My Name Is Kary And I’m An Addict

Surprised guy Fat-froDrugs? No. Alcohol? No. Tobacco? No.

I’m addicted to food. Food Food Glorious FOOD. And it’d be different if I stuffed my face every day with vegetables and tofu. But pretty much the worse the food is for me, the more I love it and want to eat it.

It wasn’t always like this you know. I blame the Body for Life program. I did that for 12+ weeks perfectly and never looked better. It has a “free day” where you can eat as much as you want of whatever you want. Its purpose is two fold: 1) to let you satisfy your cravings and 2) to be a self correcting behavior like when your dad catches you smoking at 12 and he makes you smoke the whole pack so you won’t ever touch cigarettes again. Unfortunately, the second part never worked for me. After the program, every day became free day.

Since then (2001) I have cycled gaining weight in the fall and winter, getting disgusted and then losing it in the spring and summer. Each cycle I gain more and lose a little less. I really just want to find a balance.

I make the worst possible nutrition choices. I guess I feel like “Hey, I’m gonna start being good on Monday so I’ll get the fries and burger and tenders and cheesecake and coke now” except that Monday never comes.

I don’t mind exercising and after a few weeks, the food cravings are significantly diminished. It’s just getting over that hump and being consistent. If I don’t work out, I don’t feel like eating well. If I don’t eat well, I don’t feel like working out.

So, it’s long since the time I needed to be getting my butt in gear. I’m hitting the three zero mile marker this year and when I do, I want to be in the best shape ever.

Plus, I’m seriously limited in my clothes selection right now.

6 thoughts on “My Name Is Kary And I’m An Addict

  1. I’ve got the same problem with my food addiction. Nothing is better, but I have been working on changing that. It’s a slower process for me since I seem to be cheating more and more.

  2. Talk about limited clothing selection. Try having a baby (a great excuse to gain weight), but then working full time and renovating your house…so you have zero time to exercise. Then…to top it all off, you aren’t supposed to “diet” while breast feeding (losing all that fat appearantly can release toxins).
    So…five months later I still have a spare tire and refuse to buy new clothes. New clothes means you accept your fate. No. I’ll keep wearing materinty clothes, thanks : )
    At what point to you think my doctor is going to call my bluff. Maternity pants? Your kid is 7!

  3. I’m with Juliana. I REFUSE to buy a larger size, even though I’m seriously limited in the outfits I can wear from my closet. It wouldn’t take much to get me back in them, but I’m so lazy. That’s pitiful. Maybe on Monday I’ll begin….
    And, we did have a GREAT time at SETC. We won some awards, saw some great shows and hung out with the best folks in the world. (sorry, double comment there-told you I was lazy!)

  4. Well, I am doing something about the ever-expanding waist line come Monday….What? No, really, I’m serious. Really.

    And you’re right we did win some awards, I left some out and have added them to the SETC Recap. =)

  5. Dude, what has happened to you? You are falling apart. You just need some freezing cold morning runs around the neighborhood with RS (not me) telling you to do pull-ups, push-ups, etc.

  6. Staatman has a point. Looks like we’re going to have to send RS your way.
    I can see it now… RS slowly driving behind ya as you jog. He’s in a beat up grey Cadillac (or oldsmobile, I can’t remember) blaring Metallica as he shouts words of encouragement.

    Shorter Staw!!

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