Thursday, April 10, 2014
Anyone who knows me through SparkPeople knows that I don't have issues with exercise. I enjoy it and I have time for it, so it gets done. I'm not obsessive about it -- I get just over 1000 minutes in per month and a variety of activities make up those minutes, from yoga to walking to step aerobics to DVDs that have me using free weights.
But food, oh food. I tend to be very anxious about my next meal and so I try to eat to fullness at every meal, just in case. I have no idea where this comes from, as there was never a time I went hungry as a child. My blog entries show a constant concern about eating too much, eating dessert, and eating dessert.
Yesterday I had a 10am doctor's appointment and needed to fast for the blood draw. The day before I was VERY concerned about what time I'd eat dinner to minimize my hunger in the morning. I had a Kind bar on standby in my bag so I could have something the second I left the office.
Usually it's pretty quick at the doctor's office, but this time it took a full 2 hours from start to finish. It was a lot of waiting, both for the doctor to see me and for the phlebotomist.
And you know what? I wasn't feeling the anxiety I expected, because I wasn't nearly as hungry as I expected to be. Is a possible conclusion from this exercise that I eat too much? I try to minimize hunger at all times and so perhaps I'm eating more than I need to carry me to the next meal?
Do you have any thoughts on this; do you see something more that I'm not seeing? Your insights are very welcomed. I'd like to try to work past this so I don't feel anxiety over mealtimes.