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Well, inquisitive reader, let me answer. I am a wife, a mom and I have chronic bad hair. I like made uppy words and Unnecessary Capitalization. If you know who the guy in the bottom right picture is, you're probably my best friend. Also, I own several Edward dolls which I write about HERE. No, I don't use drugs. By the way, if your love canned tomatoes, visit my stash HERE.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Health & Wellness is NOT For Sissies

Hello, dear readers of Sounds Like Tomatoes. Kearsie asked me to drop by and keep her blog warm while she's away. Honestly, I'm a little surprised. The last time she had me do this I wrote about hotel sex. And I'm pretty sure that wherever she is right now, she's blushing.

So my name is Vanessa and other than writing the occasional PG-13 post over at Much More Than Mommy, I'm a wannabe health nut. Hmmm, maybe that's pushing it. Basically, I want to eat less crap and take care of my body more. So I'm working on it. I have tried to cut back on fast food mostly, because that is a huge weakness of mine. I love food that's fast, cheap and easy -- and FYI, "you are what you eat" does not apply. I'm also exercising. I've been trying to walk, sometimes run, and me and my trainer on the Wii Fit Plus are getting to know each other very well. I even noticed that he got a haircut. He did not notice that I was wearing a new top. Rudeness.

Before I began this quest for improvement, I did not consider the risks. That is because I did not know them. All you hear about are the perks -- lower number on the scale, feeling better in general, living longer. Blah, blah, blah.

But nobody told me that Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches were going to turn on me.

One of the things I cut back on was fried foods. But I'm not the type to just go cold turkey and deprive myself of all things yummy, so when I wanted some Chick-fil-A, I had me some Chick-fil-A.

And then I had me a tummy ache.

I thought it was a one-time deal.

I was wrong.

A few weeks later, I had another Chick-fil-A Sandwich. And then a little while after that, I had another tummy ache.

And then I was sad. Really, really sad.

Because have you ever had a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich? It is really, really good. But now it makes my tummy feel really, really awful after I eat it.

And that kind of makes me want to abandon all this health and wellness garbage.

But not really. Because I've actually liked losing weight, having more energy, and increasing my life expectancy. And I'm pretty sure that my family will benefit from these things as well.

So maybe just half of a sandwich once in a while. Just half. I can do just half, right? Maybe just once a month?

I think I need a cookie.


DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

I've never had a chick fil a, but now I sure do want one.

Kaz and Amy said...

That is so great of you! I’m really really trying so hard to loose weight. It is so hard to stick with it though…I do so good for awhile and once my motivation leaves I’m over it…then I just feel bad every day after until I start again! Lol! So proud of you! Keep up the good work…Oh yea, and you definitely deserve a cookie!

Dee Crowe said...

awww...seriously though...I missed the post about the hotel sex...

Anyway..sometimes its not the fried food on the sandwhich but the mayo that gets ya...if there is mayo..if no mayo..I don't know what to tell ya...but kudos to you for going all healthy and stuff!

Double Wide Mom said...

Girl, I so feel your pain! We can do this! (eat cookies and only half a Chik-a-Fil that is!)

Too Many Hats said...

LOL - as I was reading this I thought, maybe you should try half a sandwich and there you said it - hahaha.

tristan said...

thank the Lord almighty I'm not the only one this happens to.

my weakness is chick-fil-a nuggets. ::sigh:: my mouth waters just thinking about them.

the side salad justifies the nuggets and large sweet tea, right? no? blast. the stomach ache doesn't help either.

i just can't say no to those good chick-fil-a christians. i mean, God could want to tell me something in their parking lot and i would miss it if i didn't stop....

MiMi said...

We don't have Chick Fil A's here!!! This just makes me wanna try one even more. But I don't wanna get a tummy ache, so I guess I'm lucky. I guess. What? I don't even know what I'm saying here. Never mind.

Baby Sweetness said...

Does it make you sick enough to not eat later? Cause (holy screwed up body image, batman!) there's your total advantage - sure some small amount of crap food but you make up the calories but being unable to eat again that day!


if eating fast food made me sick, i would kill myself

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Two of my favorite bloggers in one place today? It's a dream come true!!!

Isn't it the worst when you look forward to a special treat, and then it gives you a belly ache or heartburn or (gasp!) diarrhea??? It totally destroys the joy you get from eating it!

Confessions From A Working Mom

The Grasshoppa:Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

Or seriously, just eat a few tums right before and right after. You are probably just shocking the hail out of your new healthy system!!

They are totally worth a few tums!!

Lynn said...

Cookies are good. Have a cookie. And I'm pretty sure that splurging on a treat every once in a while is good for you, too. Almost positive.

Connella's said...

Me too, but polish sausage from Costco. Makes me natious typing it. *cringe*

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