Breaking Up

I would love to say it isn't you, that it is me. But in all reality, it is you.

Dear Bagels,

It is time for us to part our ways. Yes, you were a comforting delivery mechanism for cream cheese and jalapenos but in all reality, you just aren't any good for me.

I can't say you are the worst thing in the world. And hey, when I broke up with Diet Coke friends tried to convince me Diet Coke wasn't the worst for me either. Agreed, you two aren't the worst but just like fake sugar is no good, your density of calories isn't the best form of nutrition for my body.

Let's put it this way, one Everything Bagel has 260 calories, 50g carbs, 2g protein, and 3g of fat. Two tablespoons (the recommended serving size) of cream cheese has 70 calories, 0.6g carbs, 1.6g protein, and 7g of fat. Add those together and one breakfast can reach 330 calories, 50.6g carbs, 3.6g protein, and 10g fat. I can already hear those trying to convince me that this isn't too bad. I am a runner. I can consume this.

Perhaps yes. But really, I say no.

Look at the alternative. Oatmeal. My plain oatmeal has 102 calories, 18.3g carbs, 3.6g protein, and 1.8g of fat. The tablespoon of Nuttzo I love has 90 calories, 3.5g carbs, 3.5g protein, and 8g fat. Add those together and my breakfast now has 192 calories, 21.8g carbs, 7.1g protein, and 9.8g fat. And I don't always do the Nuttzo. The oatmeal is wonderfully delicious with a sprinkle of cinnamon or sliced fruit. I add the Nuttzo when I want a bit more protein at the start of my day.

And how about a visual aid to show how my oatmeal breakfast has more bang for the buck?

I know you would love to hear it isn't you, that there isn't something new, but both would be lies.

Thanks for the good times but now it is time for me to take better care of me!

Life as a Running Mom

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for learning opportunities in life.
Daily Affirmation: I know when things are no longer good for me and have the strength to say goodbye.


  1. I feel your pain...there is nothing for me more comforting in the morning than a big fat bagel. But they are no good for me!!

  2. oatmeal is way tastier and you can do so much more with it! savory or sweet, you choose!! see ya lata bagels!!

  3. My go to mid morning snack used to be a Diet Coke and a bagel with cream cheese!!! Still crave it thinking about it now..... Haven't had either one in many months. Switched to greek yogurt and blueberries with H2O. Healthier yes, but just not the same comforting feeling!!

  4. I'm trying to give up diet soda again. I've done it before but I keep going back. It's just I tend to eat less healthy food when I'm drinking soda so even though it is diet I end up consuming more calories than if I'd just drink water. Good luck letting those bagels go.

  5. I can so relate - love my morning bagels but have finally given them up! Funny I just blog today about needing to re-examine my nutrition :)

  6. I don't care if it's bad for me - I'm NEVER going to break up with chocolate. Chocolate is my soul mate!

  7. Oatmeal in the morning especially before long runs is one of my favorite things. Good luck with the break-up :)


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