“The truth is, if I were going to lose weight successfully, I would have to think about what I eat constantly. I cannot imagine a life more boring and a more time-consuming obsession than being preoccupied with watching what I eat. I mean, maybe being in a coma would be more boring, but at least then you’re free to dream about all of your favorite foods.”
~ Mindy Kaling, Why Not Me?
I read Mindy Kaling’s latest book, Why Not Me?, last week and I really related to the quote above. I fucking hate counting my calories, but if I’m going to do this, that’s what I have to do. I guess the question is, what’s more important? Living my life or being skinny?
When I put it that way, it sounds ridiculous to choose being skinny. What’s more important? Saving myself 5 minutes of tedious work a day or being healthy? That certainly changes the perspective.
I still really wish that I could choose to care less about my appearance because thinking about what I eat constantly is fucking boring.
Anyway, when I wrote about tracking calories a few weeks ago, I pointed out that when I include exercise to offset my calorie intake it results in a yo-yo diet that’s hard to keep, because it’s so inconsistent. However, I’ve found the past two weeks, that it’s really hard to not eat a TON after I run or take a class and burn 200-400 calories. I’m starving. And I need to eat.
So, now I’m not sure what the right answer is. For a little bit, I will log my exercise and track my net calories (so total calories consumed less extra calories burned) and see how that works.