Saturday, September 13, 2008

Endless Shrimp

For the past couple of days now, I have seen the Red Lobster Endless Shrimp Commercial. You can eat the butterfly shrimp, then you can move on to the scampi, then a shrimp pasta, then you can have the coconut shrimp. Hey, eat all the shrimp you want! There were like 5 meals there that they were encouraging you to eat. No wonder America is fat. When restaurants are encouraging you to pig out, it's a sad sad day. I get sick watching the commercial. i can only imagine myself sitting there finishing my first plate of shrimp--not really feeling "full", and the waitress walks up and ask if I want more. Well...the scampi did look good. So I eat that. OMG it's sooooooooooooo good. And I just had one of my hubby's coconut shrimp and the waitress is bringing my my own. Now by the time the scampi is gone, I already feel like I need to unbutton my jeans. Here comes more shrimp. I'll just let my food settle a little. So I don't feel AS miserable so I have a few more shrimp. OMG it's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good I can't stop eating them. And come on, it's endless shrimp. I can have as many as I want for one low price...so I eat, and eat. When I walk out of there, I feel so incredibly full....like I want to vomit. all I want to do is lay down and take a nap because I am too miserable to be upright at the moment....

Yeah, that's what the commercial makes me think of.

How many of you have been in that situation? Okay, maybe you didn't eat a hundred shrimp, but you stuffed yourself because the food was just so good? You couldn't stop eating, or should I say, you didn't want to stop because the food was delicious. I know I've been there a few times.

But I don't do that anymore. Honestly, when I eat, I feel the same as before I eat. I try eat before I get hungry. And I don't eat until the point of popping. So I basically feel the same. The days of stuffing myself silly is OVER.

But back to the Endless Shrimp. Why do people want to do that to themselves? Sure, I like good food. I REALLY like good food. But food is just there to feed my body..to fuel my workouts, to keep me going. It's not THAT big of a deal. I no longer understand how people obsess over food--how with every occasion--a promotion, a holiday, a birthday---people celebrate with food. And more importantly, I don't understand how people can partake in these Endless Shrimp events and stuff themselves silly. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?????

My eyes are wide open now. I can see clearly. I look at things so much differently. I left the garage sale today to get some cash and my co-worker was hungry and asked my to pick her something up from the store. When I asked what she wanted, she said a pack of chocolate donuts. Good choice Emily. I think I will have my chicken and blackberries. YUM.

When you look at Emily, she looks thin. She says she's about 118 lbs. And she's about an inch shorter than I am. Wow, she's about 11 lbs lighter than I am. But guess what...she wears a size NINE. She tried on a pair of capri's and bought them...they were a size 9. I tried on a pair of size 4 Lucky's....yeah, I weigh 11 lbs more than here....and I am SMALLER. I love you Emily, but you would be so much better off it you made better choices....

Okay, I am off...Going to dream about Endless Shrimp...NOT....

1 comment:

Kelly O said...

Girl, I think the same thing when I see these Country Buffet places. Do we in this country really need to be able to fill and refill our plates again and again? And we wonder why obesity is rampant here....you just have to be proactive badass chicks like us with GOALS!! Overcome! Overcome!