Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    VONBLACKBIRD   127,508
100,000 or more SparkPoints
Measuring our food

Friday, November 15, 2013

Starting tomorrow for a week, my 5% challenge team is making our life points by measuring our food. 5 points for each meal if you measure all your food. I've been on SP so long now that I rarely measure my food anymore. I really think doing this next week is going to help me. I think I have been overmeasuring most things I eat as my eyes tend to think it is a smaller amount. So my measuring cups and spoons are coming out.

My days this week have been quiet and staying inside mostly and hooking on a new rug.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DOROTHYBERO 11/17/2013 7:43AM

    I generally eye too - going to be a whole new ball game this week.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GEMLADYONE 11/16/2013 8:48PM

    I agree...after so long tracking everything, I think I know the measurements, but it'll be a good thing to double check them!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAKAROO 11/16/2013 8:46AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
IAM_HIS 11/16/2013 7:34AM

    Barbara, I know you will do great and learn a lot. You sure are a motivator!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSY455 11/16/2013 12:45AM


Looking forward too seeing your new rug :-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
NAMAARIA 11/15/2013 11:05PM

    You'll do great!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GLORIAMAJDI 11/15/2013 10:09PM

    Measuring is a must for me. I can eyeball portions pretty well but I am likely to cheat myself by giving myself too much of things that I like.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BARB4HEALTH 11/15/2013 7:17PM

    emoticon I have a book on my shelf called, "Picture Perfect Weight Loss," by Dr Howard M Shapiro. I have not read the whole book, but it is interesting. There are lots of pics for visual aids. One page has a pic of a crossant (3 oz) with 320 calories at its side. Than an equals sign with one bialy and one kasi roll. These two items = the same as the croissant.
What a difference! One has two ounces of cheddar cheese 240 calories (so small on a plate!) than the = 30 dried apricot halves! The pics really bring it home! Measuring is something I do almost every day: soup, yogurt, fruit, etc. It can be time consuming, but I want to track as closely as possible. Hope it works well for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TEALHAWK 11/15/2013 5:38PM

  emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Other Entries by VONBLACKBIRD