Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Competitive eating...

You know those guys who win the hot dog eating contests by downing 60 in 3 minutes or whatever? Yeah, I could down MAYBE three in an hour. MAYBE! Probably not.

This week, I lost a couple of pounds. I wasn't sick or anything, I just got lazy. You see, for the past 8 months or so, I have been focused on counting my calories every day. I have to make sure I get 2000 a day. This week, I probably averaged 1200-1500 or so. If I don't make an effort, I forget to eat. I could go a week with eating a total of three or four meals and not even feel the slightest bit hungry. I get thirsty, but my entire life I was never hungry.

If my grandma would not have constantly yelled to me in the yard or the basement to come eat, I would have graduated high school at 75 lbs. (Instead I graduated at 110 lbs.) The same is true today. When my mind is focused on other things, I don't even think about food. If you couple that with the fact that I hate the taste of food and hate eating, it makes eating meals a big chore.

My task at the grocery store is to find the smallest amount of food with the highest calorie content. I don't want to have to eat a meal for more than 10 minutes or I get sick of eating and quit. So, small quantity is the key.

Any ideas on foods I might want to try?


Jimmy P said...

McD's is having a deal of $0.99 for their Filet o'Fish sandwich, probably their one item with the most calories (and fat). But soooooo good! Heck, if you get the meal deal with fries, your calorie count will be all set.

Cris said...

Some of those "work out" protein bars taste really bad. That would mean they are good for you, right?