Hey gang. Well, August 4 was my birthday, making the numbers on my age go up by one again. ^_^ Because of this, I decided that I wasn’t even going to touch a scale, so no weigh in for last week.
Initially, I had planned to do things normally last week with my normal Saturday weigh in and only have this week as my birthday splurge week, whereupon I would report how my bad week had caused whatever weight gain. That changed when I had a last moment job interview on Friday, which is my second fast day of the week. Because this meant my having to get up in what is the middle of the night for me (I was awake before noon due to nerves), I knew I wouldn’t make it through the night unless I ate something normal rather than try to fast. Combine that with the fact that the place I was interviewing at meant that when I went to work from that place, I could stop by and grab some grub I normally don’t get, I said, “Why not?”
So, after my interview concluded (and it went well), I made my long trip back, taking a small detour to grab Larkburger for my “breakfast” meal (I hadn’t had a cheeseburger in a LONG time and had been craving one for a while). I also grabbed a large dark chicken rice bowl with extra curry sauce from Tokyo Joe’s for my lunch meal. Both were quite excellent to be sure. ^_^ On the way home, I swang by McDonald’s to grab a sausage-egg McMuffin (for some reason, I craved that more than my usual sausage-egg biscuit), making a pit stop at a supermarket that does excellent Boston Cream Pies (cakes).
Let the food orgy commence. ^_^;
That’s from the Red Dwarf episode “Body Swap” for those wondering.
So, what other birthday naughtiness have I done?
Well, I’ve already mentioned the Boston Cream Pie (why is it called a pie at all when it is a cake?), which naturally got attacked several times. ^_^;;; For some reason, I actually fancied cooking a large hamburger steak on Saturday night. Normally I’d have it with buttered grits and fries, but I wanted buttered rice, so that’s what I had. I did forget the tomato, which was a bummer, but I did have the sweet onion, so it wasn’t a total loss.
For my actual birthday, I grabbed a bacon cheese burger from Smashburger (added a fried egg to the mix) and got smash fries, which didn’t impress me (never had them before). I got a REAL chocolate shake, which was quite good but rather pricy for the size (they do use Häagen-Dazs ice cream, which ain’t cheap). I haven’t decided what I’m going to do at the moment for food, but I don’t feel like cooking and the only places opened is McDonald’s (pass) and Burger King. :-/
Tomorrow is Mexican Monday to start off my LONG work week. However, I do plan to not pig out, but rather divide up the meal and start getting back on the wagon. I believe my comrades are doing real Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches on Tuesday, but again, the plan is to not eat the whole thing at one sitting, but divide it in half and make it two meals. After that, the plan is to get back on the 5:2 Diet wagon 100% and recover from this food fun.