Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Christmas Wish for You

Ms. Thunder Bumper Challenge #2

If I was loaded and could buy you all a great gift this Christmas it would be a digital scale. It serves so many great purposes like knowing exactly how much hamburger you're putting in the bag when separating up the family pack from the grocery store to knowing exactly how much you are eating.

It's vital for a family trying to live healthy since learning portion size at a young age will be vital to helping our next generation.

It's also a vital tool for those of us trying to lose weight. I've been thinking about this post this week because of an experience I had.

I was trying to add a little protein to my breakfast of cheerios and banana. I decided some milk with chocolate protein powder would be a great idea. So I pulled out my shaker, did a 4oz. milk 4 oz. water ratio and then got the protein out. It's been a while since I had used the chocolate so I looked to see how much a serving was. The label said: Serving Size 1 Heaping Scoop (39 g)

Hmmm, this scoop is really big. So I pulled out my scale and stuck it on there. It was closer to 55 g. Wooza. That would be a lot more calories than I wanted. So I adjusted the serving to what I really wanted.

No wonder it's so hard to know exactly how many calories are in things. They are giving an estimate sometimes...ahh, it can be so frustrating. I had this happen with baked chips too.

So, if I could buy one for each of you I would. It serves so many purposes.

Here is the challenge. I want you to tell us about what you'd want to gift to each of us because it makes your life easier. It can be your favorite drinking cup or cooking instrument, your favorite DVD or cook book. It can be whatever you wish we all had because you love it so much....scriptures don't count. I don't think there is a single one of us that doesn't have them :-)

I can't wait to see what you all come up with.


  1. Great challenge Aubrey, I need to think about this one!

  2. Darn it! A digital scale is what I would do too! In fact, I bought Sue one for her birthday this summer after I joined HWHL. There are some good ones on Before I list another fav gadget, do you want us to do it as a comment or as a post?

  3. Good Question Becky! 10 points for a post. We want to see a picture of our virtual gift :-)

  4. I've been wanting to purchase a scale.
    I'm definitely going to have to give this some thought.

  5. Mikki! Get a coupon for bed bath and beyond and make it happen!

  6. cute little scale, great post. something to think about.

  7. I LOVE my scale. I use it so much more than I ever thought I would! great post Audrey!