Last week I hit 40 miles for the week - only the second time in my running career. And the hunger that has taken a hold of me in the past week seems to be uncontrollable.
Usually I can make it through the day without over eating or over indulging because I pack my food for lunch and snacks and don't have easy access to junk food. But when I go home, the real games begin.
I fall apart during the evenings and usually give into the temptation of the cookie jar. I tried putting the fruit next to the cookie jar in hopes that I would feel guilty and grab fruit instead of cookies. But it hasn't really worked.
I seem to have a bottomless pit in my stomach and there really is no amount of food that can fill me up. I had heard about this syndrome from higher mileage but never really experienced it and it is sure is a battle.
I want to eat right and fuel my body correctly but I am always craving candy or cake or cookies. This week to try and help myself out, I made homemade peanut butter cookies in hopes that eating 4 or 5 or more of these homemade cookies would be better for me than eating lots of the store bought cookies.
I think these games are going to continue as my mileage is not going to decrease anytime soon. I may have to stop having all the sweets in the house because if they aren't there then I wont eat them. Or I may have to just keep working at my self control. It really is going to continue to be a battle!