Midweek Ramblings

Dammit, was I hungry today.

I Had a bowl of Special K with blueberries (2nd best cereal ever, by the way. First place being Strawberry and Blueberry Fruit Harvest) with a side of Lisinopril (My High BP Medicine). The Beast was not sated, but time was short and I had to get to work. For lunch I had a small Oscar Mayer Lunchable (Ham and Swiss. Cheddar is for fatties :P) an apple, an orange, and a Vitamin Water (I've heard the Sobe Lifewater is better. taste-wise and health-wise. Anybody heard the same?). This only served to mock the enormous appetite of The Beast. Mid afternoon brought a snack of a Sobe Lifewater (I can vouch for the tastiness, but failed to take a gander at the label) and a bit of trailmix (I got the nut and chocolate mix. Shoulda got the fruit. I know, I know). The Beast smiled, knowing supper was but a stone's throw away.

So, after work Summer and I decide to go and grab something to eat. After a small discussion involving the specifics, we decide on Sonic. "Good thing" The Beast snarled from behind his pointy teeth, "because my ass is HONGRY!!" As we Pulled into the lane at Sonic, The Beast became rather excited at the prospect of Chili Cheese Tots and Jalapeno Cheddar Peppers. "You know," I said to Summer, "I may get a Super Sonic Cheeseburger combo. I am freakin' HUNGRY tonight!"

She didn't even have to say a word.

She looked at me with those beautiful brown eyes, which could have shot lasers through me at that point. And, in that second, I knew what I had to do, so I ordered the grilled chicken salad and a grilled chicken wrap, which were, by the way, ridiculously tasty. As it turns out, chicken and a lot of lettuce are quite satisfying!

So, what did we learn today?

Despite the amazing content of the "Eat This, Not That!" books easing my fast food fears and The Amazingly Persuasive Beast breathing down the back of my neck, urging me to enjoy some greasy Beef-N-Cheese, I came out like a champ. And, you know what? I feel great about it. You see, it's all about choices. Just because you're in a McDonald's (Which, by the way, try not to find yourself there, if you can help it.) doesn't mean sullying your intestines with a Double Quarter Pounder (As delectable as it may sound, it probably ain't worth it). Nearly every Fast food joint that doesn't wanna lose money has healthier options on their menus.

When all else fails, and you simply cannot imagine a trip to The Golden Arches without something drenched in grease lining your stomach, why don't you just sit it out? Maybe have a diet soda while you're there, and grab some healthier fare later. Subway is always good in a pinch, and, hey, who amongst us doesn't enjoy Subway? If you don't have at least one favorite Subway sandwich, You. Simply. Are. Not. American.

Anyway, that about does it for tonight's entry, stay tuned later this week for a Weekender for all my gaming peeps out there.

1 comment:

  1. And I am VERY proud of you for that choice! All it takes is willpower. It will get easier, I promise. And when we start seeing results, you will be so glad you made these changes! It doesn't mean depriving yourself completely, healthy food can be tasty too. :)

    For the record, I'm proud of myself for not getting the tater tots or onion rings. I know they're greasy and they hurt my stomach. I know they're not worth the trouble, especially since I'm full after eating whatever else I got anyway. But I always get them. But today I didn't -- saved some money, a stomachache, and a few calories! Yay! *high five*