Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ironman Training Day 13: Peanut Butter

Hello. My name is Susan Otcenas, and I have a peanut butter problem. Crunchy. With salt.

I don't know what it is about peanut butter, but I crave it. Constantly.

I'm allergic to milk. When I was a kid, I would eat my Rice Krispies with peanut butter. A big blob of peanut butter on my spoon, dipped into the cereal repeatedly, until one or the other was gone. Ah, the memories! But, I'm all grown up, and now I like my peanut butter straight up, no krispies required.

This is especially problematic when I'm trying my best to be in "weight loss mode" as I am now. The hungrier I am, the harder it is to resist the siren song of peanut butter! I've finally resorted to banishing it from my household. I simply have no self-control. If it's in the house, I will move the spoon from jar to mouth to jar to mouth until it's gone.

Sigh. Today I tried to drown my peanut butter sorrows in a pint of sweet cherry tomatoes. It wasn't quite the same somehow. But at least it curbed the hunger.


Swam another mile this morning. All three 500s were sub-11:00. I consider this to be progress.

Here are some swim-specific poolside exercises, courtesy of Adam's Peanut Butter!


  1. You can still have the rice cereal without most of the sugar and poisons :)

  2. ..and I thought I was the only one. When hungry NOTHING is like PB on a spoon!!
    Audrey (aka spindizzy)