Friday, April 06, 2012
The Spring 5% Challenge has just posted that our next challenge is to use a 9 inch plate for our meals. I am smiling! I am not sure how big our plates at home are, but I'm sure they are too big. I am happy though because plate size, and bowl size, and spoon size have all been subjects of discussion in my home. My hubby is a BIG guy. He is on his own weight loss journey, and I will leave it alone. When we got married I noticed him using a bowl that I would consider to be a "serving dish" as a cereal bowl. He also uses tablespoons the way I use teaspoons for eating. I knew right away that both of these things meant he was eating bigger portions. We talked about it, and for a while we were doing really well with portion control, but it didn't last. Old habits are hard to break for all of us.
Meanwhile my mother, skinny, too skinny, mother is the opposite. She puts her food on plates that are about the size of a saucer. She eats her ice cream but she eats it with a baby spoon. In fact she keeps a collection of baby spoons in her kitchen specifically for eating ice cream with. I love that about her! :-)
So here we are on the cusp of the new challenge. The 9 inch plate. I eat out a lot, and I also use bowls (for oatmeal for example) so I will have to do some guestimating on this one. I do think I'll be hitting the Dollar Store though to pick up a 9 inch plate or two. That should be fun!
Good luck Spring 5% teammates! Let's get some Living The Good Life points this coming week!