Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday (Goodbye, Altoids)

It is time to break a compulsion in order to reach a goal.

While my specific goal is to run faster (as opposed to losing weight), research shows that the less you weigh, the faster you run (duh).

One week in March, I counted how many Altoids I ate (362).


What had started off as a "once in a while" habit for a "pick me up" during meetings has turned into a "can't get through an hour at the desk" or "can't drive ten miles" or "can't sit through a two-hour meeting" without them kind of thing.

1,205 extra calories in a week:



This "pick me up" is "weighing me down."

Time for a new plan. 

Goodbye, Altoids.

9 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I guess those calories do add up. I love them too.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Wow! I hadn't even thought of altoids as having calories.

kbreints said...

Holy Altoid habit! Better then others I say!

Lois said...

Sneaky little calories!

ilovemyeeyore said...

Now you know the teacher in me says....I could make something with those empty tins. Just google it and see just how many cute things can be made with empty altoid tins.

Karen Thurston Chavez said...

Still better than a crack habit, but dang, that's a whole bunch of calories! Who knew?!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Holy smokes Paula! Those are a lot of Altoids. I used to eat those like candy before too so I understand how easy it is to get carried away with them. I just recently quit drinking Coke a couple weeks ago. Talk about massive amounts of unnecessary calories!
Thanks for stopping by and linking up. Have a great day.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
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Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Altoids are easy to get carried away with, aren't they? I never thought of them adding up calorie-wise!

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Brenda said...

Very cute post.

Altoids are quite addicting.