Friday, April 6, 2012

Diaries of a fat kid

I'm at work right now and before I got here I went to Taco Bell. I ordered a meal deal #1 which consisted of a chicken burrito, a medium mt. dew (no ice) and a bag of doritos. But as I was ordering I thought to myself, I'm going to still be SUPER hungry if I only eat a meal deal #1. So I said "And can I also get a beefy 5 layer burrito with that also?" (I really did say "also" twice because I get nervous at the drive-thru, but more on that later.)

So I gathered my spoils--totaling a mere $4.04--went home, and scarfed. The burritos tasted like they had been sitting out for 6 hours, but I scarfed nonetheless. I didn't eat the doritos because I got full.
Immediately after I had demolished my $4 worth of reckless abandon, I felt sad. I remembered waking up this morning and looking at myself in the mirror and vowing that I would keep it under control today.
--Don't worry guys, this isn't the part where I tell you that I threw up because I didn't learn anything from that Lifetime movie I watched in middle school. Yeah right, that video was next level scare-tactics.--
But this is the part where I wonder 'how come I can't get control of my life?

Last year around this time I told myself I would do better. I started weight watchers and went to the gym pretty regularly. And guess what? I lost 15 pounds in like 5 months! I was super proud of myself. I bought new clothes and I felt pretty and confident.

Well...then school started and all hell broke loose. I suddenly became completely incapable of controlling my eating habits. I started to justify eating o
ut for every meal because I just "didn't have time to cook." I wigged out over my work/class schedule and started eating huge meals in the middle of the day followed by weird dinners at night and LOTS of soda everywhere in between. Consequently over the last 7 months I don't think I've gained back all 15 pounds, but I'm probably at least halfway there...I don't know for sure. I haven't weighed myself in a while...

Here's my plan though:

I'm going to hit up Weight Watchers on Saturday morning. I'm going to weigh myself and figure out the collateral damage and then commit once again to doing something about it. Then, over the summer when I'm not super busy, I can lose 15 pounds again!

Just to be clear--I don't see myself as extremely overweight. I see myself as pretty normal weight-wise. I don't obsess over the circumference of my thighs, or spend hours playing with my fat while talking to other people about how fat I am. I only do that, like, once or twice a week. As Zack Galifianakis might say "I'M NOT THAT FAT!" But, I don't feel particularly great about myself either. And that's what really counts. I want to escape from the person I've become who gobbles down a McChicken sandwich and a large coke from McDonald's almost daily. NOBODY WANTS TO BE/LOVE THAT PERSON. I'm pretty sure about that.

Eating is emotional and psychological...and thinking about controlling it makes me extremely anxious. It's a guilty pleasure, it's an escape, it's a comfort...it's an ADDICTION.

Basically, I just don't want to have to shell out money for a bunch of new pairs of pants. I want to keep wearing the pants I have! This one's for you, pants.
And for you, Paula.

4 comments:

Stefunny said...

Bahahaha Nice post! Very honest :) A healthy alternative to ice cream or sugary shake that I eat almost daily because I'm obsessed: blend a chopped frozen banana, skim milk, handful of almonds, a splash of vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Blend REALLY well. DELICIOUS! DELICIOUS! DELICIOUS!

Emily Rigby said...

That sounds like a dream! My mom used to make slim fast shakes with frozen bananas every morning. So yum. I need to start that up again. Thanks gurl. :)

Natalie said...

I feel you, girl. I have spiraled out of control recently. It happens. No one is doing Insanity with me anymore.
You and I can rock WW again. We can.

Bridget Smith said...

I've been having this problem too! I use the no-time excuse, but previously I'd eat the "smart ones" frozen dinners (from WW) which are actually pretty delish and healthy and fast. They don't always fill me up though. Another thing that helps me feel healthier is the Jillian Michaels workouts. The DVDs are $10 at Walmart, and while they're pretty hard, they're much more doable than P90X or insanity. They're geared towards a woman's body and they're only 20 min workouts! I feel like I'm going to die towards the end, but I feel SO GOOD afterwards. I'll have to pick up my good habits again when this semester is over and time isn't an issue anymore.