Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Silver Lining

Today was one of those no good, very bad days at work. Busy, busy, busy! The only thing that gave me the slightest bit of happiness was my delicious lunch. Here are the juicy details:
  • baked potato with chopped spinach (sea salt on the side)
  • chicken sausage and peppers in a whole wheat tortilla
  • strawberries
  • 2 mini oatmeal cranberry cookies
I was going to call this post "Fool Me Twice: Shame On Me" because I was thoroughly duped by pita bread's pocket performance yesterday. But today it failed miserably and I am now officially breaking up with pitas. They are liars and can't be trusted. I tried filling the other half of the pita I used yesterday with my sausage and peppers and it held up for maybe 20 seconds and then the minute I turned my back to pull the strawberries out of the fridge, that rat of a pita split on me! Split completely in half and let my luscious filling ooze right out. Thank heavens I had some awesome tortillas in the fridge.
I found these tortillas at Trader Joe's (the new one on 72nd & Broadway has already changed my life). They have 130 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, and a whopping 5 grams of fiber. I'm plagued with the knowledge that 25 grams of fiber a day is ideal. Jeez! I just realized that makes me seem like I've got some sort of potty issue. Nope, I just heard somewhere that you should eat at least 25 grams of fiber a day and I guess it stuck.

Oh! Speaking of stuff-I-heard-about-nutrition: is anyone watching Thintervention? I'm not a fanatic about it or anything, but I do enjoy watching any show that displays people slogging away at exercise as I am laying on my couch eating a Mr. Goodbar. Somehow makes me feel less guilty. Maybe even somewhat virtuous. Anyhoosiers, in the first episode Jackie made the fluffies throw away anything in their kitchen that had more than 5 grams of sugar. So, I guess that's the magic number for sugar. I'm not even going to pretend that I can accomplish that. I'm a real deal Sugar Addict. I try to mainly eat natural, whole foods but I do indulge in plenty of processed goodies (cough, Nutella), but now I'm going to be more aware of the 5 grams thing. God, I wonder how many grams of sugar are in a gin and tonic? I shudder to think.

1 comment:

  1. Of course I am watching Thintervention...are you surprised! I too love watching other people exercise (mainly suffer) while I eat an entire jar of nutella...must be genetic! The hubster thinks I am a total nuts because I also watch the fitness channel! BTW...sooooo jealous that you have a Trader Joe's...