Monday, April 29, 2013
Again, my intentions were good. I took my grandchildren to McDonald's after church today. My daughter and son-in-law were moving out of my house and into their own, and I was to keep the kids occupied while they moved. McDonald's is the only fast food around here open on Sundays that has a play place (Chick fila being closed, of course), and for my 5 year old very active grandson, a play place is essential. So McDonalds has become the Sunday tradition.
But this time I was going to do it right! I looked up McDonald's on the Spark pages, check recommended low calorie choices and was ready to go. I walked in, and for myself, ordered a regular hamburger and the fruit and walnut salad, only to be told they weren't making the fruit and walnut salad even though it was still listed on the menu. At that point my cell phone rang, with my daughter asking me to keep the kids out of the house a feed them, 'cause they hadn't finished packing the truck, and by the way, the mattresses they had stored in my garage were water soaked. Meanwhile my 1 year old granddaughter was trying to make a break for it out the front door, and there were people behind me in line and the counter person was looking annoyed. So I hung up on my daughter, said, "OK, I'll take a grilled honey mustard snack wrap" thinking that was on the good choices list, and paid the man.
But my grandson's mighty kids meal double burger, requested absolutely plain, had cheese on it, so he decided to eat mine. So I ate his double burger with cheese, then my snack wrap. Then Haley, the one year old, decided that feeding Grandmom was more fun than eating. I ended up with more than half of her fries and 2 1/2 chicken nuggets. When I went back home and tracked all this, I ended up with an 860 calorie lunch! I wonder if it will ever be safe to eat there!