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100 Days of Weight Loss - Day 19

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!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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  • v MRILEY123
    I do this "half-off" trick sometimes. It feels kind of like a mini-fast in a way. I measure out half my All-Bran, make a smaller salad, eat half an apple, even 1 egg instead of 2 in my omelet. It's like taking a day off of regular eating without being drastic. Even though there are fewer calories for the day, I know it's just temporary, and it gives my body a break.
    922 days ago
    You are having so much fun with this....that you are bound to find more success!! ENJOY!! patti
    923 days ago
  • v KRZYKAT3
    Congrats on being on time and so close to 20 days completed!! yeah!!

    I am about 6 days behind but still plowing on!!
    923 days ago
    Measuring and weighing is a way of life for me too. BUT it's worth the effort.
    923 days ago
    Keep up the great work! Good for you for shrugging off your family's embarrassment about your scale and measuring cup usage in public! We need to stick with what we know works for us.
    923 days ago
  • v NANCYJH64
    Measuring is something I am working on in 2014 as well. Interesting to me that society has warped my sense of a portion. Time to relearn!!
    923 days ago
    the only thing I actually measure is my mini shredded wheat; I eat 17 for breakfast.

    I bought beautiful square dinner plates in a smaller size than our usual ones and they keep me grounded. They are crimson with a black edge and I love eating off them :)
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