Friday, June 28, 2013
Some people just donít get it. Or maybe I donít. I never know which.
I got to lunch a couple days a week with some friends. So yesterday we decided on Burger King. I know, not a healthy choice, but I need to be able to have different things and grilled chicken wraps minus the sauce arenít too bad. Anyway, we are eating and I look at the menu again. I make the comment, it will be better when they make the switch to the new menus with the calorie counts on them.
My friend starts this whole speech about how you have no business eating here if you need to worry about calories. I said, it has nothing to do with that and everything to do with information. He says you know what you can get when you come here. My reply was, even grilled chicken wraps get unhealthy very fast when you glob on a ton of ranch sauce. What about the items you donít know what exactly is in it? Say something has ranch dressing, but it isnít spelled out on the menu itís there? Sure I can eat it, but it doesnít fit what my plan is for myself. Seeing the calorie count lets me know what I think may be a not so bad alternative actually is loaded with something that takes it out of this world.
Now, this friend likes to be controversial, and will take a contrary view just to stir the pot. Sometimes that's good since it does make you think. But when I know he is wrong, as in this case, it just drives me crazy. lol
The thing is, and I am sure things will get easier when I get to maintenance mode, but right now, every calorie literally counts. Honestly, I may be taking it to the extreme. And I get why the fast food joints balk at the menus. Added costs, added efforts and that kind of thing. It all affects the bottom line. I am not sure they are too worried about it affecting peoples choices to eat there or not. But right now, I prefer to know exactly what is going in.
Okay, rant over. Last night was a great night. I walked up to the gym to do my core work and spent 30 minutes on the treadmill alternating between a light jog and a walk. I am up to jogging for about 4 minutes at a stretch now, it feels pretty good saying that. I am getting to be a jogger. I am still hitting the cycle but I am focusing more on jogging. Interestingly about that, I have never been a runner. In fact I have always pretty much hated running. Not sure what my sudden fascination with jogging and running is, but the legs are feeling good about it. Well, one of my closet goals is to do a tri. I donít publicize that one too often. Lol. Cause I am nowhere near ready yet. I am hoping to be there come next spring.
Not much happening right now. Thinking about going diving with the boy this weekend. Well Sunday anyway. It may only be one dive, but it will be fun. I want a small lake where I can work on my compass skills. I think it is one of those, I donít think I am good with a compass, therefore I am not kind of things. But I want to hit some diving in Lake Michigan this year and need to make sure I know how to take a bearing and follow it. So, a small lake to practice in will be good.