I don’t know about you, but for me the end of summer and beginning of fall seems to be almost more busy than was the rest of the this year. Things have picked up at work, so that even when my intentions to post a new blog entry are good, I rarely find the time to follow through. I need to write about this journey I’m on, so today I have eked out just enough time to write this blog post, but no more.
My weight loss efforts continue to move forward in a linear fashion at this time, but I HAVE TO CONFESS, I’m not losing weight. This is frustrating to say the least. I have been encouraged to tweak my food plan a bit, and the result has been a pound lost here and a pound gained there, but no significant change in the last month.
I’ve begun to think that PORTION CONTROL is where my focus now needs to be. I could once get by eating the right foods in any amount that satisfied, but now that’s not working so much. I have read that if you aren’t hungry for at least a part of your day, you’re eating too much. That kind of advice makes me sad, because, well, yeah, I’m a foodie.
I love my food, and I love to eat. I love to cook and bake and experiment with new recipes. I love to look at recipes on-line, or in old cookbooks. I like to food shop, and share what I find with others. I spend a lot of each day thinking about, preparing, eating or cleaning up food, so how do I do the portion control thing?
I bought a food scale a few months ago. I HAVE NEVER USED IT! Not once. Nada. I also bought small containers in varying sizes in order to pack my lunch. I thought the cute, brightly colored containers would help me get motivated to carry my lunch, and stay away from fast food joints. I have not packed my lunch, NOT ONE TIME.
I have not one, but two sets of measuring cups that I could use to measure my foods. I have not used them, NOT ONCE. So what is wrong with me? I have a desire to eat portion controlled meals, but not the will. Where do I get the will; that golden, coveted, cherished, priceless will?
I have will power that carries me through many tasks each day. I lack it with regards to food and eating. Recently, I’ve taken to thinking I MAY HAVE OCD. Is that my problem? Or is it something more insidious? How can I find out, and what can I do to change it—this lack of will power where food is concerned? I’m looking for answers, so if you have any, chime in.
I ventured upon a quote that I’ve been reading again and again: “Without a commitment to portion control, the concept of weight loss is just a fantasy.” Anonymous
What do you do to amp up your will power regarding food? Do you focus on portion control? What methods do you use to stay within your calorie allotment each day?