Do you spend calories like you spend money?
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Some people are really good with budgeting and money. And some, not so good. Some people are really good with falling into their calorie range and goals for fat, protein and carbs where others are impulsive. What are you?
I am going with Amy next month to the tri. I thought about it and thought wouldn't it be fun to get a room for the weekend? She agreed. So I went to priceline.com. I have never used this site before. I already peeked at hotels around where the tri is, but I liked the one we were at the last time. It was nice. And, they give you a cookie when you check in. A warm cookie. Chocolate chip..... Ok, back to priceline. So you put in when, how long, and the area. Of course the amount of stars you want the hotel to be. I knew how many stars my cookie giving hotel was so i put that in and took a chance. lastly how much i wanted to pay for the room per night. I entered my credit card information and now I am going to press the button without knowing what i am getting for my money until after. eek. So, I took a blind risk as long of where I would be getting a room, but I knew I would not consent to paying more than my 75 dollars a night. to press the button without knowing what i am getting for my money until after. YES!!!!! I got a price I wanted to pay and got the hotel I was hoping for and saved 36 percent off the regular rate.16 percent more than the special they were giving with a AAA card. Phew. A risk indeed that turned out in my favor.
After this i started to think.... When I eat a food that I am not sure about. If I can not figure out in my head the caloric value, should I impulse eat? Sometimes you can not figure out calories and it is a gamble but i could end up eating way too many calories that way. hmm. I did that once at Unos by eating a salad and the garlic sticks they gave with it. I ended eating calories that I did not find worth it, 180 calories in that dang bread stick!.
So do you spend your calories like your money? Or are you better with your money? I am trying to be better with my money in this economy, so I am going to look at my nutrition in the same light. If I am eating something and it is not yummy or enjoyable, i can throw it away and save the calories. I can live within my means with occasional splurges.
As far as that cookie. I have already put it in my food log for Sept 9th and it is 314 calories of deliciousness. :) I will savor it and be happy to spend the calories on it. I do not mind treating myself. I think I will be thinking about this correlation for a while.