To be sat in McDonalds 2 hours after I vowed to eat healthily and lose weight?

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My will power obviously is super shit. I'm sat here with a double cheese burger and some chips but a drink if Oasis so I'm trying grin

I blame the toddler. He saw McDonalds and asked if we could go. It is dinner time seen as he had breakfast at half 5!

I shall vow to eat healthily and lose weight after this I guess.

LessMissAbs Mon 02-Sep-13 11:33:29

I don't understand how people can eat in those places. The overwhelming smell of greasy fried food when you open the door is enough to make me barf!

SPs that is indeed super shit willpower. grin What flavour are the McFlurrys today?

Its Galaxy McFlurrys. Chocolate or Caramel.

I can eat in these places as I love a good greasy, unidentifiable meat burger

Ooh I would have the Galaxy one.

The dirty McDonalds breakfast I had the other week was fabulous and awful all at the same time.

I had a Mcds breakfast on the way home from my mates yesterday as wellblush In my defence she bought me it. Coffee was rank and the hash brown wasn't all that but the bacon nap was marvellous

tulipgrower Mon 02-Sep-13 11:40:39

Ok, not healthy, but if you want to lose weight, all is not lost, just add up the calories you've consumed, and stop when you get about 1800, and then walk home the long way.

I'm not walking home! I have tubs of paint and a toddler grin

I am trying to stop smoking and it seems I have turned to food to replace fags! I have put on half a stone in 1 month!

twistyfeet Mon 02-Sep-13 11:42:28

lol tulip. Dont eat for the rest of the day OP. Then watch 'Supersize me' grin

buttermellow Mon 02-Sep-13 11:42:28

I wouldn't worry, I'm on a diet and had meringue and chocolate cream last night.. I've cut out McDonald's/fast food completely this time but last time I lost weight a few years ago, I worked around it by having salad instead of chips, a deli wrap or sandwich instead of a burger and then a mini ice cream or something.. Usually was ok and made me feel less guilty smile

YouTheCat Mon 02-Sep-13 11:42:54

Step away from the burger

Place those fries down in front of you grin

DaddyPigsMistress Mon 02-Sep-13 11:44:45

I put on 3 stone in a few months when i quit smokingshock

I turned into a proper greedy bastard

Supersize Me and SecretEaters make me hungry!

Chips are 330 cals

Burger was 440 cals

How can those little chips be so calorific?

Fuck it I shall turn back to the fags grin

I dont really eat when I'm smoking. I've been eating tubes of Pringles each night. I'm a proper heifer

YouTheCat Mon 02-Sep-13 11:47:08

Little chips have a relatively larger surface area and soak up more fat than big, chunky chips.

I am very hungry now and I don't even like McDs.

MillyStar Mon 02-Sep-13 11:50:09

Do weight watchers you can eat crap and still lose weight haha

I had a maccy d's, kfc AND a burger king one week but it was all within my points and i lost 6.5lbs

Not the healthiest way to do it but i'm slimmer ;)

Other week I had KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonalds and then 2 pub meals blush

The toddler is running around in the play area. Think it was that that made him ask to come here as hes only eaten one chicken nugget

Dirtymistress Mon 02-Sep-13 11:53:40

I will never be as thin as I was when I smoked. Sigh. But the answer is to go running, far and often. Then you can eat what you likegrin

twistyfeet Mon 02-Sep-13 11:54:41

the toddler is clearly a secret McD's employee wink

Wingit Mon 02-Sep-13 11:54:49

YANBU, I can't walk past a Mcdonalds without going in for something.

Personally I think the smell is divine! grin

MortifiedAdams Mon 02-Sep-13 11:55:11

Your Maccy Ds has a play area?!

I cant run! I get knackered walking grin

I've only just started feeling the weight creep up. Clothes are a little tighter, arse is a litre bigger. That's last place I needed weight on.

Mortified Yes and its also near a Asda and a B&Ms.

I thought mist McDonalds had them

MortifiedAdams Mon 02-Sep-13 11:59:02

Oh gosh that is making it very appealling! No chamce this is Newcastle?!

No I'm in West Yorkshire. There's a Burger King up the road too.

I'm sat MNetting and listening to peoples conversations while he runs around in play area. Its great


Our Mcdonalds just has (delicious) food, no play area. I'm all hungry now. I love their chicken nuggets and McFlurrys.

Beastofburden Mon 02-Sep-13 12:01:58

better Maccy Ds than the fags. Well done on cutting down. nobody can say you dont have any willpower if you are managing that.

One battle at a time.

And once you stop smoking you will be able to run, or swim, as you will breathe better, and then you will fit and then you will be able to eat Maccy ds if you want to.....

Beast I failed last Saturday due to drinking so smoked shit loads.

The weight is easy to spot on me as I'm so short.

Lj8893 Mon 02-Sep-13 12:20:40

YABU to make me want a Maccy d's now.

But the nearest one is 8 miles away and I don't have a car.


