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Portion control containers ....

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I'm thinking about getting some portion control containers and was wondering if any of you use them and have they helped you lose weight.

I love having my meals already ready. Sitting in the refrigerator waiting on me. I saw that "21 day fix" commercial this morning. So that is why I'm thinking about getting something. ... But I want like a weeks worth.

I would do really good with one of those programs where the food is sent to your home. But I can't afford that.

so do any of you use portion control containers? If so what kind? And are they helping you?

Thanks, Becky

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GIVEUP30 8/12/2014 10:55PM

    I just use Tupperware bowls I got years ago and they just keep so well emoticon

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REEDWEEB 8/12/2014 2:23PM

    I just have some simple rubbermaid containers. Some of them actually have how many cups are in each. I bought 1/2 cup, 1 cup and 2 cup containers. I also use the simple zip loc snack bags for things like grapes and nuts. Most of my containers are even dishwasher safe. I too find it helps to have these containers. When you have them, you know EXACTLY the amount to track. I think it's a good idea! emoticon

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NELLIEC 8/11/2014 3:44PM

    I use Lean Cuisine for my lunches and Healthy Choice for my dinners. The only meal I cook from scratch is the eggs I have for breakfast.

The cereal I have at breakfast, I pour into a bowl that is exactly one cup, and has a marking at 1/2 for the milk I put in.

Comment edited on: 8/11/2014 3:46:00 PM

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LJCANNON 8/11/2014 12:15AM

    emoticon Portion Control is a Major Part of any Successful Weight Control Plan. Whether you use Tupperware or the Portion Control Containers you are thinking of, I think it should work. I think you could also consider the Low Calorie Frozen Dinners like Smart Ones, Lean Cuisine, Amy's, or Kashi. Just choose carefully because some of them have INSANELY High Sodium Levels!

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SEATTLE58 8/10/2014 8:50PM

    I don't do that, but I've heard of people having good luck with using good containers that freeze and then freezing lots of different dishes in portions and they're ready to go.

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  I'm a huge fan of tupperware containers!

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Nesting without pregnancy ...

Monday, August 04, 2014

Can we do that? Can we have nesting without being pregnant? Or am I avoiding what I should be doing by doing something else? .....hmmm......
I should be painting the trim in the hallway, but instead I'm cleaning out my kitchen cabinets. Oh they need it, so it's not like I'm just trying to fill my time. But I feel the need to clean them out.
After I straightened up the living room last night, then dusted (at 10) I started working on the cabinets till 11:30 (had to go get kiddo from work). Then jumped back on it this morning. I now have 3 empty shelves! ... and a clothes basket full of glasses that haven't been used in over a year, some NEVER! I had spices and tea that had expired in 2010!!!! Can we say out of sight out of mind??? ... so I might have more than 3 shelves empty now. LOL!
But I should be painting. The cat's scratch tree is laying in the floor (It's the kind that goes from floor to ceiling). The 6 foot ladder is in the foyer. The drop cloth is in the middle of the hall floor. The paint brushes are in plastic bags on the table. I have everything out. There's even the first coat of paint on the trim. So why am I not finishing up that????? wish I had the answers to how my brain works, then maybe I would be able to understand why I do what I do.
And maybe even figure out why my weight is going up, then down, then up again. It isn't going over my start weight, but close. I'll swing a pound a two either way every day. Today I'm down from yesterday. Yesterday I was up from the day before. GRRRRR!!!!! Maybe I should just stay off the scale. haha!!
Oh well I guess I need to get back to my messes. I'll probably finish up the kitchen, it's kind of a mess now. Hope you are having a wonderful fun filled day!

Hey did any of you see an ORANGE moon last night??? It looked so weird.

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KALEWINE 8/9/2014 3:26PM

    My weight fluctuates like crazy too. It can be frustrating at times. Try to just watch for progress over time. Eventually, your lower days should be lower than previously lower days and your higher days should be lower than previous higher days.

As for the painting, I'm not sure. Maybe the cleaning out the kitchen cabinets is more enjoyable. Either way, you're accomplishing something.

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NELLIEC 8/4/2014 4:47PM

    I didn't notice the moon last night.

My weight tends to fluctuate from day to day also. I suspect that is the case with most people. It isn't big dramatic fluctuations, but it is there. However, if your fluctuations are making you nervous, it might be an idea to only weigh in once a week or once a month. It depends on your reaction to the fluctuations.

So why would you be putting off the painting? If you are like me, maybe being up on that ladder makes you feel nervous about falling. Or maybe the odor of fresh paint isn't very good to you. That is something you have to figure out.

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Self sabotaging???

Thursday, July 31, 2014

That's how I feel sometimes. I want to lose weight so I cut my calories back.
Eat a ton of veggies. emoticon emoticon emoticon
Stay away from the junk.
Pounds start coming off. emoticon
Then WHAM!!!
I get hit by fatigue, weakness and wobbliness. emoticon
Now I could understand if I was cutting my calories back to, say, 600 a day. But I'm not. I'm staying between 1100 and 1500 per day.
I haven't been exercising a whole lot. When I pedal on my bike I keep it on level 1, so it's not tiring. And I keep my pedal speed under 12 mph.
This past week I've noticed that I've been sleeping more and needing it. Then last night I felt the fatigue. Now today I'm very wobbly.
So I have to bump up my calories for a few day, quit exercising, and take it easy. So not what I want to be doing, but if I don't I'll have a major fatigue attack that will put me out for months. emoticon emoticon emoticon GRRRRR!!!
Oh well. That's my life. I will still watch my serving size and log. Hopefully this thing won't last to long.

