Hungry Kya?

Believe it or not, I wake up hungry. I can eat as soon as I wake up.

This morning, I woke up at 3:45, thanks to daughter having a racking cough, which acts up only at night. I couldn’t go back to sleep, and before I knew it, I was starving. Try as I might, I could not ignore it and go back to sleep. As soon as I wake up, I need to have my fix – breakfast. No matter what time it is. It is, of course, another story that I get hungry if I stay up late in the night – which I rarely do. But sometimes, when I am up reading an un-put-down-able book, I get hungry.

Going back to breakfast hunger. Husband is the exact opposite, he can’t understand the idea of an early/heavy breakfast. Did I mention, not only do I need breakfast, I also need a decently heavy one. Can’t start the day with hunger in my belly! Husband takes ages to wake up, and he can go on until lunch time without feeling the need for breakfast. If he has had a heavy dinner, he doesn’t even feel hungry at lunch time. He happily goes to work without breakfast – much to my horror. I cannot even imagine – even now, after so many years together.

How I envy him, sometimes! I, on the other hand, no matter how heavy the previous meal has been, will be hungry – dot on time. God forbid, I miss a meal – I will be doomed with the most horrid of headaches, and it certainly is not easy on people who cross me then 🙂 Husband, after 11 years of marriage knows better than deny me food 🙂 I find it tough on flights sometimes, when the times get all mixed up – I try to grab a sandwich or something to keep me going, rather than wait for the meal on the flight, like husband does. Some of my friends skip meals to maintain their diets after a heavy meal – I wish I could do that – I somehow cannot. I end up hungry at mealtimes – no matter what.

Daughter, is like me in this regard – she needs her meals on time, and her breakfast as soon as she is up. Which is quite painful when you want a lie-in. ‘Wake up, Amma, I am hungry’. I can’t really complain, because I am happy that I don’t have a struggle on my hands with breakfast time. She eats her food, without any complaint 🙂 On a side note, both of us are morning people, in that sense. She does her homework, reading, all work related stuff before she goes to school, so after school, we are both free to relax. No pressure to finish work before dinner time – thankfully.

So how are you when it comes to hunger? Do you have to start your day with breakfast, or are you alright to skip meals?



This is what happens…Post 3

.. when we shop on an empty stomach..

And we refuse to learn. Despite our theory having been proven right umpteen times!

So much so, that I go shopping only at times when I am not hungry. I run to the supermarket, first thing after dropping off daughter at school, so that I don’t end up stacking up food that I don’t need. Husband, however, is a different story. I think he ends up hungry, whenever he lands in the shops. He is totally disinterested in grocery shopping until he reaches the aisles of his interest – Junk, in our words. Then there is no stopping him. He piles on everything he remotely likes. If the supermarket has a ‘world foods’ section, then there is no end to it.

Have I told you about our Junk cupboard? In every house we have lived in, husband has just one demand, he wants a ‘junk cupboard’ for all his ‘junk’ aka snacks of all sorts. Every time we go shopping, he adds to his collection, only to open the cupboard and realize that he has picked enough snacks to last us years.

He managed to buy this when we stopped at a rest stop on our way back from holiday. This pack of doughnuts though, did not last as long as I thought it would. I was aghast when I saw husband proudly carrying this, but I have to say, we managed to wolf it down, despite all my reservations 😦

I so need a workout now.