Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sometimes my body wants what it wants

Since I joined the fitness center, a piece of pecan pie or a second helping of moo shu pork looks different to me. Instead of looking like a little bit of heaven on a plate, they now look like dollar signs circling the drain undoing all the good of at least three workout sessions.

So, when I pulled into Jack in the Box last night, I had every intention of ordering a grilled chicken salad or a grilled chicken pita. However, someone pulled up behind me and, paralyzed by indecision, I panicked and blurted out, "Ultimate Cheeseburger."

"Please drive through."


Evidently, my brain and my body had decided long before I entered the drive-thru that it was going to eat a cheeseburger. On my way to Houston a couple of weeks ago, my body forced me to stop and buy a Twinkie in Seabrook. I usually go for the Zingers when I'm in a snack cake sort of mood but, for some reason, my left thigh told my brain it just had to have a Twinkie. Best damn Twinkie I ever ate.

Ultimate Cheeseburger
Jumbo Bun
Mayo-Onion Sauce
Two slices American Cheese
Two slices Swiss-Style Cheese
Two Jumbo Hamburger Patties

Calories from Fat
Total Fat
71.0 g
Saturated Fat
28.0 g
125 mg
1580 mg
Total Carbohydrates
53.0 g
Dietary Fiber
2.0 g
12.0 g
40.0 g


Leslie said...

I'm having the opposite problem! My brain decides it wants something sinful. I take two bites and my body rejects it.

Damn pregnancy.

Peggy said...

I passed there at lunch and thought about an Ultimate, I guess I know what I'm having tonight!


Susan in St. Paul said...

Wow! I had no idea that fast food was so.... not sure what, just wow!
I rarely eat fast food because its usually all wheat and/or milk based.
The amount of protein looks good, but the salt, fat seems a bit high not to mention the calories.

I imagine your body could really crave something in the meal, but you got a lot of other stuff too.

According to US dept of ag. in 1963 Pecan pie- 418c, 5.1g fat(~45 c), 51 carbs, 221 sodium.

I'd go with the pie but skip the crust.

leslie-I understand that body rejection thing all too well, and I don't even get to be pregnant :-(

Laurie said...

Leslie - That sucks!!!

Peggy - You won't regret it. :)

Susan - "A bit" high?! Hahahahah!! It's a heart attack wrapped in paper.

Susan in St. Paul said...

I am in job hunting diplomacy mode and being just a mite careful ;-)

Lorna said...

Yikes! Did steven King insert that item in the menu?

Laurie said...

Susan - Good plan and good luck!

Lorna - It IS horrifying, isn't it?

pokerboss said...

The original Ultimate was just meat, cheese, mayo and bun. I long for the good old days.

Laurie said...

Pokerboss - You can probably ask for it that way. It'll take longer though but you'll know it's fresh.

George in Fort Worth said...

I LOVE ULTIMATE CHEESEBURGERS!!!! except the ketchup (that oughta make it low cal)

Laurie said...

George - I was surprised at the ketchup myself. It didn't have it in the olden days. I liked it though.

Grimm said...

Sounds like an average lunch to me!

I am soooo unhealthy. Damn wife's pregnancy!

Laurie said...

Grimm - Sympathy eating?