Thursday, February 3, 2011

Interesting Strategy to Try

I had a crazy day today from one work to the next and a morning full of meetings the home quickly to take care a few things then back on the road to my night class. In the process I figured out a little something that might be worth trying..and I am going to try it for a while.

For breakfast I had a starbucks oatmeal with everything and a nonfat peppermint mocha. I drank the coffee and at around 10-ate some of my oatmeal. I then snacked on the rest of my portion later on. For lunch I purchased a bowl of Vietnamese chicken soup from a cart (we have a lot of carts in Portland). These bowls are way to huge so I had a bit then put the lid back on. I had more at 3:45 right before I left for my night class and then finished most of the bowl up tonight at 8:30 when I got home from class. I also had some naughty snacks here and there (two small pieces of shortbread and a protein bar at 6pm) but overall I think milking the meals out over a longer period of time (kind of like what Bunny is doing I guess) just might at least make the snack choices I am making more healthy ones.

This does kind of work for me, probably, because I don't mind eating my food cold. I am not sure if it will be something I like or will do long term but for now I am going to see how it works.

The scale was up and down today..i had a 164 reading then a 161 then two 163's...who knows what i weigh but it ain't 170 and I am happy!!


Cassie said...

Be interesting to see if that works - keep us posted :)

Justine said...

This is kind of what I do with my evening meal when I'm at home. I'll plate myself up what I consider to be a 'regular' portion(but what a 'normal' person would consider small!) and eat what I want of it; then I keep it next to me when I'm watching tv and nibble on it here and there. This means I'm then eating all of the veggies and other good bits from a regaulr meal that I should be getting, rather than turning to unhealthy snacks.

Shannon said...

I like the idea. I am still to hungry during the day to do that right now. it sucks.

Alison said...

That is a good idea, especially in the evenings as Justine said, I really need something to stop me snacking.

I think that your scale is related to mine!

Lap Band Gal said...

Yes, totally up for a meet up when you come south :)