September 01, 2009

I Can't Stop Eating!

It's September 1, more than 5 weeks since my Ironman finish on July 26 and I have been on a non-stop food fest. I can't stop eating! The hunger is insatiable. I don't think I've gained that much weight but I am not doing much to burn the calories either. I have run exactly 4X with no biking or swimming since then so I am not in need of the calories. When I was training for IM, I ate like crazy too but during that time I needed to. Now, it's just that I can't satisfy the hunger.

Look at what I ate yesterday, a typical day:

2 eight ounce glasses OJ
2 cups of coffee
2 bananas
1 bowl of Oatmeal Squares cereal
1 English muffin w/peanut butter
1 Kashi granola bar
1 Capri Sun lemonade
1 Turkey sandwich (lettuce, cheese, mayo) on sub roll
10 small pretzels
3 bottles of water
2 glasses of Iced tea
1 plate of spaghetti with meatballs
5 pieces of Italian bread with butter
1 serving of broccoli
1 small piece of carrot cake
1 decaf coffee

Does this seem a lot? When I weighed in at Ironman I was 192 pounds. I am guessing that I probably lost 3 0r 4 pounds during the race. This makes my post-race weight at about 188. My guess is that I have gained about 7 pounds back. Not that I am watching my weight. Don't get me wrong. But this hunger. It's getting to me. Then again I do love to eat.

1 comment:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Training seems eating feel a lot more guiltless :) So what's next?