July 11, 2011
Yesterday was my daughter’s 15th birthday. Like many families, it’s tradition that we go out to eat on your birthday. While we could have gone anywhere, she decided she wanted to go to a hamburger joint.
We’d been to Fuddrucker’s and other local hamburger haunts so we were looking for something a little different. We chose a legendary place where none of us had eaten before with a reputation that spans from coast to coast. “Dirty Martin’s Kum-Bak Place”. The place is famous for having some of the tastiest and greasiest hamburgers known to man.
It’s near the “Longhorn worship center”, otherwise known as the University of Texas and it’s been around since 1926. Legend holds that it got its name “Dirty’s” because it still had dirt floors up until 1951.
We got there about 7:30 which is still a little early for their Sunday evening crowd. We had a choice of sitting up front on stools or booths by the grill, a backroom that was sort of a musty cave or outside on picnic tables with cool mist fans. We chose outside with the kool-zone fans.
I ordered the double cheese with mayonnaise, tomato, pickles and lettuce. It came with a mountain of shoestring fries and my wife agreed to order the onion rings with her burger so we could share more of the greasy goodness. Oh yeah! It was cheeseburger heaven. My son didn’t finish his bacon cheese burger so I got the opportunity chase my cheeseburger with a little of his bacon cheeseburger. Does it really get any better than that?
When we got home I had a modest piece of confetti birthday cake in my daughter’s honor, followed by a cup of Intense Chocolate ice cream. It’s chocolate ice cream with lots of solid chunks of chocolate and chocolate syrup. I’d say the name Intense nails it perfectly.
So why am I telling you all of this? Because I didn’t conjure up one ounce of guilt for the things I ate. Nor did I think about the calories I was devouring or worry that it was going to make me phat.
Let me share with you a couple of reasons why. 1) I don’t eat that way every day. 2) Three times a week I use a method of exercise called The 1-5-3 Fat Burning System. It only takes 15 minutes and burns away phat up to 9 times faster than traditional methods of exercise. So it’s like having a control knob for my health and fitness.
You can have this same control knob for your health too.