Wendy's new Baconator is 830 calories: two layers of beef, two slices of cheese, six slices of bacon, and mayonnaise.
For some reason, my mother thought it'd be great to take the family there, and even though I told her I'd be fine with eating yogurt/oatmeal/fruit when we got home, she made me share the burger with her. And it didn't even taste good; it was greasy, salty, and soggy. I'm just mad because I've been really really lax on my diet lately (and have gained five pounds because of it), and I thought that a break from parties and get togethers would mean I get to eat how I want. But to have my own mother force me to sabotage myself is just...ugh.
Gawd....when I saw the commercial for that burger on TV....my mouth WATERED....I LOVE bacon. I HAD to have one so I split it with my sister...even eating half made my stomach (and probably my arterires) hurt. Never again...I understand the whole thing with family get togethers....I have a HUGE family so we do it once a week...and they eat REALLY bad...and alot of it...Just the other night, we went out to a buffet....A BUFFETT!!! Sometimes, you just have to be strict with your family...I completely deviate myself from what they eat...but I still have supper with them.
Haha, I even picked the bacon out because I don't care for it. I think it was the cheese or mayo that made the whole thing really horrible, for me. But when I was eating it I actually asked "Do I HAVE to?" And my mom said Yes, since me not eating it would ruin the dinner or something.
wow talk about sabotaging your healthy eating by your mom.
You have to eat It to keep the happy family pic up at dinner?
Ugh. Bacon is so disgusting. I don't see how anyone eats it...
If I want a slice of bacon, I want a slice of GOOD bacon, well-prepared and crispy... not something stuck on a fast food burger.
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Yeah, it was kind of waterlogged... :( If there's anything I hate more than eating junk food, it's eating junk food that tastes bad.
No one can force you to eat anything. YOU are the ultimate source to whatever enters your mouth. I mean, if your mom held you at gun point that would be different. But I highly doubt that. If your family keeps "forcing" food on you. Lay down the law and tell them about your new healthy lifestyle.
Next time take charge, be pre-emptive and order something healthy from the menu. Or at least the most healthy option possible. The problem is if you don't order something, your mother will see that void and fill it in with the Baconater. Fill in that gap with something you'll feel half way decent about eating.
good point lfrigo, and wendys of all places has a lot of healthy options you could have chosen instead.. they've got side salads, fruit, baked potatos, chili, and yogurt, i believe.. the baconator was probably the worst possible choice! haha. not to make you feel worse... but next time you can remember the feeling of regret and hopefully not make the same mistake.
I too saw the commercial for the Baconator and went crazy thinking about it until the day came when I slipped off the wagon and had to have it. At the time I didn't know what the calorie count was nor did I care. So, I ate the sandwhich and let me tell you... it was disgusting! Greasy and very little flavor. I beat myself mentally for some time afterwards. Then I found out the calorie count and about died. FYI- Don't be tempted to try this horrible waste of calories!
I cannot believe that they actually named a sandwich that.
Next time get a baked potatoe and a small side salad. Those are probably the healthiest choices on the menu.
I think the Baconator looks absolutely disgusting. Don't get me wrong, I love a burger once and a while, and maybe some bacon for breakfast, but this is just... blehghhghh!
Don't you think they should at least have lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion on it?
Nothing about that sandwich is good, except the protein.
Honestly, I don't like burgers. When my bf cooks beef patties on his George Foreman grill, it's a lot healthier than those fastfood burgers but I still don't like the taste OR the smell.
BUT for some damn weird reason, I've been wanting to eat at those fast food place. I know I'll probably just get grossed out and not finish them but I can't stop thinking about it! The smells from fastfood actually grosses me out and makes me hungry for them. At the same time. I'm so conflicted. But I've been sticking to good healthy food and hasn't fell off the wagon yet. So if I can do it, you can too!! Just tell you mom that you won't let unhealthy stuff touch your mouth.
That's all really good advice, but the whole point for her that day was to prove to me that I "wasn't going to die" from eating something unhealthy. And I know I won't die from fast food once in a while, it's just frustrating to have someone force it on you! And I should have just ordered a salad or something; if I was eating, she wouldn't have offered to "share." Honestly, though, I still really love In-N-Out burgers...and I like Boca burgers, but I think the veggie patties are too salty!
i didnt even know about the baconator or that it was new. i got off the plane and me and my dad went to wendys and he got one so i took a bite(i must have been out of my mind!!!!).and uhm well all i could taste was bacon :p
My husband used to think it was a loving thing to take me to fast food places and buy burgers with bacon ( I absolutely LOVE bacon), even when I was not hungry. But after explaining to him that his "loving concern" for my happiness was a small part of the reason I was 350+ lbs and that it would be much more loving to help me avoid those places/foods (yes, it took him months to break that habit), he now avoids those places/foods whenever we're together, unless I suggest it.
Sometimes I think our loved ones try too hard to make us happy with the things that bring a smile to our faces immediately (i.e. fast food) instead of the things that truly make our lives more satisfying, such as healthy foods that keep the weight down.
I've lost over 130 lbs since my husband and I had our talk, and he'd rather eat a salad at home with me now than a burger with Wendy anytime. I'm sure your mom loves you, and once she really understands what that kind of food has been doing to you, she'll probably be more than happy to support your efforts.
Mmmmmmm, bacon... i'd get it just to eat the bacon and throw the rest away
Would you have shared a 1/2 cup of drained grease from cooking the bacon withyour mother? Even though t he sandwich may have looked good.... the equivelent is still the same...... Think of the end result and try not to let your self fall into the trap! Good Luck!
I laughed when I first saw this commercial a couple months ago. I already knew the expression on my fiance's face before I eve looked over at him. "You're going to have that tomorrow, aren't you?" "Yep," he said. He was ultimately unimpressed. I think fast food has passed the point of being ridiculous. All you can do is laugh at it. *sigh*