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I discovered something new today.  I really hate it when I do that.  It’s one more thing to spend my money on…  So have you tried f’real?  I’ve been eyeing them for months, intrigued by their colorful containers.  (I really should have been a marketing major.)  I was back to work today.  And it was more difficult than I imagined.  I just couldn’t focus.  So when a lovely teammate asked if I wanted to walk to get a treat, well, I was all for getting away from my desk for a few moments.

We arrived at one of our favorite cafes on campus, and in my state of weakness, I caved and purchased my first f’real.  It’s comparable to Dairy Queen Blizzards, neither better nor worse, but yummy none the less.  Until I realized it contained over 600 calories!  I may as well been drinking straight fat, well, I kind of was I guess.  From that yummy cup directly into my thighs!  I will not be purchasing another.  It should be illegal for any one serving of anything to contain 30 grams of fat and 78 grams of carbohydrates.

Because of my overindulgence today, I figured I needed to go for a run.  Well, probably two.  I haven’t technically worked out in maybe two months, but you’re all in luck, I added a MapMyRun link to the right for you to track how often, or rather how not often, I’m running.  1.95 miles for only 217 calories.  I feel cheated somehow.

Did I mentioned I’m starving?


15 thoughts on “f’real

  1. 78g of carbs?! Oh em gee! That’s CRAZY!

    But … If it helped to make a moment at work a smidge more bearable today then I’m glad.

    1. It did help, actually. Never again though!

  2. I’m on a sabbatical from working out. It’s been months since I’ve enjoyed my usual routine of running 3.5 miles every morning. At first I enjoyed having an excuse to sleep in, now I just feel disgusting. I hope you have a better day at work tomorrow!

    1. I went back to Kosama this morning, my usual workout. Burned 605 calories in 50 mins, but I can’t move 🙂

  3. Good grief! I would never (could never) drink those kinds of calories–it would have to be in the form of pastry/cake/candy/etc. for me to rationalize it (and I have to have an insatiable craving or else I won’t eat treats). I mean, even with this kind of restraint and regular workouts, I’m still “thick”. I bet you’re like my sister–she can eat nothing but junk and as long as she doesn’t eat too many calories she doesn’t gain weight and she has not cellulite. I used to be really upset that I wasn’t born “skinny” but I’ve come to terms and learned to appreciate my curves.
    Anyways…that was kind of off-topic. I definitely use comfort food to get me through some difficult times. But workouts are a MUCH better way to actually *feel* better, so go get ’em tiger! XOXO

    1. Well, I used to be like that, could eat anything and was stick thin. But ever since I turned 30 four years ago, something happened, and I’m not happy about it!

  4. Isn’t it crazy how few calories are burned doing something that seems SOO hard?? So unfair!

    1. I know. I worked out this morning, burned 605 calories in 50 mins, but I can hardly move now!

  5. That is crazy! And I need to learn more about this workout you do. I run a paltry 15 miles per week, but it at least keeps me sane(ish). Good work, Stefanie!

    1. see if there is one near you!

      1. Grrr, Kosama has not yet come to my state. Thanks for the link, Stefanie!

        1. Well, on the bright side, you can still move. As once it does, assume you’ll be very sore for a week!

  6. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to get back into being super fit and healthy…sometimes you need to treat yourself, this is not the time to feel guilty! Xx

    1. True. I was just thining last night, maybe two days off work wasn’t enough, maybe that’s why I can’t seem to focus this week.

      1. Totally hon, be kind to yourself and don’t expect too much out expect to be ‘over it’. Just take each day as it comes xx

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