Skip to comments.Wendy's says bye to Biggie
Posted on 06/11/2006 12:55:28 PM PDT by billorites
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Sorry...forget all of the fish I mentioned...mercury will kill ya, you know.
Could they give any bigger portions. People in america aren't getting fat enough, and this store is gonna encourage even larger consumption of Sugar stocking sodas!
I'm overweight, and diabetic, I quit drinking sodas, and quit ordering "large" anything in stores, it's just not good for you!
Great for soda companies, bad for your health!
Consuming sugar in and by itself does not cause diabetes.
The correlation of sugar consumption with diabetes is almost always associated with those who are already morbidly obese, those who do no exercise and have other destructive diets, or who already have other health conditions such as alcoholism.
Is that you, Dr. Michael Jacobsen? Of The Center for Science in the Public Interest? Hasn't John Stossel taught you your lesson yet?
You forgot the "sarcasm" tag.
Thank goodness. It was embarrassing ordering "biggie" fries.
I was diagnosed Type Two diabetic three years ago, and been on sugar pills since, wasn't until Last spring when MY obgyn put me on strong estrogen, I started losing weight naturally.
i lost over 60 pounds in less than 6 months, and for years before I took the estrogen, I had been walking 3-4 extra miles a nite, during the work week.
You are misinformed and uneducated bout diabetes and how people are individually, and UNIQUELY affected!
Plus there are other types of diabetes, where there's extreme weight loss, and low sugar. Mine will cause my organs, glands and senses to die slowly in my later years. Others could die instantly.
Since I started the estrogen, and losing weight, my diabetes is better controlled and for the first time in TEN YEARS I have no muscle fatigue, and I am working out and still losing weight. My joints no longer hurt, because of the lack of estrogen in my bones!
You stole my 'thank you.'
You should not be surprised. You should have expected him to say that. These odd stories in the news about freaks and their lawyers suing over food are not the norm and they don't represent the mindset of the regular person.
You gotta be careful, man. There are some very thick skulls out there.
Well, it's hard (okay, next to impossible) to argue that long-term sugar consumption has no linkage with diabetes when your beta cells release insulin in response to sugar and your receptors become desensitized to insulin in the periphery. Exercise does help, of course.
That said, even following your line of reasoning, the odds of becoming morbidly obese increase 1.6 times for each can of sugar-conaining soda a child consumes in a day.
I do. Why?
I work out four times a week, cardio on two other days, and eat Wendy's about twice a week. I usally have a double with cheese and a 'biggie' fry, sometimes with a Coke, sometimes with a Diet Coke. Guess what? I'm not overweight (6'1", around 240 lbs) and don't have type II diabetes. It's called personal responsibility....
Actually if you calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) you are at the low end of the "obesity" range
All kidding aside, but you're right! I hadn't eaten at a Wendy's in a long while, so dropped in for lunch one day not too long ago. Yuck! The burgers had gone from juicy/greasy to square blocks of ground up wallpaper.
The cheese slice was slapped on right before the burger was wrapped, so that by the time I got to the table it was un-melted...heck, cheese wasn't even warm! I brought it back up to the counter. ;op
"We're not allowed to melt it on the burger anymore," explained the stump-shaped chick behind the register.
When I started gaining weight due to my estrogen/metabolism kicking out, because of the Diabetes onslaught, that was out of my control, and a mystery to my doctors, my mom and myself!
Good for you. Glad you had a great start in life! I did too at once!
Must be easy to sit back and ridicule, did you ever have a rough start at anythng in life!?
Until you been in all the shoes of people across the world, with a different life than yours, don't ridicule, mock, or even compare!
You know, this dumping the biggie stuff drives me nuts. Now we have to spend more money for the same amount of food for the family. We used to get one big order of something and share it. Saved lots of money.
That graphic ROCKS.
Hey - I want my extra-DOUBLE LARGE Bucket-o-chicken pizza!
Some people still have to watch sugar intake as diabetes to save their lives daily. Not all obesity is due to just the pancreas breaking down. For some it's hormones, thyroids, and weak adrenaline glands!
WHEN YOU"RE BODY stops producing enzymes, and metabolisms due to the break down of these systems, you can't lose weight.
I was in a fitness club three years straight out of highschool... I worked out three times a week and swam five times a week, and walked everywhere to get places.
And for the three years i was there,, instead of burning fat, all I did was tone what muscle I did have. Lost a whole 30 lbs, and only bout 12" from top to bottom.
