5:2 Diet, Take 3 – Week 4

Another insanely busy week has concluded, which means it is time for me to check in on my weight status, even if my busy schedule hasn’t lessened. This week, there’s a disappointing 0.2 pound loss as I clocked in at 332.0.

One thing that I think hurt me this week was eating before bed. My long hours mean there’s really not a lot of time from when I get home until I have to get into bed (if I want any decent sleep that is). Unfortunately, my shoulders have been giving me grief big time lately, so in order to safely take an Ibuprofen, I want to eat a little something. So while I plan to have a couple of spoonfuls of Meadow Gold Cottage Cheese and a couple or three Triscuit Dill, Sea Salt & Olive Oil crackers (using the crackers to dip into the cottage cheese), that somehow turns into anywhere from eight to twelve crackers, each with a generous helping of cottage cheese on top. ^_^;;;

Triscuit Dill, Sea Salt & Olive Oil

The problem is that once I have a bite, the “feeding frenzy” feeling comes upon me and it is REALLY hard to stop. Even if I do stop at three crackers with cottage cheese, it burns in the back of my head and I want more. Eventually, I’ll give in thinking, “OK, one more” but then I’ve failed for sure because its never just “one more”.

This “feeding frenzy” aspect of me is something that is probably the most difficult thing to overcome, and certainly is the biggest obstacle for me when it comes to losing weight. It is something I’ve had ever since I was a kid and got passed this, “I don’t care much for foods other than Mom’s spaghetti and a few other items” to “Man, food is freaking awesome, most of the time.”  That’s why when I was a young teen, whenever my family would travel to a nearby city for a monthly shopping excursion (hitting the malls, the dreaded fabric stores for my mom, and wherever else was on the list), the best part of the day was going to a place called Duff’s, which was an all you can eat buffet place.

As an aside for those who don’t know, Duff’s was unique among all you can eat buffet places as the main course dishes (meats, hot veggies, breads) were on a carousel.  You got into a cubical space and waited for the food to come to you. The system was pretty nifty because you weren’t getting in the way of another customer. It always seemed like it took forever for the foods you wanted to get too you, but then they seemed to race passed once they’d reached your position. *lol*  Good times. ^_^

Anyway, Duff’s was were I could indulge my young feeding frenzy, and let me tell you, my parent’s definitely got their money’s worth considering how much I could shovel down. Of course, back in those days, I wasn’t big at all, so there were no worries about my eating a ton. Indeed, I was kind of slender up until I started working at a small supermarket, but that’s another tale. The point is, this feeding frenzy aspect as been around for a very long time and it is something I’m going to have to learn to overcome.

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