Oy! Portion control!
Friday, July 13, 2018
I am trying to be EXTRA vigilant with measuring and the old weight watchers system. I thought I was doing really well eye-balling it, but apparently, I shouldn't trust my aging vision. (Every year, I need a new eyeglasses despite the fact I had perfect vision until age 40, but I digress..) When I actually measure, all I keep thinking is "Oy! Portion control...sucks!" I had lost my way with things like brown rice of all things. Who knew just how tiny and pitiful a serving is. Now that I am exercising more vigorously I am hungrier and craving more of my healthy carbs. The servings can add up fast!
Here I am whining, but yet I actually find it is easier to be mindful of food and exercise in the summer. The weather is warmer which manages my hunger a little. My kids are much happier and less stressed which I find contagious and my workload is lighter. While my husband's workload has been consistently awful all four seasons, I do think the sunshine cheers him up.
My thoughts wander into how on earth I will be this vigilant when life is more chaotic, but then I remind myself of the theme of my last blog...Focus on each TODAY! Well to an extent..I am a planner, so I need to peak ahead for that, but then I need to jump right back to TODAY.
So TODAY, I shall end my evening with air-popped popcorn focus on the victory of getting in good exercise this morning and staying in my points range. I may write in my gratitude journal.