McRib is Back!

25 Oct

McRib is Back

Many years ago, Kathy and I lived in Central Asia for an entire year.  At the end of that year, when we returned to the United States, our first fast food stop was at McDonald’s where I ate my very first McRib sandwich.  To someone who had been out of the country far from the golden arches, it was marvelous.

Little did I know that it was all a big tease.  Later when I was craving that boneless pork patty on a bun with barbeque sauce, chopped onions, and pickles, it had been removed from the menu.  I was crushed.  However, my spirits revived a year later when it returned to McDonald’s.  But, by the time I actually visited a McDonald’s, it was once again off the menu.

Today, it returned.

“Look!” I cried out to my friend Stephen from Zimbabwe, “McRib is back!”

“What’s a McRib?” he asked.

“It’s a pork sandwich from McDonald’s.”

“Is it made of ribs?”

“Not exactly.”

Nutritional Information on the McRib Sandwich (No, I didn’t eat one)

Calories = 450

Fat Grams = 24

Sodium = 890 mg

Carbohydrates = 34 g

Here’s what I’ve eaten today:

2 Snackwell’s Protein Meal Bars

1 Turkey Sandwich with fat free cheese on whole wheat sandwich thins

1 Red Delicious Apple

1 Ham Sandwich on Whole Wheat with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and green pepper

1 mini-slice pepperoni pizza

1 Serving of Strawberry Nonfat Yogurt

97 oz of water

Supplements I’ve taken today:           

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Multi Vitamin

1 Vitamin C Lozenge


33 Minutes on the elliptical machine

25 pushes on the chest press weight machine

110 crunches on the ab machine

20 minutes of walking

*Disclaimer:  The nutritional information for the McRib sandwich was found at

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