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Aug
28
2013

Nursing makes you completely starving. You go from, “Hey, I feel good. It’s a nice day out. Is that a chipmunk? He’s a cute little guy” to “Get me food NOW before I am forced to eat that stupid furry dumb chipmunk.” It all happens very fast.

I was driving to Bed, Bath & Beyond for the 3rd time in a week. I had of course for the third time forgotten those giant size coupons but since it takes me about 20 minutes to get out of my gated community, there was no turning back.

As I made my way to B to the third power, I suddenly realized I was famished. There were no snacks in the car and I cursed myself for having it cleaned before leaving NY because there weren’t even some lingering goldfish I could scrape up from the ground. Cash was sleeping in his infant seat so I didn’t want to drag him out of the car and take the chance of waking the sleeping baby giant before I got to my destination.

But then I saw it – a Burger King drive thru! the last time I was at Burger King, it was 1989. I could only imagine that BK had embraced the health revolution and was now offering a delicious egg white breakfast sandwich with turkey bacon and low fat feta cheese.

I would be mistaken. Not one healthy option on the menu. Of course I didn’t know this until I went through the drive thru line where I refused to order anything because I wasn’t going to waste a bunch of fat calories on breakfast. And then I got stuck in the drive thru lane because there was nowhere to exit.  I just sat there, trapped and hungry.

Of course, hunger quickly turns to rage and I mentally began preparing the long email I would send to those Burger King corporate big wigs about the importance of offering healthy options on their menu. Because obviously any girl who has an entire house to unpack plus those lingering thank you notes from a baby born 3 months ago, should spend time writing to a fast food joint about nutrition.

I made my Bed, Bath & Beyond run and on the way back, I had another vision of loveliness. A McDonald’s drive thru! I was pretty sure they had some kind of egg white delight McMuffin and I was very excited. I placed my order and was told…

“Breakfast is over ma’am. You have to order off the lunch menu.”

It was 10:36 a.m. Who the hell eats lunch at 10:30 in the morning?

I mean other than my first grader who seriously has to eat lunch at 10:30 am at her school. But hell, I’m not in first grade. I eat lunch when I want too! Except at McDonald’s apparently.

And at that point, I gave up. I pressed “home’ on my GPS and started driving.  I became suspicious when I looked down and the driving time was 20 hours and 52 minutes. Yes, I was following directions back to New York.

As soon as I got home to my Florida address, I emailed Burger King about my breakfast dissatisfaction. I’m sure menu changes are imminent. Plus, next week they start serving the french fry burger so obviously we are on the same page.

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15 Responses to nursing will make you very hungry

  • Tara says:

    Ok…just a few helpful hints. 1) keep your B to the third power coupons in your glove compartment…you never know when you need to just pop in and get a Magic Bullet. 2) McD DOES have an egg white sandwich now for bkfast and it’s pretty damn good …if you get there before 10:30 and 3) DON’T PUT HOME ON YOUR GPS! If someone steals your car, they can press HOME and now they know where you live. Keep HOME as somewhere close to your home but not your actual home.
    Though if someone DID steal your car and HOME was still listed as your NY home, then no worries!

  • Carolina says:

    I found out recently that those BB&B coupons never expire and you can use them on a receipt. Thought you might like to know. :)

  • Besy says:

    Yep BB&B coupons do not expire. Just shove a couple in your diaper bag along with a snack and you will be good to go. If you keep the receipts in the diaper bag, too, you can just bring in your receipt an coupon and they will give you a credit.

  • Steph says:

    Oh wow, I’m impressed with your will power. I could not have driven through and not ordered something when famished by nursing.

  • HonestMum says:

    Not surprised there were no healthy options at BK to be honest but am shocked at your willpower-go girl. Nursing made me constantly hungry too, a bit like PMS but with leaking nipples. Ahh, babies!

  • dahlila says:

    Oh, god. A “going postal” moment for certain. I would have caved at BK.
    I once went thru the a.m. drive-thru on a long road trip. They gave me the “it’s 10:30 line too”. Turns out the town was split ON the time line. The McDs was on the other side of it, one hour later! Postal.

  • Michelle N. says:

    Eek your mention of lingering 3 month old thank yous is reminding me I still have lingering 6 month old ones!!

  • Princess Judy says:

    Who eats lunch at 10:30 am? My ridiculous husband is who. My work schedule is thus that I eat lunch at 1 pm. I get home at 6 pm and he’s dying and I’m fine. I ask him all the time who eats lunch at 10:30 am?!?!! Crazy talk. Also, yeah, Burger King and healthy don’t usually go together in a sentence.

  • K says:

    I’m student teaching right now and my 5th graders eat lunch at 10:35 – which I found ridiculous at first. I’m coming around to it more now as I am usually up at 4:50am and by 10:35 i’ve been awake for six hours. I’m always ready to eat my steering wheel by the time I get home though.

  • Leigh Ann says:

    Okay, so I drove by a BK the other day and saw on the marquee “french fry” and “burger,” one under the other, but I had no idea it was a thing. I just assumed someone was bluntly telling passers by what they served there.

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