Fitness, Food, and Failure
|Me and my favorite food: cake|
I remained relatively the same size and weight from high school through college and maybe my first year or so out of college. But now, I'm developing back rolls and I have Jigglypuff thighs. I've always been active - marching in the colorguard and dancing Flamenco in high school, jogging and cheerleading in college. Now, I walk 40 minutes each way to work and back and jog on the weekends, and I'm still gaining weight. My incredible deductive reasoning skills have lead me to believe that it must be the foods I'm consuming that are contributing to my recent (and quick) weight gain. So what do I eat?
I typically eat two rolls of mentos per day and I often skip breakfast and lunch, instead selecting a bag of Lays potato chips. Once or twice a week, I'll walk to Sweetgreen or Cosi for lunch, but that's the exception. Dinner nowadays is usually either fast food or whatever I have on hand in my kitchen that pairs nicely with two glasses of red. What I'm eating is apparently canceling out any exercise I'm doing. Well, my lack of dietary restrictions coupled with my slowing metabolism is probably a factor somewhere in there too.
I eat slowly, get full quickly, and walk briskly. Surely weight loss should be in there somewhere?
|Baggy tanks hide the stomach pudge|
Perhaps I should just splurge on lots of brightly colored fruits and green, leafy vegetables and pray that I eat them before they rot on my counters. Buy a scale, look at the number when I step on and proceed to cry out a few pounds in despair. Join the military and let them confiscate my contraband and whip me into shape. Lie about a medical condition and get liposuction.
Maybe I should just put little notes on my refrigerator, cabinets, and wallet that simply say "Eat. Less. Food." Are there too many choices in this great country of ours or am I just greedy and gluttonous? I do suppose that there are worse problems than having too many options of yummy food to eat, but it is a problem nonetheless.
To be continued as I continue to figure out exactly what I like to eat, what I should eat, how to lose weight and more importantly maintain a weight I'm comfortable at, and where all these things intersect.
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