“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.
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.