Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Well that explains it all...
I had a conversation with my mom a few days back, and then the same conversation with my husband on another day, about my recent and sudden weight gain. They each suggested to me (separately) that it was all the ice cream I have been eating. I thought no way! Until today. I went to an online calorie website and saw that one of my favorite types of ice cream (mint chocolate cookie) has a whopping 260 calories per 1/2 cup serving!!!!!!!!!
Well that explains it all. Let me make it a little more clear. When I go for ice cream I dont get a little cone with a small amount of ice cream. No. I get the big waffle cone with chocolate and sprinkles on it, in size large which easily has a full cup to a cup and a half of ice cream on top of that bad boy. Oh...and sprinkles. Cant forget those. The waffle cone alone apparently has 160 calories in it! OMG! No wonder I have put on 15 darn pounds!!!!!
If I calculate it right, a full cup of ice cream (and I am sure many of my cones had more than a cup) in a waffle cone with sprinkles is.....700 calories.
Is there really anything left to say?
Other than I expect to see a drop in my weight with the removal of ice cream from my diet on a daily basis! I will leave this tasty treat as just that...a treat, as in once in a while. Can you imagine my weight gain if I hadnt been running?!!!
Lesson learned. Did you all know this or am I the only naive one? I feel almost heartbroken!
Posted by Jennifer at 7:13 PM