For the love of food 7/365

Wowsers, I got told I was skinny today.....!!

Well I'm not skinny, I'm sorta flabby in places but I'm not overweight. I know what it is to be overweight. I have been. I also have never been skinny, that I can remember. I've never had a six pack. Maybe I'd like to. 

i don't associate a lively life with bodyweight issues. These issues are all in the head - our happiness and joy - our regret and our hate. 

We are not the sum of our macros. We are the sum of our memories, our happiness and our hope. 

I used to be obsessed with food. I loved eating. I also loved being able to eat everything eating leftovers, always over endulging. Nowadays I've learned to appreciate every time I eat. I'm not obsessed with food. I no longer struggle to constantly think about my next meal. I can go most of the day without eating. Normally a coffee will fill me and fuel me. This is a complete turn around for someone like me, who was obsessed with eating everything. The biggest turning point for me was two years ago when I began training for the marathon. I had to eat so much food that I couldn't face it anymore. I was working so many hours that I didn't have time to eat. I guess my appetite changed. I also had visited a poor region of South East Asia and I think I realised that food was a luxury for us.  

In Ireland we have access to so much food. We overindulge most of the time and we care less if we have o throw out food. Supermarket wars are making food cheaper, but at what cost. I've been living in Galway for nearly two years now and if I were 10 years younger I would have tried every restaurant in town. These days I am happy to try out a fancy restaurant and eat out maybe once every two months or even more. I have learned a far bigger appreciation for food, for the people who prepare it, serve it and for the most part for my Taste buds that ignite.

 

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my birthday at Le Petit Pois, Galway