Today was a major challenge for me today because we decided that since the rain and snow (yes snow in April) was not going to stop, we would take the kids to the movies.
So far, no matter how well I have done on my weight loss journey I have not been able to resist movie theatre popcorn. I have written entire blog entries on the rationale behind my decision to eat this treat.
Today the decision was made even harder by my effort at the gym this morning. My high calorie burn at kick boxing class made eating the high fat treat possible while still remaining within my calories.
The problem, I didn't work out that hard for an hour and half just to undo it by eating popcorn.
So the dilemma - popcorn or no popcorn.
We usually buy our movie passes at costco because they come with 2 drinks and a popcorn. I knew if we did this there was no way that I was going to be able to turn down the buttery goodness. So we only purchased the kids passes at costco and bought ours at the theatre.
The next challenge, try to go through the movie with nothing to eat or try to find an ok alternative.
My research shows that a medium movie theatre popcorn has approximately 720 calories and countless grams of fat. This was just not a number that I could justify today.
The solution - bring my own.
Now I know that this is not allowed, but my guilt was reduced for two reasons.
1. It was not because I did not want to pay for the snack, but that what I could eat was not offered
2. We purchased both my children popcorn combos so the concession stand still got a considerable amount of money for me.
The outcome. I got to eat popcorn throughout the movie without the guilt of burning through 40% of my calories for the day. My popcorn (and there was alot of it) 280 calories.