Job crap!

by Christine on October 27th, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates, Diet, Food, Nutrition

What a tumultuous couple of hours!

Immediately after I posted that last post, I got a call (voicemail) that an employer wants me to come in for a job interview!  I can’t decide if this is a good thing or bad. I am enjoying not working, of course, and I am enjoying writing.  This job description is right up my alley description-wise, but the organization itself sounds like the jerkoff agency that I just left in many ways. It makes me cringe to think of stepping into the same crappy job that I just left, but I won’t know about the organization until I meet with them, of course. It’s not fair to them to place judgement on the job without knowing more about it.

This morning the NYS Department of Labor called with my unemployment claim. My former employer originally lied and said that I quit, but I had proof in the form of a Letter of Discharge that this was not true. Now the former employer is saying that I was let go because I did not live up to their job performance standards. When I got off the phone with the lady when it occurred to me: I have a performance evaluation from ONE WEEK prior to being let go that shows all satisfactory marks!! So I try calling back to tell my claims representative this, but I don’t remember her extension number, and the idiots at the Dept. of Labor refuse to transfer me to her because of some ridiculous policy of theirs. So now I have to fax the information over to them and just HOPE that they forward the information to this claims lady.  It’s so frustrating it makes me want to scream! Talk about ridiculous red tape, and it’s all compounded by the fact that my former employer is jerking me & the State around with their ridiculous claims and lies. And now I have to run to Staples and pay for the fax…

I’m supposed to call this potential employer back this morning, but I’m unhinged by this ridiculous run-around, so I want to wait an hour or two to calm down before I make the phonecall to schedule an interview. I don’t want to come across as negative or pissy at ALL, you know what I mean?

My in-laws want to take me out to lunch today….to the Cheesecake Factory! The Cheesecake Factory is, of course, known for their ridiculously high calorie menu, so it’s imperative that I do a little research prior to going to the restaurant to find out what’s safe to eat or not. Some thoughts:

  • Pot stickers – 377 calories
  • Ahi carpaccio — 260 calories
  • Edamame – 323 calories (I’m not a big edamame fan though)
  • Tossed green salad – 189 calories

There honestly isn’t very much on the menu that is a good calorie value. I don’t eat much, so I don’t want to order a large meal and have a fridge full of leftovers, either. I’ll probably go with the Ahi Carpaccio. I’ve had it before and it’s delicious AND a good calorie value.

If you haven’t signed up for my half-marathon “Walk, run, or crawl,” then check it out here! So far I have a few takers: Shane, Patrick, and Libby!! I’m so excited that you three are going to support me in this challenge, and I can’t wait to support you guys, too!! Wahoo!

Also, if you haven’t seen my “Holiday Planning” post, you should check it out!

Share

200 snacks for under 100 calories!

by Christine on April 18th, 2010

filed under Diet, Food, Nutrition, General Information

Bread, Cereal, Pasta, Rice, and Snack Foods

Breads

Bagel, plain 1/2 medium (1 oz.) – 75
Bread, white 1 slice – 80
Bread, wheat 1 slice – 80
Bread, light 1 slice – 40
Breadsticks, soft 1/2 (1 oz.) – 75
Cornbread 1/2 piece (1 oz.) – 95
English muffin 1/2 medium – 68
Melba toast 4 – 80
Muffin, blueberry 1/2 (1 oz.) – 80
Muffin, bran 1/2 (1 oz.) – 80
Muffin, corn 1/2 (1 oz.) – 88
Popovers 1/2 (1 oz.) – 65

Cereals, cooked

Grits, cooked 1/2 cup – 70
Oatmeal, cooked 1/2 cup – 75

Cereals, ready to eat

Granola, low-fat 1/4 cup – 95
Oat cereal, toasted 1/2 cup – 55
Puffed rice 1 cup – 50
Raisin Bran 1/4 cup – 50

Crackers

Animal crackers, plain 6 – 85
Animal crackers, iced 3 – 75
Graham crackers 1 sheet – 55
Matzoh 1/2 sheet – 55
Oyster crackers 23 – 60
Saltines 5 – 60

Snack Foods

Snack cracker, butter 5 – 80
Popcorn, air popped 3 cups – 90
Popcorn, microwave 1.5 cups – 55
Popcorn, microwave light 3 cups – 60
Popcorn, oil popped 1 cup – 55
Popcorn, caramel 1/2 cup – 75
Popcorn, cheese 1 cup – 64
Potato chips, baked 5 – 60
Potato chips, regular 10 – 75
Pretzels, twists 4 large – 55
Pretzels, twists 8 small – 55
Tortilla chips, baked 10 bite size – 55
Tortilla chips, regular 6 rounds- 75
Tortilla chips, regular 3 restaurant style – 68

