I remember a time, not too long ago, when I gave up McDonald’s. I practically grew up on it as a kid, and I gave it up completely when my eating disorder first began. Fries? Eeeek! Hamburgers? Sick! And Ice Cream Sundaes? (oh, how I love you now…please forgive me.) – NO thank you!
Cut to several years later, when a newly graduated, poor Catholic school teacher needed a meal quickly. A CHEAP meal. A cheap HEALTHY meal. Impossible, you say? As I perused the internet looking at the nutritional facts for different fast food places, I saw that the McD’s hamburger was only 250 calories. And the yogurt parfait was only 130 calories. I was intrigued. The best part? Only two bucks for the whole meal!
Now, I know what they say about McDonald’s meat. But desperate times, people. :-) And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but…I actually like their hamburgers! They are just the right size, and those ONIONS? Normally I hate onions, but those little, tiny onions are just right. And don’t EVEN get me started on the $1 yogurt parfait. I now get it every morning (*sliding down in my chair*) for breakfast, because it is cheaper than what I normally get at the grocery store for breakfast (Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese Doubles – love ‘em!).
I know. I’m a former McDonald’s hater, too. And I know my body after death will stay preserved by itself because of all the additives I’m consuming (okay...that myth was about Twinkies).
But it’s okay to have one guilty pleasure…right? (Well, I have more than one, but we won't go there right now).
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Posted by Holly at 9:30 AM