Super Size Me? No thanks.

 Super Size Everything


The word SUPER has been on my mind. Could it be from all the big game hoopla? Probably.

Many things get  SUPER added in front of them:

Super Man

Super Bowl

Super Duper

Super Mom or Dad

Super Sized

That’s it, the one I want to write about Super Sized.

I used to be Super Sized but I’ve been working on becoming normal-for-me sized. It hasn’t been easy and I’m not done yet.

Some of the SUPERS I’ve changed are:

NO big sodas

NO seconds at dinner

NO super relaxing most of the week.

Now I:

Super Workout–and I’m loving it. All the muscles that are stretched and toned and even achy are worth it.

Super Food (healthy!) I added more friut and vegetables to my diet.

Super SparkPeople and  My Fitness Pal for tracking food and workouts.

I’ve also Super Sized my bible reading time. I think that may be the best super sizing that I’ve done this year.

What about you, do you super size any thing?


Will Calorie Numbers Matter to You?

How many Calories are in that?

Do you want to know how many calories are in your take-out meal?

I’m not sure if/when all restaurants in the USA will be required to list the calorie count on their food items. 

Panera Bread Company has been doing it for awhile. I only know this because I like their Chi! There isn’t much I feel comfortable eating there, even though they have an allergen notebook.

banana split
Photo by Frank Selmo

McDonalds now have it on their menu boards. That’s when I had a wake up to calories experience.

My husband loves ice cream. I’ve seen him hobble to the store with a broken ankle for ice cream. It’s in my life a lot. It’s his prefered treat many times during the week and since I’m with him. I often get something. 

Then we went to McDonalds. The hot fudge sundae (my fav) had a calorie count next to it. Over 200 calories! For some reason I thought their ice cream wasn’t high in calories. Yes, I often lie to myself. 

Since I’ve been working hard to lose weight this year I appreciate knowing what to put into the  MY FITNESS PAl ap. Most of the time I can get that hot fudge sundae, but there are days when it will put me over my daily calorie allowance so I pass.

Before knowing that calorie count I would have blissfully continued ordering it. 

So if you aren’t tracking your calories and already know what the counts are will seeing it on the menu board affect how you order?