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What in the world was I thinking????

Friday, February 12, 2010

If you have read my previous blogs, it is a well known fact that I have been sick. I haven't been getting out very much. Today I stayed home from my TOPS meeting in order to rest. I had to go and get groceries (kind of defeated the purpose of staying home from TOPS) so I drove the 15 minutes to the closest Walmart. After doing my shopping, I get this really "fantastic" idea of getting Chick-Fil-A for lunch. I don't do fast food, or eat out, very much at all. The times that I have had fast food in the past 5 months I've gotten the jr. burger, but no fries. My idea of fast food has been Subway and their turkey sub. But no, I had to have Chick-Fil-A. I can count the number of times that I've eaten there on one hand. But it had to be Chick-Fil-A. The reason it had to be Chick-Fil-A is that I had to have one of their absolutely yummy chocolate shakes. I haven't had a milkshake in ages. I tried to talk myself out of going, with no luck. My mind was made up. So I go thru the drive-thru and get a huge meal. Have I mentioned that I love their waffle fries also? So I got home, left my groceries in the car (it is cold enough that the frozen food will last quite awhile) and literally stuffed my face. I had the Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich (now I wish I could say that I got the grilled chicken sandwich...), not small, not medium, but large waffle fries, and that infamous chocolate shake. At least I can say that I had a small shake, not a large. I got up to throw the trash out, and I had to run (and I mean RUN) to the bathroom. I'm trying to think of a nice way to say this--let me just say that it wasn't to throw up. Oh my gosh. Let me just say that I won't be eating any fast food for a long time. My body did not appreciate it at all. Payback is hell. They are not kidding. After taking an afternoon nap, I finally decided to do what I really didn't want to do: enter my food into I truly believe that ignorance is bliss. What I don't know can't hurt me. The damages of my wonderful idea of getting Chick-Fil-A? 1,570 calories. 1,570 CALORIES! I rarely eat that in one whole day, much less in one meal. To think that I used to do this on a regular basis (and weighed 270 lbs.) just makes me speechless. I am sure this won't be my last really bad decision, unfortunately. I think I'm going to stick with Subway when I just have to get a meal out and I hope that I can remember all of this when I'm struggling about whether I should grab fast food or not. Those calories were not worth it. Tomorrow will be a much better day. I'm still waiting to be able to exercise. I got my Wii Fit Plus yesterday, but I am still coughing too much. Trying to be patient. Now I'm going to watch these young, athletic kids doing their things at the Olympics. Inspiring!
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    Gosh, I know what you meal. I've had that happen too. We try to stick to Subway turkey subs too, but it doesn't always happen. Watched the whole show last night but fell asleep right after the announcer said the torch will be here is 15 minutes. Rested my eyes and that was it!
    4036 days ago
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    Well, maybe you were lucky and did not absorb all of those calories.... LOL. Tomorrow is a new day and a new start. Live and learn!
    4037 days ago
    I too made a bad lunch decision that cost me a dear number of calories. Isn't food tracker just the greatest reality check ever invented?

    Oh well, live and learn and back on my health journey!
    4037 days ago
    No disgrace...just a lesson learned. Sorry you're feeling bad...just get up and keep Sparkin'!!!!
    4037 days ago
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