Friday, September 04, 2009
Food sucks! Actually, it's AMAZING, but it seems like it runs my life, and THAT sucks! When I don't THINK about food it runs my life because I just eat whatever I want whenever I want and we all know where that leads... 5'6" and 332 pounds, THAT'S where it leads! When I DO think about food, it seems it's ALL I think about... eat this, don't eat that. The harder I try to eat right, the more I think about what I'm NOT eating that I want to eat. Whenever hunger strikes, or the clock says it's time to eat, I have to go into my kitchen and make choices about what to eat and not eat. Do you know how many times a day I'm making myself do what I don't want to do and resist what I DO want? How dumb is that?!?!
That's my quota of whining for the day, it's solution time. What am I going to do about this problem? How can a stop food from running my life? Obviously, I can't just stop thinking about food... 400 lbs, here I come! But I can't keep thinking about it as much as I have or I will get angry and frustrated and give up and guess what.... 400 lbs here I come!
The best idea I can come up with is minimizing how often I am faced with making choices. I need to plan my food for the entire day at once. That way, when it's time to eat or I'm hungry, the choice has already been made. Sure, I'll still face temptation to stray from my plan, but at least there's a default plan and I can mindlessly go into the kitchen and follow it instead of perusing the fridge and cupboards trying to look past all the bad choices and decide on a good one. My other idea was to sell all my kids to the gypsies so I can void my house of any tempting foods without facing an angry mob... but they tell me it's illegal to sell children, so I guess that's not really an option.
Ok, practicality time... today's plan
Breakfast: SF NF latte, multi-grain cheerios, apple (already ate this meal)
Snack: veggies and dip
Lunch: 1/2 turkey sandwich, goldfish crackers, tomato (from my garden YUM!)
Snack: Dry multigrain cheerios to take to the movie with me so I don't eat the yummy greasy fatty popcorn
Dinner: Grilled chicken breast, corn on the cob, salad
Snack: Popcorn (what else)
I can DO this!