Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Drive Thru Nightmare

What in the world was I thinking.

I've finally woke up from the worst nightmare I think I've ever had.  Two weeks ago was the start of Lent and I decided I was giving up fast food.  Shouldn't be too hard right?  Well, for the past 6 months before Lent, I had been putting my body through hell by eating fast food garbage at least once if not twice a day, 3 or 4 days a week.

It started one morning back in 2011 when I was pressed for time and didn't have a chance to pack breakfast or lunch for the day.  Then the next day, I forgot to bring the breakfast and lunch I'd packed and it snowballed from there. It was so much easier for me to not have to worry about it and just hit a drive thru on my way to work and at lunch time. Lazy, lazy, lazy.

The day before Lent I decided enough is enough and thought giving up fast food was the way to go so I did it. The first week was pretty easy and I decided to go back on Weight Watchers Online to track what I was eating and hold me accountable for it.  Week 2 has been a little more difficult.  It's like I am now going through fast food withdrawals.  Is that even possible? Why is it so much harder this week vs. the first week?

I haven't been doing anything different except cutting out the fast food and I have lost 10 lbs. in two weeks. That is unbelievable to me and such a great incentive to fight the drive thru urges I've been having this week.  Which leads me to the question, what in the world was I thinking for the past 6 months?


  1. I am doing Weight Watchers as well and have given up fast food because of it. I am craving so salty fries but other than that I am so glad to be without it.

  2. I gave up sweets for Lent, because that is my weakness. I don't like fast food so that's too easy. I'm not even Catholic, I'm just hoping that if I tell myself it's for a good reason, it will be easier to stick w/ it. It's supposed to be a sacrifice, man is it ever! Congrats to you, keep on going! I don't think I've lost 10 pounds though...I don't feel any thinner at all.