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No, the easy,fast food, really wasn't worth it!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

So in the course of Human Events...it has been driven home to me, innumerable times, - -Go with your first thought..do NOT go with husband's great idea! And yet again, I weakened!

I said OK, Stop at those damn golden arches...so you can use your coupon. emoticon

It's 2:30 pm...I haven't had anything in the last seven and a half hours but a few water bottles. We were at my late Aunt's house...trying to empty it for sale. Long ~Hot~ busy day. Too long for my diabetic self to go...I was shaky, sweaty, and had a bad headache. So he got big mushroom swiss Angus burgers, and McCafe's...Almost equal to what my daily limit is for calories...over for fat and sodium. Then, after I had almost finished drink on the drive home, he informs me that this McD's did NOT have the Sugar Free Syrup, I usually get for this drink...so as a diabetic I was in double trouble!
Got home, turned on A/C, and ate burgers..I shared 1/4 of my burger with the dog, plus only ate half the Bun.
I know, sort of like skipping the cherry on a big Sundae! Too little to have been any help!

But, I rationalized it that this would be lunch and dinner...I really needed to eat...plus it was Easy... fast..and tasted wonderful! emoticon

Within the hour, I was violently ill ! Both directions. Stayed that way next 6 hours! Miserable!

I so PAID the price for this caving in to what I knew was not the best plan...and just taking the easiest, lazy, hungry way. Some of the blame goes right to my low blood glucose...I do get stupid when I'm having a low. And after being Diabetic for the last 23 years of our 38 year marriage, you would think I'd have learned that DH rarely has "good ideas" that will be to my benefit! emoticon emoticon

Hoping that being "too late smart" as old Amish used to say..will be a lesson that sticks. Stop taking the easy way out...it not often the smartest way.
Don't fall blindly for, right there, right now, fast food! I could have been home and fixed a salad in 30 to 45 minutes. And felt good the rest of the day.

Telling myself to look on the bright side..I lived...I didn't blame him OUTLOUD...I tossed some of those calories...and sure got a whole lot of exercise, that I don't normally get!
And today is a new Day!
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CHUTEROOSTER 1/25/2013 2:44AM

    MCD's Caesar Salad with the grilled chicken, dressing on the side and a glass of water is around 400 calories (depending on how much of the dressing you eat) and the perfect meal for me after a workout. WIth all the chewing it takes to eat the lettuce and carrots it takes quite awhile to finish your meal.

I've been eating one of these after each workout at the gym and really enjoy them even tho I've never been much of a salad eater.

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Jim

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BAMEIBOO 1/4/2013 11:58AM

    Proving we are human. The worst part is you getting sick. I'm not diabetic so I don't know how much about the daily living aspect of it. I do have celiac, can't eat gluten. So most things at most places are off limits. And I get hungry every time we get in the car and start driving. I quickly learned to keep a snack in my purse since getting a burger is now out of the questions. I still eat the fries once in awhile, the yogurt parfait, a Carmel sundae, no one loved a big Mac more than me! It's been 2 years of going cold turkey on the gluten and sometimes I get into a pity party and just want a good burger again! Gluten free bread is awful by the way. One would think you would lose weight giving up all fast food and eating out in the beginning, I gain over 20lbs when I quit eating gluten. I lost over thirty and have kept it off but never lost anymore! That's why I'm on spark people looking for support!

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CLUMBOY 10/3/2012 6:43AM

    oh--i am so sorry you got sick! you are right--that "easy" food isn't nearly as easy as it sounds! hope today is much better!

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VJH-W65 8/28/2012 1:19PM

    We really need to find out what to order when
these 'bright ideas' happen to the male species,
I eat the angus burger with no bun
usually get 3 fries from his plate
No drinks from anywhere.
The % is bad for the number of fountain drinks mistakes in fast food.
I order a regular coke & nearly died from a diet soda. [ Aspertaime allergy]
She was young, new, and so sorry.



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BELDONDOG1 7/30/2012 9:29PM

    So sorry that you got so sick and hopefully you were better today. I still have a plain hamburger, nothing on it, every once in a while from McD. It's not that bad and I get my fast food fix. Please take care of yourself and don't blame poor Bumpy. :)
Love you, Noel!

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NANZ59 7/30/2012 3:14PM

    I wanted to thank you for your note on my Missing Sherri blog. It was very thoughtful of you to reach out. I read your blog and had to smile. For me, it was an In-n-Out Double Double Saturday night. I can't even claim it was spur of the moment. It was our celebration of Sherri's birthday. I even "planned" for it. eating few carbs and calories during the day. But I forgot that pesky sodium. Way over! Luckily I wasn't as sick as you, but I have certainly been there in the past.
I wish I had some sure fire advice for you, but I'm 63 still morbidly obese, so I guess all I can offer you to company on the journey. I know we can get there! Hang in!

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TORTILLAFLATS 7/29/2012 10:09PM

    Theresa, I am glad that it is amother day, but if you are anything like me, when I am hot, tired and haven't ate for a long while I can't make good decisions. I get foggy and just grab the first thing I get my hands on and that would not be a salad. We need to learn to protect ourselves from getting into that situation. Sorry you got ill from it. We will learn! emoticon

Gail

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IOWAGRAMMA 7/29/2012 9:56PM

    Yes, it's hard to avoid some of these problems, that is true. I've sort of figured out which things to order at some of the fast food places: at McD's I get the side salad that Janet mentioned with blasamic vinaigrette and a hamburger (not a big one, just a plain old hamburger) and between the two things it comes to less than 350 calories...probably more like 325. You were in a bind, Theresa, but consider it another lesson driven home, perhaps more forcefully than you would have liked. You'll do better the next time, I'm positive! Hope you have a better week ahead! Love, Jeannie

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MILLISMA 7/29/2012 9:38PM

    Not a good way to get ride of the calories. And you are right, today is a new day so don't be so hard on yourself (or hubby). It was a lesson learned.