But on the up side ... hubby goes back to work tomorrow!! After 2 months of sick leave because he has been dizzy ... I am so ready to get back to our normal routine! Hope you're having a great day! emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 8/1/2014 4:07PM

    Hmmm, I wonder if hubby passed along a germ to you.

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GIVEUP30 8/1/2014 7:53AM

    Keep up the bike peddling if not eating junk food then you should be able to eat more veggies to keep your strength up. Glad you are still watching your meal sizes... emoticon

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veggie platter

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today I went with the hubs to Cheddar's Casual Cafe to celebrate his grandmothers 96 birthday. I know! 96 years old and still giving out orders and going out to eat! I hope I'm that way when I'm 96.
So anyways, I was a little concerned about their food and what I would eat, if anything. So I went online to see what was on their menu. A whole lot of fattening stuff with out the calories listed. But I saw a Vegetable plate. A salad or soup, and 4 side dishes. ... but what kind of side dishes ..... "Mac & Cheese, Steamed Fresh Broccoli, • Buttered Off-the-cob Corn, • Sweet Baby Carrots, • Freshly Made Coleslaw, • French Fries, • Idaho Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Cheese Casserole, • Southern Green Beans, • Homemade Red Beans & Rice, Fresh Apple & Yogurt Medley."
So I got the salad with NO Ddressing, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, red beans and rice and apple & yogurt. The salad was big enough for a meal, it was probably a good 4 cups of lettuce plus tomatoes and shredded carrots. Then they brought out the veggie plate. OH MY GOODNESS!! It was enough for 2 people!! And so very good! the broccoli was steamed just a bit too long, but it still had a good flavor to it.
Hubby got the chicken tenders and french fries. Which he couldn't eat all of so it came home with all of the veggies!
So tonight I made chicken and cheese quesadillas for him and the kids and I had the rest of my veggies plus his fries! .... and now I'm stuffed again! haha!!
I could find the calories for their food so I had to use other places food, so my calorie count is probably off. I figured my dish was only 479 for all of it. .. not counting the fries. Which isn't bad.
I was really surprised that they had something like that. Just about every place you go to there is meat on everything. So I was able to keep my semi-vegan for another day. emoticon ... oh and I think I've lost more weight than I thought. Scale is showing a difference from yesterday! I might be close to a 5 pound loss. ... and I had cookies last night and my calories are staying between 1200 and 1500. I'll give a day or two before I do an official weigh in.

I hope that you are all having a wonderful evening!!

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PEGGYO 7/31/2014 8:43AM

    sounds like a great time

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LJCANNON 7/31/2014 12:49AM

    emoticon The Veggie Platter sounds delicious! Sounds like you had a Fun Day!

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GIVEUP30 7/30/2014 9:06PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon 96 WOW!!!!!

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SEATTLE58 7/30/2014 7:50PM

    Good for you in making A-1 choices with being in the midst of all those fattening items. Yum, but uh oh!! emoticon I am so proud of you! In my books, you won that test!

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changing of feelings about animal products ....

Saturday, July 26, 2014

.... eating and wearing of them. .......

I stumbled a crossed a web site ... One Green Planet. And it's changing me.

Very slowly, daily.

The other day I decided that I needed to go back on a planned eating regimen. So I got a couple of my books and started looking at the meals. ..And I didn't like what I was seeing. They all had meat and eggs in them. ... I realized that I didn't want to eat that way. I didn't want meat or eggs. Not because it's expensive, or would cause health problems, but because I didn't want an animal to suffer for me to eat when I can plant products and be fed. I don't want a baby to suffer so I can have leather on my feet.

A few months ago I tried to go vegan and failed. I wanted meat. Now tho .... I don't. (well today I don't.) Today I don't even want to buy it for my family.
.... I've been saying for a few years now that I could go vegetarian and not have a problem with it ..... I think if I could find some vegan cheese that tasted like cheese I would go vegan.

I bought a new book called "Happy Herbivore" the other day, going to try some of the "meat" recipes on my family and see if they will eat it. If they do, I'll just need to find some non dairy cheese and my house will be vegan. (.... maybe that will make them get jobs and move out ..... or just get jobs and buys their own food! ~ my 20 and 24 year olds. hubby is happy with a peanut butter sandwich and cold cereal.~)

Well that's my thoughts for today. That web site has other good stuff on it, a lot of cute animal videos and vegan/vegetarian recipes. ... not just bad stuff about the way the animals that we eat are treated.
Hope that you have a wonderful weekend. (lol! after I got you bummed about your steak suffering so you could eat it right?)

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BEEJAY49 7/27/2014 4:08PM

    I hope you have luck with the changing. Personally I want my meat. I don't want to know what they do or how they process it though. LOL! If you really want it, you can do it. :) HUGS!

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GIVEUP30 7/27/2014 6:23AM

    I don't agree with you God made the cow to feed us mike, chicken to geed us eggs, etc/ abut if you can't tell your kids it's time to leave the home nest lie\ke we did our youngest he was 19 and working said time to be on your oun and he is so glad we did that I didn't mind him home for he did his share of helping around the place.
I think if you eat the way you said and your kids don't like it then you can say there's the door. good luck for they should be out on their.

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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 7/26/2014 11:09PM

    I understand your struggles and thoughts. Wishing you success.


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