As I walked through the grocery store, I passed a fun display of Oreo cookies. They were on sale! And I saw that they had Triple Double Stuff Oreos! My co-worker had been telling me about these amazing creations.
|The Triple Double Stuff Oreo|
One box wouldn't hurt. Plus, I've been separating the snacks into portion size baggies for my kids to help them control their after-school eating frenzy. These Triple Double Stuffs would make a nice treat.
Into my cart they went!
As I came down the final aisle I grabbed a gallon of milk. I saw the individual-sized small jugs of milk. Maybe I'll sneak an Oreo or two in the car before I get home. This milk will make them taste even better.
Into my cart went the small jug of milk.
After paying for my groceries and getting into my car, I remembered my Oreos. So I pulled over and reached into the back seat digging through the grocery bags. Found them!
I popped a Triple Double Stuff Oreo in my mouth and followed it with a big swig of milk. MMmmmmm! It tasted SO good! I enjoyed another and another . . . one after the other until I had finished five Oreos. FIVE! I didn't feel guilty or bad or sick to my stomach. I enjoyed every single bite!
When I got home, I unpacked the groceries. Taking the opened bag of Oreos, I got out a couple Ziploc baggies to divide the remaining Oreos into serving size portions. I peaked at the nutrition information on the package. How many cookies equaled one serving? Three? Four?
I blinked my eyes several times to make sure that I was seeing things correctly. Was that the number one? One serving equaled one cookie? Home many calories are listed for that suggested serving size of ONE cookie? . . . . . . .
I suddenly felt sick to my stomach. Was I reading that right? One serving size equals 100 calories. WHAT?!?!? You mean to tell me that I just ate 500 calories worth of cookies? How can there be that many calories in the one little cookie?!?! Even if it is a Triple Double Stuff one?!?! I'm in complete shock. I can't believe I did that. I ate 500 calories in a matter of minutes . . . and I enjoyed it!
Lesson learned: I still think that it is perfectly acceptable to have a P.I.T.Y. (Purposefully Indulge the Yuck!) Party every once in awhile (And if my party involves Oreos - that's ok.). Next time I throw myself a P.I.T.Y. Party though, I need to at least peek at the food label of whatever food I'm indulging in. 500 Calories?!?! In 5 cookies?!?!?! Oh boy - that part of this feeding frenzy was a bit crazy! Definitely should have chose to Walk Away from those Triple Double Stuffs!
So now I have 500 extra calories to burn. Looks like this Mom is off to go running! But it's late and I'm tired. I'll throw in a couple extra laps tomorrow. Good Night!