Saturday, August 20, 2011
I have been reflecting on how weight gain or loss is all about habits. Same true for marriage. The individuals develop bad emotional habits, but I read that in a book somewhere and I do not know how people can go about changing things like that!! But I know what they mean. He does X, and you have a habit and react Y. Y is not the only way to react. Then Y makes him react with Z. Spirals downward.
I digress. Good news. I found myself developing a habit without conscious thought!!! Wow. Since getting serious with Spark, I have been trying really hard to measure, sometimes I remember, sometimes I don't. But the other night, I found myself using a measuring cup instead of a large spoon to put pasta on the plate of both myself and my fiance. (Up to this point, I did not let him know what I was doing for fear of seeming obsessive compulsive) I did not do it on purpose, but I measured out exactly one cup, which is 2 ounces, which is 200 calories (correct me if I am wrong)
Then this morning I put sugar in my coffee and I realized I could replace the little spoon in the sugar bowl with a teaspoon, and thus be sure I only got the 15 calories (not sure if this is correct)
Now I know it really does not matter if the spoon is 17 calories worth or 12 calories worth, but the act of measuring it, well, it is a reminder of setting limits on how much I eat or drink.
By the way, my fiance needs to lose some poundage also.