Tuesday, July 08, 2008
I had fallen off the wagon. Big time. Yesterday, I had a great start to the day by going on a walk with Spark Friends. It was fun and not a bit strenuous. I then had a sensible lunch and drank almost all my water and shopped some. But then I got home. I had some pound cake (which I have now put in freezer so I can take it to a gathering on Sunday) and strawberries. Also about 20 corn chips and salsa. I am officially over my gorging.
I have not given up on the South Beach Diet and love the food choices. I ate a big salad for lunch today and supper yesterday. But I also ate some sugary cereal simply because it was there and I didn't feel like fixing anything. I am experimenting with eating on the 3-hour diet plan as well as limiting carbs. I even logged my foods today. If I'm not going to eat on the beach faithfully, I need to be mindful of portions and calories, etc.
I'm trying to get my kids to be more conscious of how often and how much they eat by asking them to not constantly graze but to space eating out to every 3 hours and then to be thoughtful about what and how much they are eating. I caught my 8-year-old eating 14 pizza rolls which IMO was a bit excessive. I told him to limit his pizza roll eating to 8. My 10-year-old can eat 10. I think 10 might be the ceiling portion. In this way, the kids can eat their faves, not feel deprived, but not to mindlessly stuff themselves. It might be better for their health and our grocery bill.
Additionally I went for a walk this morning after being motivated by my SP friends who get out and walk daily. Tomorrow our family is going to an amusement park. It will be hot and there will be a lot of walking involved. Hopefully, I'll be able to control how much and what I eat. I will surely get in my water! This weight loss program must be at the forefront of my mind!