If you’re anything like me, you’ve been eating salads the whole week to get started on a 5-month long diet and exercise plan. I haven’t quite had the inspiration to hit the gym yet, but at least I’m eating greens and staying away from my favorites like french fries and onion rings.
Since I’ve been a good, disciplined little girl, why not use this weekend trip home as an excuse to live a little? Let me tell you, the first thing in my sight was a Dunkin Donuts and I immediately felt an uncanny desire for a chocolate glazed. Before I got myself in trouble, I walked away to the convenience store to get a bottle of water. Somehow the mountains of potato chip bags don’t distract me, but a bag of mini Oreos catches my eye. There’s just not a whole lot of options out there for the starving “really-need-to-lose-10-pounds” kind of traveler!
Behold, out of the corner of my eye I catch sight of a bag of swedish fish. Thank goodness! A snack I won’t feel guilty about… And I give myself a pat on the back for narrowly avoiding my first hurdle.
Seated comfortably, I’ve delicately stuffed half the bag of swedish fish in my mouth – feeling pleased with myself but still wishing I had the donut anyway – when I spy the nutrition label… 30 grams of sugar in 7 pieces!
I’m no expert at reading the labels but something tells me I just negated that salad I had for lunch today. What’s the point in skimping on the calories if you’re hungry enough to eat sugar for dinner?
No use in throwing the rest out. I mean, besides costing me a pretty 2 bucks, mom wouldn’t like it if I wasted food… There are starving children in the world after all.