Eating for the better…

I was reading a story over on FARK earlier this evening about school lunches being unhealthy, and how kids would much rather eat burgers and pizza rather than healthy food, and how they’d rather drink soda than water. I just chuckled and shook my head, and it suddenly dawned on me that I wasn’t so different a few months ago.

Typically I would eat burgers and pizza whenever possible. I’d drink soda relatively often. Snacking was extremely common for me. Dessert was almost required. Not only that, the only exercise I would get would be when I carried heavy equipment between locations. It really was no wonder that I ballooned up to 258 pounds.

These days, though? I actively avoid snacking, even when offered. I drink sodas maybe twice during the weekend, and even then it’s Caffeine Free Diet Coke. Other than decaffeinated coffee in the morning, I almost always drink water. My typical lunch is either a salad or a small sandwich from Subway or Quizno’s. My dinners are reasonable. I also exercise regularly.

In fact, the only time I even eat burgers or have dessert now is when I have my once-a-week splurge meal. Even then, I oftentimes do something like have a side salad instead of fries. In fact, the last time I had fast food (other than Subway or Quizno’s) was before I changed my diet and exercise habits. The funny thing is, I don’t feel a desire to have any still.

It’s just funny to me these days. I used to be a big burger/pizza person, but these days I’m more likely to have a salad, a small sandwich, Chinese, or sushi. It’s definitely different for me, but I have to admit, I’m feeling better for it. If what others say is anything to go by, I’m definitely looking better for it. I’m just glad I can’t see myself falling off the wagon now. This isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle change, and I think I’m used to that now. :-)