As the title of this entry implies, I went overboard with gum drops today. I didn’t mean for today to go this way. No one means for their day to go this way. I consumed half my daily calories in the form of overly sweetened chemically altered weird-textured gummy things.
My day started off well. I woke up early, packed myself a salad, went on a lunch time walk and was generally feeling motivated to start the week off on a healthy note. I even went to they gym. Then I got a craving for something sweet and remembered I’d bought a bag of gum drops a few days ago. So I happily opened up the bag and started munching away.
I should mention that these weren’t your every day, ordinary gum drops — they kind of looked like gum drops on steroids — but I didn’t think much about it because who would think that gum drops are as bad for you as Big Macs? I spend all day on the phone so between calls I’d have a couple, forget about them for a while, then have a couple more. I probably had about 12 of them. For some inexplicable reason, I decided to look at the calorie content. This was a very bad idea because I discovered that the serving size is THREE — not twelve — and each serving has 180 calories. If you do the math, that’s 720 calories for 12 gum drops.
And I probably only burned two off during my walk! Oh well. Tomorrow is another day. A day free of gum drops.
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