Wednesday, October 02, 2013
In my last post I outlined a couple of things I was starting to do to take control of my food. After a couple of days I'm making some adjustments.
1) I'm still logging all my food for the day at one time, but instead of doing it in the morning I'm doing it the night before. On the days that I work I don't have time to log in the morning, but so far it has been working to log the night before. I'm usually getting food out of the freezer at that time for the next day, so it makes sense to go ahead and log then.
2) Choosing my vegetables first, then working the other foods in around it is working well. I just guess the amount that I will eat, then when I actually measure them I change the amount if it is way different. This is working very well.
3) I'm adding a third thing, which is, as soon as dinner is over, I get up, get away from the food and the kitchen, and do something FUN! I go outside, or knit, or run a couple of errands, or go to the gym or for a walk. One of the big setbacks I've always had is continuing to eat after dinner while cleaning up the kitchen. I've recruited Honey to put away the leftovers, and because he likes to take leftovers for lunch the next day, he can go ahead and fix his lunch while cleaning up, and I don't hog-board all the leftover food. Win-Win!
I read a quote in a Spark People email yesterday that I loved. I can't remember it word for word, but it said something to the effect of "Every body is different, so different things work for different people. Therefore, keep trying many different things until you find what works for YOU". One thing that I love about Spark People is that everyone shares what works and doesn't work for them, so there is tons of good information floating around out there that I can tap into and try for myself.
I weigh tomorrow, so we'll see how these adjustments are working for me.