This is my McFession.

I feel like this blog has become a dumping ground for admitting many of my bad food choices. Honestly, when I’m pregnant, I make many bad (disgusting) food decisions almost on a daily basis.

I find myself getting into impulse situations where my blood sugar plummets, and takes with it all my self control.

Today, I have a food confession. I’ve developed a bit of a bad habit, even worse than the 9pm cheese stick and pizza roll addiction I use to have.

Almost every Tuesday and Thursday morning, I drive through McDonald’s and get two Egg McMuffins. It all started a few weeks ago when I saw one of the marque signs advertising the sandwiches 2 for $3.

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Since I always have Gage with me, he’s started to dine on those hash browns that come in the greasy paper sleeve. Like he’s starting to whine for them…

Typically, I would write about things like this over here (where I’m documenting my pregnancy), but the all the mean people who live in the comment section would  EAT ME ALIVE and tell me I’m McDammaging my baby or something.

So instead, I’m confessing it over here, we’re we are all non-judgy friends.

One more confession: I *might* be so ashamed of this habit that I dump the wrappers in various public trash receptacles around town so Michael doesn’t see them in our kitchen trash can. Yup, I’m serious.

 

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  1. When I was pregnant with Eli I drove by 2 McDonald’s every day on the way to take Elena to school. At least twice a week I’d get a Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit. I’d try resisting, but by the time I’d get near the last McDonald’s before home it was if my car was on autopilot, headed straight for bacony, greasy, cheesy goodness. I still get one at least every other week. So glad to know I’m not the only one that also feels the need to bury the bag in the giant trash can outside so my husband can’t see the evidence. Since we’re confessing, I also drive through just for a gargantuan Diet Coke sometimes, too.
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  2. Sarah Partain says:

    GASP!!! just kidding…we went thru McD’s earlier this week for a bacon-egg and cheese. That’s really the only thing I can eat there after watching ‘Super size Me’.’ They are really good though!

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  3. i love the bacon egg and cheese biscuits, too. and i have TOtally thrown away the wrapping before coming home. on multiple occasions. :)
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  4. I would probably do the same thing in your situation…hide it from the hubs! I have done worse, much worse so you are NOT over the top at all!!!

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  5. If I was living in town, I surely will be eating more like you :-) But living 30 minutes from any fast food and without a car is helping me to not indulge in that oh so yummy food :-)
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  6. Congratulations on writing a post that made me finally leave a comment and stop lurking. :) I am also guilty of throwing away fast food trash around town so my hubby doesn’t see it. I always feel slightly guilty about it, but never enough to stop doing it! My preggo self is eating a steak & shake milkshake as I type this…….the cup will certainly be burried at the bottom of the trash can! :)

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  7. This is what I’ve done when I had a McD’s obsession. I’d want to double cheeseburgers (I know – those things will kill me) and a coke… but I didn’t want the drive through person to think I was going to eat both double cheeseburgers… so I’d order 2 cokes so it looked like I was on a food run for someone else.
    I’m just going to sign this “Super Sized by Double Cheese”… and sit her being thankful that no one reading this actually knows me. (Oh I hope no one who reads this actually knows me…)

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  8. I also can’t resist and have done the trash thing.

    (whispering) I’ve also used cash, solely for untraceable reasons. Shh, don’t tell.
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  9. you are not alone…
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  10. I normally indulge in my McDonalds weekly habit in private, but a few weeks ago I was bringing my husband to work and he wanted coffee, so we went through the drive thru and I ordered an egg mcmuffin (otherwise known as “the usual”). I then dropped him off at work, and drove across town to a different McDonalds because I still felt I desperately needed a large Diet Coke and hashbrown. But I of course couldn’t face the same drive thru workers. :)

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  11. I may or may not have stopped at BK on my way home from class every Thursday at 10:30pm and tried to keep in on the DL… and I’m not even pregg-o. Luckily Kate didn’t judge me either.
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  12. my weakness is SONIC. i definitely use my allowance on it and throw the trash away at gas stations so dan doesn’t notice, ha! oh, and i’m not pregnant. at least you have that :)

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  13. Yeah, I totally ate McDonald’s for lunch almost every single day while pregnant with my son. Every. Single. Day.

    Sometimes I would even get it with a caffeine-loaded COKE! *GASP* *SHUDDER*

    You’re not alone. :)

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  14. michelle f says:

    I’m NOT pregnant and when I finish working, I stop at a local gas station to buy TWO candy bars. Then I drive around and eat them, alone, with the radio blastime. I throw trash away at a random location. Then drive home and pretend like nothing ever happened.

