The Power of Technology

Today I went out for lunch with a friend.  I pulled out my smart phone (Verizon Android Charge) and went to My Fitness Pal app and punched in the meal I wanted.  Sure enough, I could have it – it qualified for the amount of calories I wanted for lunch.

Coconut Cream Pie by Randy Mayor

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The specials sign at Honk ‘n’ Holler said they had pie.  Oh my! That coconut cream looked scrumptious.  Once again, I checked in my app to see if maybe it came in around 200 calories.  If it did, I could have it.  Turns out, there’s a ton of different kinds of coconut cream pie – most of them around 400-500 calories.

I asked the waitress what kind it was, homemade or frozen?  She went and checked.  She said that the box said to cut it into 10 pieces.  Who cuts a pie into 10 pieces?  And if you did – the calorie count was 385.  That means if you cut the pie like a normal person into 6 pieces, the calorie count would zoom right over 500.

Now I could go to the gym (again) today and work off some of that.

Or I could just not order it.  Suddenly, that coconut cream pie didn’t sound so good anymore.

The power of technology — talked me right outta that pie. 


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