Wednesday, June 12, 2013
You know what?
This country and this economy wants us to be fat.
I went to Subway tonight with the intention of getting a 6 inch Oven Roasted Chicken Breast sub. Well when I walked in, I realized that Chicken Breast was the $5 footlong.
Now, did I need a footlong? Absolutely not! I had a terrible day at work and ended up snacking on my boss' candy bowl way too much, so I knew, I didn't have calories to waste buying a footlong.
Because while I've been much more on track, I definitely knew that after playing some indoor soccer tonight, I felt like I was starving and would eat all 12 inches. So then I saw that there is also a meal deal, 6inch sub and a drink. But I didn't really need a drink either. Just more calories. So I just got the 6inch sub. And I went to check out...
It hurt my broke college student, thrift store, clearance shopping, coupon clipping heart to hear that 1 sandwich costs $4.75 and I could have gotten 2 subs for a quarter more.
But, in the end, I'm glad I didn't. I ate my sandwich drank my water, and I'm full for the night.
But I realized how many times "deals" have had me consume extra calories... When I'm at a fast food place and "A Combo is cheaper than the sandwich and a drink" or I'm at the movies and "A large is only a dollar more."
Well it might be a deal, but I'm unwilling to bargain with my health and my life.
You can have your extra sides, drinks and desserts (Panera...) and I will keep my change.
Because my change is good.