"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Stopping At Satisfied

Well, since my mother-in-law has been here - one week - my husband has also put a few pounds on. He mentioned that he's also going to have to be careful about not eating too much of her yummy food.

Today at lunch he mentioned, "You know, we've gotten so used to eating until we're full that we don't really know how to stop at just being satisfied."

That is so true!! It's tough eating only until you're satisfied and not more. It takes self control to stop and realize that you've really had enough, even if you don't feel stuffed and unable to fit more food in. Stopping when you feel like you can still fit more food in goes against the overweight eater's way of eating at mealtimes.

The only other time I lost a great amount of weight as an adult was by eating until satisfied and then not eating again until I was truly hungry. It was hard, but I learned to do it.

This is something that I have to learn again, and this month that my mother-in-law is visiting is probably a good time to work on it. :) So, here's to stopping when satisfied and hopefully a good week!


  1. Thanks for the comment. :-) I hope it gets better soon too! Having back pain is certainly no fun!

  2. Your mother-in-law is visiting for a month? Wow! I hope that you have a great time with her.

    Your husband is a wise man. Stopping when we are satified is hard to do when every media outlet screams at us that more is better!

    Have a great day!

  3. There has never been a more true statement spoken. Stopping at satisfied, what a novel idea! For some reason we have gotten into this culture where we not only finish what we have on our plates, but we go back for seconds, thirds, and more.