I have a struggle with food. What I mean by this is that I don’t know when to stop eating, I never actually have an appetite to eat anything (anymore at least, school’s dining hall food screwed me up) and I usually eat pretty badly. Does anyone else go through this?
On top of these problems, I am trying to diet. Operative word here: trying. Gotta lose that freshman 10, am I right? Sometimes I look around at the options I have to eat, either in the dining hall at school, the kitchen at work or my own house, and just feel at a loss. Nothing looks good. At that point I’d probably make chocolate chip pancakes and call it a day, no matter which meal it is I’m supposed to be eating.
With my new “diet,” I try to not eat a big breakfast, especially since I’ve been working out in the morning (for real, I’ve been going to Crossfit). I’ll have something 40 minutes before the class and then maybe some strawberries or Special K after. Well, by lunchtime my tummy is getting uncomfortable because of how much it wants food. So, then I proceed to the kitchen where the yacht club I work at gives us lunch (how good of a deal is that? Can you say, “free food"). And then since I’m hungry and talking (a combination which equals not paying attention), I’ll clean my plate --if, of course, it’s a meal I like. If I’m picky about that day’s options, I’ll probably eat a couple pieces of bread or chicken. Sigh, still so hungry. Don’t worry; knowing myself, I’ll balance out everything I didn’t eat during the day with binging at home later that night. (Bowls on top of bowls of Honey Nut Cheerios are my go-to)
I guess you could say this is a pretty bad process. I am in agreement. My biggest problem is snacking at night -- just continuous eating for hours (re: the Honey Nut Cheerio situation). My parents have their respective TVs and the one my brother and I use is in the kitchen. The kitchen! So the problem can never really be fixed.
I need to work on my willpower -- but it's hard! I applaud people I see doing things like running outside on the road, especially if it's uphill and midday. Everyone can see you. You’re choosing to run? You go, Glen Coco.
S,o anyway, I’m working on my whole willpower thing, to stop eating when I should and to eat healthy and proper amounts. I’ll keep you posted on my possible progress throughout the summer.