Friday, March 17, 2006

Such Sweet Pain

I finally made the commitment to get back on track today, including logging everything into the Points Tracker. Hooray! Recommitted!

But, of course, there was a slight hiccup at lunch.... I was really good with a low, 4-point breakfast, and I went to good old standby Au Bon Pain for lunch. I had a really hard time deciding what to get, cuz I wanted soup but I didn't feel like the usual small side salad. So I decided to get the medium, 8 oz size of beef stew, which is delicious and which I approximate at 6 points based on WW online info. Not bad! But the stew wasn't enough on its own, so I thought I'd get some sort of bread item to go with it. I passed over the usual breadstick choices, cuz something caught my eye and I just had to have it. In fact, I'd been craving it for a while, and I felt like it would be a great companion to the beef stew. Which it was. And I just came back and checked the nutritional info in order to tally the points and I was SHOCKED. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the TEN POINT corn muffin!!!!! TEN POINTS! Oh my, it was delicious, but I guess that's what 16 grams of fat tastes like.

So lunch was a bit heavier than I expected. That's okay, though, cuz I'm just going home tonight (no St. Paddy's day fun for me, which is just fine) and will eat something small on my own. But now I've definitely learned my corn muffin lesson!


ScottE. said...

I always used to think Muffins were a good choice, in place of a donut....but really....they aren't! Oops! But the beefy stew sounds good.

Ms. M the Mixin' Vixen said...

that's a tough corn muffin lesson there!