I think I must be caught in some sort of weight unloss nightmare! Seriously. I have weighed 154 for the past decade, except when I lost weight nursing. That’s where I want to be, at that weight loss point, around 140. NOT at this 154. And this was a horrible food week (month?) for me. We eat hot dogs as a family every Saturday. We ate hotdogs and hamburgers at Boy Scout Crossover on the 10th. And we ate hot dogs and hamburgers at a cookout on Mother’s Day, the 11th. And we had hot dogs here on the 17th. And we ate hot dogs and hamburgers at a church cookout on the 18th.
Did you do the math? We have had hot dogs 4 times since the 10 of May! Do you know how many calories are in a hot dog? Including the bun, about 300, depending on brand. Sigh. Craziness.
let me do some more math, real quick. You can follow along. Each weiner contains 2 ounces of what might possible be consider meat, and roughly 180 calories (we use Ball Park franks, because, truly, I detest hot dogs, and I refuse to eat any more cheap weiners and my dh refuses to give up hot dogs, so that’s our compromise. So, 180 calories divided by 2 ounces of meat equals 90 calories per meat ounce. Umm, scuse me. Lean beef is less than 70 calories an ounce, and chicken breast is about 30.
Can I really afford 90 calories an ounce for meat, when I am trying to keep it under 1500 calories a day and I need 5 meats, 5 grains, 3 dairy, 2 veggies and 1.5 fruits? I didn’t think so.