The last few days I've had some odd gastrointestinal problems.
I gained four pounds suddenly -
and I'll spare you the rest of the details - but suffice it to say - the symptoms were troublesome enough to get me up on the Web MD and study the contents of my toilet bowl closely.
After diagnosing myself with pancreatic issues and malabsorption, I've come to the conclusion that my symptoms may just be due to an over zealous consumption of Greek Kalamata Figs.
But this post is about McDonalds -
I'm a food snob. It's true. I'm also a coffee snob.
With that said - let me tell you how much I enjoyed the Dollar Menu at McDonalds and gas station cappuccinos before embarking on 'The Great Change of 2011'.
I've watched 'Supersize Me'.
I know there are 70 ingredients in the McRib.
I remember finding a chicken hip socket in one of my chicken nuggets.
I've read in places that one McDonalds cheeseburger can represent up to 100 cows.
And yet - sometimes I'm able to shut my mind off and eat the danged things.
It's been months and months since I've had a burger there - and honestly - I don't think I COULD shut my mind off and eat one anymore. The meat freaks me out.
I haven't ingested a nugget since the hip socket incident.
Please don't let your babies eat McDonalds.
I heard about this a week or two ago - and I'm so intrigued by it - I have to do it.
A woman supposedly has had a McDonalds hamburger sitting on her counter for one year and it has remained unchanged.
Now sisters, that's something I gotta see to believe.
I've heard it true of Twinkies - but a meat product?
I was hoping that if I did this experiment - that it would keep Glen and the BoyChild off them for good.
So today - I get the burger.
Several reasons why I think I may fail this experiment -
1. I don't know that I can stand the smell of it - even fresh now - the burgers turn my stomach.
2. What if the cat jumps up and eats it while I'm gone?
and actually - this reason should have been first -
3. I don't think my OCD will allow a rogue cheeseburger to sit out of place in the kitchen for a year.
In fact, I'm going to be surprised if I make it two days.
A cheeseburger shouldn't be sitting somewhere like that - it's just disgusting and it's not tidy at all.
I might have to make a special spot in the basement for it to sit, so I don't have to look at it.
I'll keep you posted with weekly updates and photos of the burger.
I'd like to challenge you today -
Do you think you could make it ONE week without fast food?