Saturday, June 4, 2011

Making Sure It's Done

On the way back from Arkansas, we stopped at Subway. I hadn't eaten a lunch/dinner sandwich there in ages and I thought that I could incorporate Subway in the future until...

I watched an episode of The Biggest Loser* and the contestants raved about a new Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwich. I checked the nutrition stats and was shocked that the sandwich packs 900 mg of sodium and that's the six inch one. Then I got curious about the turkey sandwich I had eaten; it had 810 mg of sodium. Because folks on The Biggest Loser are regular consumers of Subway fare, I thought that it was pretty much okay but I'm not okay with that amount of sodium.

I did dig what Bob Harper said to the contestants during the Last Chance Workout on that episode:
You guys all have the physical strength. Now, you need to find the mental strength to get through this...
I don't know if it was mental or physical strength missing today because I hardly had anything in the tank for rock climbing. I did a measly four routes:

Pinkerton, 5.8
Ghost, 5.9
Green, 5.9
Paranoid Troglodyte, 5.9

Jessica had me cracking up when she wanted to see how much stamina she had left:

She told me: I like to make sure it's done before I take it out the oven.

*While many have fallen out of love with The Biggest Loser, it continues to give me goose bumps and makes me want to push myself harder.


  1. Yeah, Subway is a mixed blessing. I think it's pretty good for fast food, but it's still fast food. I always ask them to not salt the sandwich, which helps, but any kind of lunchmeat/cold cuts, whatever you call it, has a lot of sodium in it, even the turkey breast. To me, it's a "make the best choice you can" option, for when there's no choice but fast food. I can eat it without feeling physically ill afterward, which is more than I can say for most FF :)

  2. I like Subway too....But the sodium in most of the sandwiches is a bummer....

  3. @gingersnapper,

    You've got big time incentive to stay away from most fast food places.

    The Subway thing is just another reason for me to get back and stay in the kitchen. Of course, it's hard to be in the kitchen when you're on the road. So, yeah, you have a point about making the best choice you can...

    @MS. Bad MJ,

    It's definitely a bummer. Who knew salt could taste so good?