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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Great vid

Great video about three folks who have lost v. large amounts of weight.

I especially liked the bit about feeling discouraged over 'only' losing 10lbs and being told to go to the store and pick up two 5lb backs of potatoes (two sacks of sugar would also work well) and realise that you were carrying that amount of fat all the time before you lost it!
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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Interesting comparison

Just for giggles, I took a pic of my DH, Bodog's, and my meal last night for comparison / contrast and so he could blog it on The Chi of Cheese (his food reveiw blog).

Well, as I was resizing the pics, I began thinking about the calorie differences, etc, and thought it deserved a blog post. I'm dieting and he's not - otherwise our meals would have been more alike - so it's a good example of just how many calories you can save while getting a similar meal.

Here the buns await burgerage. Any differences leap out at ya, LOL? can you guess which plate is mine? That bowl next to his plate contains about 1/4c of hotdog chili, BTW:

Here're the finished products:

Here's the breakdown:


Great Value buns 100cal each (2)
Great Value frozen hb patties 280cal ea (2)
Sam's american cheese slices 50cal ea (2)
Great Value mayo 100cal / tablespoon (4 tblsp)(!)
GV chili sauce 15cal / tablespoon (4 tblsp)

>>1320 calories<<


Merita light wheat buns 80cal each (2)
Boca meatless burgers 100cal ea (2)
Kraft 2% sharp cheddar slices 50cal (1)(half slice each burger)
Kraft fat free mayo 10cal (half tablespoon each burger)

>>420 calories<<

Holy cow!

Notice how, in order to save calories I had to spend money. Almost everything on my ingredient list is an expensive brand name (*big sad face*). In order to duplicate real hamburgers you have to make that choice. This is my "special reward meal" that I allow myself. Obviously buying brand names and/or dropping loads of money is not something I do very much!

The thrifty version of this meal would be no mayo or cheese (at all) and the soyburger in a low fat pita. Still delicious ... but not a burger.

Here's Bodog's specific post, with comments, on the Chi of Cheese. Hilarious!

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