4.24.2009

Food, glorious food!

I am in shark-mode this week. My period is in full swing, and I can’t get enough to eat. Last night I asked my husband to go get me angel food cake, whipped cream, strawberries, and/or brownies, and/or cookies and/or French fries. Luckily for me, he didn’t. So, I ate a bagel with butter and jam. I never understood people who put jam on bagels, because why waste an opportunity to eat cream cheese with jam, but good grief, that is good. Dangerously good, Will Robinson. Today I have a lunch meeting and I ordered a falafel sandwich for myself. Should I have gone with a salad? Yes, but I didn’t. I am so excited for that dang falafel! And tonight, I’m going to an event put on by a local fancy pants chef, where we get to eat tasty little samples of my favorite bad-for-me-but-I-can’t-break-up-with-him-lover, bacon. Baconopolis! My palms get a little sweaty when I think about the bacon carbonara – and the dessert bacon, and sampling bacon by different farmers. All in a lovely venue with my husband and a friend, and a glass of wine. Oh, loveliness.

All this hefty eating should keep the shark at bay, and if it doesn’t someone check me for a tapeworm, because I should not be this hungry. The other thought that lingers is “counting” all of these calories. I had a pleasant weigh in this week, and I know myself, and myself likes to slack off when I’ve had a loss. For some reason I think my diligence can wane, I can relax, because I’ve obviously got this weight loss thing covered. Um, no, you don’t, self. So to make up for yesterday’s and today’s indulgences, I have to be super strict on Saturday and Sunday. I truly believe that it is possible to eat bacon and satisfy a carb craving without guilt, and still lose weight. I can’t deny myself social eating all the time, and the hard part is that I am learning (still) to treat those situations as special, as an exception to the rule, and to re-dedicate myself to good health when that special event is over. Lather, rinse, repeat.

5 comments:

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

Never had the period issue, I'm a guy. I am sure it does some crazy things for you ladies.

Heather said...

I definitely can get like that during TOM so I know the feeling! when i go over the flu a few weeks ago, i was ravenous and wanted to eat everything in sight.I think its fine to splurge during these times so it doesnt get too out of control, but at the same time keep yourself in check by asking whether or not you will feel bad if you eat X. if the answer is yes, then dont. if its no, then go for it.

kristisummer said...

I get the same way. Can't get enough. Anything that is in front of me is immediately ingested.

Cammy said...

Lord, I do know the "I can't stop" feeling! But it looks like you're managing it pretty well.

I agree, living in constant "yummy foods" denial isn't a good way to live at all.

SeaShore said...

I get that way, too. I call it grazing, but I like shark-mode much more! Very accurate description.