I’m not talking about my relatives (for some reason, they left gladly)! I’m talking about Wheat Thins.
I took a perfectly good, unopened box of Wheat Thins, and threw it in the trash. (It’s 2013, right? You know by “throwing it in the trash,” I mean I emptied the crackers into the food/yard waste bin, threw the plastic inner wrapper away, and placed the box in recycling container.)
Why did I throw away the Wheat Thins? Because I love ‘em – way too much. Throwing them out wasn’t my plan. My plan was to ration them by eating a few crackers a day. After the holidays, I had two boxes left (I didn’t buy them – they were brought into the house by friends and/or those relatives I mentioned). Sometime after the New Year, when I’d resolved to get back to healthy eating, I was in the mood for that perfect combo of sweet and salty. Since I’m tracking calories on my phone with my Fitbit app, I read the label on the Wheat Thins box and counted out one serving – exactly 16 crackers.
16 crackers = 140 calories. No problem.
After I ate them, I realized 16 Wheat Thins is (are?) a puny number of crackers that leaves a person hungry for more. So I counted out another 16 Wheat Thins. 140 x 2= 280. Then 16 more 140 x 3 = 420. Then 16 more….
Many servings later, I was fed up (in more ways than one). I tossed both boxes, including the brand-new-never-been-opened one. Because I realized as much as I love them, Wheat Thins will make me Thick.
My stats for January 14:
7452 steps taken
22 floors climbed
3.16 miles traveled
1799 calories burned
1534 calories eaten
FYM Day 148 Advanced Workout B