Today was a day of challenges. I’m coming down with something right before the Thanksgiving holiday, and work was so busy today that we didn’t get to take lunch. So instead of going home to make the salad that I neglected to assemble this morning before work, I ate a 100-calorie pack of pretzels and some Nerds my team won last week during Office Olympics. (Out of nine teams, mine finished next to last. The end of the Olympics and the candy were the highlights of my experience.)
In summary, I went off the chart today. Even after discovering my home scale was sitting on a slant in our apartment floor when I weighed in around 134 lbs. yesterday; when I moved it to level ground this morning, I weighed in at a nine-month high of 138.8 lbs. (the scale in our office breakroom confirmed the latter number).
I find that weight loss is always rife with these little challenges: you don’t feel well, work gets in the way, you have a box of leftover Nerds on your desk.
So how do you stay on track?
While I ponder this question, I’m snacking on my faux chicken sandwich and writing out Christmas cards. Hope everyone is well and ready for buckle their belts for Thanksgiving.
Boca Original “Chik’n” Meatless Patty sandwich
Calorie breakdown for Boca “chik’n’ sandwich:
Boca Original “Chik’n” Grillers – 140
Hamburger Bun (Kroger brand) – 120
Kraft American single, made with 2% milk – 45
Lite Mayo, 2 tbsp – 70 calories
Morningstar Farms Veggie Bacon, one strip – 30
Leaf of romaine – appr. 5 calories
Two slices tomato – appr. 8 calories
Sliced red onion – appr. 5 calories
Total: 423 calories
Compare this to:
540 calories in McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Ranch BLT Sandwich
530 calories in Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich (their Crispy Chicken Sandwich, which is simply lettuce, a chicken patty and a bun with mayo, is 380)
500 calories in hate-mongering Chik-fil-A’s Deluxe Chicken Sandwich
By opting for the Boca “chik’n” sandwich, you’re saving about 80+ calories that you can then spend on nutritious kale chips – and you skip the temptation to get French fries with that!