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 sparkpeople.com. 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!