Health-wise, I am the worst kind of shopper.  I nearly always do what they tell you to NEVER do: shop when you are hungry.

Usually, I hit up the grocery store after I get off the air (sometime around 7 PM).  It's been hours since I had lunch (usually some kind of healthy choice or lean cuisine meal) and it will be at least a few more hours before I have dinner.

As I wander through the aisles I always end up grabbing something to eat in the car.  During a recent trip to the store, I grabbed a box of cookies as I walked by an end cap.

I finished shopping and, during my trip home, cracked open the box and ate one of the individually-wrapped cookies.  I got home, helped put the kids to bed, cooked dinner, and ate dinner.  After that, I ate another cookie for dessert.

Over the next several days, I ate about half the box.  Then, I took the time to read the back of the box!

Cookies Health Facts
Cookies Health Facts

Yeah...  The serving size is 1/3 of a cookie.  A whole cookie equals 420 calories!  To put that in perspective, a banana has 105 calories, a Healthy Choice meal has about 300 calories, a bottle of Bud Light has 145 calories, and a big hamburger has about 500 calories.

Now, don't get me wrong, these cookies were good.  They were REALLY good.  And, in the past, I probably would not have cared so much.

But, these days, as I have been trying to maintain my weight during the coronavirus-caused lockdowns, eating a cookie that has more calories than my lunch really doesn't work.

Now, I gotta' figure out what I am going to do with the other half a box.  Anyone want a cookie?

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