Let's Talk about FOOD!

Sometimes, I wish I didn't think about food so much! As a distance runner, the hunger pangs I have never die down so I'm constantly eating! Don't get me wrong, I love having the luxury of eating everything I love and never gaining a pound, but it just seems unnatural to eat as much as I do! Last year, I had to really portion. If I didn't, I'd gain weight really quickly. But  the only workouts I was doing at the time were 10 minute circuit training videos. Yeah, they did work, but you couldn't eat more than 1500 calories a day (booo calorie counting!).

I guess I'm just in awe of my own eating habits.

The other ladies will remain anonymous, but this is simply a reflection of how
I eat (and look) on the weekends. This was back in 2009.

I eat about 5-6 meals a day, keeping Sunday - Friday evening pretty healthy (I keep a 1.5 "cheat day"...hah). I start every day with breakfast. It's my favorite meal of the day. Probably since it has the most carbs in it [ Lindsey + Carbs = <3 ]. If I'm starved before noon, I usually have a light snack to hold me over. Then there's lunch, an afternoon snack, dinner, and a bedtime snack. Roughly, I probably take in anywhere from 1,800 to 2,300 a day. Maybe it's too much, maybe it's not enough. Whatever the case, I'm maintaining my weight and I'm a happy gal! I eat as my body tells me and it has worked in my favor for some time now.

But enough about food (it's making me hungry), I am happy I made it to my rest days. This week of running was not my favorite. I completed everything I wanted to, but not how I would have liked to. The days I took off last week from pain and soreness really threw me off my a-game. Then, changing my outdoor surroundings to one spot on a treadmill was not something I'm particularly used to or fond of. Hopefully, next week will seem relatively normal. I am thinking of nothing but my marathon in March. At this point, I'm still thinking I'm on schedule.

*fingers crossed*


How many meals do you eat a day?

Do you count your calories?

Does taking days off from running mess up your flow? Does changing your scenery?


  1. From 6am until noon, I snack on the hour. First thing is a pack of regular oatmeal and a pack of sugar free maple brown sugar with half scoop of vanilla protein powder. Take vitamins.
    7 am, kashi bar
    8, banana
    9, 100 calorie pack
    10, 25 plain almonds
    11, some other sort of kashi bar
    Lunch, 1 can tuna with balsamic vinegar, onion, celery and green pepper, 10 wheat crackers.
    3 pm, Clif Bar
    5, workout
    7, low Carb dinner
    The end, repeat....

  2. Wow, that oatmeal sounds pretty banging, honestly. I need to get myself some protein powder.


Professional Blog Designs by pipdig