Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spark People

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

We have been having a nice taste of spring here in NJ and it feels great. It's also a bit of a reminder every year that the 'party is over' - the eating party that is. Such a joyous security blanket I enjoy each winter hiding in my sweaters and scarves! A little harder to pull off in the summer time!

So today I joined Spark People. Totally free online nutrition, fitness, wellness website. So far, so good. They have this nutrition tracker which I LOVE (and also hate b/c it's giving me some bad news)

Peanuts, all types, dry-roasted (with salt) 21.7%
Kirkland All Natural Multigrain 100% Whole Grain Bread 17.3%
Cottage Cheese, 2% Milkfat 12.6%
Sanpelligrino Limonata Sparkling Lemon Beverage 9.3%
1 Scoop Whey Protein Powder: Chocolate 8.1%
Banana, fresh 6.8%
Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal 6.2%
Boar's Head Ovengold Turkey Breast 3.7%
Milk, 1% 3.4%
Milk, 1% 3.4%
Cantaloupe - 55Cal/1-Cup 3.4%
Half and Half Cream 1.2%
Half and Half Cream 1.2%
Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard 0.9%
Regular Coffee 0.6%
Arugula 0.1%

So see that big orange pie piece? It's for a medium sized bag of peanuts I ate while I watched my boys at their batting practice. I was a starvin marvin and it seemed like the best choice in the vending machine. I didn't even eat the whole bag (I could have but the bag did say it had a total of 3 servings and I figured that would be bad)

Next up... giant kiwi green triangle - 2 measly pieces of wholegrain bread (6 grams of fiber per slice) so I thought it would be fine :( Tomorrow I will only have one of those babies

And last but not least.... that robust periwinkle triangle is one precious limonata soda. ONE - boo hoo hoo hoo

See all those teeny tiny triangles - cantaloupe, arugula, banana, cup of honey sunshine cereal, deli turkey etc etc etc

So in summary..... eat fresh, no soda, stay the heck away from any and all vending machines. Farewell peanuts, I am going to miss you.

Worst case scenario is I throw caution to the wind and go for those mom jeans and sensible brown shoes that one of my favorites, Caffeine Court so bravely suggests!

I'll keep you posted on my progress. There appears to be a high learning curve with this one! xo, Brie


Kate said...

The end of the day breakdown on Sparkpeople aways makes me laugh...if you haven't read master your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels - pick it good!

Misplaced Country Girl said...

I want to try this, but I'm afraid the chart will just blow up after I put the three bags of chips in that I ate yesterday.