Well, first, I just have to give you kudos for this poetic prose:
and have jumped head first into the sinful ocean of cookie dough ice cream
with its islands of fried chicken and french fry trees.
That was wonderful.
I've been where you are, and still struggle with the cheeseburgerdom. I don't know if it will help you, but this is what I did: I started eating
fruit. I am blessed with having lots of papaya, mango and acerola cherries. I started eating fruit for breakfast, and it energized me. I
started having fruit whenever I had cravings for heavy carbs, and after a while, I started craving fruit instead. Unlike you, there are no fast
food places where I live, so I don't have the constant allure of golden arches or Wendy's or *whine* Carl's Jr.
Give it a try. I am a big guy, and I was 50 lbs. overweight. I started nomming on fruit and nuts and eventually lost my deep mind-numbing craving
for burgers and fries and onion rings. Now, two years and change later, I occasionally have those things -- occasionally
-- but I make them
myself, and they are much better food.
ground chuck, mixed with minced onions, garlic, pepper and a dash of salt. Onion bun, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, sliced pickles, sharp
1/2 cup flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 2 eggs. Mix that together, dip onion rings into it and then roll into a mixture of 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
and Panko breadcrumbs. Fry on medium heat in olive oil. Eat immediately, or they will wilt and be disappointing.
You can do it. You just have to take responsibility for your health. I never wanted to. I almost waited too late to start taking care of
myself, because I always thought that I was bulletproof and immune to everything. On my 50th birthday, I awoke to a giant blood clot on my leg. O,
While you're at it, start stretching as a regular regime. Find a Tai Chi
video and start
working with it. You're getting older. You want to live.
edit on 24/6/13 by argentus because: embarassing typo