Now this one is kind of odd, but it really does bring me a lot of joy. I really like doors with the push bar on them as they are the perfect height for my stomach to touch them first, to the point where I don’t need to use my hands on the door at all.
This is such a great skill that when I am holding a couple of things and need to get out quickly I just keep walking right into the door and through. Now you may be saying that I could go out bum first on these occasions, but you haven’t felt the power of a stomach extremity until you have used it to improve your life.
Interestingly there was a comment on the Bad Breakfast post I that said I was a ‘fat shamer’, without saying why. I have to say this caught me by surprise as I don’t mind being fat at all and am quite happy at my size but for two things: 1) I don’t feel good and my health and well being are compromised and 2) there is a really bad selection of clothes in Canada for size 5XL. I also want the use of the word fat to be less stigmatize and people more accepting for all sizes just as all other variations of humanity.
We have talked about Part 1: Breakfast, so what does a ‘bad day’ lunch look like? I would typically leave my office and drive about 10 blocks to the nearest restaurants with drive-thrus – Wendy’s, McDonald’s and A&W are in the same area. I am not sure why I find the drive-thru so alluring, perhaps it has something to do with not having to get out of the car – that might need its own post.
Wendy’s burgers are my favorite so I would pull up to the menu board and order:
A Triple (3/4 lbs): 1060 calories
Chocolate Frosty (small): 300 calories
Medium Fries (medium): 430 calories
Diet Coke (large): 0 calories
Total: 1790 Calories
Yes, this is one meal! After eating my Wendy’s burger, I might decide that I wasn’t ‘full’ and often I would move along to McDonald’s and order 2 burgers from their $1.39 menu – a McDouble and a Junior Chicken. With these burgers coming in at 370 calories and 380 calories respectively for an additional 750 calories, my lunch clocks in at:
Let me remind you that breakfast was at 1530 calories…
Up next: Part 3, Supper
This morning I did an interview with CBC Radio’s Eyeopener. Check it out below:
Photo credit for Wendy’s Triple: https://foodpixer.wordpress.com/