Wednesday, July 6, 2011

recently: comfort foods.

Let me tell you about my vice foods: cheesy, carby, potatoe-y, sweet not too too sweet just right sweet.

Recently, I was telling someone something for the sake of pleasant conversation when my regular gym attendance as something "I do" came up.

"What's your goal?" he asked.

I was a little shocked because looking at me maybe he assumed that I needed a goal (obviously) and was asking about it, so I said, "Oh, well, I gained like forty pounds during my last year of college so I'm trying to lose it."

We chatted a bit about stress eating, depression eating (he said he doesn't eat when he's depressed--clearly I do!), yadda yadda...and then he asked something about my trigger foods (He didn't actually use the term "trigger foods"...that would be weird)...

"No, I actually don't eat much meat," I said.

"So then you're a carb person?"       

"No, no...not really...not especially."

But I'm realizing how true it is! Carbs do do it for me...the bread form not really...but carbs especially because they are my favorite comfort foods: think baked macaroni cheese, mashed potatoes, potato salad, french fries, potatoes probably most ways, probably all ways. I have a thing for potatoes!

In the past couple weeks, a couple times I have eaten too much carbs cooking for my family. Too much pasta laid out on my bed painfully filled of food. Last last saturday we had a birthday picnic for Kimberly and I made the mistake of taking leftover mac and cheese and potato salad home! Oh man. That night I wasn't hungry but devoured it all anyway, then was depressed at eating too much like always.

I really think that my off and on decent/bad eating habits are why my weight fluctuates so much. Lesigh. I am definitely going to start going back to OA this week. I know I've been saying this for forever, but clearly I need more help than simply trying to lose the weight. BTW a lot of people get to my blog by searching things like "first OA meeting," so I need to write some more about the program (which I love because it's a spiritual one.)

Happy Wednesday! I'm off to study for a few hours, then a spin class. Tonight is also my second to last GRE prep class. I can't believe I'm taking the exam in almost exactly two week! CRUNCH TIME.



Amanda said...

I waffle between Carb Queen status (potatoes, pasta, drool) and cheese. Lots and lots of marvelous, fatty cheese.

Mix the two together and I'm toast, LOL.

Gretchen @ Honey, I Shrunk the Gretchen! said...

Yup. Carboholic right here. Le sigh.

oh_mg said...

I agree, I'm definitely a carb girl - I'd be fine with never eating meat again, but come between me and some mac 'n' cheese and you might lose an arm. :) I've been trying to find healthy ways to enjoy my favorite "bad" foods so they don't trigger binges. Spaghetti squash mac 'n' cheese is great! Potatoes have a bad rep - a potato has as many calories as an apple, the problem is topping it with lots of high-cal stuff. A little cheese and some broccoli in a baked potato - so good!

He Took MY Last Name said...

I love carbs. I've been eating baked potatoes like crazy. I'm sorry if my tweets have been sending you into a carb frenzy Lexi... I'm just bragging I can eat them :)

I'll be more considerate hehe

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

hahaha, Amanda. I really don't like dairy much, won't drink cow's milk ever but cheese gets me every time. It's like...perfection.

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

huh, good thinking mary! I think your making so much amazing changes :) squash mac and cheese?! would have never thought!

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

lesigh indeed, G. you're the only gretchen I know/have ever know! crazy!

:p pregnant silly :)

Glam,Glitz&Gut said...

Good luck with the studying, gorgeous.

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