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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Day 17:

The lesson is to leave the clean plate club behind us. I know this will always be a struggle for me. I switched to small plates many months ago, this helps a ton as my plate looks full but it 1/4 the size of J, this also makes sure I'm not taking too much protein or sides. It's hard to put more than 3 oz on a small plate.

But that was my work around because cleaning my plate is so ingrained in me. From childhood? It's totally possible, I don't remember ever having to sit there till "I finish it all" if I liked it. I spent the first 21 years of my life eating anything I wanted and never gaining a pound, now I look at a piece of cake and my butt grows.

But I can feel myself getting full, not needing any more to eat, and see there is "just two more bites" and why leave it behind, why waste it, because if I eat it then I waist it. Such a simple concept and such a hard one to put into account.

Last week was one of my first times I was totally full and was sad as I had only eaten half but knew I could eat it for lunch but there was actually a sad face because I couldn't eat it all. Maybe if I take more time to enjoy my meal then it won't seem like it ends to soon. Hmmm I'll give that a roll next time.
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  • CFMOSS
    I'm with you....it's hard...hard...hard for me to leave food on my plate (at home I do try to take servings which I think are appropriate) when I'm out though....it's tough and as for taking time while I eat. Pooh....I try and I still seem to woof it down. Last night, I ate one potato bite at a time and it still went in fast...I guess I need to talk more while I'm at the dinner table. Happy eating today with lots of good choices.
    2498 days ago
  • GOING-STRONG
    I work in a restaurant and I'm always amazed at the amounts of food that some folks are able to leave on their plate. Wish I could do that but it is really tough for me to "waste" food.

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    2499 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4199227
    Always learning - thanks for sharing
    2499 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    Apparently we grew up in the same generation...the "Clean Plate" generation. Only difference is...my mom would make us sit there at the table until we ate every bite, (even though she's the one that filled our plate...at least until we got old enough to do it ourselves). Back then, I was always the "skinny girl" that could eat anything I wanted and not gain an ounce. Now, things have DEFINITELY changed...it seems all I have to do is just "smell" food and BAM, I've gained weight. Sad isn't it, when your body wants to do it's own thing instead of letting you chose what it does. Keep hanging in there though, because sooner or later, your body will give into the new healthier lifestyle you have chosen for it. emoticon
    2499 days ago
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