TL A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART (20)If I’m going to maintain this low-carb weight losing lifestyle…  I’ve GOT to get creative!  I thought about all the foods that used to call to me and cause me to go find them.  I say USED TO because I’m talking about FAST FOOD!!!  Cover the kids’ ears, because this could be shocking!

Got ’em covered?  Good.  Okay…  here’s what I want you to do.  Think about your favorite fast food.  Mine is the Market Fresh Turkey & Swiss Sandwich at Arby’s.  Now – what ingredients do I need to say NO to?  The bread…  I have to say NO to the bread.

As far as I can tell, the rest of that sandwich is amazing and legal.  Sliced turkey, sliced Swiss cheese, tomato, red onion and romaine lettuce.  Instead of a traditional salad dressing, I mix mayo and Dijon mustard together and put it in the salad bowl.

And here’s what it looks like:IMG_1502It’s a happy little low-carb lunch!  I didn’t use romaine lettuce because I already had iceberg.  I made this salad for a fraction of the price they charge for the sandwich at Arby’s – and I’ll have enough stuff to make this a few more times!  Yay me!  Success!

There are sub shops that will make any of their sandwiches into salads for you – but you have to ask because some of them don’t have that information posted.  Most restaurants will bend over backwards to make substitutions for you, but ask if the change will cost you extra.  Different places have different policies and it’s best to be on the safe side.  You don’t want to get a big surprise on your check at the end of the meal.emergency-309727_1280

In the KEEP MOVING department…  so far, so good.  I’m going to Planet Fitness 3 days a week and working on the treadmill for 15 minutes, the bike for 15 minutes, leg machines at 20-50 pounds, arm machines at 20-30 pounds and ab machines at 20 pounds – and those things kill me – just being honest.

I’ll never be a skinny person, but I’m doing the best I can.  There are some pretty awesome rewards for being consistent with diet and exercise.  I don’t know why I doubted that it applied to me, but…  surprise – it does!  I’m pretty happy and very pleased that my blood glucose levels and A1c are in normal range.  🙂







Wikipedia provides a wealth of information about drive-through windows, such as how they began and the outrageous places they use them.  Drive-through weddings?  Yep!  You saw it here first!  I didn’t see anything about drive-through divorce, but I’d be for that!  Just kidding!


Everyone has a “drive-thru” story, whether it be good or bad.

My husband hates tomatoes like most people hate laundry day.  He will eat ketchup, salsa and pizza sauce – but tomatoes, forget it!  We were in a hurry and used the drive-through at Burger King (you know, the ones who say you will get it “Your Way”???)  He ordered a regular hamburger with NO TOMATO.

He quickly checked the burger – and there was a big ol’ slice of tomato on it!  The last time I saw that Burger King, there was a tomato slice sliding down the window…  we have not been back.

When I use the drive-thru at the bank, I usually have my dog in the car and they put a milk bone dog biscuit in the basket along with the deposit slip!  I really like that!  Of course, it’d be better if they’d put a dog biscuit and a Snicker’s candy bar in there, but…

One day I went to an Arby’s drive-thru across town.  There was a cast of thousands in the line and I suspect the person taking orders was probably new and a little nervous.  By the time I got to the window to pay, it was quite clear that something was wrong because people in front of me were coming IN to the store to complain.

The orders were not going to the right people – it was a mess.  I decided to just take whatever was in the bag because I didn’t have time to waste inside.  Besides, the poor girl looked so frazzled, I didn’t want to make it worse.

I ended up with an Arby-Q sandwich, and a migraine headache.  Apparently that sauce packs a punch!  Oh well…  life goes on.

Interesting things happen when you have little ones in the car.  Combine that with the fact that we were heading for McDonald’s on Halloween, and it’s a recipe for fun squared!  My friend was in the passenger seat and her daughter was in a car seat in the back.

The guy at the window was a vampire…  and he was pretty convincing!  My friend’s daughter was screaming bloody murder!  For the next ten miles we both tried to console her.  I think it scared the vampire guy a little bit too – he apologized all over the place.  I told him maybe next year he should consider being a clown or something (although some people are scared of clowns – like…  um…  me!)  :-/

Hmm…  maybe I’ll swing by Starbuck’s and use the drive-thru…  that sounds like a good way to celebrate, don’t you think?  🙂