Remember When Calories Didn’t Count?

Yesterday morning found me on the road to the Piggly Wiggly deli to get some fresh link JJs piessausage.  That’s some fierce eating right there.  In all likelihood it shouldn’t be on my diet list, but what the hay.  I take my cholesterol medication.  It works in my favor.  All I need do is give it something to fight.  Right?!

When I got up to the register there before it was four stacks of those turnover looking pies you see in various packages from different bakeries.  They had two stacks of apple, and one each of blackberry and peach.  Guess what those things did to me.  They made my hand shoot right out and grabbed a peach one.  Then on my way to the register I go.

This morning I remembered my peach pie and stuck it in my lunch bag.  And just now I had that hankerin’ for it.  I slowly ate every crumb of it.  Man, was it good. . . till I picked up the box to throw it in the trash and I saw on the nutritional facts.  There it was.  Four hundred calories with 150 from fat.  But wait!  Zero cholesterol.  SAVED!  Still there was that calorie count.  Ugh.  No exclamation point on that ugh.  Just one of utter disgust.

When I was younger, that didn’t seem to matter, so why now at my age should I now have to endure to knowledge that I should not have devoured such a tantalizing treat?

Another reason to say that old age sucks.


About Jim

I'm a 72 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about seven thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married on 24 July 2015. She was ordained in February 2022. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.
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1 Response to Remember When Calories Didn’t Count?

  1. territerri says:

    I feel the same way about fast food. I remember when I enjoyed it so much, before I thought about calories, fat and cholesterol. Now, once in a great while, I might allow myself to enjoy a meal from McDonald’s, but it’s always followed by regret.

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