I received a lot of chocolate for Mother's Day. There were a few mini candy bars, Hershey kisses, almond Rocha, and home made truffles, did I make you sick yet? My husband made a fantastic Mother's Day dinner and he likes to place the food on the plate, he's all about presentation! Unfortunately, my portions were too big, but I kept my mouth shut and dutifully cleaned up my plate. I ignored that stuffed feeling, I felt like I deserved to eat that much after having a few stressful days. And as much as the dinner was great I felt completely stuffed, not a good feeling.
And then Sunday night, my son became sick with the flu. When it rains it pours! So, here he was with an injured knee and sick with the flu. And the over eating that started on Sunday, continued onto Monday. The frenzy finally stopped on Monday night when I felt really sick from all the food that I ate. My portion control was better on Monday, but the choices that I made were not that great.
Today was weigh in day and I lost 1.5 pound. Not that bad, since I went over my points for two days! But, today is a new day and I tracked EVERYTHING. It's amazing how much food I would have put in my mouth, if I wasn't tracking! I had no idea that one small serving of chocolate souffle was 16 points! That's right, only half of the souffle has 23 grams of fat! And all this time I thought I was doing good by just having one.
It is NOT EASY meausuring my portions, tracking the calories, and planning my meals. But, in the end I know it will be worth it. This is not a trend, this is a lifestyle that I want to have.
Food for Thought: “The key to change....is to let go of fear." Rosanne Cash