Saturday, January 24, 2009

Satan, a.k.a. McDonald's, and the Siren Call of My Scale

So I have this thing that when I am in the car for say, over an hour, I feel like I have to eat something. Last night I had a rehearsal a little over 2 hours away from home, and I knew that I would fall prey to my usual habit of wanting something to eat, so I made myself a healthy to-go turkey and cheese on a whole-wheat wrap, an apple, and a homemade granola bar.

The drive there was good, although I did stop for a coffee and bought a few donut holes to go with it. On the drive home, however, I dealt with temptation face-to-face at the rest stop. I had already eaten my snacks, it was about 10 p.m., and I had to go to the bathroom. I walked in and there was McDonald's.

(Let me just say a few words about McDonald's. I know it is bad. I have seen Super-Size Me and have read Fast Food Nation. I eat healthy, and buy primarily organice food. I even bake all of our bread and buy our milk at the local dairy because it comes in returnable glass containers and they don't use growth hormones. Here's the thing with me and McDonald's--I really like it. I think it tastes so good. What I wouldn't give for a double cheeseburger and fries right now!! I wish I hated it, but I don't.)

So there was McDonald's staring me straight in the face. I walked right by and went to the bathroom. Of course I had to walk past again to get back to the car. I eyed the menu. I thought about how good some nice, hot fries would taste, and then I kept walking. I stared Satan, I mean McDonald's, in the eye, and I won.

I was so proud of myself this morning that I almost got my scale out!! From one temptation to another I leap and bound, and, yet, I am still victorious! Thank you, Lord!

I Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.


  1. Congratulations! I know how hard that is as I love, LOVE, McDonald's burgers. Good for you!

  2. Very funny (and good for your strength to avoid the demon of fries.)


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