Road Trips and Fast Food Addiction

It looks like my “daily weblog” has turned into a weekly weblog at best, but the days have been mostly routine with nothing special going on. I work my English tutor job from seven to noon every weekday, come home, usually sleep, eat, and then go out. Most nights have been nothing to write home about, with a few exceptions.
Some of the more notable nights out were last Wednesday and Thursday nights. Wednesday I hung out with Ardi, Kerstin, and Stani, and it was a pretty fun night. Thursday I hung out with Kenneth’s posse and it was a fun and very long night.
Friday I went to go see Spiderman 2 with a bunch of friends. Most people complained about it saying the ending wasn’t believable. Yeah… Like a man flying through the air and shooting webs is believable in the first place!
Then I’ve taken part in two road trips so far. The first was with my dad to Brno, and the second was to Graz with Kerstin, Stani, and Thorsten. My dad and I just basically walked around Brno a bit. It’s a pretty nice city. I might go there with Thorsten and other(s) this weekend again.
This past Saturday Kerstin, Stani, Thorsten, and I drove to Graz (well, I drove, they rode!) The weather sucked during a great part of our visit, but it was acceptable during lunch, so we ate outside. I had my first wiener schnitzel in months or even years, and it was great. Then we checked out a fake island in the Mur river which was opened last year when Graz was the Cultural Capital of Europe. It started pouring so we went into the Kunsthaus, which was also built for last year. It is an insane whale-formed dark blue building. The entrance fee was only ’Ǩ2.50 for students, which I qualified for although the woman gave me a little remark about my SU ID, saying “these damn American ID cards never have a birth date or a validity date on them.” The Kunsthaus had two main exhibits: The first one we checked out was all videoish and we killed a lot of time watching movies and such. The second was one of those modern interior decorating things. For that cheap entrance fee, the exhibit was definitely worth it.
In other news I sort of noticed yesterday that if I didn’t change my diet soon, I would end up like that guy in the movie Supersize Me, where the director eats nothing but McDonalds three times a day for thirty days. Despite the healthy breakfast I’d been getting every weekday morning at the kids I tutor’s house I had been eating nothing but fast food. Lunch would almost always be a McDonalds value meal, dinner sometimes was at Burger King or Subway (granted it’s “healthy” fast food, but one of the two times I had a meatball sub, which is just as unhealthy). When I didn’t go out for dinner I would heat up a freezer pizza for dinner.
Thank God I have a fast metabolism, or I would weigh 300 pounds by now. However, thinking of that movie and that the real dangers are things such as liver fat and cholesterol, I decided yesterday to do something about it. It is literally possible to be addicted to fast food. Heh, my worst day must have been last Saturday, the day of the Graz trip where the first thing I ate was an Egg McMuffin on the way to pick my friends up. They decided they were hungry too, so we went to McDonalds and I had one of those apple pie things. Lunch was “healthy” at a real restaurant, although wiener schnitzel is breaded boneless pork chop, so its healthiness is questionable. Then I had ice cream before we drove back, upon which I ate a meatball sub from Subway (about the only unhealthy sub they have). As if that wasn’t bad enough, Oliver and I drove to McDonalds at 2 a.m., where I had a supersized McTasty value meal. Daily fat total: About 250 grams!
So yesterday afternoon I decided to change things. I went to the supermarket across the street and bought tons of fruits and vegetables. And, instead of freezer pizza, I bought some healthier frozen stuff to cook up in a pan. Hopefully my life expectancy is going up again!

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