Yucky Eating

I have two problems with the way I eat.

The first problem is I have huge cravings for sweets. It usually hits around 9 or 10 every night, but I will go through phases where it hits me in the afternoons at work. I want ice cream, cake, cookies, candy. Mostly sweets and carbohydrates with fats mixed in for flavor.

I don’t want this because of any need. I almost always eat enough food at lunch and supper. I just want it because of craving.

The second problem is that when I go out I tend to order a lot and eat everything on my plate. For example, I get the 12 oz. steak instead of the 8 oz., and I totally clean my plate. This habit can get me really burned out on restaurants on vacations, and I usually feel bad afterwards.

I know I’m not alone. I see these problems happening in other people all the time.

How will these excess calories will impact my long-term health?

There’s no time for any more thinking right now. I have a big piece of lemon cake from my wife’s grandmother waiting for me in the refrigerator.

Junk Food Junkie

I am such a junk food junkie.

I eat donuts at work about once a week when someone brings them. I eat pastries at Sunday school. I bought some soft drinks to help keep me awake during my summer class, but I’ve already drunk one at the desk. I have a stash of honey roasted salted peanuts because I get hungry in the late afternoon. Etc. Etc.

Maybe this is OK because there is almost no junk food at my house. Last night I was hungry towards 10:00 PM, and the only convenient thing to eat was Frosted Mini Spooners (a very good and inexpensive Malt-O-Meal knockoff of Kellogg’s Bite Sized Frosted Mini Wheats).

Oh, well. I think I am about 15 pounds below my high school weight, so it’s all good?