Day 12: Free ain’t Free

27 Jul

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
― Oscar Wilde

Yesterday I went to lunch with a couple buddies from poker.  It was a thirty mile drive but my friend was buying and I’m on a fixed income, so.  We met at Melt Bar and Grilled.  They specialize in overpriced food smothered in cheese.  I had eaten there when they first opened in Lakewood.  Back then I was fat and had no expectations of anything different.

The menu was the opposite of what I should be eating with my plan.  I kept looking for healthy options.  I went online but couldn’t find any nutrition information.  Finally I decided on The Godfather.  Essentially it was lasagna, not surprising, covered with cheese.  I didn’t realize that it was lasagna between two thick covered pieces of bread covered in cheese.  This is what I got.

Image result for melt bar and grilled godfather

Not low calorie or low carb

Luckily I had enough sense to order a half-order.  Still it was overwhelming.  I should have nibbled but I ate the entire half order.  I could feel my body being overcome with carbohydrates and salt, and my arteries hardening.

This morning I awoke to find that I had gained a pound.  I assume it is due to the sodium content that was similar to a salt lick. Today I’ve been drinking a great deal of water and eating as cleanly as possible.

It’s amazing looking back at how I ate.  No wonder I have this problem.  Unable to change the past I pledge to do better now and in the future.  It’s all about better choices.  A free lunch isn’t a free lunch if you have to eat like this.

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