Saturday, December 26, 2009
Running for 1, eating for 15!
Before I continue, I must preface this post with the obvious: my latest mild freakout is totally unfounded and ridiculous. However this increased metabolism... holy flaming bananas!
I have never felt like this in my entire life, and it is kind of weirding me out. I'm hungry a few hours after I eat! I recognize I am expending more energy so I start eating bigger meals... and still, I am hungry several hours later. I go to bed... only to wake up a few hours later - HONGRAY!! Yeesh. I suspect it might be somewhat like being a teenage boy, except without the indignities of random erections and zits. Well, ok, with a few zits but at this age it's just plain annoying.
Anyways, I find the whole thing odd. I'm not a dieter per say, however I try to eat healthily. I have never denied myself anything, however I am guilty of portion control on things that have little nutritional value but maximum pleasure value, like cake. Cookies are a separate category. :) Those I indulge in waaay too often. In any case, that crap goes straight to my thighs. I've wrapped my head around the need to eat, but old habits die hard. It just feels wrong.
At the end of it all, I am not complaining. Let's face it, some foods are just enjoyable and getting to eat more of them is not a tragedy of epic proportions. But I hope one of these days I find a way to mitigate being HONGRAY all the time!!