Thursday, February 28, 2008
Death by bagel
I love that people are generous. I used to like it when people would bring in doughnuts or bagels. Now I am a bit less appreciative. I came into work this morning and someone very near my office had brought in bagels. Panera Bagels. Then to top it all off there was a Cinnamon Crunch Bagel and Honey Walnut cream cheese. I did resist, but I also stared lustfully at said bagel. Then I thought to myself the I should put this in perspective. I had a delicious omelet for breakfast this morning the toped out at 7.5 pts. So I looked up the bagel and cream cheese. What I found was not all that shocking. The bagel weighs in with 410 Calories, 8 grams of fat and 2 grams dietary fiber for a lovely 8 pts. But wait there is more. The cream cheese. Don't forget the cream cheese. The Honey Walnut Cream Cheese is 160 Calories, 11 grams of fat and 1 gram dietary fiber for another 4 pts. Do the math. That is 12 points for a bagel and cream cheese as compared to my veggie omelet with cheese for 7.5. A bagel would not be bad from time to time but not when I have already had my breakfast. Small victory for me. Backing away from the Panera box now. See you all later tonight with a weigh in update. Not sure what is gonna happen I weighed in on Saturday so this is a shorter week. I have given up trying to predict. I will take whatever the scale says and move forward.