I have a problem. My problem is food. Basically, I like food too much. Not just any food, either. Mostly I like food that is really crappy for me. I eat way too much fried food. Too much processed food. Too much bacon.
My excuse is that I exercise so that I can eat what I want. In reality, though, I eat because I like food. I like the taste. I like texture. I eat when I’m not hungry – just because it’s there. I eat too many chips. Too many Buffalo wings. Too many fries. I always clean my plate, even if I’m full. I like ice cream too much.
I’ve gained almost 15 pounds since I finished my Ironman back in November.
So, I’m making a resolution (is it weird to make a resolution in the fourth month of the year?). Here it is. I’m giving up fried food, cookies, deserts, processed food, etc. My goal is to give these things up forever, but I need to be realistic about that. I, therefore, will take baby steps. At this point, I’m giving up this stuff for the remainder of April. I’ll re-set the goal and make changes as needed at the beginning of May. I’m tempted to give up sodas too, but not sure that I can really accomplish that. Also – I’m going to be more cognizant of portion size…try to reduce 2nd helpings, etc.
Wish me luck. It’s way too easy to say I’m going to do this stuff, and then not do it. The proof will be in the pudding (pun intended).
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