End of Week 4Posted: April 10, 2011
Ok, so this past week’s challenge was to avoid all fast food and fried food. I started off pretty good, but in the end I failed. (Caved?)
The beginning of the week was easy, I simply avoided, as I usually do. On Thursday I took the kids to Magic Mountain and my plan was to fill my backpack with healthy snacks (avoiding Magic Mountain’s expensive junk food) and then take them to lunch. I knew a sit down restaurant was an “allowed” option, but still, I knew in the back of my head that I’d rather end up at a place like Jersey Mikes. I honestly just don’t see why a place like that is bad. Except that I heard that Subway uses HFCS in their bread, which really disappoints me. That is probably true of Jersey Mikes as well. Anyway, the kids were so happy with the snacks I had packed that they had no interest in leaving for lunch, so Thursday ended up being a successful, following the rules day after all! I thought I was home free! Until Friday. 😦 Michael really wanted to cash in his free pizza coupon that he gets from school for filling out his reading chart. I just didn’t have the heart to tell him no. I am sure that if I explained how bad those little personal pizzas really are, he’d probably give them up, but for now it’s a rare treat. I ordered him his pizza and got myself a “sub in a tub” from Jersey Mikes, avoiding the bread dilemma 🙂 Later that night I went to hang out with friends. Since eating at friends’ houses is allowed I thought that lunch would be my only transgression for the week. Until I arrived and saw her deep frying wings. Oh man! I didn’t think I knew anybody who actually owned a deep fryer!!! I was tired and drinking margaritas. I had no will power. I ate her delicious wings along with the deep fried taquitos that came along later. I feel like I completely blew the entire week of good behavior in one day!
Oh well. Can’t win them all, right? I did my best for 6 of the 7 days. I’d call that pretty good still. Heck, I did good for 19 of 21 meals! Not terrible 😉