I’ve spent the past two days working from home because of the snow we had here in the Chicago area.
Unfortunately one of the last things I did before the storm was stop at Costco to get a chicken and a package of Costco’s bakery-made chocolate chip cookies. The cookies are Costco-sized, which means big. I estimate each at 220 calories given the calorie count in similar-sized cookies at Subway and elsewhere.
I was eating four a day initially as I cleared snow from my house and garage. Yesterday, I ate eight, four in the morning, four at night as we watched TV.
The result this morning was that I weighed in at 208.8 compared to 205 before the storm. The good news is the cookies are gone and I returned to my normal exercise routine with a little extra this morning–instead of 30 minutes on my exercise bike, I did 40 minutes at an average 14 mph.
This weekend will be a weight challenge as well since I’m hosting some friends for the Super Bowl. stay tuned to see what I cook up for that.