Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fat at the Fair

So today is the day I take the kiddos to the county fair. We go every year. They do a lot of riding rides, but I don't. I will be walking around mostly with the baby, seeing animals and art and such. I plan to walk more than usual and take pain medication so I can handle it. I plan to bring my water bottle and stay hydrated because if I dont bring it, I will end up buying one of those refillable soda bottles and drinking junk. So water it is.

Fair food is always a major challenge. There are booths EVERYWHERE and it smells so good! Before, I would always eat like a pig. It was like an excuse to just binge into oblivion and I didnt care what anyone thought. I always went to the Piggly Wiggly stand (ironic?) and got the plate of fried stuff. It was a HUGE plate of onion rings, deep fried zucchini, deep fried other stuff and french fries... enough to easliy feed 4 people... and I would eat the WHOLE THING. My kids don't like that stuff so I had to eat it all myself, right?? Ughhhh. And all that fried stuff I dipped in ranch, and had a bottomless coke with it. I told myself since it had zucchini it was healthy. LOL!! I also would get a smoked turkey leg (for protein LOL) which is HUGE and tastes like ham. That was just one of the things I would get. An hour later I would go to the navajo taco booth and get one of those. That is a large, deep fried bread with greasy taco meat, loads of cheese, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and about a half cup of sour cream on it... kind of like a Taco Bell Chalupa on steroids. I also always would get a triple scoop of ice cream at some point, usually a frozen lemonade at some point, and always got a jumbo homemade corn dog because who can pass those up?? And of course they have an old fashioned, homemade vanilla ice cream booth so I had to get that as well (after all, the triple scoop was just the store bought chocolate kind). I would indeed eat all of this food during one afternoon/evening at the fair. And at the end, we would always buy elephant ears AND funnel cakes!! And I would eat half of each! Good lord, no wonder I am obese! And yes, I got very dirty looks from people shaking their heads as I would sit alone eating that plate of fried junk with grease oozing onto the plate and ranch dripping down the front of my shirt, but I didn't care. I just loved it. More than I loved myself.

This time is going to be different. I already know what I am going to eat. There is a teriyaki chicken booth that sells their chicken in sauce over rice. I am going to ask for it with very little rice (my baby loves the rice so she can eat that). I might get myself a fresh fruit smoothie if the smoothie booth is there. I am bringing a baggie of nuts, a Larabar, a peanut butter Fiber One bar. I will be okay. I might ingest more calories than I would at home, and the chicken might be salty, but it is a far cry better than what I used to eat, and I will be okay. I will eat plenty of fruit before I go, to get in my nutrients.

Wish me luck!


Shannon (Gale02 on 3FC) said...

Loving the blog, keep it up!

How did your day at the fair go?

Lyn said...

Hey there shannon! Just wanted to update... I did great at the fair and even lost a pound!! I will update the blog shortly but maybe you will see this comment first :)
Thank you for the support!!

Shannon said...

I'm so proud of you for resisting all of that temptation, you're doing a great job!