Fast food one year later

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I think I need to go back to the lo carb thing again also. I'm not doing good at all off of it. I am weak,lol!

    Sorry you are still in pain from your wreck. Maybe if you can get back to working out and using it more it will help. Did they provide you any therapy for it? Prolly not long enough or lots of people get tired of the pain it produces and say it does no good. Glad I don't have any problems like that..........well I do have pain in my back and started taking Ibuprofen as it seems to help some. I have to when I go on my long walks or I am hurting too much when home again. End up walking around like Egor if I don't. Think it's just arthritis from over working my bones!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I heard that too pecan and they added that it wasn't in the milk.................now doesn't that reassure you,lol!

    My friend up the road has cows and offered me some burger for $2. a lb and it's the best tasting stuff all fresh and knowing her cow she got it from wasn't mad at anyone before it was butchered. Think I'll be taking her up on it!
     
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    This is the dent that my forehead left in my gas tank. You can see some drops of blood there, I wasn't there very long..

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    I went into a sweeping right curve at about 85 MPH, tried to make it, then I saw the grass hit my tire. That's the last thing I saw. I figure the handlebars jacked and jerked the bike down. and at that speed, my head slammed into the tank so fast it knocked me out cold. I don't even remember that part. This was that evening, before both eyes swelled up big and purple. Check out the stitches between my eyes...



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    Two weeks later...

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    So my right shoulder is pretty messed up, but working here at the bone clinic, I know a doctor that will shoot some cortisone in it. This needs to be done on a Friday when I have no weekend projects as they want you to rest it afterwards. Meanwhile, I'll be working out trying to build up the muscle around it.

    Back on track about the fast food, check this out...http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/runaway-cow-visits-mcdonalds-drive-through/
     
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    Oh OUCH !!!! The ouch is for you, not the cow ... lol You really healed up nicely though.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    That was a horrible accident and makes me cringe at the size of the dent you left in that tank! They did a good job stitching you up as I see just a bit of a scar above your nose now.

    That's funny a cow getting bored and leaving home to search for some action! Maybe she sensed one of her long lost relatives were in one of those burgers?
     
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    Oh all places for a cow to go, Mcdonalds! I'll bet the drive through employees got a good laugh out of it.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Didn't anybody tell the cow that is the worse place for it to be? that is funny.

    At 2 bucks a pound and knowing the person that raised the cow and how it was raised I sure would get as much as I could. I have gotten meat like that before and it is great tasting.

    Glad you have one tough head bullfrog
     
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    Probably the first beef they have ever seen at McDonalds... :LOL: :LOL:

    BTW, I am still craving McDonalds... LOL
     
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    A lot of us have been wondering.... :question: :question:
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    Honey is supper ready yet
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    you do know that carbs are not the enemy...fast carbs are..sugars, flours, potatoes, etc... slow carbs that are nutrient rich are the way to go. flour and starches like potatoes are metabolized as sugars. theyre also dead calories. no real nutritional value. you want to lose fat? eating alot of mushrooms can help alot...they contain angiogenesis inhibitors..these slow and can even stop the growth of blood vessels in fatty tissues and even tumors. essentially starving out new growth.
    on the plus side for McDonalds...they have publicly announced that they have pulled the pink slurry beef content from their meats.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I'll take any info you can give me koiguy, Bullfrog or anyone to lose weight and stay fit and healthy. Any kind of mushrooms? And raw or cooked? You got any other tips for those good slow carbs? Must be all veggies I assume? I try to get out and walk about 6 miles a day.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Hmmmmmmmmmm, lets see John how far exactly is Ontario from Washington? Keep looking up cuz the moon is getting closer to being your home
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    jw...did you watch the videos (links) i posted in GOOD FOOD FOR GREAT HEALTH.. POST #3? watch and take notes!! they are in order. 4 parts... Dr joel Furhman.
     
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    It is nasty how the burgers & fries do not change... however many state that cooking a burger at home would do the same, not that I am about to try it.

    Kinda sad & funny.... I have a few food allergies (plus numerous other allergies) with Wheat, Yeast, Soy & Whey being my biggest no-no's. I thought for the longest time that McDonald's had soy burgers so I stayed away, when I needed fast food Wendy's is where I went & every time I had a reaction. Then a few years ago I did a little research & they are actually beef.... eat there way to much since it's the only fast food place that I don't have a reaction.

