Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 453 Without Action It's Just A Wish and Calorie Dense Cheesecake

Day 453

Without Action It's Just A Wish and Calorie Dense Cheesecake

I'm starting to get my thoughts a little more organized lately. It's so important to stop every now and then and assess where we are, where we want to go, and how we plan on getting there. I've always flew by the seat of my pants and somehow I've made it this far in life, but now my hopes and dreams are becoming clear and my goals really require a plan of action. Part of these goals is this last 45 pounds to 230. Really, that's the easiest part of my hopes and dreams.

I've always been a dreamer. But dreams without action is just a wish. It's like all those years I dreamed of losing this weight and what it might be like, but I never did the 'action' part until now. I can't count the number of times I uttered “I wish I could lose this weight.” Well, I've pulled it together pretty well, put some action behind the dream, and here we are 45 pounds from goal. What has it taught me? I've learned now that anything is possible. If we can dream it and simplify it to the point that it's a very clear path to understand and navigate, and we add the 'action,' then we can do it. Anything we choose.

'Tis the season for unexpected holiday treats. I learned that some of the best cheesecake in the world was delivered to the Team Radio home office recently. Everyone was invited down to sample the incredible cheesecake, and yes I decided to include myself in this little indulgence. These were little mini-cheesecakes, each about 5 inches in diameter. I took the white chocolate nut variety and cut that little thing into six very small triangles. I didn't see a calorie count anywhere in site, so I decided I would have to make an honest guesstimate. I decided, even though it was just a tiny triangle piece, that I would count it as 150 calories. But the more I tasted this heavenly creation in tiny little enjoyable nibbles, the more I started thinking 150 was too low. It was out of this world good. I asked Anson if he still had the original box and he said yes, in his office. What I found on that nutrition label was shocking! That little miniature cheesecake was a whopping 1250 calories. Divide that by six tiny triangles and you get: 208 calories. Wow, really? 208 calories for what amounted to a few bites or five or six nibbles? That's worse than pecan pie! After I exposed the calorie count nobody wanted anymore and we tossed that amazing desert in the trash.

I am not the calorie police, but often times people start explaining to me their calorie counts or habits, especially if they're in the middle of consuming those calories. It is so not necessary! I do not judge! Trust me, the old Sean---oh my, I don't even want to talk about that right now. We all have our own choices to make and it doesn't matter what anyone thinks about them. They're our choices. We're the only one that can make them good or bad, and occasionally a little indulgent. ;)

I worked out late last night. I actually completed a full twenty minutes on that blasted elliptical! I agree with several readers, it'll get easier if I just stay consistent. I then climbed up on the treadmill and started a nice brisk walk. I didn't jog at all, and I'll tell you why. I was afraid of making too much noise! Apartments surround the workout room and it was really late...I guess I need to start going a little earlier!

I have a broadcast to do tomorrow from 11am to 2pm at a shopping center, a Hallmark store. And as soon as Saturday night rolls around, I plan on getting this apartment further along in being completely put away and stocked with everything we need. Thanks for reading. Goodnight and...

Good Choices,


  1. That reminds me of the time tim got me haagen daaz ice cream... I grew up in the middle of podunk nowhere. I had never heard of it.
    So he gets me a 'single serve' container...
    I start eating it....I say "this is really good'
    He says "it should be"....which prompted me to turn the tub around...1250 calories for what must have amounted to about two cups.
    I opened my mouth, and glop....right back into the container.
    I don't care how good something tastes...nothings that good.

  2. Great post. You know I was out shopping and I reached for a can of almond rocha--I looked at the calories and I put it back. I couldn't be trusted with a whole can of almond rocha and the calories were just not worth it... When I got to the checkout stand, I saw a small bag of almond rocha that had 6 pieces. I bought it and it lasted me 3 days. 3 pieces of almond rocha is 300 calories. Just not worth it.

    Take care


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