Day 732: Eating Taco Bell

The last time I ate Taco Bell, I still had a Texas driver’s license.

Lately, The Bell has been calling (or ringing) my name. And while it has taken a lot for me not to eat there, ironically it was my weight loss journey that drove me to go there today.

Back in the day, I would go absolutely crazy at Taco Bell. I would easily burn close to $10 on two Double Deckers Supremes, a Mexican Pizza, and a Crunchwrap Supreme (and an angioplasty in a pear tree!) not to mention a Mountain Dew. So as you can imagine, I have been a little gunshy to go there because I remember those binging sessions (or what I call lunch) and I don’t want to go back to where I was.

So this morning I was starving. I don’t feel well because the weather is doing silly things and I’m just tired. Since I was on my own, I thought “what am I going to do for lunch? HUNGER PAINS ARE STICKING LIKE DUCT TAPE!” and that’s when TB came to mind. Since one of my goals is to be much better with my points, I said to myself “if you’re going to do this, do it right.” So I went to the Taco Bell website and started to look up nutritional facts. Their website is actually very comprehensive and easy to read! I knew they had “Fresco” options, so I looked at those first. So I did the math, gave myself a point allowance on how many points I wanted to use for lunch, and then I wrote down what I wanted as if I was ordering for multiple people. I figured if I stayed with my list, I wouldn’t let my eyes wonder to the drive-thru menu. I ordered two Fresco soft tacos and a Double Decker taco, but then I realized you could get a lighter version of it so I did that instead! I used 13 points which you might say is a lot, but I have no clue how many points my lunch was yesterday, I at least know since the information is provided by Taco Bell. Now, I’m not going to do this every day. I mean, it was really good, but the way birthday cake is good, it’s delicious every once in a while.

So what do you do? When you crave something, do you just eat it? What do you think?



4 thoughts on “Day 732: Eating Taco Bell

  1. It’s really easy to over-order at Taco Bell, which I learned in college. I could also easily hit the $10 mark (quesadilla, soft taco, and whatever the “limited” item was). Now when I go there (I try to keep it to once or maybe twice a month) I am careful not to do that.

    • Yeah that’s very true. When I was in college, they had 49 cent tacos on Sundays so you could throw down a $5 bill and go to town. It was a slippery and glutenous slope. What I’ve definitely learned these past two years is that it’s all about checks and balances. It’s a tough, but doable, challenge.

  2. I think you handled it well. When I cave and indulge, I do just like you did. I research the best option and have that rather than eating my weight in the worst thing on the menu. It usually curbs my craving without setting me back.

  3. Good job! Bf wanted Carl’s Jr last night, and I did the same as you- went to the website and made a list of the friendliest options available for myself. Ended up with a teriyaki turkey burger and a side salad. Added a few figs I had at home to that and it was perfect! It ended up being about 500 calories, which sure beats the 1000 calories the sandwich I wanted at first was by itself!

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