A Calorie Counting Success Story

The Amazing Shrinking Woman

Day 2 – Breakfast November 5, 2009

Hello blogosphere.

Today I woke up at 5am, convinced someone was trying to break into my house.  I think it was probably a dream.  Whatever it was, it was scary, and I had trouble getting back to sleep, so 7am came way too early.

For breakfast I decided to try something my mother told me was a crime against the South’s humanity: making grits with chicken stock.  It was… ok.  It tasted like chicken soup grits, which wasn’t exactly unpalatable, but was certainly different.  I’m not doing it again–how’s that?  Of course it was accompanied by a tablespoon of butter, which must always be well thought out because it’s a whopping 100 calories.

So, my breakfast:

1/4 cup dry grits –130

1 c. chicken stock –15

1 T. butter –100


Breakfast total:  245

Calories left: 1,558

On Thursdays I usually go out to a bar with friends after my final class of the day.  I’m going to post today about how much alcohol sucks, so look for that.  But the real issue here is that I eat out on Thursdays.  It’s my eating out day.  It just is.  The Office comes on, and I like to lounge around as I eat Chinese food or Taco Bell.  It’s my one unhealthy day.  I used to go absolutely nuts on Thursdays, as detailed in my alcohol post.

But for now, I have quite the bank of calories to last me the rest of the day, so I think I can afford a smidge of irresponsible culinary fun tonight.

I’ll post more later as I eat more.  I think I’m just going to make new posts for each meal…