Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Free, yeah right

Tuesday = Free Pastry Day at Starbucks and Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

Remember: Nothing in life is free

Blueberry Streusel Muffin 360 cals, 33 g. sugar, 11 g. fat, 59 g. carbs
Blueberry Scone 460 cals, 17 g. sugar, 22 g, fat, 61 g. carbs
Reduced-Fat Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake 340 cals, 39 g. sugar, 9 g. fat, 62 g. carbs

...and in my pre weight loss surgery days I would have added a Venti Caramel Macchiato with Extra Caramel and Whipped Cream to those pastry #'s and consumed my days worth of cals, fat, carbs, & sugars in one meal... oh but I still would have had the other meals.

This Blueberry Muffin is sad because if you eat him you will have to spend about 70 minutes on the treadmill to make him disappear ;)

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow! Thanks for posting that info. I would have have also done the same thing pre WLS.

Karen said...

Thanks for adding the info. The starbucks next door was calling. I just hung up!

Judith said...

Yowza!! Ditto on the pre-surgery calorie count...probably would have had something savory first, too...
Judy

altopower said...

Too bad the free Ben & Jerry's ice cream cone is equally laden with things I don't need. Am thinking that some protein ice cream would be nice tonight :)

Jennifer Miller said...

That image makes me giggle xD -- I'm actually on my way to hang out at a coffee shop and do some homework before some appts later - not a Starbucks (there's literally only 2 in this city and none are near me), but I am going to see about ordering soy this round! I do get Sugar Free, but haven't tried a soy version...not even sure it's offered...we'll see!

T2Nashville said...

I saw the Ben & Jerry's offer yesterday, so I thought I would stop by for a scoop of their ONE SINGLE flavor that is No Sugar Added - Vanilla Fudge Chip. For one scoop:

180 calories; 13g fat; 20g carbs; 3g fiber; 3g sugar, 3g protein.

Think I'll stick with chicken!

mary brockmeyer said...

Not to mention the hour you would lose lying in bed groaning once all that sugar hit your belly! UGH! it hurts just thinking about it...

HappyLoser said...

I don't think anything is worth over an hour on a treadmill! Thanks for the heads up.

Jen said...

I thought the same thing when I woke up this morning and found that it is "free pastry day" AND "free scoop day."
I'm not a huge starbucks fan (I know, that's practically blasphemy, coming from a Seattleite), but that Ben and Jerry's is kinda calling my name.

Pamela said...

As if by fate, I was in my final Pre-Op class and missed it by a 1/2 hour. Benefits even before surgery!!! :D

Girl Bandit said...

Not worth it is it???

Lesley said...

I used my free pastry coupon plus my usual Lesleygirl moxie to shake them down for free oatmeal instead. WIN! I was shocked this actually worked, but I was in Minnesota visiting friends, and the Minnesotans get a little intimidated when I get all east coast on them.

MoLawEd said...

Amen! I'mma need them to have a free coffee day or something!

FeliciaK said...

Shelly, I love ya girl! Your website came my way just in time. In the last couple days of finding it I have made at least 3 of your recipes. Truly thankful to have found you!!