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GOPINTOS 7/29/2012 9:19PM

    So sorry for your experience!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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KADYSMOM11 7/29/2012 8:14PM

    I do the same thing with Mickey Ds and Burger King! You're getting back on track so that's a good thing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REACHING4HOME 7/29/2012 3:37PM

    THAT'S HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE FANCY BIRTHDAY SUPPER I HAD AT RED LOBSTER. IT WASN'T EVEN THAT GOOD. THE SALAD WAS WARM, THE SHRIMP WERE BURNT AND I COULD HAVE KILLED FOR MORE WATER. WHAT I DID HAVE DURING THE DAY THAT I HAVE NEVER HAD BEFORE AND LOVED, WAS SWEET POTATO FRIES. YUM!
ERIN

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JAOTAO 7/29/2012 3:12PM

    Good for you getting back on the bike, so to speak. Yes, an app is great if you have a smartphone. I have SP and Restaurant Nutrition on mine which helps me make better (if you call fast food a better) choice. Keeping protein bars in your purse is valuable, too.

But sometimes, we do indulge, own it, release it and move on. Here's to a good week for you. Jackie

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COCK-ROBIN 7/29/2012 2:51PM

    Good for you! You got right back up after you had your McMeal, and avoided the downward spiral. Don't give up, you're worth it!

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ESILBO 7/29/2012 2:44PM

    DEAR THERESA, WE DO LEARN THE HARD WAY, DON'T WE...I STILL LIKE MY BIG MAC, ONCE IN A WHILE BUT NOT VERY OFTEN, ANYMORE. USED TO BE ONCE A WEEK, NOW ITS, MAYBE ONCE A MONTH OR TWO MONTHS.
TODAY IS ANOTHER DAY, ENJOY IT SWEETIE.

WISHING YOU THE BEST
LOVE
LISE

SORRY TO BLOW YOUR BUBBLE FAMILY. NO ONE FORCED ME TO INDULGE IN EVERYTHING BUT, I DO...

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RICHILA 7/29/2012 2:40PM

    I am diabetic as well and keep protein bars and dried fruit with me along with my water bottle to stave off the "low blood sugar unable to think" attacks. My newest purse has a separate zipper pouch just big enough for a protein bar, my meter and an insulin pen. I bought a small stainless steel water bottle that also fits in my purse to make sure i am prepared.
The best thing about Sparking for the last year is that I have been able to get rid of one diabetic med altogether and dropped my insulin from 60 units per day to 20.units.

If you have a smart phone, one of the best tools I have found is the application called Fast Food. It lets you put together a meal and save it from hundreds of Fast food restaurants. My husband now can just ask which of the meals I want from the restaurant. It gives you all the information you need to add it to your favorites on your nutrition tracker.

Spark On! We Got This! emoticon

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EATVEGAN 7/29/2012 2:27PM

    So sorry you suffered. Just a note should it happen again. The golden arches have a side salad which is pretty good. The salad itself is very low cal. Just some lettuce, tomato, and they have Newman's Own dressing. The ranch is delicious, though 170 calories. I know, it's not the yummy greasy burger, but it might hold you 'til you get home. emoticon
Janet

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IMSOOZEEQ 7/29/2012 2:01PM

    Oh have I been there. Okay so I was there yesterday after eating Mexican food. I didn't get sick but I ave retained so much water that I could be a floating device or a cement shoe! Not sure which! lol

It is a new day! Let's make it a great one!!!



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WALKINGBOUT 7/29/2012 12:48PM

    I know the feeling... Things never go as intended... Especially when you've had little time for proper nutrition and long working days... Add to that the husbands we have in our lives and the fact that they are HUNGRY...doesn't help.... Traveling in a vehicle and a ways to get to the home... Oh yeah ... Those golden arches... Ha! We all seem to fall for it once and a while.... How can you plan for the unknown events leading to this?... Ha! Just got to hope that the next time will be better... I know it is hard. I am beginning to wonder if it is possible to win in these type situations... But, the truth...Never let it get you to throw up your hands and quit trying... One day.... Ha! We just may figure it out... Keep smiling at the husband and journey forward... We got this!... emoticon

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JILL313 7/29/2012 12:09PM

    I'm so sorry to hear you didn't feel well after eating a (greasy) McDonald's hamburger. But, it seems as if Pyne almost encourages you to eat wrong. . .I know he means well but is so hard to resist especially when you're hungry and your BS is low. I've heard for us diabetics it's good to carry a healthy type snack or granola bar in our purse. Truthfully I don't do that myself but we both should. I know things like that have happened to me before and the secret is planning ahead and bringing our own sandwiches, salads, fruit, veggies, etc. in a cooler when you know you're going to be gone a long time. I also love your positive attitude and know it's taught you a hard lesson. I'm glad you feel better now as you're such a good woman.

Hugs & Love,

Jill

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NANAW12001 7/29/2012 12:01PM

  You do sound positive. It is a new day.

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