    No judging here. Only deep like.

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  15. Wait, are you saying that not everyone does this? Because yes. YES of course I have done this, hiding the trash and all.

    My favorite thing about maternity leave was the bacon egg and cheese biscuit that my husband would bring me after working the night shift. (Besides the baby, of course. I mean of COURSE nothing beats the baby, but that breakfast while breastfeeding… HEAVEN.)
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  16. i do this pregnant and not pregnant. and I avoid going to the same McD’s each time so the drive thru workers can’t judge me.

    what?
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  17. Confession. I rotate my Dairy Queens so I don’t become a regular. But I love the butterfinger blizzard too much to give it up!
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  18. I’m not EVEN gonna tell you how many Orea shakes from Chick Fil A I consumed with my 2nd pregnancy!! Mostly because I can’t remember, it was so many.

    And DOZENS of chocolate chip cookies while preggo with K.

    With my first it was anything with marinara sauce, at least that was kinda healthy. You know tomatoes and all.

    And I’ve been known to dispose of all kinds of wrappers around town, when NOT pregnant. :)

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  19. I just got done laughing outloud at your post for a few minutes. When I was pregnant many years ago I used to hide empty donut bags under the car seat on my way to work. Hey, we do what we have to do! Great post!

    Amy

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  20. Nice. My weakness is Chick-fil-a chicken biscuits. Sooo delicious, and I don’t even have a pregnancy to blame my weakness on. And you better bet that when I indulge in something like that (or any other random treat that calls my name in the store check-out line…like the Kit Kat I devoured today), I toss the wrappers in foreign trash cans. Glad I’m not alone in that one.
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  21. I’m about to make you feel better. Ready? Good. During the end of my second trimester/beginning of my third with Dean, Monopoly time hit McDonald’s. I ate there so much that I gained TEN POUNDS in a month. Needless today, my OBGYN was not very happy with me. We all do it, lady. And for what it’s worth, my kid would cut somebody for a McD’s hash brown.
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  22. Well, soon enough you’re McLovin’ will be on the outside and you’ll have to find a new reason to swing by for your Mcfix! ;)
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  23. This post made me laugh and then be grateful that I’m not the only one with junk food dirty secrets. And I’m not pregnant and never have been. Right there with that, fellow non-judgy friend.

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  24. I’ve had a McCraving lately and I’m not even pregnant. I typically get fries and a Coke, but sometimes it’s chicken nuggets. It’s sad but true…. I’m becoming a McJunkie.

    I too dump my wrappers about town… and nobody else even sees in my trash cans.
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  25. McD’s is a must during pregnancy. Chocolate shakes & cheesburgers were a must during my 1st. This time around its fries & their diet coke (b/c it is SO much better).

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  26. it was a sausage, egg and cheese McGriddle for me.. I believe it’s what my backside resembles right now also:)

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  27. I eat McD ALL the time and I’m NOT pregnant. You should really embrace “the baby wants McDonald’s” excuse you have. I support it. :)

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  28. Oh I TOTALLY hear you and I also sneak the containers in random trash bins so my husband donesn’t harp on me for feeding the baby “bad food.” Yesterday I went there TWICE–once for bfast and once for dinner. I love the new peppermint mochas and $1 Mc Chickens.. oh and Mc Nuggets. Sue me I even saw “Food Inc” but still manage to consume them quite often.

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  29. Um I SO did this when I most recently pregnant with twins. Except mine was chicken sandwiches from BK. It GROSSES me out to think about how many I ate. And my husband has NO idea… please don’t tell him!

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  30. Y DU U HAYTE UR BAYBEE?
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    moosh in indy. Reply:

    @moosh in indy., Pass the fries.
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  31. I say, eat what you want to eat. You’re supporting a human life in yours! Tell all those judgy people to back off.
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  32. This made me laugh so hard.
    “McDammaging”… hahahaha.

    “My kid would cut someone for a McD’s hashbrown” …hahaha

    I don’t do fast food, but mine was Iced Lattes from my favorite local coffee shop…a *few* days a week… thats right – whole milk, vanilla syrup and caffeinated espresso – full freaking meal deal.

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  33. Shawn Battle says:

    You’re not alone. I still get one at least every other week. I would probably do the same thing in your situation…hide it from the hubs!
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