People ask me how do you get to be over 400 pounds. Okay, no one actually asked me that. A guy yelled one time across the room at me “Jesus, how did you get so fat.” Alas, it stuck with me, but it does bring up a good point. You do not see a lot of 400 pound people out there. So I did a little research, asked a few top professionals, and came up with this assessment:

To be over 400 pounds, you eat ALOT of food!!!

It’s the truth. And I am not talking about sneaking a extra piece of cake, or seconds at Thanksgiving dinner, I am talking about a huge amount of food. And that was me, a big time eater. I was the Pete Rose of eating. The best in my day, and no one came close ( I guess you could also throw in I “gambled” with my health). My biggest vice was fast food. I don’ t think you will believe me when I type this, but I am going to tell you what I would get through the drive-thru at certain restaurants, and this would happen more than once a day ( Like I would ever go in and eat):

McDonald’s- Breakfast (I rarely ate breakfast, but if I did, McDonald’s would be the only place)- Steak McGriddle (Yes, it is not on the menu, but they will make it), 2 Sausage biscuits, 4 breakfast burritos, large Diet Lemonade.
Dinner- 4 $1 double cheeseburgers, 1 Big Mac, 1 Grilled Chicken Sandwich, 2 $1 Spicy Chicken Sandwiches, large Diet Lemonade

Burger King- 2 Whopper Jr.with cheese, no tomato, 1 Chicken Sandwich and 1 Tendergrill Sandwich, 1 Triple BK Stacker, and a large Oreo Milkshake (I do not know if they still have these)

Arby’s- 3 Cheddar beef Sandwiches, 1 Market Fresh Reuben, 3 Cherry Turnovers, 1 Diet lemonade

Wendy’s- 4 $1 Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxes, 1 Chicken Sandwich, 1 Double Cheeseburger, no tomato, and a Biggie Diet lemonade

Chili’s- 1 Triple Play (Double Chicken Crispers and Shanghai Wings), Explosion Quesadilla Salad, Chicken Rach sandwich, but Honey Chipolte sauce instead of Wing Sauce, and a Paradise Pie

These are just a few examples, and this would be at least twice a day. For some reason, I think I used to justify what I ate because I never got fries, nor did I ever get a regular soda. In fact, i got to 400 pounds, and I have not had a true regular soda since 1990. I would eat these in my car on the way to and from work, away from everyone.

When I would get home from work, I would eat again because I did not want my wife to know I already ate. And the home meal was not so great either. 90% of the time it was Chinese food. I know you have read about Chinese food, so please let me reiterate that this is the most unhealthy food out there. For one, have you ever walked into a Chinese restaurant that everyone was friendly, or the back door was not open, or it was spotless. Second, I have made Chinese food before, it is sugar, oil, and corn starch. Dont be fooled because you buy soy sauce at the store, and say “Hmmmm, not a lot of calories.”

This is why for the last year of my life, I have been eating much better, and I made a little blog. I call it the Anti-Jared not because I hate Jared. As a matter of fact, I think anyone who loses weight is awesome. It is a accomplishment, no matter what. I would never do it, but it does take courage to have a surgery, and I commend anyone who makes a commitment to lose weight.

But…… don’t piss on my shoes and tell me it is raining. No one loses weight by eating fast-food everyday, no matter what you tell me. I see the point to eating out, but I refuse to listen to someone who says they lost 200 pounds by eating a sub every day. It is ridiculous. Do you really think I want my health to be determined by a 18 year old kid making $8 per hour not happy with life. How do I know he portioned the meats properly. How do I know he gave me the FF sauce instead of the regular? I don’t know, and if I eat out once in a while, I don’t care.

Truth be told, I have not eaten in a fast food establishment for over 9 months now, and I dont miss a thing.

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