|gratuitous cute baby at the water park shot|
On the way, I stopped to pick up a drink and a sun hat for her. The store had two options for drinks in the coolers: pop, or Vitamin Water. I chose Vitamin Water as I don't care for pop, and it seemed a healthier option. I picked the tropical citrus one, thinking of refreshment and not really noticing the name of that flavour: Energy.
On the way home, chugging back the last of my drink, I noticed on the label:
Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers
Ughhhh! I'm still nursing Mia a LOT - like probably 15+ times a day she has milk still (and yes, she's 17 months old and no, I have no plans to wean her). I guess it was because this product contains caffeine. I hadn't even noticed. I know that a little caffeine is not going to be a big problem, but I'm not cool with drinking it unaware. And there is the lesson: Always read the label.
The lesson that I didn't actually learn, apparently.
I just popped open a bag of sea salt and lime Crispy Minis rice cakes as a somewhat healthy snack. They were on sale this week - we don't normally buy them, but the sale price tempted me. After chomping down about 3/4 of the bag, I check out the nutritional facts. 12 of these tiny tasty treats equals 90 calories. A bag is 100 grams. So I just popped about 340 calories of this non-food. They're not particularly filling, and have little to no nutritional value. That was dumb!
This isn't a dramatic story or anything, but more of a reminder to pay attention to what you're eating. Hopefully I will do a little better from now on with reading labels!