Monday, January 22, 2007

I eat too much...

I'm trying to lose weight and actually maintain it this time. I currently weigh about 135 lbs, with a goal wieght of 125. Not too bad, right? I certainly could have more weight to lose, but you'd be surprised how fast I lost my baby weight. At my heaviest during the pregnancy, I was about 158 lbs, and within 6 weeks after delivery I was at 134 lbs. Considering that pre-baby, I was 140 lbs, I think I'm doing good.

But my whole problem is that I eat too much. I don't eat extremely unhealthy food. I don't eat donuts, or chips, or candy. I love vegetables and baked chicken and rice (oh I could eat that every day). But I just eat too much! I've been reading up on portion sizes and I'm realizing now that my portions are just way too big. A portion of meat is supposed to be about the size of a deck of cards. I know I eat about twice that. Maybe I'll use smaller plates so I'll eat less. But will I really be full?? Maybe I just have to get used to it. Here's the website I was looking at that shows how portion sizes have changed over the years.


Tisha! said...

So hard for me to believe you are a mama with that youthful face, God bless ya!

I read that the best solution is not to worry too much about not eating certain foods we have cravings for and like you said keep the portions smaller but eat more frequently.

It's been 15 years since I haven't lived in the US and I was shocked when I went last summer, the portions were ENORMOUS my hubby and I had to split each meal. And when your stomach gets used to so much it expands...ok ok I talk too much sorry!

Have a great day!

That Journalist said...

Yes, everyone tells me that I look like I'm 12, and people often stop me when I'm out with my daughter and ask if she's my little baby sister (sigh).

LuckySnap said...

I wonder how we got to this point sometimes. Everywhere you go in the US...bigger is better!

I try not to think about weight...although I would like to lose a little bit before I get pregnant again. I am the heaviest I have ever been, but I am not FAT by any means. I just dont want to go through life with that burden over my head, always trying to lose the weight, you know? Maintaining is a good thing!