I’m a mood dependent eater. A lot of what I eat each every meal time: breakfast, merienda, lunch, dinner, midnight snack, everyday really depends on the general mood I have. Am I happy and want something sunshiney to brighten up my morning like slices of sweet pineapple? Do I feel manly and want some MEAT (insert Flintstone club waving and Tarzan chest thumping here), a huge slab of steak with some buttery mash and veg? Am I feeling blue and want something rich, creamy and salty like a bowl of al dente, cheesy carbonara? I do plan our menu, but go off-tangent a number of times because of my mood swings.
Gifts are meant to be appreciated and taken care of, especially if of great value. Yet isn’t it such an irony that the gift of the greatest value is something that we don’t appreciate and take care of. Life is the greatest gift that God has given to each of us, yet we fail to appreciate it and take care of it.
I am so guilty of this. I haven’t been taking care of my life recently, so I have been falling sick again and again and again.
I have to get up at 715AM for another food adventure, but I’m too stuffed with grilled meats and vegetables, pulao rice, Arabic bread to get some decent shut eye. Another day, another chance to stuff myself silly. But I want to stop the gorging without stopping the eating! *on the verge of crying*
I am not ashamed to say that I eat at fast food chains. In fact, I used to work with one back in the Philippines. We all know that they do offer very unhealthy, fried, processed food. But once in a while, it is worth to indulge in something so sinful (but admittedly very affordable!), especially with someone you love.
Speaking of sinful, I am extra guilty because I indulged in another diet cheat day with The Husband, who, again, prepared for a surprise date for us — a night of Dubai Shopping Festival fireworks by Dubai Festival City and a tasting of the new limited edition McDonald’s Mega Mac. The billboards along major thoroughfares in Dubai intrigued us for the past days. Is it really double the size and taste as it claims to be? This was our chance to prove if there is truth in their advertising…
I promised myself that this 2012 I will lose all 20 lbs I gained ever since I got here to Dubai. Basically that’s deflating my round self by some stroke of magic. Since we all know that when it comes to dieting, there is no such thing as magic; I have to subscribe to the ancient art of discipline since I do still want to eat basically anything and everything I want in moderation, so set myself some simple rules to follow. Here are the rules on how I stop myself from cheating on my diet:
I can’t even if I need to. That’s for sure. Food is most probably the only luxury I have in me, and taking it away entirely would be GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH! Crazeh!
But one thing I chose to stop doing (at least take a break from) is reading food writing. I’ve been devouring food book after food book for the past 5-months. My mind wants to move out of that comfort zone and explore something different.
Ever since I was a child, 5 years old to be exact, I’ve lived a very, very busy life. It was literally life in the fast lane! How can a 5-year old lead a busy schedule? Here’s how…
To diet or not to diet? Now that IS the question.
Unfortunately for me, my voracious appetite was not paired with a Speedy Gonzales metabolism. So all the food that I devour goes directly to my hips…and more. So almost every single day, I ask myself the question: to diet or not to diet?