Nips caramel hard candies only have 30 calories per piece…it says so prominently on the front of the box. Nips are yummy and because they are hard candy that you suck on they seem innocuous as far as calories go. It is hard to eat just one.
There are approximately 16 Nips in a box. 16 x 30 = 480…480 calories that is. I estimate that the effort of getting the candy out of the wrapper, throwing out the wrapper, and reaching for the next candy burns approximately 1 calorie per Nip. 480-16 = 462…462 calories left over that is.
I ate an entire box of Nips while I was working away at the computer today without even thinking about it. Now I need to find a way to burn those calories before I go to bed tonight. I was wringing my hands earlier, but I didn’t break a sweat and I don’t think that burned too many calories. I furrowed my brow when I realized that I had eaten the last Nip in the box – is moving your eyebrows considered cardio? I walked upstairs to see if we had any more boxes of Nips and downstairs again when I learned we did not – that was probably good for something. I am typing furiously now (well, as furious as a hunt and pecker can type) which is creating some upper body movement.
Ah, who am I kidding? You can’t work off 462 calories with the type of exercise I’ve done today. If only I would have chewed the Nips instead of sucking them…that increase in facial activity would have likely made all the difference. Or I guess I could have avoided the Nips entirely…but look at how much exercise I got as a result of them.
Day two hundred and twenty-three of the new forty – obla di obla da