Fruits and Vegetables

Juices

Apple juice or cider 1/2 cup – 60
Apricot nectar 1/2 cup – 70
Cranberry juice cocktail, regular 1/2 cup – 73
Cranberry juice cocktail, reduced-calorie 1 cup – 45
Grape juice 1/2 cup – 75
Grapefruit juice 1 cup – 95
Lemon juice 2 Tbsp. – 10
Lime juice 2 Tbsp. – 10
Orange juice 1/2 cup – 55
Pineapple juice 1/2 cup – 70
Prune juice 1/2 cup – 90
Tomato juice 1 cup – 50
Vegetable juice 1 cup – 50

Fruits

Apple 1 medium – 80
Applesauce, sweetened 1/4 cup – 50
Applesauce, unsweetened 1/2 cup – 50
Apricots, dried 4 halves – 40
Apricots, fresh 1 medium – 20
Avocado 1/4 medium – 80
Banana 1/2 medium – 55
Blackberries 1 cup – 75
Blueberries 1 cup – 80
Cantaloupe 1 cup – 55
Cherries, maraschino 1 medium – 10
Cherries, sour fresh 1/2 cup – 40
Cherries, sweet fresh 1/2 cup – 60
Cranberries, fresh 1/2 cup – 25
Fruit cocktail, canned in light syrup 1/2 cup – 70
Grapefruit 1/2 medium – 40
Grapes 17 medium – 60
Honeydew melon 1 cup – 60
Kiwi 1 medium – 45
Mandarin oranges, canned 1/2 cup – 50
Mango 1/2 medium – 65
Mixed dried fruit 1/4 cup – 85
Nectarine 1 medium – 65
Orange 1 medium – 60
Papaya 1/2 medium – 60
Peach 1 medium – 40
Pear 1/2 medium – 50
Pineapple, fresh 1 cup – 75
Pineapple, canned in light syrup 1/2 cup – 65
Plums, fresh 1 medium – 35
Plums, dried (prunes) 3 medium – 60
Raspberries 1 cup – 60
Strawberries 1 cup – 50
Tangerine 1 medium – 35
Watermelon 1 medium – 50

Vegetables

Carrots, cooked 1/2 cup – 35
Carrots, raw 1 large – 30
Celery, raw 1 stalk – 5
Cucumber, raw 1/2 medium – 20
Lettuce, raw 1 cup – 5
Potato, baked 1 (2 oz.) – 65
Potatoes, mashed w/milk and butter 1/2 cup – 100
Tomato, raw 1 medium – 25

Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese, and Frozen Desserts

Milk

Whole milk 1/2 cup – 75
Reduced-fat milk (2%) 1/2 cup – 60
Low-fat milk (1%) 1/2 cup – 50
Fat-free milk 1 cup – 90
Buttermilk, low-fat 1/2 cup – 55
Chocolate milk, fat-free 1/2 cup – 73
Rice beverage, plain 1/2 cup – 60
Soy beverage, plain 1/2 cup – 50

Yogurt

Whole milk yogurt, plain 1/2 cup – 90
Low-fat yogurt, plain 1/2 cup – 55
Fat-free yogurt, plain 1/2 cup – 50
Low-fat yogurt, flavored 1/4 cup – 58
Fat-free yogurt, flavored and artificially sweetened 1/2 cup – 50

Cheese

Cheese, regular (full-fat) 1/2 oz. – 55
Cheese, reduced-fat 1 oz. – 80
Cheese, fat-free 1 oz. – 40
Cottage cheese, 2% 1/4 cup – 50
Cottage cheese, fat-free 1/2 cup – 80
Cream cheese, regular 1 Tbsp. – 50
Cream cheese, reduced-fat 2 Tbsp. – 70
Cream cheese, fat-free 2 Tbsp. – 30
Feta cheese 1 oz. – 80
Mozzarella cheese, part-skim 1 oz. – 80
Ricotta cheese, low-fat 1/4 cup – 70
String cheese 1 oz. – 70

Frozen desserts

Frozen yogurt, regular 1/4 cup – 60
Frozen yogurt, fat-free 1/2 cup – 95
Ice cream, regular 1/4 cup – 70
Ice cream, reduced-fat 1/4 cup – 50
Ice cream, fat-free 1/2 cup – 90
Ice cream, fat-free with no added sugar 1/2 cup – 70
Sherbet 1/4 cup – 65
Sorbet 1/4 cup – 55

