Wednesday, May 21, 2014


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.


  1. I totally agree! I eat better on weekdays when I work because I have time to actually eat lunch. On weekends, I usually eat something small off the twins' breakfast plate and wait till dinner time (when the twins are asleep) to eat my first meal.

    All that being said, my metabolism has slowed down since I'm barely eating and barely exercising. I haven't gained weight, but my muscle mass has gone which makes me shudder to think what has replaced it!

  2. Oh, but there's donuts and cookies and poptarts, and all the wonderful things that only take a minute to eat and are full of calories! LOL

    Though I have to say, right now I eat every single meal with Finn (when I'm home). That will probably change some when Zachary is eating solids and needs me to feed him, but right now we eat the same things and eat at the same time. I never thought I'd be able to make that work, but so far it is and I love it.