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2nd time was the convincer.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Today purely from laziness and a bit of greed - (I wanted the hot fudge sundae) - I had lunch with my kid at Mcdonalds. Ate the cheeseburger, the sundae, half of the small fries and two sips of Coke. Came home, logged it on my tracker and was amazed and disgusted that such a small quantity of food had so many calories.

I've had a lot of energy lately because of eating really well, and exercising. Not this afternoon! By the time I finally sat down after a really-not-very-strenuous day, I had to cut a conversation with my son short so I could close my eyes. I slept for an hour and could still be asleep if I had my way.

Last week husband and I took a lovely long stroll at the lake, and then went to Hungry Jack (AU version of Burger King). I had the same kind of meal as I ate today. Two hours later...same scenario. Crashed out in the recliner so hard I didn't even realise we had guests.

Lesson learned: The burger and a few fries weren't worth the afternoon and evening of sluggishness. Fast food is not fuel. The sundae however, was divine. :)

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1BEACHWALKER 2/13/2013 4:23PM

    I am amazed at what bad nutrients and high calories, sodium and fat is in fast food or any restaurant food for that matter. I can't believe I never got to 400#'s with all that I used to eat over the years! So glad I didn't!! It is easy to get in the habit and studies show that they are addictive too and can make you drowsy from all the sugar!
Teaches us a good lesson when we revert back to eating that even on an occasion, you really see how bad it makes you feel!
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TEXASFILLY 2/8/2013 4:54PM

    Hey, hope you're AU BK isn't what's going on here~ someone discovered horse meat in our BK's burgers. ACK! It feels good to know I'm not missing a thing when it comes to that fast food garbage. Glad you learned your lesson~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon

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    Great lesson learned - good on you for listening to your body.

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MEADSBAY 2/8/2013 1:46PM

    I splurge on their hot fudge sundae occasionally (but not the food!).
Excellent observation, btw.

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DIET_FRIEND 2/8/2013 10:56AM

    I eat at fast food places now and then. I usually order a grilled chicken sandwich and small fries. I drink diet soda. I don't usually get dessert.

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MJ7DM33 2/8/2013 10:32AM


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CBAILEYC 2/8/2013 9:50AM

    I love your last line LOL Good for you for learning the lesson.

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THINRONNA 2/8/2013 9:18AM

    I feel your pain about the fast food! The exact same thing has happened to me. I am also horrified at the amount of calories involved. The sundaes here are not even good. :(

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MILPAM3 2/8/2013 7:27AM

  I knew someone who put herself on a 1200 calorie a day diet, but ALWAYS left enough calories for a small chocolate sundae.

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TOTHEFUTURE1 2/8/2013 5:54AM

    I still cannot find where they hide the calories because as you say the physical size of the food is small.

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WENDYJM4 2/8/2013 4:19AM

    this is so true. What a great lesson to learn. emoticon emoticon

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