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The lost weekend

Sunday, May 22, 2011


It has been a little crazy around here. Friday was a little nuts and saturday just got worse.

On friday I had a fairly normal day thought I was a little high for breakfast, but after lunch I giave up tracking. I went to Mom's for dinner and it was probably acceptable, but I don't know how to track her casserole. but on the bright side at least she served it with veggies. I then went to my Sparks sleepover. I was pretty good as I only had one bowl of popcorn during the evening. The next morning I had a couple pieces of toast and PB, though I am sure I worked it off mopping lol.

From here it goes downhill. My parents invited me across border for a shopping day since my Husband is in Halifax. Of course my Dad wanted to go to the Chinese Buffet and to be honest I really didn't want to refuse it either. So I had chinese buffet for lunch and love it :(. I think that is probably impossible to track. For dinner I had about half a bowl of fish chowder, so I figure I probably may have saved on that a bit.
Oh well, I was planning to weigh in today, but I imagine I am so puffy from the salt, oh life :)

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NELLEKE1 5/25/2011 10:08PM

    When I run into something like that (visiting, impossible to track), I usually try to fall back on the "bikini diet". It was described in a SparkPeople article somewhere... Use a bit smaller plate than your average huge dinner plate. Cover half of it with whatever veggies/salad are available (that's your bikini bottom). Cover quarter with whatever starchy/carby foods there are (potatoes, rolls, stuffing, noodles, whatever). Cover the last quarter with protein type foods (meat, cheese, etc.). Even if we're having some type of casserole, this visual still helps me get the proportions. And of course, stop after one plate :o). Though I usually can't resist dessert, I try to control my serving size.

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JLDACQ 5/22/2011 4:11PM

    Even though I've lost over 100lbs, even though I've been on this weight loss journey for 9 years, and even though I have a lot of self-control with food, buffets are still off my radar. It doesn't matter if it's the chinese food or the pizza/pasta buffets in town, I just can't wrap my head around having ONLY one plate of food. There's a beautiful and very tasty chinese restaurant in the mall where I work, and I've avoided it like the plague, because I don't want to get caught up in the buffet.

It's kinda like a recovering alcoholic avoiding the liquor store, for me anyway.

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