Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hard to Calculate

Last night my husband had grocery shopping done before I got home from work. This was super helpful because we were able to cook dinner shortly thereafter! We followed our dinner plan and had steak with a side of onions and green peppers. My husband grilled outside in the hurricane (literally) while I stayed inside and sautéed the onions and peppers in a skillet.

After dinner, we watched the weather channel and were shocked with all of the reports of devastation. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those who have been affected. I am thankful to be able to say that we survived the high winds and rain. We experienced minimal flooding and did not lose power last night.

I didn't go to the gym last night because I didn't think they would be open and I was afraid of losing power. The high school where my gym is located was actually cancelled for today. When there is no school, there is no access to their gym.

Since my husband went grocery shopping yesterday after he was out of work, I was on my own for lunch. I went out to grab lunch and came back with a flatbread pizza and side salad. Today for lunch, I had soup. My husband picked me out a new (to me) kind of progresso soup. It was chicken barley and was only 160 calories for the entire can. It was definitely not as tasty as yesterday's lunch, but it was much better for me.

Sometimes I find it hard to figure out how many calories might be in a meal that I haven't personally made myself. How many calories do you think my lunch from yesterday was?


  1. Glad you're ok after the storm. Not sure about the calories. I can't really tell what's on the pizza. Did you have dressing on the salad?

  2. I have a hard time guessing too, I use MYFITNESSPAL and try to find a restaurant version of what it is... I would say 180+dressing for the salad because of the cheese and croutons (80-100 calories each when I estimate) lettuce would be about 20-40.
    The flat bread pizza would be tough. It looks like it might not have a sauce, so maybe 600-700? That is almost a random guess no good hypothesis.