And at that time still didn't know I was diabetic. Didn't know bout my weak adrenal glands, or that my estrogen was out of balance.
Wanna hear another side affect to my diabetes onslaught, I entered the hospital last spring, cause I was anemic, loosing sooo much blood due to my reproductive systems disorder! Because of the diabetes!
You need to be a lil more informed than you are to speak out like you do.
Diabetes is as bad as cancer in it's own time!
It brings on strokes in thin people, loss of eyesight in middle age people, and for you men, I hate to tell you what it can do to Your reproductive glands!!!!
With an estimated BMI of 31.7, That would place you well within the obese category unless you are a world class body builder. Even if we assumed that you were very athletic with a well above average muscle to fat ratio, you'd still easily fit into the overweight category.
Lest you think I'm slamming you, my own BMI is just over 26, so I'm hardly thin. I'm in reasonably good shape having just ridden a metric century (62 miles) in 3.5 hours, with a resting heart heart rate in the high 50's, but I'm still packing on way too many pounds.
Sadly, and your post exemplifies this, we've lost all perspective in this country. We don't know what being in shape is supposed to look like anymore.
And how many calories are in a diet coke? Or when I order my iced tea? Hell, go to Quik Trip every morning, and load up a 54oz iced tea (about 15 calories, because I use 3 packets of splenda). Should that be banned?
I happen to like getting a really large drink, one that will last me nearly the entire day.
I am lucky that my family has become informed as to how and why obesity can come about.
Others are not. So instead of being a foot in someones "A$$", Why not be a compassionate soul, and be considerately educated and helpful to your loved ones and friends that are obese!
The disease isn't obesity, the disease is NOT KNOWING!
Be positive or be gone with you!
Oh, and Melas is right, my uncle is always running races, bicycling, and has all his life, and he even has health issues, and a BMI that's high for his activity level.
There are a lot of people who make fun of Richard Simmons, but I've always felt that he's one of the "good guys," and he's ALWAYS been all about personal freedoms and responsibilities. He's someone who's never judgemental towards people who are tremendously overweight, but very supportive towards their getting to a better lifestyle.
He's inspirational, although quite corny, but he's a good guy, and he's really helped a lot of people, because he really does care about them.
And sometimes, that's just simple ignorance, cause one doesn't come across the information. Or because of their social/reading lifestyle, they don't know it's out there to learn about.
Hardees (and Carl's Jr) did that with their "Monster Burger" a while back... 2 x 1/3 pound "thickburgers," 4 slices of bacon, 3 slices of cheese, and mayo! I think that the healthiest thing on the burger are the sesame seeds on the bun! According to MSNBC, it's got 1,420 calories and 107 grams of fat!
I was kinda thinking the same thing about Simmons.
Although they went of out business in KC about 25 or 30 years ago, to this day, the best fast food fried chicken I ever ate was at Shakeys Pizza. It was always a treat to eat there, between the banjo and piano players, and the player piano when they weren't there. I seem to recall the pizza was pretty good too.
On SuperSize Me, there a bit in the "Extra Features" section of the DVD where Spurlock lines up about six large glass bell jars (brand new), and places in each one a different fast-food item; a McDonald's fish filet burger in one jar, a Big Mac in a second jar, a bacon cheese burger from a local burger joint in another jar, and so on.
In one jar he places a large order of McDonald's french fries.
After two weeks he comes back to see how the food has decayed. With the exception of the McDonald's fries, the rest of the food is starting to look really gross; black mold, goopy oozing crap, weird green colors, etc. The McDonald's french fries? Nothing.
He comes back after four weeks. Total gross out. The Big Mac has grown a giant black/green "afro, and has turned to gloop. The McDonald's french fries? Nothing.
At the six week mark he comes back and it's unwatchable. The most grotesque crap in a glass jar you ever seen, bleeeech!
The McDonald's french fries? Lookin' good! Not a spec on them. Like the day they were bought. After six weeks... in a glass jar... at room temperature. Six weeks.
I will never eat McDonald's french fries ever again.
As for BMI, according to that, I should weigh somewhere around 180-185. In the past six months, I've lost 10-12% body fat and put on 25 non-fat lbs from where I started. Sorry, but BMI is a joke.
