Bike season is winding down, which means that I need to look more closely at the foods I eat. I wish that I could just eat whatever, but that’s not the case. Well, I could just eat whatever, but I don’t want the resulting weight gain that would go with that 😛
I actually did really well with balancing my eating and all the riding this summer, which I am pleased about. However, that transition is proving to be hard. Cupcake rides are almost over and it is really difficult to fit those into my diet without a lot of exercise – and during the cold months, there isn’t anything I want to do for 3 hours. Not even the bike on the trainer. Boring. Plus, I don’t want to slog exercise just to eat a cupcake. Summer riding is fun with a cupcake tucked in there as a bonus.
Fall is also the time of all the foods I love to eat like baked goods, candy corn !!!!, chowders, ect. Of course, having to really watch how much I take in can make me kind of cranky. Still after many years, I have trouble graciously accepting that I can’t eat that much. Or even as much as I used to just a few years ago. Now that is annoying. It can be hard to watch John be able to eat foods in the evening that I want to have, but he is a man and gets to eat more than I do. Even when he cuts back to lose (he recently got back to his goal weight, btw), it is still more than I can eat.
There are a lot worse things in life than not being able to eat with abandon. It’s certainly a first world problem, but that doesn’t mean I still don’t feel that way. I do accept it, albeit at times in a crotchety complainy way. 😀