Monday, January 18, 2010
So - my husband turned 50 earlier this month, and my extremely generous sister in law sent him two lobster tails, and a quart of Lobster Bisque. Trying with my full might to track everything, I went to the site she got them from to find the nutritional value. 1 cup (which wouldn't fill the hole in my tooth) - 350 calories (not great, but not horrible) 27 GRAMS OF FAT! WHAT?? Am I'm going to consume this?? The very first ingredient is LIGHT Cream. LIGHT???? I didn't think there was such a think. All cream is pretty fat loaded I always thought - and I'm thinking my thought was right. 780 mg's of sodium! I've been told I have HP - and to watch the sodium intake. 780?? That's 1/2 days consumption in one cup. Thinking while this gift was extremely generous of her - so not worth it.
My husband (of course) will try everything in his power to guilt me into eating it. Ok - so I will probably breakdown and have one cup. He can have the rest of the quart. I'm just not willing to compromise my health for soup anymore. Food isn't love. Was it thoughtful of her - absolutely. Is it an extremely generous gift - you know it. But, you know what? I would have preferred the money she spent on the bisque alone was sent to a Haiti fund in my name, if it was my birthday. I would take such satisfaction out of knowing someone was helped - and it wasn't on my hips. Or in my bloodstream taking me one step closer to a stroke.
I KNOW he's going to say several comments of "is that all your going to have? Help me finish it - It was such a nice gift - we can't throw it out." I have to keep strong - and not give into him. If he wants to be a walking stroke, I'm sorry, but that's his call. Not mine. I choose to live, and I choose to do all things that the weight has kept me from doing.