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Update: My Fast Food Battle

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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The good news is that i am finally winning in my weight loss battle with fast food.

It has been over 2 months since I've gone through a drive through to get breakfast or lunch!

While "doing fast food", I really did not realize how abusive I was being to my body. My only thoughts were for convenience and low price.

Ha!! The joke was on me!! It is costing me an arm and a leg worth of time and money to loose this weight and pay fitness center membership and purchase decent fitting clothes to cover the fat!

So let's learn from my mistake. No More Fast Food!!

Let's do it girls!
Love, Vera

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOSPELCLOWN 8/15/2012 10:32AM

    You math is so accurate! Time, price of food, then the time to work it off and the cost of clothing...

It all makes sense!

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GOPINTOS 5/31/2012 7:58PM



Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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JUSTDOIT011 5/30/2012 2:19PM

    Congrats!! I know how hard it can be to resist fast food when you've been having it for a while....but it looks like you've done a great job at breaking that habit! Keep it up! emoticon emoticon

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APPLESBANANAS 5/30/2012 12:46PM

    I was looking through member blogs and saw yours, I love the emoticons that you used!

It's funny how getting fast food seems cheap when you're going through the drive-through, but over time it's cheaper to buy the real ingredients and make the sandwich yourself. You can use the saved money for something else that you'll really enjoy!

If I stop by fast food (the only one I really ever go to is Dunkin Donuts), I make sure to walk in instead of drive through. That way, I have a few extra seconds to study the menu and really think about it. I usually end up getting an egg white flatbread or just a coffee instead of a donut if I walk in, rather than driving. I also make sure not to keep singles in my wallet, because I'm much more prone to going for fast food if I have a couple dollars to spend, I don't like to put only a dollar or two on my debit card.

Keep up the great work, 2 months of no breakfast/lunch at fast food is a great accomplishment!!

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TWISTYHAIR 5/30/2012 12:17PM

    Good for you! I too had succumbed to the ease of fast food. I was actually congratulating myself for the 'smarter' choices I made at the fast food window - e.g., no fries or taking diet soda with a sandwich. Of course, I was not really admitting to myself that these 'quick runs' at the drive through were actually meals with a lot of calories.

Thank God for the news about pink slime. That immediately ended my forays into fast food outlets :-).

Keep up your good work. Your writing is encouraging.

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ACICEDA 5/30/2012 12:15PM

    Woo Hoo. I hope you are enjoying your new savings and confidence. I have not been nearly as successful in cutting out all fast food. I still like the grease every once in a while but I make sure to account for it and change other choices to acocunt for high fat/sodium etc with what I do eat.

I may need to focus on the money portion as well. Whereas I do not have to pay for gym membership, the money I don't spend eating out will help to recoup some savings my family has just used as we make improvements to our house. That new deck could be a lot closer if I cut out the fast food.

Congrats again and way to stay motivated

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