Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Coffee vs Doritos

I have nothing much to say today...it's hard to beat Pol Pot jokes.

I can say this...I hate dieting, mainly because you barter with yourself. Like...that 30 calorie tablespoon of hazelnut coffee creamer is equivalent to 10 minutes on the elliptical - do I want to work out for my coffee? Can't I drink it black?

After coughing up a lung, the answer is no, I cannot drink it black.

So I drink my 30 calorie coffee and feel really guilty, since I could have 6 big glasses of really gross Raspberry Lemonade Crystal Light for that! But in the big picture, I'd rather have the coffee or Crystal Light than one Dorito chip. Such is the life of woman.

And the only reason I'm making my own coffee is that I learned a grande nonfat latte at Starbucks has about 400 calories. I had NO idea, thinking it was just water and coffee. I keep forgetting there is lots of milk in there, and some sugar and some tiny ground up 'keep her fat' pills.

I think those 100 calorie packs of Cheetos, Oreos and Doritos are genius. That is, until I saw them yesterday. They're the size of my index finger. I don't know what I expected, but I guess I thought it would be more than 4 chips. If you ate 4 bags, it would be worth it, but I think that defeats the point. Maybe that's me.

And as much as I love cranberry flavored seltzer water...it's clear. And that bothers me. Somehow drinking clear cranberry 'juice' makes me feel cheated. Does red dye have calories? I think it should have a semblance of juice, yes?

Unless red dye is 30 calories. In which case, I want coffee. In a Pol Pot mug. Damn, I still think that's funny.

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

The Chili's Awesome Blossom has 2710 calories and 203 grams of fat. It makes a lil ol' nonfat latte look like, well, seltzer water. Feel better?

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

No, I don't feel better since now I'm craving an awesome blossom.

AGH!

Maybe if I nibbled on just that for the whole week. That's healthy, right?

Tracy Lynn said...

Dude, the answer is the snack bags of microwave popcorn. 100 calories. And they make diet cranberry juice that's better than the regular.


Crap, now I want an Awesome Blossom, too. Damn you Cheryl!

Dragon said...

2710 calories? OMG I don't think I'd want one now. I remember how horrified I felt when I found out how many calories were in a Big Mac Meal (1200 and 60 grams of fat). I haven't eaten one since.

Egan said...

No idea it had 400 calories? A latte is milk silly one. You can order soy or use nonfat milk. Don't stop going to Starbucks.

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

Ok, I'm exaggerating. A nonfat grande latte has 161 calories.

I will get it in lieu of dinner. Mmm...coffee for dinner.