7.15.2011

Hitting the "Label" Jackpot

As a female who could have well over 689,329 cars filled with shopping bags over my 26 years of life, I'd like to think I know a thing or two about labels {please give me a chance to explain before you label ME as shallow...}


We've got the...

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Louis Vuitton


...and the


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Michael Kors


...the fabulous

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Tory Burch


and the classic...

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Chanel.


I could keep going on and on.

Anyways, I do enjoy nice, designer things {you are lying if you say you don't}, but they are few and far in between. I am not out shopping weekly for purchases like these and I won't be until I hit the lottery. I'm OK with that though. Unless, any of these designers want to send me a new handbag, that is.

Nothing makes me, or my wallet, happier then when I score a great deal. I would MUCH rather purchase a top, 2 skirts, a scarf, maybe a fedora, from F21 for around $60.00, then get one pair of shorts for $60 somewhere else. Unless those shorts were lace and really really nice...but that's beside the point-we all know my lace obsession right now. That's just me and my lifestyle right now.

Moving on...

the label I'm referring to today are NUTRITION LABELS.


Do you read them?

You should.

Don't you want to know if you are eating an item with high-fructose corn syrup (that = no no)?

Ever since I became a pescatarian, I've tried being more label conscious and seeing exactly what ingredients are in the foods I'm eating.

Recently, I hit the label jackpot and found that my efforts are paying off.

Insert: CHEETOS.

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Over 4th of July weekend, my brother-in-law's girlfriend randomly asked me if I could guess how many calories was in 1 bag of Cheetos.

let me just say...I haven't ate a bag of Cheetos in YEARS. I don't remember the last time. BUT, I do pay attention to other chips at fast food places and the labels of them.

I guessed: 320 calories

Actual?

320 calories.

I nailed it on that cheesy head.

She was surprised. I was surprised! 
She then decided to quiz me and ask me about the Total Fat.

I said 31%
(I should've answered in grams but didn't)

Actual?

20 g

aka

31%


Are you....seriousss?! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!!

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I was seriously so shocked and proud of myself.

I'm proud that my knowledge about food is expanding and that obviously I'm learning a thing or two!

I realize this is one of my stupidest posts to date and I may lose a few readers because of this, but I had to document that I did indeed do this. I'm also OK with using the nonword stupidest...it's Friday and by the time you read this my mind is already on my first glass of wine.

Moral of the story: READ YOUR LABELS..KNOW WHAT IS GOING IN YOUR BODY. IT'S A LOT CHEAPER!

PS-Cheetos are not healthy. Stay away.

FYI...I know that most of you know already that they aren't healthy & if you know me at all, you KNOW I indulge in junk food & sweets more often than not. Just wanted to make that clear..it's all about balance. :)

PPS-I did NOT end up seeing Harry Potter last night due to it being sold out at our top 2 favorite theatres so we will be going Sunday night! Don't tell me anything!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend :)
(mine will be filled with more cooking out, pool/sun time, and spending time with all of our family who is coming to stay with us this weekend..we love visitors!)



18 comments :

  1. I know I shouldn't say this but those cheetos are delicious! I dont eat them anymore but they are some kind of yummy! Scary about the nutritional facts though.

    Happy Friday

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  2. Katie! I hope you have an amazing weekend! Remember our deep conversation about Twilight? Let's have one about Harry Potter (I'm obsessed) after this weekend!!!!

    XOXOX, Jess

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  3. can you explain what a pesctarian is??

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  4. haha for a second there I thought you were going to tell me cheetos were good for me!

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  5. that is definitely impressive! I stalk nutrition labels too - trying to be more aware, it's definitely helping!

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  6. You are too funny. I am obsessed with reading labels. Sometimes, it's depressing.

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  7. Loved this post! You're so clever! and I will definitely stay away from the cheetos!! Do I have to stay away from the cheesecake too?! :(

    Hope you get to see your movie Sunday and have a fabulous weekend with visitors!!

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  8. Impressive!!!! :)
    Labels are totally important. People seriously don't realize what they put in their bodies. Then they wonder why no fat is being lost. Oh I could go on lol love this post girlie!! :)

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  9. I have really been reading lables recently (as well as doing weight watchers) an dit makes you SO much more aware of how much bad food you can put in your body!

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  10. Food labels are so important! Well done friend. Happy Friday! Have a great weekend. :)

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  11. I couldn't agree with you more! Eating healthy has definitely made me more conscious about what's on the label. Also, I want to stay away from anything that's processed. Gross.

    It's awesome how much you've been learning... you were spot on, girl! Have an amazing weekend!! :)

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  12. haha I love all the "shut the front door" and "NU UH" quotes! I looove you!! You know your food GIRL! Imma text you when I hit up Orange Leaf this weekend (aka Forzen Yogo) mmmm, wish I could make it to your pooool party!!!!! LOVE YOU LOVER GIRL

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  13. This was funny! I enjoyed it. That's pretty good that you were able to guess everything...genius I'd say!

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  14. Ha. The squirrel. Love!
    xo
    alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  15. i am so impressed! you little nutritionist you!

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  16. newest follower! great post. i just did a post about wanting to eat healthier too! haha

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  17. I found your blog through your guest post at Raids of Orange today - the post was awesome and your blog is adorable! Can't wait to keep reading!

    Jaimie
    www.jaimiehart.blogspot.com

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  18. This is so impressive! Good work girlie! :) I've definitely been working on reading labels, but I'm going to have to study more to catch up with you! hahaha

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