I was running late this morning and ran out of time before I could fix breakfast at home. I knew I was going to swing through a drive-thru and the choice on the way to work was either McD's or Burger King. I haven't had either one in several months and was trying to remember the calorie value of a couple of breakfast items. I decided to hit Burger King for a ham and egg croissant...no cheese. I was thinking it was around 300-350 calories. I got it, ate it on the way to the office, and when I got here, logged onto the computer, pulled up the BK website, and found that my breakfast was 500 calories. Dang! Why did I think it was 300?? I pulled up McD's menu, found an Egg McMuffin....and IT was 300 calories. I got them confused.
Just a few minutes ago I was munching on a pear that I grabbed out of the fruit bowl when I was running out the door this morning. Wasn't hungry....but it was sitting on my desk....it looked good...so I was munching on it when I decided to pull http://www.sparkpeople.com/ back up and see how many calories it was. I was guessing around 80. It was actually 123 calories. I was about 3/4 through the pear when I read this, so I tossed the rest of it in the trash, and I'm calling it 100 calories. These were a couple of excellent reminders to look up my calorie values BEFORE I make my choice.
As far as my choices go so far this morning.....I should have only had the pear and spread out my calories in a better way over my whole day. All is not lost....I'll still keep it under 1800 today as I've done all week...but I'm definitely more aware of my choices due to my caloric breakfast overload...and that will make for better choices tomorrow.
Not getting on the scale is driving me a little nuts....but I'm handling it. I know I've only got 2 more days to find out my progress for the week, and knowing I've succeeded at the one-day-at-a-time philosophy, and 1800 calorie a day max....the wait will be worth it. :)
4 months ago