On-Again, Off-Again: My Relationship With Food
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ah yes, today came (one of) my biggest problems with food. Basically, I eat when I'm bored, and I don't when I'm busy.
Today I was working on a crazy long paper for one of my classes. I worked at the coffee shop on campus from 9:30-2:30, and it was pretty dead, so I was getting a lot of work done. For breakfast I had an Americano with heavy cream, 2 Hormel Pepperoni Stix, and a string cheese. So far, so good. Then I started in on drinking water, and settled in to work on my paper. And worked and worked and worked. Before I knew it, it was 6:00, and I hadn't had anything else to eat all day. So I headed for the store to pick up some salad mix and whatnot, and it was close to 7:00 before I actually sat down and ate. By then I was starving.
This is in direct opposition to last weekend when I was home for Easter. I was bored and there was food/baked goods/candy everywhere, and I ate it all the time. Like I said, I was bored. And it was there.
I need to figure out a better solution to this. Not just to the "eating all the time" part, also the "forgetting to eat" part. I'm not sure what the answer is - it's not that I'm hungry and I just ignore it. I literally don't feel hungry, so I don't think to stop and eat.
Does anybody have similar issues, or ideas on how to deal with it?