Processed and Deli Meats, Fish and Seafood

Processed and Deli Meats

Bacon, fried 1 slice – 35
Beef jerky 1 oz. – 90
Bologna 1 oz. – 90
Canadian bacon 1 oz. – 45
Pepperoni 1/2 oz. – 70
Roast beef, deli 1 oz. – 30
Sausage, smoked 1 oz. – 95

Poultry

Chicken breast with skin 1.5 oz. cooked – 85
Chicken breast without skin 1.5 oz. cooked – 70
Chicken breast, deli 1 oz. – 45
Chicken thighs with skin 1 oz. cooked – 70
Chicken thighs without skin 1.5 oz. cooked – 84
Chicken wings, roasted 1/2 – 50
Turkey breast, deli 1 oz. – 30
Turkey, dark meat with skin 1.5 oz. cooked – 94
Turkey, dark meat without skin 1.5 oz. cooked – 80
Turkey, light meat with skin 1.5 oz. cooked – 70
Turkey, light meat without skin 1.5 oz. cooked – 60
Ground turkey, lean 1.5 oz. cooked – 85
Ground turkey, extra-lean 1.5 oz. cooked – 60

Fish and Seafood

Catfish 1.5 oz. cooked – 65
Clams 6 large – 90
Cod 3 oz. cooked – 90
Crab, blue fresh 3 oz. cooked – 90
Crab, blue canned 1/2 cup – 70
Crab, imitation 3 oz. – 90
Halibut, Atlantic 1.5 oz. cooked – 60
Lobster 1.5 oz. cooked – 55
Mussels 1.5 oz. cooked – 73
Orange roughy 3 oz. cooked – 75
Oysters 6 – 65
Salmon, Atlantic fresh 1.5 oz. cooked – 78
Salmon, smoked 1.5 oz. – 50
Scallops, bay 1.5 oz. cooked – 60
Scallops, sea 3 large – 60
Tuna, yellowfin fresh 1.5 oz. cooked – 60
Tuna, canned in water 1/4 cup – 60

Eggs, Nuts and Seeds, Sugars and Sweets, Alcoholic and Other Beverages

Eggs

Egg 1 large – 75
Egg white 1 – 15
Egg yolk 1 – 60
Egg substitute 1/4 cup – 30

Nuts and Seeds

Almonds 12 – 84
Cashews 9 – 83
Flax seeds 2 Tbsp. – 95
Peanut butter 1 Tbsp. – 95
Peanuts, dry roasted 20 – 80
Peanuts, oil roasted 20 – 85
Pecans 15 – 80
Poppy seeds 1 Tbsp. – 50
Pumpkin seeds 2 Tbsp. – 95
Sunflower seeds 1 Tbsp. – 50

Sugars and Sweets

Chocolate syrup 1 Tbsp. – 50
Honey 1 tsp. – 20
Jam/jelly 1 Tbsp. – 50
Maple syrup 1 Tbsp. – 50
Pancake syrup, regular 1 Tbsp. – 55
Pancake syrup, reduced-calorie 1 Tbsp. – 25
Sugar, white or brown 1 tsp. – 15

Alcoholic and other Beverages

Alcoholic beverages

Beer, regular 6 fl. oz. – 73
Beer, light 6 fl. oz. – 50
Bloody Mary 4 fl. oz. – 93
Liqueurs, 54 proof 1/2 fl. oz. – 58
Daiquiri 1 fl. oz. – 56
Gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, 80 proof 4 fl. oz. – 65
Sherry, dry 4 fl. oz. – 80
Wine, dry red, white, or blush 2 fl. oz. – 85
Wine, sweet dessert 4 fl. oz. – 90
Wine cooler 8 fl. oz. – 72

Other beverages

Café latte, with fat-free milk 8 fl. oz. – 80
Cappuccino, with fat-free milk 8 fl. oz. – 55
Club soda 8 fl. oz. – 0
Coffee, brewed 6 fl. oz. – 5
Hot cocoa mix, with water 4 fl. oz. – 60
Tonic water 8 fl. oz. – 85
Soda, diet 12 fl. oz. – 0
Soda, regular 6 fl. oz. – 73
Tea, brewed 6 fl. oz. – 5
Tea, sweetened iced 8 fl. oz. – 90
Water 8 fl. oz – 0

Content courtesy of www.bhg.com.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Share