Eat I 12/31/2008

Hello! It’s the last of 2008 so let’s make it great! Ha, that rhymes and is super cheesy (an added bonus).

After my run I came back home to make some eggs and cereal. I was actually craving both eggs and cereal so I told the BF I would make him eggs (so I could steal some) and I would have cereal. I made a huge bowl of a bunch of cereals with naner and had toast with pumpkin butter. foodies-1258

I love cereal, but it doesn’t ever satisfy my stomach as much as oatmeal. I don’t know what to do. I usually only eat oats in the winter since it is way too hot (especially after a run!) to eat hot oatmeal in the summer in CA or in FL! I should start making muesli and see if that holds me more than cereal.

Also, I have somewhat of a history with cereal. When I used to have more issues with dieting I would binge on bowls of cereal. I have always struggled with just cutting it completely out and trying to find a balance to let myself enjoy it.

The BF’s sister lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw her six months ago. Part of it was that she had a baby 1 year ago and was still losing baby weight of course, but she also credits it with the fact that her baby can’t have dairy so she has had to cut it out of her diet. Hmmm. It makes me consider giving up dairy since she looks so good, but I know it’s just another quick fix bandaide when I would rather make healthy long term changes.

On the other hand – I am reading the China Study and am totally sucked in. Have any of you read it? I am totally behind what the author is saying and I do think what you eat is so important to your health. Every time I read a chapter I walk away saying, “I am going to be full on vegetarian by the time I finish this book.” It has so many great points backed up with solid facts and studies. Me giving up animal products would be the easy part, the BF on the other hand, well, I don’t know how I’m going to keep his heart healthy…


  1. says

    i’m maybe 1/3 of the way through the China Study, but got distracted by another book (and then another) and haven’t really gone back to it.

    i go back and forth about the whole vegetarian/vegan thing. i’ve attempted to be a vegan (that lasted for about 5 days, or until i had some alcohol and was tempted by ice cream), gave up meat except for seafood for a few years, and am now eating pretty much everything in sight. i agree with a lot of the points the author makes but it is pretty hard for me to give up meat/dairy/etc. entirely. when i was training for my first marathon, after a few long runs all i wanted was beef. not chicken, not fish, but straight-up beef. i am sometimes concerned that if i eliminate a bunch from my diet again i’ll get those cravings. i don’t know.

    now i want to go finish the book :)

    happy new year!

  2. runeatrepeat says

    Sara – you speak the truth! It is not easy to actually live a vegan lifestyle,, there are temptations everywhere and it’s hard! I think when you are training for a race of almost any distance it’s important to listen to your body and give it what it needs. It’s hard enough to run that far – I make sure to fuel up right!
    I don’t know what I am going to do about eating meat/dairy, but I want to think it out and be realistic before I make any decisions.

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