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That moment when...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I was coming home from work Friday. A long and challenging work week would be an understatement. I don't usually cook much on Friday evenings but was unable to make the usual Friday evening meal with friends so it was drive-thru time.

I contemplated my options and ultimately decided that I hadn't had a juicy burger in quite awhile. Simplicity was the order for the weekend so why not indulge. I'm not a fan of McDonald's, Burger King, or even Wendy's. I ultimately decided a steakburger from Freddy's Frozen Custards and Steakburgers was the choice.

I make my way up to the drive-thru. I'm looking at the menu and the choices and realize that the pictures and descriptions of the burger options were not only not appealing but they actually sounded gross. I could just feel the churning of my stomach that would follow a meal like that from all the grease.

Fortunately, nobody else was behind me in the drive-thru. I put the car in reverse, left Freddy's, and opted for Quiznos sandwich instead. It was a defining moment for me.

In essence, it was the moment that I realized I have successfully changed my eating habits. Don't get me wrong, I do still like a burger once in awhile and I do indeed splurge from time to time. Still, my habits have changed so much that a loaded down double and extra juicy steakburger just seemed - well...unhealthy and not the burger option that I wanted to use as my splurge.

Follow it up with a trip to the grocery store today and the bulk of my shopping cart was veggies, fruits, and dairy products.

That other moment when I realize that the contents of my shopping cart are now also filled with more veggies and fruits than anything else.

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  • HELLO15
    5 Guys would indeed be a temptation. We don't have one close by so it's not readily available for me. We do have a local burger shop that when I do splurge for burgers and fries, that is usually where I'll do it. They are not huge and the fries are very good as well. I remembered it when I was at Quiznos. But, after a much lighter meal than the burger and fries would have been I found that I was actually happy to not have indulged with a burger. It was filling and light, and no greasy feeling in the tummy afterwards.
    2966 days ago
    Yep. I find that... however, there's a 5 Guys burger place here and it's build your own. So, I do the baby burger with just lettuce and a little ketchup. It satisfies... but, like you I don't do it that often...
    2966 days ago
  • PJ2222
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    2967 days ago
  • K1TT3N
    Awesome job!!!!!!
    2967 days ago
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