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

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Weightloss Portions and Other Thoughts

As I mentioned before I've also been in a bit of a funk these few weeks. Well, Steve over at Log My Loss made a great comment the other day about eating only weightloss portions this week to get over the funk he's in.

The phrase "weightloss portions" really hit home with me. To look at my portions as what I need to eat to lose weight versus what I can eat to maintain my weight is something I don't always do. I think it's a good way to think to keep track of how much a person should eat, that is if you're having a hard time stopping when you feel satisfied like I have been lately.

So, I have been also trying to get myself motivated to eat smaller portions again. I also need to get those fruits and veggies in. Today the only fruit/vegetable I got in was a frozen banana in my protein shake for lunch.

Oh, I also confess that I need to step away from the candy. Sheesh! Compared to my former self I'm not eating hardly any, but the last couple of days it's been 3-4 candies a day - like 3-4 dark chocolate kisses.

Water has been getting better, so that's good. I really need to get back to the water too, and I am doing that.

My workouts have been fine. Today I busted my rear on the elliptical for 10 minutes at about 130 strides per minute, then I finally had to drop down to my former highest rate of 125 strides per minute. I did a total of 32 minutes on the elliptical with 4 minutes being warm-up/cool down at a much slower pace. Then I did the weight machines, three sets of eight on each machine and with heavier weights this time. It was a good workout day and I can feel myself getting stronger physically.

So, I feel better, with the exception of eating a little too much food and candy, and just hope that the scale shows something this week. I don't know if I have enough days left of eating better to make a difference, but I certainly hope so! If not, there's always another week, and I'll press on for more then.


  1. Leah, while I don't officially weigh until Sunday, I am already noticing a difference in what is happening with weight-loss portions. I just have to keep that up all week long. Perhaps this will be a stellar week for the both of us.

  2. Hey, I think you're doing great! Portion control is very difficult at the best of times. I'm weighing my food more and more.