So yesterday I began my calorie counting. A friend of mine at work sent me this spreadsheet that helps calculate all of your calories for the day, but also has a bunch of food items already programed into it to make it easier. I love it, so along with the online Calorie Counter and this spreadsheet, it makes life a bit easier. Oh yeah, and my friend gave me a calorie book to use and I can keep that in my purse. So yesterday for the most part was a pretty good day. Today however didn't start out too well. Here is how it went:
I was gathering all of the items of food for the day including lunch and snacks. Notice that I left off breakfast. I was concentrating so much on what I needed for those times in the day when I knew I would crash from low blood sugar and hunger, I totally forgot breakfast.
So anyway, I also made a lemon pie last night for a work/birthday celebration and had to get that out the door along with everything else. So I left the house and when I was almost to work I realized I totally forgot breakfeast. Geeez~ The only convenient places to go are Starbucks and Breugers Bagels, both of which are HIGH in calories and fat. Ugh!!! So I made a choice, I went to Starbucks.
Now, to all of you readers out there, let me tell you, I LOVE the scones there. They have the most amazing Cranberry Orange scone known to man!! So, what did I do? I got myself a scone and a Tall Skinny White Mocha. You know it!!! It was delicious--until I looked up the calorie count for both items. Get ready for this, are you sitting down?..........Cranberry Orange Scone= 460 calories. Tall Skinny White Mocha= 270 calories. This gives me a grand total for JUST breakfast of 730 calories. YIKES!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
So, note to self-- I cannot have the starbucks coffee with the scone just anytime I want. Yikes, that is such a waste of calories. Sigh.......But, I think it's ok to do it once in a while, it just takes up half of that day's calorie allowance.
Anyway, I am cruising through the day, and unfortunately will have a higher calorie intake, but I am also still trying to have an even balance of dairy, fruits and veggies. Oh, and remember that I mentioned the Lemon pie earlier? I leaked all over my clothes going out the door ( I didn't notice this until I got to work) and it leaked on my passenger seat in my car. Grrrrrr...... Let's just say it was an emotional start to the day, but I am choosing to not allow it to ruin my entire day.
Thanks for listening. ;-)