Friday, August 15, 2008

Calorie Counting

Back in May when I was in NYC I noticed that the chain restaurants that we went to listed the nutritional values next to the menu item. Apparently, it is now required to show the nutritional values on the menus in NYC. So, I was pretty taken back when I saw how many calories even the "healthy" entrees have. So, I have been a little more conscience when I have been going out to eat. Granted, we still go out way more often than we should but we are getting better about eating at home. So, last night we had dinner at home and for dessert I thought we could walk over to Dairy Queen to have us a little treat. The first thing I noticed when we walked in...okay the dirty floor was the first thing I noticed but a quick second was the nutritional values poster that was hanging up. So, I drifted over to take a look at how bad this treat really was going to be for me. I think my mouth literally was hanging open and my eyes were bugging out of my head. I SO wanted something big and tasty smothered in chocolate and sprinkled with peanuts. I LOVE ice cream and I have been so good about exercising, but one of the large items I saw had 1300 calories!!! Okay, that ruined the whole experience for me. I ended up with a banana split which still had 520 calories, 13g fat, 94g carbs..73g of which were sugars. I couldn't even bring myself to eat the entire thing, although I came close. I know eating out isn't good for you but come on!!...I really didn't know it was THIS BAD for you!

Hmmm, I wonder where Larry and I will be going for dinner tonight.