my favorite chick-fil-a meal
chicken sandwich no pickle: 410cal; 16g fat
1 packet of mayonnaise: 90cal; 9g fat
small waffle fries: 270cal; 13g fat
med. dr. pepper: 150cal; 0g fat
cookies & cream milk shake: 790 cal; 33g fat
grand total for my favorite fast food meal: 1710 cal; 71 g fat – are you serious?!?!?!
keeping it real chick-fil-a meal
grilled chicken sandwich, no pickle: 270cal; 3.5g fat
honey mustard: 40cal; 4g fat
half of the fries: 135cal; 7.5g fat
water or diet dr. pepper: 0
grand total for my keeping it real chick-fil-a meal: 475cal; 15g fat
ok, so 475 calories and 15g of fat used to not look so good to me. until i realized that that’s 72% less calories and 79% less fat than i was consuming 1-3 times a week before i started paying attention!!!! shoot, for that matter i can eat all the fries and still come out skinnier at the end of the year.
i’ve decided to do this about my weight…
- i’ve decided to eat things that i want while staying away from the things that will kill me at least 85% of the time. that’s 6 out of 7 days.
- i’ve decided to arm myself with understanding about what i am eating and basing my choices on that knowledge compared to what i know my body has been able to endure in the past.
- i’ve decided that i don’t have to choose the healthiest thing on the menu to be a success. i just have to choose something better than i would in my blissful ignorance.
- i’ve decided that if i have a bad day, or week, or month… it doesn’t matter. no longer will i just quit. i’ll just start again.
this is my theory. diets don’t work. i haven’t found one yet that i’m still on. but, if i can eat 72% better (how about 50% or even 25% better), 85% of the time…. someday i will be lean and mean. and i’m finding the more i start doing the math… the harder it is for me to justify putting ridiculous food in my mouth. i have yet to walk into a restaurant and fail to find an alternative to what i originally wanted that was not waaaay better for me… and it still tasted good!
today i put on a pair of size 8′s. i started this journey in size 12′s. now, these 8′s aren’t straight out of the drier or anything. and i’m sure they are a “big” 8. but 2 months ago i couldn’t get them on. and today i am wearing them to work without fear of being sent home.
i choose the slow boat to skinny. i look forward to waking up one day and wondering who the new girl is and how she got here! i’ll keep you posted to let you know if my theory works.
alright! who’s still out there fighting the good fight for
being healthy, looking great and living long???
haven’t heard from you all in a while!