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summing it up

Friday, March 08, 2013

blogging and feedback might have been a bit more time-consuming than usual, but it has been worth it. got to know my team members a bit better, and got to thinking about what I do all day and becoming more aware of the little things.

I have so many issues right now that making an effort to change my habits, acquire useful ones and kick the unwanted ones, is a bit mucho, but the seed is sown.
although sleep is not a problem for me, it sure was this week, and will continue to be as long as georgie imposes his rhythm on me like this, scratching me up at five am for breakfast and out. (he only eats out. talk about habit and ritual!)

but the habit I really need to work on-- never crossed my mind this week, egad! it's portion control, rather than eyeballing it. however, I did stick to healthy stuff and regular meals, and only snacked 'normal'. was enough not to gain, but if I want to start losing again, well, I have the experience to know better! thanks to spark!
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MYRTLE811 3/9/2013 7:08AM

  I'm never good at portion control, so I try to put calories together as I'm going to make something and then I can eat the WHOLE thing. I can't seem to leave anything lying around for any time as I'll eat it. I make soups a lot; measuring how much protein and then veggies to put in so I have a total calorie bank I can use up all day If I every guess, I know it's going to be too low as I think I'm fooling myself. My weight always climbs the next day and I am always surprised. Still haven't learned the lessons I need to know I guess, so advance planning is always my best bet.

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CAROL6X 3/8/2013 6:15PM

    You are doing well. I have found that I have learned alot about portion control in the last year before my surgery in December and since then I don't eat much as it is-due to my little pouch (Gastric Bypass surgery).

But all in all the pouch is just a tool for me to use properly in my life.
I am still getting used to the pouch as she will let you know if she doesn't like something or you shouldn't eat a veggie she is not ready for yet.

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/8/2013 3:29PM

    emoticon Love those cats! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MCJULIEO 3/8/2013 12:55PM

    I make it a game, just seeing how close I can guess when I weigh it out.... sometimes I'm a LOT better than others!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/8/2013 10:18AM

    Eyeballing . . . tried and failed . . . just have to continue measuring and weighing. That's not such a bad thing! Even healthy foods can make us overweight if we eat too much of it!

Awwww, poor Georgie . . . poor you. HUGS

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FUNKY5RED 3/8/2013 10:12AM

    You got through the week and that is good, especially with all you have going on. Maybe Georgie needs a kitty door? :) Portion control is a problem for me, too. Just keep working at it and you will become good at it without really thinking. Hang in there.
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DARLY55 3/8/2013 8:00AM

    I knew there was a reason I had dogs rather than cats - they sleep so good.
They rarely wake me up, unless someone is in their territory; good watchers.

Portion control is key. Once you develop an eye for it, ok. I think that was one of the reasons I hit a plateau for a couple months, I was eyeballing too generously. But since I have been more conscious of the number of calories creeping in accidentally, the plateau is gone! emoticon emoticon

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HOLLY255255 3/8/2013 7:24AM

    I have always been horrible at the eyeball method!! You are doing great! emoticon

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BRENDA_G50 3/8/2013 6:52AM

    Reading other peoples posts helps me in a lot of ways. It helps me to realize I'm not alone on my journey and gives me ideas on how to cope with some of the problems I'm running into. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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LRSILVER 3/8/2013 6:38AM

    Good luck with your plan.

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PEPPYPATTI 3/8/2013 6:11AM

    And who says animals can not tell time! Buffer wakes me up at 3pm whether there is still is food in his bowl or now! Portion control is a hard habit to get into. When I first started doing it, it made me realize just how much I was over eating. Now most of the time, I just eat out of the measuring cup-lol!
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