It’s become apparent to me that school isn’t good for my health.
And no, it’s not the swine flu. Although that’s not helping.
It’s the food.
It’s all of the other food.
Birthdays, holidays, early dismissals, donuts, fake holidays (Bosses’ Day), people baking for no apparent reason, concession stands, Halloween candy, Christmas cookies, vending machines, lunch meetings, breakfast meetings, and meetings just to get together to eat for no apparent reason.
It’s all very exhausting.
I used to eat better at school than I did at home. Now, it’s just the opposite.
My world is upside down.
School is supposed to be good for you. Now it’s just one sugar-laced treat after another.
The world of food has improved greatly for students. The government has “encouraged” us to take out or limit access to pop machines. We’ve put breakfast programs in place to make sure kids have a good meal to start the day.
We provide lunches with healthier choices.
We limit access to candy bars and chips.
Yet, it is getting worse by the day for adults.
And more importantly (in my mind at least), for me.
10 years ago I could lose 19 pounds during the course of the weekend. This was accomplished by not Super Sizing my meal(s) at McDonald’s.
Now I gain weight after drinking a glass of water.
How do I know this?
Because I weigh after big meals.
Which occur on a weekly basis at (of all places…) school.
This isn’t right.
School is supposed to be where you take your lunch. Where you eat fruit. Where you don’t snack.
Not a place where you eat 14 cookies, 3 cupcakes, and 8 snack size candy bars during your mid-morning snack.
School is undermining my good diet and exercise program.
I need some structure. Not a food free-for-all.
Actually, I need some self-discipline. Any chance someone can leave a cake pan full of that in the lounge?