Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Motivated eater

I was reading an article in SELF magazine (I got a free subscription), and I found a term that totally describes my relationship with food: motivated eater. You see, normal people will only eat bad stuff when they have it around. Motivated eaters, on the other hand, will go out at midnight in a blizzard to get some ice cream. Yep, that's me. So, it doesn't matter if motivated eaters get rid of all of their junk food. (Well, I guess it can't hurt, but it definitely doesn't solve the problem.)

Case(s) in point: I do not keep packaged dessert items in the house. But, I have been known to whip up a chocolate cake from scratch just so I can eat something sweet. A few weeks ago, I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies. I thought I'd be smart and freeze half of the dough so that I wasn't tempted to eat all of the cookies at once. Well, guess what happened to that dough? It got eaten, bit by bit by bit. If only cookie dough didn't thaw so quickly!

I don't remember what suggestions SELF had to remedy this problem. Should I get rid of all my flour and sugar? Move 30 miles from the nearest Dairy Queen? I think maybe the solution is to become a motivated exerciser. That's a little harder to get motivated about. :)


Sallie said...

I know what you mean! Our Dairy Queen went out of business. That will help me as Blizzards are probably my favorite splurge.

Clint and Whitney said...

me too! unfortunately, we now live less than half a mile from one! yikes!

Carolyn said...

I am totally the same! And I definitely rolled over and went back to sleep when I knew I needed to get up for my weekly kickboxing class today, so the "motivated exercising" doesn't work for me either. As a matter of fact, when I finally did roll out of bed, my first thought was "man, it's too late to get Whataburger for breakfast!"