Chicken fried......

Monday, June 22, 2009

Yeah, I like my chicken fried. And everything else, too. I'm from the south, what do you expect? I was just thinking this morning about how AWFUL we used to eat in comparison to now. Fish was fried. So were potatoes, eggs, bacon, chicken, okra, etc. We worked at night, so we stopped for breakfast on the way home. Our goal was to see who had the absolute best biscuits and gravy in NW Arkansas. (West Fork Cafe beat everyone except my homemade) Along with that came fried eggs, hash browns, bacon and/or sausage, toast with lots of butter, and coffee with so much cream and sugar it could almost stand a spoon in it. Breakfast was usually around 2500-3000 calories!! and we rarely ate vegies. Maybe an occasional salad, with globs of blue cheese dressing. We had steak usually 3-4 times a week for dinner, or pizza from Dominoes--a whole medium pizza each. OMG no wonder I weighed 310 and he weighed 320.

It amazes me when I eat now one day even SIMILAR to the way we used to. Like yesterday. Actually I had about a 3200 calorie day. And I was still hungry. Amazing. I went to bed hungry. I think it has to do with the fiber content. I can eat 800 calories of fiber rich foods, and I'm stuffed all day. But I ate 3200 cal. of crap, and I was still hungry. Weird.

Now our eggs are poached. I don't eat any dairy anymore. We eat red meat about twice a month. Our chicken is grilled or broiled. Potatoes are baked or steamed. I don't drink coffee anymore at all. No pizza, except occasionally I'll eat one piece. Or make it homemade so it's not so fatty. Same with salad dressing. I make it, so I control what goes in it. It's healthier and lower calorie that way, so I can use a little more. (I like lots of dressing on my salad) I eat vegies and/or fruit with every meal, and sometimes for snacks.

Looking back, we have both made some MAJOR changes in our lifestyles in the past 2 years. I am down to 273.4, and the husbeast is down to 250. Both healthier than we've been in about 8 years. Yay!!! I feel pretty good about that.

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    Your post made me hungry, but YAY! I know what you mean, I have a ton of food habits that need to go by the wayside!

    I can still have SOME grits, without butter right? emoticon
    3770 days ago
    You shouldn't feel "pretty good" about that, you should feel awesome about it!!! You're doing amazing.
    I don't know if you've ever tried it, but pineapple juice is a great, emergency salad dressing. emoticon
    I had one of those days on Sunday too. But I caught myself down at the swimming hole with my hand inside of a pringles container. I took a couple the first time, and I told myself that was okay, and that I wasn't going to "once you pop you can't stop." Well I couldn't stop. I hate pringles!!! Why was I eating them? And then some 16 yr old at the swimming hole those peel apart twizlers that I love, and she opened the bag right next to mouth literally started to water. Ugh! lol.
    I gave myself a mental smack so I wouldn't eat any more junk, and ate my granola bar instead.
    3771 days ago
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