Which is why the BMI is a crock. My husband is 6'0 and 200 pounds. He weighs the same as when he wrestled in high school. He walks many miles a day because of his job. He's very thin. Yet, according to the BMI is overweight. His dad had the same build when he was in the Marines and had to be submerged in water every time to get an accurate measurement.
Well, as Newbaum Turk says, "You want the big one? I've got the big one!"
Fortunately, we have Whataburger in Texas. Nice juicy, square burgers.
Barry Bonds: 6'2": 228 lbs: 29
David Boreanaz: 6'2": 218 lbs: 28
Tom Brady: 6'4": 225 lbs: 27
President Bush: 5'11": 191 lbs: 26
Nic Cage: 6'1": 210 lbs: 28
George Clooney: 5'11": 211 lbs: 29
Tom Cruise: 5'7": 170 lbs: 26
Matt Damon: 5'11": 187 lbs: 26
Johnny Depp: 5'7": 190 lbs: 27
David Duchovny: 6'0": 212 lbs: 29
Vin Diesel: 6'2": 200 lbs: 26
Cheryl Ford: 6'3": 215 lbs:27
Harrison Ford: 6'1": 218 lbs: 29
Brendan Fraser: 6'3": 234 lbs: 29
Richard Gere: 5'11": 187 lbs: 26
Ethan Hawke: 5'9": 172 lbs: 25
Hugh Jackman: 6'2": 210 lbs: 27
Lebron James: 6'8": 240 lbs: 26
Dale Jarrett: 6'2": 200 lbs: 26
Bobby Labonte: 5'9": 170 lbs: 25
Nick Lachey: 5'10": 180 lbs: 26
Karl Malone: 6'9": 259 lbs: 28
Dr. Phil McGraw: 6'4": 240 lbs: 29
Mark McGuire (playing weight): 6'5": 250 lbs: 30
Donovan McNabb: 6'3": 240 lbs: 30
Yao Ming: 7'6": 310 lbs: 27
Brad Pitt: 6'0": 203 lbs: 28
Keanu Reeves: 6'1": 223 lbs: 29
Cal Ripken: 6'4": 210 lbs: 27
Andy Roddick: 6'2": 197 lbs: 25
Will Smith: 6'2": 210 lbs: 27
Sammy Sosa: 6'0": 220 lbs: 30
Denzel Washington: 6'0": 199 lbs: 27
Bruce Willis: 6'0": 200 lbs: 29
Billy Zane: 6'2": 210 lbs: 27
Mel Gibson 5'9": 214 pounds: 32
Matt LeBlanc: 5'11": 218 lbs: 30
Steve McNair: 6'2": 235 lbs: 30
The Rock (Dwayne Johnson): 6'5": 275 lbs: 33
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 6'2": 257 lbs: 33
Sylvester Stallone: 5'9": 228 lbs: 34
Mike Tyson: 5'11 ½": fighting weight between 218-235: 30-32
According to the government these people are overweight or outright obese. Have you seen the physiques of some of these people? The BMI index is shameful
Disgusting, but if people want it, I guess they can have it.
I hope they never complain (and demand the government intervene) about money problems or the cost of health care, if they choose to spend money on something so unhealthful.
I haven't eaten at Wendy's for a very long time.
After reading your post, I think I'll toss the coupon in the trash.
You can order a "large". The sizes are still there.
Uhhh, that was sarcasm.
Remember back in the old days when they sold those trays of HUGE french fries?
O. M. G........
I sooooo have to get me one of those. I am so frickin hungry right now. Thanks alot man.
I completely agree.
As goofy as he is, he knows that the fight is not what others foist on you, but what you foist on yourself.
Just like anything else, health has to come from the inside out. If it is forced on you, you will rebel.
It would be funny to call "The Rock" a fattie and he'll kick your @$$!
No, a medium Domino's pizza is and has always been 12 inches.
Large is 14 inches.
The small was a 10 inch pizza, but they don't carry it anymore.
I just performed that same experiment with my car. I accidentally left half a tripple whopper and fries in a bag in the backseat of my car when I went on vacation. 1.5 weeks later when I got back from my vacation.... eeeewwwww.... Not much of a smell but it sure does look nasty. I'm just glad no fireants got to it.
Since when is Richard Simmons considered a "regular person"?
LOL, he'd take your computer, shine it up real nice, turn it sideways and stick it straight....well there you go (yes I watched my share of 'rassling back in the 90s). Either him, Vin Diesel, or Mark McGwire. There's a few people I'd consider saying it to but those three, no thanks.
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