    Most pre packaged fried have wheat on them.... McDonald's also treats their fries with not just Wheat but also Milk (Whey) to keep them from turning brown. Since all other resteraunts use vegitable oil for cooking (SOY) I was quite relieved that they use peanut oil at McDonald's. I get a small reaction when I eat their fries.... nothing to bad so I deal with it.

    My wife has Cilliac..... looks like her 3 kids will have it as well.... what a great household we have :)
     
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    My grandson let out the biggest gasp when we drove by McDonalds and it was no longer there. They tore it down to build a more up to date one. It's hard to cook a home cooked meal when both parents work and the kids are in sports. It's just easier to go through a fast food place.

    Viggen, I bet grocery shopping is a real chore in your household ..lol
     
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    a chore isn't the word....expensive is. The awareness of Cilliac/Gluten Free stuff has really grown but it's not fun paying $5-7 for a bag of rice noodles for pasta or $12 for 4 cup cakes....

    Totaly agree about how difficult it is to cook food, we have 3 kids in select soccer plus I play 2x's a week (my 40+ league game was last night). Chipotle & a few others burrito stores like that I can't eat due to their heavy use of soy. I am also allergic to some peppers.... black mostly.... & chilli powder....
     
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    This is absolutely false. I DID try the experiment at home with a McDonalds cheeseburger and a "made at home" fresh burger and a Sara Lee hamburger bun. The bun on the home made burger dried out and molded underneith petty quickly. There was mold and crawlies on the hamburger under the bun. Nothing ever happened to the Mcdonalds burger other than the bun and meat drying out.


     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I will look at those, thanks koiguy. Copied and sent them to myself in an email but haven't read them yet.
     
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    I looked on the net and found this ....

    Why don't McDonald's hamburgers decompose?

    So why don't fast food burgers and fries decompose in the first place? The knee-jerk answer is often thought to be, "Well they must be made with so many chemicals that even mold won't eat them." While that's part of the answer, it's not the whole story.

    The truth is many processed foods don't decompose and won't be eaten by molds, insects or even rodents. Try leaving a tub of margarine outside in your yard and see if anything bothers to eat it. You'll find that the margarine stays seems immortal, too!

    Potato chips can last for decades. Frozen pizzas are remarkably resistant to decomposition. And you know those processed Christmas sausages and meats sold around the holiday season? You can keep them for years and they'll never rot.

    With meats, the primary reason why they don't decompose is their high sodium content. Salt is a great preservative, as early humans have known for thousands of years. McDonald's meat patties are absolutely loaded with sodium -- so much so that they qualify as "preserved" meat, not even counting the chemicals you might find in the meat.

    To me, there's not much mystery about the meat not decomposing. The real question in my mind is why don't the buns mold? That's the really scary part, since healthy bread begins to mold within days. What could possibly be in McDonald's hamburger buns that would ward off microscopic life for more than two decades?

    As it turns out, unless you're a chemist you probably can't even read the ingredients list out loud. Here's what McDonald's own website says you'll find in their buns:

    Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes), water, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, yeast, soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated soybean oil, contains 2% or less of the following: salt, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, wheat gluten, ammonium sulfate, ammonium chloride, dough conditioners (sodium stearoyl lactylate, datem, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, mono- and diglycerides, ethoxylated monoglycerides, monocalcium phosphate, enzymes, guar gum, calcium peroxide, soy flour), calcium propionate and sodium propionate (preservatives), soy lecithin.

    Great stuff, huh? You gotta especially love the HFCS (diabetes, anyone?), partially-hydrogenated soybean oil (anybody want heart disease?) and the long list of chemicals such as ammonium sulfate and sodium proprionate. Yum. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

    Now here's the truly shocking part about all this: In my estimation, the reason nothing will eat a McDonald's hamburger bun (except a human) is because it's not food!

    No normal animal will perceive a McDonald's hamburger bun as food, and as it turns out, neither will bacteria or fungi. To their senses, it's just not edible stuff. That's why these bionic burger buns just won't decompose.
     
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