I found a dress that looked like it might work. I got into it (this might work), but as I began to zip it, it got stuck (maybe if I can just get past this buldge it will zip up). So I pulled it up a little farther (oh lawd, I think I'm stuck. I can't breathe. I can't breathe). How am I going to try to instruct my 4 year old on how to help me get out of this thing? After a lot of jumping, wiggling and jiggling I was able to get myself free.
As I stared at the closet I though, maybe I could do a cleanse? You know, one of those 3 day things, a broth and grapefruit diet, something like that just so I can fit into something. Stop! Stop! Stop! The reality is I've gained weight. I'm not bloated. I'm not retaining water. The closet doesn't lie. I have put on weight, and some weird extreme drop x amount of pounds in so many days is a temporary fix to a bigger (no pun intended) problem.
I'm looking for a life long lifestyle change that works for me! And I'm focusing on size - portion size that is. Because the reality is, there is always a holiday, a birthday, a special outing, a play date, an amusement park, or a boring day at home. Instead of trying to avoid all sweets/processed food, my goal is to eat a smaller portion. (Share a treat, eat half, save the other half for later - you get the idea) And I really need to work on stress eating (but that's another post).
But portion size is important (even when it comes to healthy food). Here is a nice reference guide.
Thursday - Broccoli and cheddar soup in a bread bowl, and more than one serving of chocolate (macadamia nut hershey kisses, hershey bar, kit kat and peppermint patties).
Although I can't say that this week was a 'success' in my book, I can say that I am learning, and I feel that I can put that knowledge to good use.
How did you do this week with your goals?
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