Friday, September 09, 2011
Get this: Last night I was eating dinner with a friend and afterwards we were going to a talk given by a bird photographer. I brought a healthy chile to share, and she made cornbread and salad. It was all very Spark friendly. But, because I was going "out", I was worried I would get hungry, so I ate more than I needed!!!
I have done this before. When I know I am going to be in a place where there might not be food, I eat more because I have such a fear of being hungry.
The crazy thing about last night is that the group that hosted the photographer always has refreshments, so there was no need to do this.
I have never been deprived of food!!! (although my mom was, in the Depression, I wonder if her stories affected me this way?)
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Well, I basically took two days off Spark; one was planned, the other not planned.
I did not record foods yesterday; it is important to get back in the habit today. So, my plan for today is to do the food journal carefully. On reflection, the reason I did not record is that I had a very full day, my daughter, son in law and grandson came over and I ate little bits and pieces of things, so figuring out how much would have been really hard. Then for dinner I ate out at a Thai restaurant, and it is impossible to know the calories, but I do know that I over-ate.
Facts: it is easiest to record foods when
1. They are served in definite amounts, like one cup, half cup
2. They are not eaten in restaurants!!!
3. They are simple, not combinations of foods.
Can't always have this situation so I guess it is best just to estimate. I probably had over 2500 calories yesterday.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Just discovered SparkSavings.com. Because the computer format uses the same processes of Sparkpeople, it is fairly easy to use.
I have been trying to track my money expenditures, which is very similar to tracking calorie expenditures!!!
The psychology of both is similar. When I am upset, I go hog wild and eat things. When I am upset, I throw caution to the winds and I buy things. Later there are regrets.
But at least with buying things, you can always return them. But with eating things, it is a journey of no return.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
I am taking a break from Spark today, but I still want to do the blog. I am going for a long walk with a friend at Crissy Field, a beautiful place on the bay, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, birds, clouds, and blue sea.
Monday, September 05, 2011
I looked at the weight of one slice. The Orowheat is 38 grams and the Trader Joe is 42 grams. How could a 4 gram difference compute to a 50 calorie difference? As far as effect goes, both have the same degree of filling power. And visually, they look the same size. They both have the exact same amount of fiber.
Well, this little foray into nutrition labels has taught me to seriously read the labels BEFORE I buy something. Where would we be if the government had not forced these companies to put this information on the labels? People are so anti-government, and yes, I think it has gone overboard on that light bulb issue, but good government is necessary. The rich need to pay their taxes and they aren't!!! Sorry to get political, but in the end, everything really is.
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