3,400 calories is my intake for 2 1/2 to 3 DAYS, not ONE meal. I really consider myself to be very into good food and a fan of nice restaurants, but I would really have issues spending that much on ONE meal, and eating that MUCH in one sitting, unless I knew I was going to be on the next episode of Survivor. NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING tastes good enough to me that is worth my thighs rubbing together again... Sorry, TK! :)
I finally weighed in after months of avoiding the scale... a buck ten (I am up just a little, but I was terrified it was going to be more)...overall, I am proud to have maintained this 40 pound loss (um, weight of a small child) for 4 years now.
I guess I am posting about this now because I was basically attacked with personal and intrusive diet questions during a recent interview for our city's major newspaper--and I am still sort of reeling from it. I will stop there, because the piece turned out positively (for the most part, that is).
I was told recently that once I reached 40, I wouldn't care so much, but I think I always will. As much as I love baking/cooking/eating, I highly value not letting my body go to h*ll... :) I was also told that I am missing out on the deliciousness of life--this made me a little sad that someone would see me this way-– I highly disagree. The deliciousness for me is more in how I can please other people with my food and how I can use my cooking/baking to help worthy causes. It tastes much better to me to hear, "That's the best cake I have ever eaten, KD, thank you." than to actually have a piece of it for myself.
That is all...