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Monday, May 24, 2010

On Friendly's And The Food Therein

I went to Friendly's yesterday. 

I love food, I love eating out. I do not love low fat restaurant choices, and I do not like throwing food away, or eating half or portioning. I do not love any part of making good choices while eating out - or in. 

I wanted it all yesterday, A Honey BBQ Chicken Supermelt Sandwich on white bread with bacon. And fries. And a free Happy Ending Friendly's Sundae. With ketchup. And Ranch dressing. I was hungry, and drooling. Then I had a brilliant moment and realized something.

It may look like this:
 But what I'm really ingesting is this:


Now, ew. Could I really scoop Crisco out of a can and eat it by the spoonful? No. But I may as well if I eat out like that every time I go somewhere. 

I keep that up and then my body looks like this:

 And I end up like this:
 So, moral of the story is - don't go to Friendly's. Alright, not really. But learn to make better choices. I ended up having Honey BBQ Chicken Strips - no cheese, no bacon, no bread, no ranch. And a salad. I did eat fries, but only half of them. And I had a sundae - But it was my anniversary. 
 But I ended up feeling like this:

 And I don't want to feel that way anymore.

16 comments:

  1. Oh I grew up with Friendlys. I remember the fries and the ice cream most. None out here where I live now.

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  2. great job making compromises

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  3. I've never been to a Friendly's. We don't have them here. Thank goodness...

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  4. You really make a good point! Now when I want some form of fatty takeaway, I just have to remember this!

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  5. I can't eat all that crap anymore or I'll spend 4 hours in the bathroom crying. Last time that happened was at Carl's jr eating a bacon double cheeseburger sourdough melt something or other from hell.

    I would rather eat something semi "boring" and feel good the rest of the day than pay for it later. Why did it take me 41 years to learn that???

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  6. I love the graphics! They are the TRUTH!! :) Good job resisting the temptations.

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  7. Well done, I think its hard for me to remember that I am also feeding this stuff to my children and teaching them that the feelings these foods leave you with are 'normal' and 'good'. I hope I can rememebr this next time I am faced with a fast option. thank you.

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  8. Great job at recognizing the value of making healthier choices! And yeah, that lump of Crisco looks REALLY unappetizing. ;-)
    Path to Health

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  9. Wow, I did not expect so many (for me) comments and the reaction you guys gave me. thanks a lot for your support!!

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  10. Oh it's so hard eating out. I soooo know how you feel. Totally wanting to chose the right foods, then somehow ending up eating something you hadn't planned on. Good luck with that. :) I found your blog through the HYC.

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  11. Great points! I love your writing style. :-)

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  12. hey there, i came over from Tricias blog so thought i would say hi!!

    Great post, i love the graphics speaks the truth, I miss KFC , not sometimes, but then i google kfc secret recipe and low and behold its no longer secret, plus its oven baked, with no oil, its awesome. enough yacking by me.

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  13. hahahaha!! couldnt have said it better myself! and way to go on making a "kinda healthy with a sundae" choice!

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  14. Hi there - I meant to pop over here a week ago and I don't know what the heck the happened. But anyway, great points! It's always a challenge to choose what you should over what you really want. Especially when it comes to fries. So good job! I'm on a fitness journey too and it ain't easy so the payoff better be big! haha.

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  15. What a great thought! I will have to remember that the next time I get the idea I want or need to eat some fat laden food! :)

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Be nice. Or I will find you and sic my pet zombie on you.