Thursday, June 28, 2012

LJS Fish Sandwich...

It was brought to my attention that I should write about my experiences with Long John Silvers fish sandwich ...which I had for dinner tonight. In my professional opinion I think it is, most the time, better than a hamburger. (Professional = single, poor, can't cook, frequent fast food eater) Now before you go getting your undies all tangled up in a wad of frustration because I am touting the greatness of fried food let me explain.  Who doesn't love deep fried food?  Well ok, some people are healthy.  But besides them, who doesn't love something deep fried.  Exactly!! But who likes that film of thick greasy residue left on the roof of your mouth afterwards?  That's right kids, no one. This is why the fish sandwich is such a win/win!  The bread soaks up the grease thereby putting a barrier between that greasy film and the roof of your mouth.  Now, I would suggest drowning the fish in malt vinegar.  Two packets usually do the trick. But the great thing about LJS is that the fish fillet (if it is in fact an actual piece of fish) taste nothing like fish.  Isn't that great!!??!!

Now, here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • If you eat your fast food like I do, shamefully alone in your car, then you should be careful with the malt vinegar.  If you have even just a little left in the packet and you lay it down or it falls over, that liquid is going to go everywhere.  
  • Also keep in mind that once the vinegar touches your fingers, it takes about a week for the smell to go away. Is it worth it? In most cases, yes it is. 
  • Fish stinks.  Don't eat it in your car, at the movies, on a date or at work. I will admit in a previous life I did sneak a LJS sandwich or two into the movies. But like I said, that was a previous life and not anything I would do now! 
  • Just like anything battered and deep fried in grease, it should not be eaten late at night.  For me, late is anything after 6pm.  Tonight I ate it at 9pm.  It is now sitting like a box of marbles in my stomach.  Not good.  Just looking at this picture from earlier makes me sick. 
So there you have it. Was it a healthy food choice. Ummmmm. No. Am I happy I ate it...sort of.  Was it good at the time?  Omg yes!  I can already here you now saying, "But Lisa, I thought this blog was about changing your life and eating healthy.  Well it is...

Better luck next time.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

40 is coming...

It's been so long since I wrote here. So much has happened in my life the last few years.  Too much to go into.  Good lord, we'd be here all night. So out of respect for your time, here are a few (out of a million) highlights: 

  1. I'm approaching 40!!!!
  2. I will be divorced in about 60 days
  3. I'm still fat. 
So...where do I go from here?  I have no idea.  I find the motivation to get out of bed is at a minimum, much less the motivation to work out, eat right and live healthy.  So how do I climb out of this dark, gloomy unhealthy lifestyle and mindset?  I have no idea. 

I thought if I started taking pictures of what I was eating it would make me realize how out of control I was.  So over the last couple weeks I took a couple pictures.  No, I didn't eat 2 dozen donuts by myself.  And no I didn't eat that entire mound of Little Debbie cakes all sad and pathetic like alone in my apartment. But I did eat a lot more of all that crap than I should have. 
So as I sit her watching Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition and crying over all the similarities I see in myself and the person on the show I'm wondering if I have what it takes to make a change.  I'll admit my divorce and the events of the last couple years have taken a lot of life out of me. I find myself struggling for inspiration.  But I do want to make a change.  I want to go into my 40's feeling healthy not overweight...tired and out of control.  I don't want to drown in this negativity anymore.   Can I do it?  WILL I do it?

I know in order to achieve success, I will need to change the way I think.  I've bought a book by Gretchen Rubin called, "The Happiness Project".  In it, she takes 12 months testing out different theories on how to be happier.  So here I go bravely starting my own project!  Not only do I want to be healthy physically, but I want to be healthy mentally and I think as I embark on yet another phase of my life, I would like to finally become happy.  Happy with myself...happy with my life...and happy with the choices I will make moving forward.  I no longer want to live with regrets.  I want to love those around me and that includes loving myself as well.  

Ugh.  I've said this before but it bears repeating.  Growing sucks...