I was on my own last night for dinner because Michael had eaten lunch at almost 3pm. I decided to have leftovers. I reheated some quinoa and chickpeas.
At first it doesn’t look like very much in the serving.
Serving sizes usually disappoint. But I remind myself that a taste of something is better than NOTHING and it’s definitely better than overeating like I used to.
I had a small glass of non-fat milk to go with my dessert. The best combo!
I sat in front of the TV watching “True Blood” and “Lie to Me”, munching on my M&M’s…total mindless eating. And then I realized that I’d had enough dessert. Shocker! Those are words that rarely cross my lips. I decided to put the leftover M&M’s back in the bag! I am pretty proud of myself for not just eating them all!
I just read an interesting article about Pirate’s Booty and how the label is wrong. It supposedly contains 3x the amount of fat than what the label says! Does this shock you? Had you heard about this? I hate that we can’t trust labels. As a strict label reader, I want REAL information. Another reason why I’ve switched to real food. This just reinforces that.
Did you participate in last night’s Twitter #fitblog chat? There were some good, thought-provoking questions. For example:
Q2: There are a lot of “fit blogs” out there. How do you set your blog apart from others?
I felt like my blog was different partly because I’ve already lost my weight. Yes I have about 7 pounds to lose (again) to get back to my goal weight but before I started my blog, I was already in maintenance mode. I also think I show people that Maintenance Mode can be fun! Exercise can be fun. Being healthy doesn’t have to be a drag with the minutiae of point/calorie counting/restricting etc.
Q3: Let’s talk about measuring success. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your last post? Why?
This question made me think about my posts in different terms. I feel like every single post cannot be a “10” and trying to make every post a 10 puts a lot of pressure on ourselves. Who needs that?
Something else I thought was interesting is which posts get comments. It’s usually NOT the post that I think will be the most popular. It always makes me scratch my head in curiosity what is popular. 😉
QUESTION: Brag time! If you have a blog, share with us what your favorite post has been lately? What are you particularly proud of?