Tuesday, July 10, 2007
maybe I should go on vacation more often
I think there must be some sort of fat-attracting field located near my house. I seem to always lose weight when I go on vacation, no matter what kind of food sins I commit when I'm away. This time, especially, I would have expected a gain. I didn't journal at all.
One thing I noticed, though. When I'm counting my food, I feel like I have to eat the whole portion because I don't want to "cheat" myself -- if I'm counting 4 points for a cup of pasta, I'm going to eat every bite of it for those 4 points -- or at least eat some fraction of it that I can figure out, like 3/4 of it. If I'm not counting, I'll gladly give someone else a bite of what I'm eating if they want to try it, or throw away part of an apple if it doesn't taste very good. I know it sounds silly, but when I'm counting, I want to get my full value of whatever it is I'm eating. Otherwise, I might be hungry later and not have any points left.
I can't explain it, but maybe when I go to Chicago for BlogHer, I'll finally make my weight goal.
"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07