Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wednesday Weigh In....

...oops, I'm a day late. Oh well, you know how things get crazy during the day.

But I did weigh myself yesterday. I'm holding at 172. No loss yet, but aha, no gain. Not bad since the night before hubby and I ate at Olive Garden and I let myself have two glasses of wine, two breadsticks, two servings of salad, and the entree. So much for portion control that night. I really don't feel guilty about it, we danced our booties off at the Dave Matthews concert afterwards.

The other three days, yes only three since I started this on Saturday, I did great. I kept track of what I was consuming. Let me tell you, when you start writing down each and every nibble, it's easy to see where all the extra calories are coming from. I caught myself reaching to finish off the kids' lunches. Unfortunately, this is a bad habit I've gotten myself into these last few years. Once I thought about the fact that I would need to record it in my journal, a fire alarm went off in my head. Quickly, I put the half eaten sandwich down.

While making dinner, I also caught myself trying to sample the foods I was preparing. Again, a fire alarm rings and brings me back to reality. All those little tastes add up, and that's not where I want to spend my calories, oh no. I'd much rather enjoy a piece of chocolate, thank you very much.

9 comments:

Ann said...

Thanks for the comment and it's wonderful that only after a few days you are already seeing a difference in your habits. Keep it up and those pounds will fall off.
Whooo-Hooo for you too.

~ Teresa ~ said...

Thank you for posting a comment on my blog. I am trying your suggestion tonight and so far it is working. I thought if I got tempted to eat something I would gargle with my mouthwash. I has a hint of vanilla. Hope it works!

Mama Bear June said...

Good for you, making healthy habits! Journaling what I eat has really helped me, too!
Path to Health

carrie said...

Oh no, Olive Garden!!! I saw the commercial for their never-ending pasta bowls and nearly fainted over the thought of them! Yummy!

Even more yummy, DMB. Glad you had fun!

Kellie said...

Excellent progress already!! Good for you :)

M&Co. said...

Accountability. It's what's for dinner.

Rachel said...

Good job!! I don't think that 2 servings of salad should count, lol!

Mel said...

I definitely think that it does make a difference when you are tracking what you are eating. Seeing the points add up for me makes me put a stop on certain foods or picking. Staying the same is better than gaining so congrats for that and good luck for a better weigh in next week.

Lady M said...

Good job, noticing those habits. Q is still eating off my plate a lot, so I haven't yet picked up the habit of eating from his. I know not to, now!