Someday I would love to be a normal person when it comes to food. I’d like to just realize I’m hungry & decide what sounds good to eat. As my Weight Watchers leader likes to say, we’re not normal. Yes, I’ve been going to Weight Watchers off & on for more than 20 years. It works for me.
But I still spend way more time thinking about & planning food than I’d like to. I’d love to get to the place where I could go out to dinner the night before my weigh in without getting stressed about what it will do to my weigh in. I’d like to not worry about it when I have an abnormally hungry day.
It’s just me, my husband, 2 dogs & 1 cat. I run the dishwasher every other day; sometimes every day! I don’t get you people who have a dishwasher & wash everything by hand. I spent a lot of money on that dishwasher & besides, I hate cleaning.
And the reason I run the dishwasher a lot is I like to cook & bake. Baking = tasting. Tasting = weight gain (sometimes). Weight gain = gee, maybe I should try running. All roads lead to running. Or so it seems.
So you bake something & think it’s just meh. But you have to take another taste to make sure it’s just meh. Later you find yourself hungry & you think I’ll just take a little bite. And the maybe another . . . and another . . . and we’re running . . . see, I told you all roads lead to running!
Seriously, I don’t punish myself with exercise. One thing I’ve learned over the last 30 years or so is you can’t outexercise a bad diet. But just what leads us to keep eating something that doesn’t really taste great because it has chocolate in it? Or is that just me?
Do you struggle with food, exercise & body image? Eat to live or live to eat?