I’m not going to eat between meals and I’m not going to take seconds. Just today. And I’m going to try it for a year.
Saturday is our shopping day. We’ve kept a list all week of groceries and household supplies and other objects that need. And later today we’ll go out and buy them. Among the other things I’m going to buy is another food journal.
They say that you’re more successful in losing and controlling your weight if you write down everything you eat and drink. And I know that for me that’s true. For one thing, I am much more likely to measure and weigh what I eat if I’m going to write down the answer. And I’m more in touch with what I’m eating when I can look over a week’s worth of meals and see exactly what I’ve done.
For example, I know that I’m not eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day (and they’ve raised the goal to 9 servings haven’t they?). I like vegetables (I don’t much like the fruit we get in Kansas) but the preparation necessary for 5 servings every single day just doesn’t happen. And since I don’t take vitamins, I’m probably not doing so well nutritionally.
So, today — I’m thinking about vegetables and how to work them into my daily diet — rather than throwing out their rotten remains next Saturday. And in a little while, I’ll be talking about Food Journals (watch for it).