Keep up your fight with the fags OP, better for your health to be a slightly porky ex smoker than a thin smoker IMO. When you've been smoke free a few months then tackle the weigh issues & you will be able to exercise then without getting as out of breath. Honestly getting off the fags is the best thing you will ever do healthwise & the money you save can go on MCDs

CaptainCapybara Mon 02-Sep-13 12:40:39

Damn you SP. I'm about to go to asda which has a mcdonalds inside and really want a cheeseburger now.

<must not give in, slimming world weigh in tonight>

Beastofburden Mon 02-Sep-13 12:42:22

SPs never mind last Saturday, what counts is today flowers

Weight is temporary, accept you'll put on a bit while you sort the fags out. Once they are gone, you can get fit. Then you will lose the weight. Then you will be laughing.

be kind to yourself, you deserve it, stopping smoking is a big achievement.

I'm doing it with no replacements either. Ni e cigs, gum, patches etc. Totally gone cold turkey!

I've ended up moving house furniture and decorating to give myself something to do grin

TheAwfulDaughter Mon 02-Sep-13 13:03:19

Oasis, so you're trying?

Look at the calories and sugar in that and get back to us..

Cheeseburger with side salad and diet coke comes in at under 500 cals.

Awful I was joking with that hence the grin

I guess its the thought that counts.

KatoPotato Mon 02-Sep-13 13:27:22

At least it's not a double cheeseburger? calories in McDonalds

FatPenguin Mon 02-Sep-13 13:34:59

Well that photo of cliff has put me off a mc d's

Lovecat Mon 02-Sep-13 13:36:12

Our local McDonalds had a play area. It was great. I used to buy a coffee and read a book let DD loose, they'd give her a free balloon and all was well.

Unfortunately that's what everyone else did too so it went out of business sad

Beastofburden Mon 02-Sep-13 13:36:54

wow at cold turkey. Dont rule out the helpers though if it starts to get tough.

Have a great day. I would rather be at Maccy Ds than back at my desk envy

StanleyLambchop Mon 02-Sep-13 13:53:34

I also vowed to eat a healthier diet, now that the kids are back at school and I can chose my own lunch! I had a really healthy lunch, felt very virtuous! Just got those post-lunch munchies though and have fallen for the swarthy charms of a flake yoghurt, hiding at the back of the fridge. I am eating it right now. Tis lush!

I will go and self- flagellate with a packet of lentils in a mo!

hermioneweasley Mon 02-Sep-13 14:00:46

Be kind to yourself OP. unless you are also alcoholic/on crack, then giving up smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health.

When you've conquered that you can choose to do something about any weight gained, if you want to.

Well done. - I am in awe!

FeijoaVodkaLovesHokeyPokey Mon 02-Sep-13 14:04:02

YABU to eat McD's EVER envy <vom face not envy!!>
Now had you said KFC (that burger with the hash brown in mmmmm)...

FeijoaVodkaLovesHokeyPokey Mon 02-Sep-13 14:05:29

Good work on giving up smoking by the way grin

Hermione Just a little crack grin

Kato It was a double and I'm not clicking that link. Muaha ha ha ha

Just painted two large walls with the toddler. Surely the stress and painting will burn off my burger?


Beastofburden Mon 02-Sep-13 14:32:53

Sps you really ought to use a paintbrush, or roller, you know. Using toddlers leads to a very uneven finish.

grin beast

Beast grin Seriously, I was so close to using him as a brush the bossy git.

Beastofburden Mon 02-Sep-13 14:37:50

on a nice long pole. Hmmm.

Do you need to wash the car grin ?

I've vowed to do the healthy eating as well. Everything was going to plan and then holiday club ended. I'm now eating cheap lidl biscuits out of stress. Kids won't do homework so I'm more stressed. Unfortunately when I'm stressed I eat biscuits and drink buckets mugs of sugary coffee.
You are doing well on not smoking though! If you can just get past the next few weeks you should start eating normally again? Hope it goes well for you!

He is nearly four and has been acting like he has been painting years. I told him I have been painting with his grandad since his age and he just laughed and said "oh, but not good like me" and strutted off.

So tempted to paint a line down his face.

Beastofburden Mon 02-Sep-13 14:44:12

he he

catinabox Mon 02-Sep-13 15:02:11

I think you have got very good intentions and I really admire that OP. smile

(i find if you go through the drive through and have something from the saver menu and no one is looking, it doesn't count - HTH for the future)

No car for the drive thru but I guess I could skip through grin

I just don't want to put more weight on. At 4 foot 11.5 any new weight is noticeable quickly.

manticlimactic Mon 02-Sep-13 15:13:14

There's a McDonalds on the exit to my gyms car park. My willpower is tested every time I leave the gym. <cries>

Doshusallie Mon 02-Sep-13 15:14:06

You can get salads in Maccy ds [ducks]

Fuck salads. They ain't got no place in McDs

WorraLiberty Mon 02-Sep-13 16:15:09

I'm feeling pathetically happy today grin

Last week I said to DH that I really fancy cod, chips and mushy peas from the chippy but that it's so expensive now, it'd cost about £28.

