy that I totally didn't deserve it, lol, but thanked her for her kind heart in thinking I did. 

Great workout at the gym and the calories are looking good.  It's been a good day.  Now if I can just string a month of those good days together, I'll feel like I'm totally back in the game.  :)


  1. Clemintines!! I haven't had any yet this year, must go get some tomorrow!!!!!
    So glad to hear you got your extension!! And being back in the game!! Yahoo! Bring on 2010!

  2. I love clementines too! Taco Bell is not on my favorite list either! Glad to hear that you got the extension :-)

  3. Mmm, my family's been munching on these all week! I'm not much of a fruit eater, but I can eat these little jewels by the caseload.

  4. Yipee! You will string more good days together. I believe in you. Eat those oranges. They are much better than overpriced 100 calorie pre-packaged snacks. Those things are a scam! 100 bad calories when you could be eating those Little Cuties and having good, healthy calories full of vitamins! Way to go GIRL!

  5. Hi Tammy. Congrats on your extension!

    I've worked my way through a bag of clementines over Christmas too. And plenty of other stuff ...

    Bearfriend xx

  6. I'm glad you're hanging tough! You're doing good, going thru these tough times.

    I love you.

    Mom O.

  7. So happy to hear that you got the extension!!!!!

  8. That's great that you got the extension! Good job on staying strong and not eating Taco Bell. I bet it wouldn't have tasted as good as you'd imagined anyway.

  9. You ARE back in the game - go you!

    (Great news about the extension too)

  10. OMG - that is such great news about the extension! I think about your situation often and am always hoping for the best for you. And clementines - love 'em!

  11. We are huge fans of clementines at my house too. My 3 year old eats one in the morning & one at night. I am always sad in february when they go out of season. =(

  12. Thanks for the info on the Clementines. I've seen them at the store, but I'm very picky about my fruit, so I was afraid to try them. Now, since you've said they're seedless, I'm going to give them a try!
    Have a very happy New Year!

  13. I love Clementines too! Now is the best time to get them and enjoy their sweet, juicy, no seeds goodness. I wish I could buy just a few instead of a big bag because I don't eat them fast enough before they go bad.

    I get a craving for Taco Bell every once in a while and then I remember how sick I always got after eating it. Good job on driving past it and having those Clementines instead. If you're still craving Mexican you can make some healthier soft tacos or something like it at home.

    I'm so happy Santa was able to help you out with that extension. I hope he comes up with a job for you soon too. I'm just starting my first unemployment journey and look forward to getting that first check. It's so hard going through Christmas without any money coming in. UGGHH!

    I hope you have a very Happy New Year and I look forward to watching you reach all your goals in 2010.

  14. Congrats on the non scale victory driving by TB.
    Great news on the extension.
    We love the clementines too - we call them naartjies and grew up eating boxes of them back home.