I'm not as thin as I was several years ago, when I hit my peak with training, running, and really watching everything I ate. I've settled into a size that works for me - I don't have to be super restrictive on what I can eat and still get away with maintenance, imperfect as it may be. That said, I know that I have been eating more than I need, and I blame part of that on running so much - I'm just weirdly hungry for certain things, and I indulge. I could be doing better on that front, for sure.
It feels like I'm only getting about three days of decent eating in each week - Monday through Wednesday. And it shows - my stomach is bigger than I'd like. I haven't been into eating fresh fruits as often as I used to, and truth be told, same goes for vegetables. I'll eat them if they're put in front of me, but I can't be bothered to purchase and prepare them very often; I also don't crave them like I used to. This isn't the first time I've blogged about getting off on my fruits and veggies, so obviously it's either cyclic for me, or, much as I try to change my habits, the sad truth is that it's not a complete transformation for me...yet.
Adding into the mix is that my stomach reacts unfavorably to running long distances, which means I have to be careful about what I eat, fiber-wise, a couple of days before the run. Thursdays and Fridays are very light on fruit and veggies, and heavier on bread, crackers, and protein. After I do my long run on Saturday, I eat dribs and drabs of food at Blue Baker, but not a lot, as my stomach isn't ready for much food. I'll eat something indulgent for a late lunch/early dinner (cheese enchiladas, or tostadas, along with chips and salsa, of course), and then on Sunday, I'm back to my regular breakfast, but we go out for another late lunch/early dinner, where I usually split another indulgent meal with Jeff (pulled pork sandwich with fries is a favorite), and then we have frozen yogurt, which is oh so conveniently located right next door to our favorite Sunday eatery.
So yeah - after all these years, I am still figuring this out. But even though I'm not super thin, I'm so much better off than when I was a massively overweight, completely sedentary person, so I'll take what I have right now and continue to experience my active, mostly healthy lifestyle in my imperfect way. It's enough for me right now, and I'm happy to be here.