Thursday, March 15, 2007

There are some things in life you just can't have...

~sigh~

I am blogging for therapy right now, so bear with me. Or just don't read this post.

Problem: I had a Hardee's Hand Scooped Strawberry milkshake for lunch yesterday. I've been wanting to try one since they came out forever ago, but have always resisted the urge. It sounded good, but it just didn't compare with Sonic's Oreo Blast. So when I treated myself, I always chose the Blast. But for some reason yesterday, I decided I'd try that shake for lunch. One sip, and I swear there was a vaccum strong enough to drain Lake Michigan created in that straw. Oh.Dear. I knew this was trouble at the time, but I enjoyed that dang shake so much I didn't care. I won't tell you about the massive mound of whip cream on top.

Anyways...guess what I want today? Yep, you got it. A Hardee's Hand Scooped Strawberry milkshake. But I've already had lunch. So I can't use the "well, I am substituting this for a meal" excuse. Everything I look at turns pink. I finally decided to look up the Hardee's nutrition info online. I thought, 'if it's not too bad, maybe I'll just get another one today and eat a very light dinner.' Result of research: 700 calories, 33 fat grams, 68 carbs. No such luck. Little did I know yesterday that I should have substituted that thing for lunch AND breakfast. I pondered on it. 700 calories. I looked down at my belly....'perhaps I could run a few extra miles'...then came back to my senses. That would be like 8 extra miles. Not gonna happen. Shake and bigger belly or no shake and same belly. Which one? I went back and forth, and then I remembered my saving grace. My Athleta, Title 9, and Terry catalogs that I carry in my purse. I put them in there for a reason a couple days ago. I want some new clothes, but I want to look good in them. So I promised myself that when I wanted to indulge in terrible food choices, that I would look at the magazines, and that should take care of it. And you know what, it worked! I still want that milkshake, but not bad enough to go up a size. I hope this works the next time too.

9 comments:

Neese said...

when PMS rolls around i have a feeling this post will come to mind and i'll HAVE to have one of those shakes! I love Athleta and Title 9, i didn't know about Terry, thanks, I'll check them out.

Michele said...

You did beter then me!!! I ate two Girl Scout cookies.

Phil said...

But it does look so yummy! Imagine what it's doing to all those that don't put in the amount of exercise you do.

You asked me about Pfitizger book. I swear by it. It took me from an 18-20 mile per week runner who was worried about staying under 50 minutes in a 10K to someone who has run a marathon, broken 45 minutes in a 10K (twice), gone under 22 in a 5K and is able to run 60 miles a week when I put my mind to it.

RunBubbaRun said...

That is one of the perks of training, I always try to give myslef one day a week to indulge myslef.

Anyways, I consider a milkshake a beverage not food, so just add it to your liquid intake for the day.. At least that is what I tell myslef..

Mallie said...

Got my new Title 9 catalog a couple days ago and there are some really cute items.

And at least there was probably some protein in the shake. Think how sometimes we down 700+ calories when we have a night out for drinks. So your calories at least have a little merit!

Joe said...

700 calories! OMG! I had to run hill intervals for 40 minutes last night just to burn 600 calories! Why can't shakes be 50 calories and broccoli be 700 calories? What kind of a topsy-turvy world do we live in anyway? Black is white! Up is down!

Save the shake as a reward for finishing your next race.

jkrunning said...

Oh my. That is a bad shake. I'm proud of you for having the self control to resist a second one.

Ellie said...

I like Joe's "reward for finishing a race" idea.

But don't regret that shake.... be glad you drank it happily BEFORE you checked the info!!

Rae said...

Good lord!!! That is ridiculous! They really need to think about calories and fat in products. Think of all the people who drink that EVERY day and don't know.

You still deserve one every once in a while. And please don't look up the root beer float I treated myself to last week. I'm running an M this week, I deserve it! =)