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Portion control

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

So something I've started doing is at night once I've prepared our dinner, I go ahead and dish up "leftovers" for my lunch for the next day before serving up our meal. Then, there is less left for the three of us to split, and then I dish up our meals in near-appropriate portion sizes. I have loved doing "portion control" like this. Then I also have my lunch for the next day and don't have to go out to eat and it's a near-appropriate portion size also! My husband isn't real thrilled on the smaller portions, but he is very supportive. We've also had a lot more leftovers which is nice because then I'm cooking less/using less dishes the next night which helps with our busy evenings.

It's windy and chilly here again today, and I haven't gotten out for my walk yet. Had my cardiologist appointment this morning that went fine and my supervisor is here for the next couple of days (she's officed about 2 hours from us). But I'm hoping to sneak out here in a few and brave the chilly wind for a refreshing walk.

I'm ready for my husband to be home! He wrote this really sweet note for me to read to our daughter last night. She ran through the house wanting to show it to him so I had to explain again where he was. Then she carried the note to bed with her and fell asleep holding it. Melted my heart! She grabbed it first thing this morning and carried it around until we left for school. She misses her daddy!
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TANYA210 1/23/2014 11:06AM

    I love your idea on portion control. I have stopped making so much food and cut all our portion sizes. Mu husband is also trying to cut back his portions.

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F70176555 1/16/2014 9:25PM

    AWWW.. Rena Lynn is a Daddy's girl too she just lights up when he gets home.
Good for you on the portions. It's so hard breaking that routine of eating what you want and how much of it you want. That's what I am working on right now. Some days it's easier than others.

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DONNABRIGHT 1/16/2014 12:03PM

    Awesome plan!

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/16/2014 11:43AM

    I measure/weigh everything I eat. Groceries go a lot further than they used to!

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TERI-RIFIC 1/16/2014 8:40AM

    Good idea and very sweet story. emoticon

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PENNYPEARLS 1/15/2014 8:04PM

    I suggested your idea to my husband. He always has good intentions of taking his lunch but then gets rushed and does not have time. Your daughter sounds sweet. Hopefully your husband will be back soon.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 1/15/2014 3:34PM

    Your idea is great.

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DESIGNSBYM 1/15/2014 3:26PM

    I love your portion control idea.
Never thought of doing up ahead of eating supper! Cool!
Have a great evening!

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