Holy Calories, Pizza Man!
So I have not been having the best time eating.
Specifically, my appetite has evaporated, and nothing sounds terribly edible, so I am not eating much (I am trying).
Today, around lunch time, I made it all the way to the supermarket (feeling weak and whinge-ful the entire way) before realizing I hadn’t eaten since yesterday, and that yesterday I’d undereaten by something like six or seven hundred calories, minimum — so I stopped at Little Caesar’s to snag one of their Lunch Special deals.
Little Caesar’s lunch special, in case you’re wondering, comprises about half a pan pizza (along with a 20-oz bottled drink; I got diet Pepsi). Maybe it’s not quite that big. I’m not sure, because I’m not really into pan pizza so I’ve never ordered one of LC’s pan pizzas.
I seriously hope that I’m overestimating, because if I’m not, the “lunch” portion runs something like 1,590 Calories.
1,590 Calories, people!
That’s like, the vast majority of a day’s share for most people (unless you’re riding a century, in which case it’s just elevenses).
Fortunately, I put in about an hour on the bike, so if I have any desire to eat anything else at any point I can at least swing a reasonable meal without automagically gaining 15 pounds.
I’m not saying that’s, like, wrong and should be banned. Personally, I’m rather glad that I can cram 1,600 down my gullet in a sitting somehow, — there are times in every serious cyclist’s life when maximizing calories ingested per effort expended ingesting them is essential.
However, if I was someone who didn’t know much about how to keep track of my caloric intake, and worked near a Little Caesar’s, the Lunch Special could prove to be a huge stumbling block (of note, the nutrition facts for the Lunch Special are not yet posted on the LC website).
Just something to think about in America’s ongoing battle of the bulge. It would be awesome if LC made the nutritional information for the Lunch Special more readily available. I think people would still choose to buy it, but they might also choose to eat half the pizza (which is what I ate earlier today; I ate the second half for dinner) instead of the whole thing.
In other news, I’ve been kitting myself out for the upcoming wedding of two of our dearest friends, so here’s me looking … well, frankly, ready for the first day of 10th grade or something:
But, anyway, I’m posting this because I really love this shirt, which is super-sharp, and which actually fits me (well, it’s a little roomy, but that’s fine).
I am short-coupled and I have short arms, and that makes finding dress shirts a huge pain. Recently, I discovered that clothes made for the Asian market tend to fit me (evidently I’m Korean on the inside?); that said, this shirt isn’t marketed as such.
So anyway, if you are a short-coupled, short-armed Velociraptor of a dude, and you find yourself in need of a dress shirt, you could do far worse than Stacy Adams’ “Rome“. It even comes with a set of basic cuff links, though I ordered a pair in purple because Fashion! (They match the tie I’m wearing in the terrible selfie above).
I’ve got some reviews pending for Levi’s 511 commuter-line trousers and shorts. Bottom line: BUY THEM, especially if you can find them on sale. I didn’t expect them to be all that, but found some on TheClymb.com for a ridiculous price, so I bought some anyway.
I have been pleasantly surprised with their fit and functionality, so consider me schooled.
Anyway, that’s it for now.
Posted on 2014/07/15, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Looking pretty snazzy in that shirt and tie! 🙂 Little Caesar’s is evil incarnate, btw. I used to snack (“snack” being used in the loosest possible sense) there when I was much younger, and my metabolism could take it. Now that I look back at those days, I cringe. Good thing you’ve got your bike, and you’re using it religiously.
And I’m with you about Little Caesar’s. It’s not great pizza-qua-pizza, but it’s delicious and rather addictive when taken on its own merits ^-^
The bike definitely covers a multitude of dietary sins for me 😀