The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

Late Night in Chinatown

Actually, I wasn't in Chinatown that late, but my nutrition and diet class ended a lot later than usual, aka, it actually ended when it was supposed to (around 7:30 PM). The class was pretty interesting and told me that the way I eat isn't very good. Apparently, I portray a lot of the symptoms of binge eating disorder. Before I was on my way to being orthorexic and now I'm on my way to being a binge eater. Lovely.

I have no idea why I find it so hard to control what I eat sometimes. I mean, today I was crazy to eat all that angel food cake, but it felt like nothing (I guess that's the point of angel food cake). I'm not so digusted with the amount of food I eat that I eat alone, though. I tend to eat a lot around other people, actually. I don't really have binge eating disorder, but I hate displaying any symptoms of eating disorders. Everyone probably has some symptoms, but I don't know anyone who seems to have as much of a problem with eating as I do without actually having a serious problem. And I talk about food a lot more than normal people it seems... doesn't help having this blog, eh?

So. Chinatown. I decided to stop into Chinatown on my walk back to my dorm from campus (from Bleeker Street to Water Street) and it took less than 40 minutes. Not bad. It was colder than I thought it would be through so I had some respiratory constriction (I've had asthma since I was little for whatever reason). I was on a mission to get dumplings and I'm happy to report that the dumpling place on Grand Street near Mott makes MM YUMMY DUMPLINGS, YES. I bought a bag of 50 mushroom, cabbage and rice noodle dumplings for $11. I have since eaten about 15 of them. Damn, that was too many. I also bought three persimmons and a bundle of spinach. I'm lacking veggies inside my belly. :( And I did the very, VERY bad thing of going to a bakery on Mott St that was having a SALE, of all things. I've never been to a bakery in Chinatown that was having a sale. Three various buns for $1. Yeah, I'm screwed.

So I do eat a lot. No surprise for those who know me. Tomorrow I don't have any classes so I'll probably stay in my room all day pigging out on delicious dumplings.


UPDATE: I ate too much. I feel like dying. DEATH.


Danielle / December 9, 2009 1:44 PM

Oh my God you sound like me.

I used to follow your blog when I was in the nutrition/dietetics program at NYU (2ish years ago). I just looked up your blog again because I had some free time and your referenced your first entry in a recent post. I went back to look at some of your first posts and I can't stop laughing.

I thought I showed symptoms of orthorexia when I took that stupid class (with Lisa Young?) and then when we got to binge eating I thought I had symptoms of that too!

And the whole empty fridge-- yeah mine too, but it sucks that my roommates have food on their shelves... I eat more of their food than i do of my own!

Anyhow, just wanted to shout hello and let you know there's another reader whose been enjoying your stuff.

roboppy / December 12, 2009 11:50 PM

Danielle: Thanks for reading! I'm glad your response is laughter. As opposed to...yawning. :) I still eat more than I should, but it's different than when this post was written. Don't really eat anything at home, at least...cos I eat out 99% of the time. ;_; Doh. I really have to work on that "eating too much" thing...

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