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Where's the beef?

Friday, May 10, 2013

You may all remember this cute Wendy's commercial.

It was when I frequented Wendy's and other fast food places.

The place advertised "hot and juicy hamburgers,

which on reflection was so juicy because they were so greasy.

which of course required lots of napkins.

I used to get me a Single,

some medium fries,

and cancelled out the calories with a Diet Coke.

and of course, could not leave without a Frosty.

for a whopping 1200 calorie or more meal.

But that wasn't the worst of it.

When I was this big,

I used to go to a local place called Spangles,

and just for a snack, but what a snack!

It was a regular meal, but to me was just a snack.

with what was called a Mudslide to top it off.

And of course, a Diet Dr. Pepper cancelled out the calories that I just don't want to think about now.

to which I react this way.

even this way.

and now looking back, I say not "where's the beef?" but "where's the food?"

for the stuff I was eating was not food at all,

but poison.

which makes me so glad that I am free at last!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEWILL1982 5/13/2013 2:31PM

    Love the pictures and the commentary. I used to go to McDonalds and get a double quarter pounder with cheese, medium fry (you know, because large was just gluttonous) and a large diet coke. Oh, how we learn from our past. Thanks for sharing!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/13/2013 2:23PM

    I lived for a time in Columbus, Ohio, the home of the very first Wendy's. Funny, we used to think of them as "healthier" than the alternatives, probably to promote the home town guy (and he was a nice guy).
Isn't it Arby's that now has a "big bag lunch" with enough calories for a family of 4?
Good for you for breaking the habit.

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LINDAK25 5/11/2013 8:03PM

    Funny, I think if I ate that stuff now it would make me sick!

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4KWALK 5/11/2013 5:56PM

    Again you have managed to put an idea in pictures that will stick in my mind even more than the words.

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NILLAPEPSI 5/11/2013 4:42PM

    emoticon I loved the "Where's the Beef" lady!! She was always so funny!! There was a lady who lived up the street from us who looked so much like her. She drove a blue & white 57 Chevy. She had a lead foot & would beep the horn at us every morning while we were waiting for the bus. We'd always say "Where's the Beef?" as she went by. emoticon Ahhhhh! The memories.

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GABY1948 5/11/2013 11:11AM

    Oh, yes, what memories! emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 5/11/2013 8:41AM

    emoticon Very true!

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ANNIE924 5/11/2013 7:45AM

    Thank you, I especially like the last picture of the bird taking to flight. That is how I feel since I have rid myself of the fast food habit. Everything you put in this blog hit home with me today.

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 5/11/2013 5:53AM

    I love this blog. We all are free at last.

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    Free at last ... I am so thankful to truly be free of those nasty fast foods!

Great blog!

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IMAVISION 5/11/2013 2:53AM

    I enjoyed your Blog. It brings up a lot of truths & leaves this gal wondering - "What happened?"!

God bless!

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DALID414 5/11/2013 1:34AM

    I love the Where's the beef? Lady!!

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REGILIEH 5/10/2013 11:41PM


All that food looked terrible! Thank God!

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