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Post-weekend blahs

Monday, January 28, 2008

Oh, well. I learned something more this weekend: I really do have issues when I eat out. :) 3 days of seminars meant I wound up eating out at lunch _and_ dinner all three days. I'll be working out tomorrow (I've got a high-impact dance class scheduled for tonight, so I won't be working out in the daytime today), so I plan to weigh in tomorrow at the gym. It'll be interesting to see how much I gained.

One more learning experience. Now that I'm aware of what I do, it should be easier to watch out for unhealthy behaviours. Hmm.

-rant mode-
Someone commented that scrolling back through my nutrition tracker, they'd noticed that earlier this month, I'd been eating over 2000 calories - which, to them, was WAAAY over the recommended limit - for THEM! Interesting. I know SparkPeople doesn't show recommended calorie range for each date, but there was a period where I was working out _very_ hard and had knowingly upped my calorie intake. In fact, in that period, given my workout goals, my recommended range was 1500-1950 or something like that. Interesting how people still assume one-size-fits-all, even on a site like this, which is so heavily personalized.
-rant mode off-

That said, I do recognise that I have to exercise more portion control if I really want to lose weight, so I guess the next thing I need to evaluate is how serious I _am_ about the whole weight loss thing.

Point taken: if I eat more calories than I burn, obviously the weight isn't going to come off. So now I need to really think about why I don't always make healthy choices while eating out ... my guess is because of my "normal" eating pattern - it's easier to just order what I normally would have ordered. That's obviously not going to work, so I have to either eat out MUCH less often, or start working out exactly what to eat, even if it means I look at the menu a lot longer than everyone else at the table. :)

This week, I have no plans to eat out, fortunately, so I'll be watching to see how the working-out-eating-smaller-por
tions-more-frequently thing works _for me_.

Onwards and onwards some more - never mind the negative people. :)

- Maya
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    That's great that you've recognized one of your trigger points. What I try to do when eating out, is look at the menu online before I go. A lot of times you can get the nutrition information from the website too. Having a plan before I face the waiter helps me avoid impulsively caving into my immediate hunger and ordering an appetizer.
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