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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

HealthQuest 2008 - July: The month I got hooked on crack coffee

"I've got to not do this everyday," I say to myself as I pull out from the Burger King drive thru the second morning in a row.

Ok, so, I admit it. I've become addicted to Burger King coffee. (Thanks a lot, Claire!) I think they must grind it with a special grinder that has blades made out of crack. That's the only reasonable explanation I can muster. All fine and good, coffee isn't bad for you (unless of course it has crack in it, then you might want to moderate your intake). But in the morning they also have a breakfast menu. Breakfast! Normally I have no temptation whatsoever to eat BK food. I think their hamburgers are gross. And besides, I've told myself that if I'm going to ingest that many calories, I might as well make it a mighty fine hamburger, along the lines of Crown Burger, Hires, B&D, or Rudfuckers, er... I mean Fudruckers. (Fudruckers actually asks you HOW you want your burger cooked! Now that's quality!)

But I remember the first time my friends ever got me to cut class in high school. I was so nervous about the whole thing, because you know, I'm a goody-two-shoes-plays-by-the-rules type of girl. But they promised me breakfast. And so I cut my morning class and we went to Burger King where I had the best fast food breakfast of my life: French Toast sticks with dipping syrup and hashbrowns! Mmmm. And they also have these little tiny cinnamon buns with dipping sugar, and I do so love cinnamon and buns and dipping sugar!

So my BK coffee addiction has gotten me reacquainted with BK breakfast, and that's what I've gotten the last two mornings in a row. I best not make or three, or by the time the cleaning lady comes by the office tomorrow evening, she'll see that the contents of my trash can contain three boxes of Cini-Minis and three cups of BK Joe. And that would be humiliating.

Of course, I could always do what other addicts do and try to hide my habit. I could surreptitiously leave my Cini-Mini boxes and BK Joe cups in other garbage cans around the office. Or I could even sneak them out to the garbage bin behind the building. Or I could bury them in the garden. No one would ever have to know, and I could have them EVERY DAY!!! BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!

...

But then where would that put me in HealthQuest 2008?

Sigh

I guess I need to go to BKJDA (BK Joe Drinkers Anonymous) and get back on the HealthQuest 2008 wagon. I've made such great progress, I might as well keep going at it. Well, alright, 3 or 4 pounds doesn't really seem like great progress, but I'd like to think that I've actually lost more than that in fat, and then gained some back in muscle. That's what I'm telling myself.

So here's the agenda for August-September:

  • Hike Mt. Olympus trailhead
  • Hike several less severe trailheads in preparation for Mt. Olympus
  • Bike the entire length of the Jordan River Parkway
  • Try not to eat quite so much chocolate
  • Increase anaerobic weight training
  • Moderate my intake of crack coffee
That ought to do it!

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8 comments:

heidikins said...

Hahaha, crack coffee. That's awesome.

xox

Claire said...

Excellent! Bringing a new member into the fold increases my take of the profits by 3%.

Errr...um...I mean, of course the coffee's not made with crack! Crack coffee? That's ridiculous!

(goes away to count gold coins emblazoned with the King)

sovknight said...

Does anyone else think the Burger King is freakishly creepy? Maybe it's just me.

I would very much like to take part in any of the hikes you have planned. Just let me know anytime!

Don't you ride your bike to work? I keep having this vision of you on your bike in the BK drive-thru trying to balance a coffee cup, a tray of cinni-buns, and some legal briefs. It's quite entertaining.

I've never tried coffee. You know that though.

Sra said...

I think all fast food joints are freakishly creepy. And yes, I do ride my bike to work, except when I know that I'll have to take an express mail to the post office. And since this week was the beginning of the new month, I didn't have my updated schedule online yet, so I wasn't sure if I'd have to go to the post or not, so I played it safe. Plus, I had to catch up from my days off last week. Not that that really has to do with my riding my bike. Anyway, I plan to go by bike again tomorrow.

And P.S., I have a luggage rack on my bike, dontcha know? No cup holder yet, though ;)

If you were to try coffee, BK's would be good as any. It tastes a little tiny bit of chocolate. Or maybe that's the crack.

Zac said...

I thought BK french toast sticks were crap when I tried them. If that was a great breakfast, it was probably due to the psychological thrill of doing a Forbidden Thing.

Sra said...

That is very possible. You also have to keep your expectations reasonable when you get breakfast from a fast food joint. And you will note that I said it was the best FAST FOOD breakfast I'd ever had. There's a reason for the qualification ;)

Sra said...

That is very possible. You also have to keep your expectations reasonable when you get breakfast from a fast food joint. And you will note that I said it was the best FAST FOOD breakfast I'd ever had. There's a reason for the qualification ;)

Zac said...

I thought BK french toast sticks were crap when I tried them. If that was a great breakfast, it was probably due to the psychological thrill of doing a Forbidden Thing.

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