It is 9:41pm and I just realized I'm hungry. I finished proving a new revision of my ergonomic finger ring program on the VMC and have been pushing aside some strange sensation for hours...it's hunger! I have the shop freezer and refrigerator stocked with food, but tonight Oscar and I are going all out for McDonald's. Give me a number two meal with no pickles and two cherry pies please.
The truth is that I've been eating fast food for years and hear the same thing from almost everyone, "that stuff is so bad for you!". Now I'm beginning to wonder if fast food is really bad for you because I've eaten it at least 4 times a week for about 3 years and I haven't gained a pound. In fact, my fancy scale says my body fat is around 18%. For someone who doesn't work out at the gym, I'm guessing that's an okay number. Does anyone out there know? If so, please fill me in on the facts. I have a lot of energy and have no problem working a 14-hour day so maybe I metabolize all that junk food? Or maybe that food isn't really as bad as they say? I only eat half the french fries and Oscar gets three.
Either way, that reminds me of my college days when I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS for short. I was practicing my trumpet and suddenly it fell to the floor. I didn't drop it! I picked it up and it was dented pretty bad...from a 3-foot drop. I was surprised how badly it was damaged. I started to play again and it fell from my hands a second time. Puzzled, I thought I was losing my mind and put it away. Then I started waking up in the middle of the night with tingling in my hands like they were asleep from lack of circulation. I couldn't do anything about it.
To make a very long story short (I promise to give the long version another time), after two years of suffering with CTS I started using a form of alternative medicine rather than opting for surgery and I WAS HEALED IN ONE DAY. None of my friends believed what I did could be real. They all told me vitamins and natural remedies were a scam. I even read in Scientific American (once my favorite magazine) that vitamins were a useless waste of money. I stopped my subscription! This was another instance of common knowledge that was obviously not knowledge at all, more like fear of the unknown.
So I challenge you...is fast food really bad for you or could you eat it on a regular basis and maintain a healthy mind and body? Regardless, Oscar and I can't wait to eat those plain little cheeseburgers and baked cherry pie! Is this what happens when you live alone for too many years? ;)