Being active was a good choice. The drive thru was potentially a bad choice, if you weren't able to make good choices. I agree with the advice that planning is key.
First, I go to Walmart with two weeks worth of meals planned (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks), and buy everything I need except the veggies, fruit or perishables that will go bad before week 2. I get those at the local grocer. (I also check sales ads and what sort of protein that I have as I tend to buy meat in bulk and freeze.) Then I do a lot, if not all, of the prep during the weekend, so usually all I have to do is heat something up and maybe steam some veggies on a week night. I have a 30+ minute commute and like to workout in the evenings, so I have to make things as simple as possible on myself. This also helps as because I have everything planned, I really don't tend to make a lot of unexpected purchases (which would usually be junk) because I won't have room for them.
Second, just in case, I usually keep on hand something that I like and will eat that takes minimum effort. Right now, it tends to be fat free cottage cheese that I pair with fruit and baby carrots or rice cakes/graham crackers/light bread and peanut butter with a fruit/veggie. I also keep protein/meal replacement bars around for the rare occasion when I'm just too tired or have too little time for anything else.
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