Monday, September 1, 2008

The Golden Arch Enemy


Last Friday night, around 9:30pm, my husband could no longer repress his craving for McDonalds. Being the good "little" wife that I am, I grabbed the car keys and proceeded to take his order. I quickly realized that I was more than happy to go for him and even felt some excitement.

After I analyzed my emotions, it was clear to me that the "old me" was so happy to have an "excuse" to binge on McDonalds late at night. The "new me" chimed in with an overwhelming feeling of guilt for wanting to poison my husband with the toxic spill they call food. I decided rather hastily that I would not be getting any food, but I still felt that I needed to keep my husband happy and I jumped in the car.

Not once on the way did I waiver on my decision not to order any food. I decided that I would order a large un-sweetened icedtea and enjoy that on the way home instead of being tempted to pick at my hubby's fries.

I arrived, ordered the "food" and started driving away. I put a straw into my icedtea and took a big'ole gulp. PLUCK! It was super, d-duper sweet! Of course. Down here in the south, the sweet tea is more like a cup full of corn syrup with tea flavoring. So, I had to go back! For a split second, I was scared I would decide to order food, but I stayed strong.

I was also able to ward of the late night temptations again, when my husband decided he wanted Arby's for dinner, on the way home from visiting with family last night. This is really big for me you guys. One of my favorite things in the past was to talk about cravings late at night with my husband and then have one of us jump in the car to go fetch a large amount of food.

I am feeling so good about how much easier it is getting to avoid bad foods. I feel like I have come too far on this journey to turn back, and that my body is becoming so much healthier. My brain is receiving better nutrition and therefore making MUCH better judgment calls. The more I am away from all the fast food junk, the less I even want it. Not only have there been many times when I had the excuse to eat junk food, but I actually have an adverse reaction to it now. Yuck, no thank you!

14 comments:

Fat Free Me said...

This is better news than any weight loss you've posted. It's this kind of 'winning' behavior that'll get you fit and healthy, and then KEEP you that way for the rest of your life!!! GO LYNN!!

Losing Weight: said...

great post...that's what I call success!

Candee

Bethany said...

You, my dear are amazing! I couldn't have done it. Or maybe it's I WOULDN't have done it. I looove Mickey D's!
~Bethany

blendergrl said...

congratulations! That is a huge NSV

SmushPants said...

Fast food is my biggest vice, so this post was pretty inspiring to me. It's good to know it could be overcome!! Great Job!!

KK said...

GREAT JOB! on passing your cravings! This is huge and you are making amazing choices!

Kari said...

it's a wonderful feeling when we realize that we have gained control over our minds. Good For You!!!

Chubby Chick said...

Congrats on resisting the fast food! That is fantastic! :)

Simplymoi said...

You are awesome! this is a totaly inspiring post today! It is a huge step to take and you are rockin!!

new*me said...

I mentioned the same thing on my blog today :) I don't feel deprived without junk. Our body never NEEDS junk. Take care of it with good fuel! Way to go....great breakthrough!

nmburleson said...

What a GREAT NSV! You go!!

debbyweighsin said...

Wow, Lynn, you are doing so great. That mind stuff is the biggest part of the 'adventure!'

Mara said...

Fast food is so tuff to pass up but I am proud of you and you should be proud of yourself. It takes a lot of will power to say no.

Mara
http://24stepstogo.blogspot.co

nmburleson said...

Ok I was so impressed I had to come back and comment again! I think that it's amazing and a sign of your true dedication that you went back and exchanged your sweet tea for unsweetened!

If it were me I would of justified keeping the sweet tea, because I asked for the unsweetened and got the sweetened instead, that's a sign that I was supposed to drink the sweetened AND because I asked for the unsweetened the calories from the sweetened would NOT have counted! ha ha

I miss seeing your smiling face in the comments at my blog!!!