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Breaking Up

By Lifeasarunningmom @RunningMom6

I would love to say it isn't you, that it is me. But in all reality, it is you.
Dear Bagels,
It is time for us to part our ways. Yes, you were a comforting delivery mechanism for cream cheese and jalapenos but in all reality, you just aren't any good for me.
I can't say you are the worst thing in the world. And hey, when I broke up with Diet Coke friends tried to convince me Diet Coke wasn't the worst for me either. Agreed, you two aren't the worst but just like fake sugar is no good, your density of calories isn't the best form of nutrition for my body.
Let's put it this way, one Everything Bagel has 260 calories, 50g carbs, 2g protein, and 3g of fat. Two tablespoons (the recommended serving size) of cream cheese has 70 calories, 0.6g carbs, 1.6g protein, and 7g of fat. Add those together and one breakfast can reach 330 calories, 50.6g carbs, 3.6g protein, and 10g fat. I can already hear those trying to convince me that this isn't too bad. I am a runner. I can consume this.
Perhaps yes. But really, I say no.
Look at the alternative. Oatmeal. My plain oatmeal has 102 calories, 18.3g carbs, 3.6g protein, and 1.8g of fat. The tablespoon of Nuttzo I love has 90 calories, 3.5g carbs, 3.5g protein, and 8g fat. Add those together and my breakfast now has 192 calories, 21.8g carbs, 7.1g protein, and 9.8g fat. And I don't always do the Nuttzo. The oatmeal is wonderfully delicious with a sprinkle of cinnamon or sliced fruit. I add the Nuttzo when I want a bit more protein at the start of my day.
And how about a visual aid to show how my oatmeal breakfast has more bang for the buck?
Breaking Up
I know you would love to hear it isn't you, that there isn't something new, but both would be lies.
Thanks for the good times but now it is time for me to take better care of me!
Love,
Life as a Running Mom
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for learning opportunities in life.
Daily Affirmation: I know when things are no longer good for me and have the strength to say goodbye.

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