Sunday, January 19, 2014
Eat Reasonable Amounts
What a great lesson for today! I've been educated by SP how to measure by using objects, and my hand, and of course I always have my measuring spoons, cups and my food scale. I've had to, on occasion, think about how much a portion of something would be, by equating it with an object. I don't like doing that, as sometimes my memory isn't what it use to be and I forget. Therefore, I take my scales with me everywhere I go and that includes the restaurants that I go to, also. Sometimes, my family gets a bit anxious, when they see me pull out my scale and measuring cup, but it's okay. When I first told my family that I was doing this, my mom told me that her home was a scale free zone, and she didn't want it in her home, but she's changed, as she's seen my testimony and God's great work, and she realized she didn't want to hinder that progress.
I'm eating all good healthy portions according to the plan that I'm on, and I feel absolutely stupendous! Now, my assignment is to take a serving size of whatever I'm eating each day, and just pour it into a bowl and then measure it, to see if I was correct. This is going to be so good, as I've done this several times with raw almonds, and I come up exactly with the number of grams for one serving. In fact it's gotten to the point where I can just stick my hand into the container and just put it on the scale, and still amazes me that I'm correct every time. Now the test is to see if I can do it with other foods, also. Another part of my assignment is to keep doing this exercise until I'm confident in measuring food, by my palm, object, or just eye balling. This is too cool!!!
- Nancy Jean -