Thursday, June 21, 2012

Gimme a Burger

I love the variety of activities and lack of routine in my life and my job. Some days I may be signing books for little boys and girls in beautiful stores. Other days I may be sitting in an office, going over files, schedules, plans. And some other days I may be working on my writing or editing or designing projects. I travel quite often too.  And that, of course, is in addition to being a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend...

Yesterday I found myself driving down J Avenue, a long stretched road in the middle of nowhere with occasional trees popping out.

I was hungry... very hungry - one of the biggest signs that I was about to overeat!!!

There were no choices of healthy food on the way. And frankly, I was not in the mood for a healthy meal. I needed a burger!

Luckily, In-N-Out Burger appeared on horizon, and I turned into a parking lot.

It was a hot and windy day, so I drove to the drive-through window of the restaurant. After I finished battling whether I should order french fries with my burger or not, I made a promise to myself not to feel guilty afterwards, no matter how much of french fries I would end up eating.

I could not refuse peeking into the restaurant's Nutrition Facts information chart. Apparently, there is a 150 calorie difference between a cheeseburger and a Protein Style Cheeseburger where Bun is replaced with Lettuce. And there is more, if the House Spread is substituted with with Mustard and Ketchup, another 80 calories will be saved!

Well, I would never substitute House Spread with Mustard and Ketchup, but I was happy to replace Bun with Lettuce. And, when I ordered French Fries, I decided to not check how many more calories French Fries are than the burger...

...and I ate them all, and I ate the burger to the last bite, and I felt good.

With love always,
xo Zuma A.

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