Starting to understand portion control but need to control TV snacks!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Time for another blog!

I was a bit naughty and put myself on the scales this morning... not great results but a loss. 0.2kgs. I’m not going to make my March goal at this rate and I know why.... it’s my night time snacking and portion sizes. I’m starting to get the portion size issue. I am serving myself less and as my body is adjusting, I’m finding that I feel full on less now which is great. I need to continue and really think about eating less.

When Mark and I went out for my birthday we went to a gorgeous French restaurant and had the degustation menu... it was about 5 courses and the first few were small bites of food. We both thought they were delicious and ate them slowly to savour the flavours. We also talked about how, when we go to all you can eat Japanese, we eat the same size food in one or two bites. I need to really treat every meal like the French one. Perhaps I should try eating everything with smaller cutlery! I might try that tonight!

I’m still avoiding my jeans. I’ve not been wearing them as before I started my Spark journey they were too tight (and therefore a bit short) and made me feel uncomfortable. I’m a bit nervous about trying them again as I don’t feel that I’ve changed that much so far. Admittedly, I’ve noticed that my waist is slightly more defined but not enough to make other pants feel loose. I will wait until the end of the month. I wear my corduroy pants the most. When I bought them they were a little loose and I have to wear a belt with them... This is the same belt I bought two years ago when I started losing weight with Weight Watchers, only to put it all back on and some.

Last night we took the girls swimming. They have $1 swimming on Tuesdays and the girls loved it. I didn’t get as much exercise as I would have liked as it was busy at the pool and lane swimming was not an option. We’re going to try to make it a weekly event as the girls had so much fun. Unfortunately when we got home the girls were very hungry and dinner took a while. I will have to work out how to have an “instant” healthy meal when we get home.

All in all, I’m still travelling well. I do need to focus more on my goals to stop myself from reaching for peanuts and snacks at night time. I should print out the pictures I took of myself and stick them on the fridge or on the peanut jar! Or just not buy peanuts anymore! I think I am using the peanuts as a substitute for my weakness for Lindt Chocolate with Orange and Almonds which I no longer buy for myself as I can’t trust myself to have just 2 squares.

I need to think of special treats for myself when I get to various goals. Time for more focus and to think about the implications of late night snacking and why I do it.
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