Victim of a McDonald's coupon
Monday, August 20, 2012
I'm a coupon junkie. I can't resist a coupon offer, and I can't turn one down. It's sometimes dangerous to have them around, especially if they are fast food coupons, because try as I might to ignore them, I may very well use one. I used my McDonald's coupon yesterday because it offered FREE medium French Fries with the purchase of a premium chicken sandwich. Sucker!! When are FREE fries a bargain for me? answer: NEVER!
On the way to the drive-through I practiced asking for utensils so I could eat just the chicken and throw away the roll for the ever present sea gulls that hang out at all fast food places on Long Island. I never even got as far as thinking about leaving half the fries in the bag, when suddenly I was at the drive-up window. The one and only good thing I did was ask for grilled chicken instead of crispy fried. The girl at the window finally got it and said "Yes" to that request, but then she overcharged me for the $1.00 coffee, so we had to get that straightened out before I drove forward. I need to confess that I finished every last bite of my order, including the coffee after it cooled down a bit. Yes, I did enjoy it, and came home and tracked it on my WW points tracker,and squeaked through the day under the max points level. But it was the second time in just a FEW DAYS that I ate McDonald's fries. What is going on with me? Yes. I'm going through some Emo stuff right now, and I guess it's better than eating a bag of cookies, but I've really got to watch it! At my next stop to buy the paper, I tried to buy ice cream but they didn't have the lower sugar kind to justify my purchase, so I redeemed myself by saying"No thanks," and went home. That was all in the hour after I left church yesterday, and THANK GOD, I went home to my "safe house" where there isn't any of the stuff I crave when my train is off the track! Confession complete. I'm back to normal again and God has comforted my Emo stuff so I can eat healthy again!