Tuesday, March 09, 2010
I'm still working my way through Step 3 of the Spark plan, and this blog is to fulfill one of the requirements. I think my biggest trouble goal is eating right on the weekends, and keeping track of the calories in general (whether I am meeting or exceeding them).
I know the main cause is that we tend to eat out on the weekends. Although restaurants have made great attempts to post their nutritional information online, it's still not always possible to track what I ate. In addition, I am horrible at approximating portions. I have been measuring and weighing my food for about four years now, and I will continue to measure and weigh my food (when possible) no matter how good I think I become at judging how much that chicken breast weighs.
Plus, I really do feel like I deserve a break on the weekends. Not that I eat terrible food tasting food during the week, but it's more a break from all the measuring and portioning. I also have more of a schedule during the week that includes making time for measuring and portioning food as I pack my lunch and prepare dinner. There is never a schedule on the weekend, and I really enjoy that.
So, the solution? Maybe prepare a few more meals at home, and concentrate on healthier options at the restaurants.