Pooh was right

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Truer words were never said. This is the way I think. Food is the excitement in my life. For me, food offers thrills and pleasures that other parts of my life do not (can not?) offer.

Why food? Maybe it’s because food can be a thrill a day. Everyday is an opportunity to eat something wonderful. Something that fills your mouth with flavors and sets your whole body tingling. And you have to eat. Every day. Or you’ll die. How cool is that?!!

I hear about people being excited about cars or basketball, and I just don’t see it. Big whoop! Don’t let me drive past a new bakery. I’ll be making a u-turn in the middle of the street just to get back to it. I have a friend who feels the same way. You should hear us when one has found a new restaurant or coffee shop.  We remember everything we had and report in detail. It’s so exciting!

How do I have an exciting life, a thrill a day, without food? Nothing has ever been able to take the place of food before, so I struggle to even imagine what would. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. And don’t say exercise in general, be more specific. I’ve tried a lot of different activities and honestly none of them are as thrilling as a really good bread.

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November 10, 2008. Tags: , , . diet routine, Uncategorized. 2 comments.

I eat

179. I’ve lost three pounds this week. Here’s what I’m doing: I eat in front of the TV and I lose weight. I eat late at night and I lose weight. I eat in a hurry and I lose weight. I eat standing up and I lose weight. I eat mindlessly in front of the computer at work, not stopping until I’ve eaten all the food in front of me and I lose weight. I eat 3 meals a day with a few handfuls of almonds and/or a piece of cheese and I lose weight. I eat apples and I lose weight. I eat a lot and I lose weight. I eat a little and I lose weight.

Here’s what I’m not doing: I’m not starving and desperately trying to wait until at least 12:00 noon to eat my lunch at work because I know if I eat it at 10:30am when I actually become ravenously hungry (even though I waited to eat breakfast until 9:00am) I’ll be super ravenously hungry by 1:00pm and I just didn’t pack that much food, so I’ll probably dig into the candy dish or better yet run somewhere and get a sandwich, which I’ll only eat half of because I don’t want to eat too much and be the lazy glutton that everyone thinks I am just because I’m fat. Do I sound bitter?

I’m almost finished with GCBC; finally I’m on the last chapter. Gary Taubes has a great Op-Ed piece on the whole Vytorin blowup in the NYTimes.  Of course NYT’s Health section totally found doctors who defended Vytorin and were taking it themselves. After reading that article, and GCBC with all the doctors who don’t understand the implications of their own research, I realize I should have gone to medical school. Apparently you don’t have to be that bright.

January 28, 2008. diet routine, Gary Taubes, weight loss. Leave a comment.