This post is part of the Year of the Purge : A to Z series. Every other Sunday, I’ll get rid of something starting with the letter A and working my way to the letter Z by the end of December. This week I’m tackling F.
F is for…
I was so going to get rid of Facebook, but:
- They came out with a new layout that I don’t hate
- I found an application that links only the Tweets I want to Facebook
So I guess this means I’m not getting rid of Facebook. Darn. That would’ve been easy. Sigh.
On September 28, 2004 around 21:30, I stopped eating McDonald’s. This is what did it:
Direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on6BSfHlK_w
Disgusting, isn’t it? From time to time, I do crave a Big Mac, but I only have to think about those fries and the craving disappears. It’s been four years and 168 days since I had McDonald’s. I never really liked Burger King, so I don’t go there. No Wendy’s around here, so that’s not an issue. I used to do KFC once a year, but my body simply can’t support it anymore. 😉 In fact, just thinking about KFC makes me nauseous.
I guess the only “Fast-Food” places I go to are Subway’s and New-York Fries.
Over the past six months, my standard Subway’s order went from a foot-long steak and cheese sub on italian bread, to a six inches tuna on wheat to a BLT salad. I’m a little Subyway’d out now.
I only have New York Fries when I go see a movie, but if I get a burger I’ll most likely get it with fries. I love fries.
Oh, and there’s this little Fries stand at work where I get the “once a month” poutine.
Not that bad, really. Right?
So I’m giving up fast food completely. I’m also giving up poutine (starts with P, but it’s mostly fries), and fries. This will be hard, I love fries. Wish me luck!
A word on pizza
I don’t consider pizza in itself as fast-food. I do however consider Pizza Hut, Pizza Pizza, Domino’s and to an extend Mike’s and some other pizza places to be fast-food places. So those pizzas are out.
However, I would probably die of sadness if I was to give up pizza, and my grand mother DiStéfano would probably come from the grave as a zombie and beat me up senseless before eating my brain, so I won’t. I will give up fast-food type pizza. I will still have home made pizza and fancy thin-crust pizza from Le Saint-Éloi and Les Fougères. 😉
So there you have it. At this point I got rid of my awesome t-shirt, my old books that I didn’t use anymore, my coffee addiction. I pledged to get rid of my extra pounds. I’m guessing fast food and fries can only help me with the weight loss. 😉
Stay tuned, as I will tackle G on March 29. I’m open to suggestions.