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Getting back to basics-Portion Control and planning

Friday, January 14, 2011

Well, it looks like my main issues are PORTION CONTROL and lack of planning again. I got into my weight issues due to just plain eating too much and not planning my meals in advance and getting things ready to go for the week.

I am not sure how I got to this point again but I do know that I am going to need to bring my measuring tools with me when I head back to my other life next week. I am also going to have to sit down and make my list of meals and foods I need. I will need to make sure I do not have any extras available to me and if I do I will need to put them away before I sit down to eat.

I start out so well. My breakfast consists of 4 oz of some high vitamin C juice and my iron tablet (iron deficient) and either oatmeal with 1/4 cup of raisins or dried fruit, 4 oz of 1% cottage cheese and 1/2 peached in water, chiobani plain, vanilla or honey yogurt with 1/2 c of fruit and 1 tbs of flax seeds or 1/2 c eggbeaters with 2 tbs salasa and 2 tbs guacamole. Then for lunch I typically take leftovers from the night before like 3 oz chicken and double veg with an apple or orage or 15 cherries or grapes, or 1 cup of soup and 2 c tossed salad with kens light dressing measured and fruit. Now for dinner...I always eat a double veg and a very large salad, some sort of protien (filet, chicken, tuna, salmon) and small potato. Then I have 1.5 glasses of skim milk and 3 dried prunes for most snaks (once in a while I will have a couple of oreos or chocolate chip cookies...never more than 2 or 3). It does not sound so bad but tracking my food, it really ADDS up. I come in usually around 1500-1600 calories which is my high range. I would like to stick around 1250-1350. I need to drop about 5 pounds again. This is just awful!!

I know what I have to do but I am feeling like I am out of my routine (although the routine I am in now has been going on for 7 months) and things are not working as well for me.

My exercise has been pretty good for the week (I am typically burning around 800 cardio cals plus fitting strength training in one night a week and yoga at least once a week. I am mixing the cardio up doing HIIT once a week on either the treadmill, elliptical or crosstrainer, I am trying to run once a week at least b/c I am training for a 5k in February and I even mix the bike and occassional circuit training in there for added variety. I got a Wii for Christmas and have Wii Fit, the Biggest Loser Challenge and Dance 2. Since I am on the road for work M-Th I only get to play on the weekends but I try and get an additional hour of Wii time in over and above my gym workout...I love the boxing games and challenges as well as the balance games. I am seeing a trainer (it was supposed to be once a week but has turned into once every other week because of my schedule).

So, in light of all of this I am positive that the 5 pound gain is because of PORTION CONTROL and lack of PLANNING! This blog was to remind me that I need to get back to basics...after all, my 30 year HS reunion is fast approaching!!!
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    Portion control is a hugh problem for me too. I gained weight of the holidays, but I getting back on track. The key thing is that you know where you have to work. That's half the battle. Good luck.
    2618 days ago
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