- 5 years ago
So I’m going to Yard House tonight for my BFF’s birthday, and I was looking at the nutritional calculator on their website. The turkey burger with fries was about 1500 calories (!!!), and when I mentioned this to a coworker, he was like, “Why don’t you get a salad?”
So that started a whole big thing on how I must not like vegetables, and you have to eat vegetables to lose weight, and not eat bread (because I’d rather have small something with bread that’s going to keep me full vs. eating a huge salad)… and just lots of ANNOYINGNESS.
And then another coworker comes in the office, and he starts talking about how HE lost 40 lbs (and gained 25 back) by eating little meals a day, and how I need to never eat bread (it will bloat me), and how sodium is the enemy so I need to stop cooking with salt, and on and on and on.
By then, I decided that I would have, for dinner at Yard House, the 5 oz turkey burger with a side salad for 554 calories.
And it’s like – I don’t want weight loss advice. I really don’t. Maybe because I’m really fat, people think I don’t know how to lose weight, but that’s not true. I just didn’t care about my weight until about a month ago.
Besides. I have 2 slices of 45 calorie bread a day. That’s usually all the bread I eat. I eat more than 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day. I don’t eat an excessive amount of protein (which my coworkers said I should, and I’m like, NO). I don’t cook with salt, ever. I never have.
And ultimately, I’m am not on a weight loss journey. This is not about losing weight the quick and dirty way. I do not want to lose 40 lbs and gain 25 back, like my coworker. I am not going to yo-yo in my weight.
I am learning how to make healthy food choices for the next 60 years of my life. That includes eating bread, eating normal amounts of meat, and eating at restaurants.