"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?
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