This actually started as a comment to Shannon's blog post tonight, but then I thought it would be better as a post on my own.
I *really* don't mean for this to sound as bad as I am sure it will, but the blogosphere seems to be an ok place for this...
How do people have time to eat so much? I have the opposite problem as the vast majority of people and can't keep my weight up. I just don't have a free minute to eat, let alone cook something good and hearty. When the baby was a newborn and I was faced with a short amount of 'free' time and the dilemma of "sleep or eat" I ALWAYS took the sleep. Sleep won, hands down every time. These days I am literally on the go every minute of every day and it is so exhausting, the last thing on my mind is food.
Now, that is not to say that I don't eat. I do. I just somehow don't consume enough to put weight on, I guess. Today I had (and this is fairly typical): half a dozen powdered sugar donettes and a soda for breakfast, the lunch chicken fajitas at On The Border (I try to make lunch my big meal of the day, although work often gets in the way), and I snacked on a peach and pringles while the kids were eating and I was getting their bath and stuff ready. Once I finally get the kids to bed (which is about now, 9 pm) and asleep, I either eat something (often ramen noodles, cereal or a sandwich). If I manage to eat with the kids, then after they're in bed I might have a milkshake and/or popcorn while I prepare bottles, do laundry, do dishes and get stuff ready for the next morning
How do people get so overweight? Getting to the store to buy food, any kind of preparation and the actual consuming all takes a huge amount of time and I just don't understand how people do it... (not to mention that it has to be horrifically expensive)
Single mom to a 35 month old and a 10 month old, I work 50 hours a week, I have a house (and mortgage) and a dog. I NEVER get more than 5 hours of sleep a night (and that's on a good night) and I'm lucky if I can manage to consume something in the evenings before 9:00 pm. I actually should be eating right now, but I am blogging for once, heh.
So there it is.