Then I saw a sign on the front of the chippy saying that today and tomorrow, everything is half price! shock

So that's me stuffing my face for 48hrs grin

Good luck with the no smoking btw SP thanks

WorraLiberty Mon 02-Sep-13 16:16:03

That's £28 for the 4 of us

Not just for me...honest! blush

Stock up while its half price!

£28?! shock

I'm glad its just me and the toddler. Only costs price of a bag of chips and a sausage to share. Now I want a mars bar fritter!

PoppyWearer Mon 02-Sep-13 16:18:45

SPs FWIW I used to go to my WW. Meeting every Tuesday lunchtime and then head to Burger King for a Whopper (no fries) to get my junk food fix.

I figured it gave me a whole week to be better ready for the scales the next week.

I did lose weight! grin


I used to go swimming but then we would pop into the Chinese on the way home!

classifiedinformation Mon 02-Sep-13 17:06:02

I am fasting today and just reading about burgers and fries is making me dribble....really need a Big Mac right now!

Took the kids to McDonalds for an ice cream earlier and managed not give into temptation. God knows how I managed that though, but I do feel rather pleased with myself even though I will probably eat lots of chocolate tomorrow. grin

PivotPIVOT Mon 02-Sep-13 18:04:25

I'm West Yorkshire too, where is this heaven on earth you speak of?

Its in Leeds Pivot

candycoatedwaterdrops Mon 02-Sep-13 18:16:11

YABU for not having a big mac.

They are too big for me!

I've only just upgraded from a happy meal!

I have been to the toilet a few times now. Foes that happen to other after a McDs? Feel like I have lost a few pounds now grin

Wingit Mon 02-Sep-13 18:27:21

Big Mac's too big??? WTAF?

I have a large big mac meal with milk and a chicken burger as well oh and sweet and sour sauce and sweet curry sauce. Every time.

That's about once every 3 - 6 months though as there isn't one anywhere near close to where I live or shop. Or I'd be a house side

juneybean Mon 02-Sep-13 18:44:30

I want a big mac now sad

SunshineMMum Mon 02-Sep-13 18:45:45

grin It's those dastardly kids!

I've never been able to eat alot but since stopping smoking in always eating

candycoatedwaterdrops Mon 02-Sep-13 18:50:25

My guilty pleasure meal is a big mac, large fries and 6 chicken nuggets. blush

I cant eat that much. I haven't eaten since the Mcdonalds as fills me.

well just had some haribos

manicinsomniac Mon 02-Sep-13 19:09:25

Maybe if you had some help with smoking rather than going cold turkey you would be able to manage it without overeating instead?

I know what you mean about being short and weight - I swear I can tell if I gain even a pound!

Am I the only one who'd rather smoke than gain weight then?! (if I had to that is, I don't want to smoke, just see it as the lesser of two evils!)

Therealamandaclarke Mon 02-Sep-13 19:14:52

Have you read Allen Carr's "easy way" stopping smoking for women without signing weight?

I'm always banging on about him. I quit smoking about six years ago, just after I got married and I'm currently lighter than on my wedding day. Easy peasy. Honest!

Bloody love the spicy bean deli wrap and a mocha drink thingy. Always with chips

Therealamandaclarke Mon 02-Sep-13 19:16:37

signing? Bugger. Gaining.

Manic I would rather smoke! Stated that earlier in the thread grin

I'm a month in with one night of smoking due to drinking a stupid amount so not doing bad

LadyMilfordHaven Mon 02-Sep-13 19:20:53

"KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonalds and then 2 pub meals" IN ONE WEEK? fricking nora

dubstarr73 Mon 02-Sep-13 19:22:40
manicinsomniac Mon 02-Sep-13 19:22:58

oh sorry, SP, missed that. In that case, your will power is very strong. Because smoking is a hell of a lot worse for your health than a bit of extra weight. Good for you, I'm sure you can stretch your strength in the direction of healthy eating soon!

Yes one week due to different things happening.

Dubster Now its in my head grin

Aethelfleda Mon 02-Sep-13 19:35:27

Hey ho, these things happen SP. if you really want to limit the old calories, the easiest thing to do is have an "allowed list" that's within your limits. So if I'm dieting and go to McDs (my three like it as a "treat") then I can choose one of:
Wrap of the day (just the wrap, no chips), big mac, or 9 chicken nuggets.
Drink is coffee, tea or diet coke. No chips apart from a couple pilfered from DS . That rocks in at about 500 calories.

Did any of the McD's clientele hoik your judgey pants?

No one hoiking. They were eating bigger meals than me grin I was enjoying eavesdropping though

LadyMilfordHaven Mon 02-Sep-13 19:53:37


Im back on track now the holidays are over.
I keep asking myself if I am really hungry. Often i am not

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