Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blissful Ignorance

Calorie Counting

Yep, that's what I'm doing these days. I like it better when I don't know how many calories are in my favorite treats. For example, my beloved Eggnog Latte from Starbuck's is 470 calories. And that's just the Grande size! Before I knew that little fact, I would tell myself that it couldn't be too bad.


That's the sound of my blissful bubble of ignorance bursting.

Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Jo-Jos from Trader Joe's:


One cookie has 150 calories! I ate four of them on Sunday. Before I bothered to check.

I could go on and on but the sound of popping bubbles is giving me a headache. Alas*, it's good to know these things. I watched School House Rock when I was a kid, and they told me that knowledge is power. It has to be true.

"Conjunction-Junction, what's your function?"
Ahhhh... those were the days!

In Other News...

Tomorrow I am taking on Mule Hill again. My calf feels a little better and I'm hoping it will hang in there for my run. I took my boys on a "hike" there this afternoon (it's amazing how crazy house-bound boys can make me!). I loved it more than they did but it did its job tiring them out. I also got to take more pictures... with my big girl camera. I'll post them after I run it (hopefully tomorrow).

New Blogger Look

Some of you have made comments about the new look for my blog. Thanks for the kind remarks! Bethany from Our Love on the Run** wanted to know if the picture at the top is of a trail where I get to run. The answer is, yes... but not as often as I would like. In fact, that trail is across the I-15 from the Mule Hill Trail. If you're local or if you ever come to San Diego, you've got to check out the San Dieguito River Park .

I love nature!!

*"Alas"... I must have picked that one up from some Jane Austin novel, or something.

**Check out Bethany's blog... she and her fiance got engaged at the 2009 Boston Marathon... how cool is that??!!

Tomorrow is Day 3 of the Holiday Bootie Buster... I hope to be able to add some running points!

HBBC Points

  • Strength Training= 2
  • 7 Servings of Fruits/Veggies= 1

  • Walking= 3
  • Fruits/Veggies=1
Grand Total to Date: 7


Michelle said...

Good luck on your run! Ignorance is truly bliss - now that I know how many calories a Dunkin D coffee packs I order with one eye closed.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bethany + Ryan said...

SO cool that we are in your post! Thanks! so about that picture...the link wouldn't work for me. We are going to San Diego for our honeymoon and would LOVE to go for a run there! Where is it? it is SO beautiful. haha wait til u see picks of where we run in MA.

glad your calf is feeling better! good luck! hope it doesn't bother you!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

LOL, funny post, i hear those popping noises around me too :/ I'm also tracking my calories... it's shocking when one little yummy treat = long run or ride. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :)

Jenn said...

I am sooo thankful I don't live near a Starbucks because I would be popping those lattes left and right!!! I would love to run in San Diego. We almost moved there once! Good job on the Holiday Booty Buster Challenge!!

Anne said...

What calorie counter do you use? I recently started using The Daily Plate because it had more verified nutrition stats, but it's overly generous with how many calories you expend.

Funny that you were just at Mule Hill Trail. We're heading out there as a family on Friday, but heading in the other direction to finally go over that new bridge.

* Tyly * said...

I hate the sounds of that popping bubble! : (

I am way more successful when I count calories (go figure), but it is a bit of a bummer! Good luck with everything! : )

MCM Mama said...

Oy, thanks for telling me how many calories in those cookies. I was trying to avoid knowing. ;o)

Hope you get a nice run in.

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

I love your main picture!! Knowledge is power :0) Happy Thanksgiving!

Meg Runs said...

Eek! You popped my bubble! I didn't think the lattes were that many calories. Oh well, why count?
Love the leaves on your new blog!
You asked about the Xterra races that are on Black Mountain and Mission Trails. They are rugged and hard but lots and lots of fun!! The Mission Trails run has a couple of very steep hills and Black Mountain was a surprise with a big hill at the end but you should try them!
Happy Thanksgiving!