Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Why am I limping, you ask?

Hey guys. I've been doing really good this week. Where should I start...?

Well. Let's begin with portion size. This week I've been trying to eat until I should stop, and not until my plate is empty (this is for when Kurt dishes up our dinner, and my plate is piled half way to the ceiling).

And if I'm the one serving the food, I try to put a more reserved amount on my plate.

And then, I drink a glass of water before I start chewing.

And then, I eat my modest plate full, and sit back for 5 minutes or so before considering seconds.

Usually, I will just eat and eat until the food is gone, or I start to feel full. The problem with this is my "you're full, stop eating" reflex doesn't kick in until about 5 minutes after I'm full. So by then? I'm stuffed.

Also. I've been bringing carrots and bananas and other veggies to work for my lunch. This way I can chow down on healthy stuff while I sit for 8 hours straight, and the fiber fills me up.

So... that has nothing to do with our challenges. But I'm proud of myself.

AND THEN. Last night I went to Yoga.

It was really nice and relaxing, but also tough. I would definitely be sore from it today. Except I stayed for the next class, which was Pilates and HOLY FREAKING COW. I can barely walk. Or type. My body is in so much pain.

It's crazy how different it is in a class as apposed to on a DVD. You can definitely get a good workout from a DVD. But for me, there's just something about a teacher staring at you that makes you want to give it your all.

It was intense.

And.... that's all I've got right now.

How has your week gone so far?


Chantel on October 6, 2010 at 11:54 AM said...

Way to go Helena! I can't believe you stayed for another class. I would have been so out of there...

Good work with your portion sizes too. :)

Amber on October 8, 2010 at 1:47 PM said...

Portion control is definitely a hard one to master, so good work! I realized I don't need to eat as much as Dave (obviously, but when you are serving dinner it just seems normal to make the plates equal.) Now I kind of do what you do and take the amount I know I should be eating and not add more just because I can.

ps. I want to make sure you guys understand I'm not talking about starving myself but moderating what my body actually needs and not adding unneeded extra!

Chantel on October 8, 2010 at 1:51 PM said...

Whatever Amber, I know you're starving yourself

Annie on October 10, 2010 at 10:19 AM said...

Looks like Kurt is a good cooker. Keep up the awesome work!


Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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