Today we are talking about cereal. As you know I go through different food obsessions frequently and like talking all about them until I get sick of them and move onto the next.
At this point in my life, I would choose a bowl of cereal over a bowl of ice cream everyday. I know that is quite shocking but I am currently obsessed with the delicious carbs covered in cold cold milk.
What would HRG be without a self portrait of me posing with my lastest favorite food?
Picture taken earlier this week before I went to the gym. My stomach doesn’t like dairy before I run but loves it before I spin, pump, elliptisize etc.
As I was sitting around working on a class syllabus after school on Friday deciding what cereal suicide I was going to create when I got home from school I started looking back on my cereal relationship.
Why had it been so long since I enjoyed cereal so much? What was the reason that I kept it out of my life until this last summer while staying at my in-laws house? For so long it had been something that I just didn’t even think of eating or buying.
An experience came to mind that I must have pushed back to my subconcious for a long time and I finally remembered.
Freshmen year of college was probably the hardest year of my life. Sure, I had a lot of fun but there were a lot of really LOW POINTS during that year. My roommate hated me and spread some awful rumors about me, leaving me friendless in the dorms (luckily I still had my amazing high school friends that I hung out with a lot).
Anyways, Freshmen year was also a time that I started a diet called Atkins. It sounded perfect to me, a meal plan that allows me to cut out all carbs (aka happiness) from my life and still be considered healthy?
I remember one day in my first sememster of college coming back to my door room alone and getting out a bowl, spoon, milk and my special K low carb variety cereal and eating almost the entire box in one sitting. I was crazy stressed from the engineering calculus class that I was taking, a roommate that hated me, being extremely HUNGRY because I was denying myself the right amount of calories, family situations and breaking up with my high school boyfriend of 3 years that week that I turned to the only food I had in my door room and ate the whole thing. Yes, I am a STRESS EATER.
It obviously made me feel awful and I went straight to bed. The next morning I vowed I would never eat cereal again.
It just became normal to me that I didn’t eat cereal for so long even though I long forgot about that day and why I avoided it.
I guess I thought that I could never trust myself around that food again because I would end up eating the whole box and feeling sick again.
Ha, in your face old brain of mine. I am enjoying my cereal one bowl (actually two bowls) at a time, whether it is an afternoon snack, breakfast or midnight snack while watching movies with Billy.
I have vowed to now make up for all of those years without cereal in my life by enjoying a bowl or two a day.
Good thing my kitchen is stocked up with more than enough to last me a few weeks:)
Did you ever try Atkins or any other fad diet during your life?
-I tried all of them but I think that Atkins was the most extreme for me.
Did you ever have roommate problems?
-Luckily just freshmen year……I do not want to relive that year ha!
Can your stomach handle dairy before a workout?
Since we are having a tribute to cereal what are your top three FAVORITE cereals?
-Oatmeal squares, frosted flakes and mini-wheats.