Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Yellow river by I P Freely and scaling back
As much as I love being hydrated, holy God did I wear a hole in the carpet going to the bathroom. Not just up and down the stairs to wee all day yesterday but I was up every hour on the hour the night before so I made it so that I got most of my water in during the day. I wanted to keep up the three water bottles worth I started on Saturday since it helped my middle sinuses not feel like the Mohave Desert. I had a goal of "3 by 4" or three 36-oz bottles down by 4pm and I hit it. 108 sloshy ounces by 4pm and then filled it halfway for workout time so I had that down by 7:45pm so 126 ounces of pure water for the day and some tea with dinner. I'm surprised my teeth weren't floating.
We had a nice talk before our workout. My front tendon is back to tingle mode after last week and I was feelin' a little womp womp. Then we started talking about things and how he was glad I put my foot down about Sundays. He said he didn't even realize we'd gotten a sub the previous three weekends. When we were at the grocery store I was eyeing the Butterfinger peanut butter cups that I couldn't find the day before on high cal day. The Mr said I could get them and we could split them. I said no, I didn't find them on the right day so I was out of luck. I was kind of proud of myself but I couldn't let myself down on the first day of saying I'm going to watch it on Sundays. (Don't get me wrong, many a stint started that way...failing on day one. This wasn't going to happen this time.)
We think it might be time to mess around with portions again. Our portions aren't really out of whack but if you look at our dinner from last night, the potatoes are two servings from the bag.
Now I gave him more than I gave myself so I'd say maybe cut the potato serving by 1/4 to 1/3 and it'd be a serving. While we might boo hoo a little at first, it will force us to slow down and chew our food more thoroughly to make it last longer. This is the strategy that worked for us in the beginning and while our portions are certainly way better, we just want to see if this will work to help things along. Like on the weekends, we were told by a nutritionist that splitting a medium pizza was perfectly fine and would fit into a high cal meal nicely. We've gotten used to that serving and honestly, it's probably too much for where we are now. We're going to scale back to a small (not personal sized) and see how that goes.
So it's time to tweak the portions and see where that takes us. We're ready.
How much pure water do you get in every day? Do you think your portion sizes are in line with your weight goals?
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