It’s early for me to post my lunch, but seeing as my work computer is currently engaged in anti-virus activity (I have the Vundo virus… I feel so dirty), I figured I might as well post!
Lunch was very delicious. I’m glad I’ve rediscovered veggie burgers — so quick and so easy (I buy the MorningStar brand).
Although you can’t really tell from the ‘front’ of the wrap…
…there’s a veggie burger inside!
+ cheese and spinach.
Portion Control for the Real World
After posting about my new obsession with crushing a granola bar up in my yogurt, I thought I’d start sharing my other Portion Control for the Real World tips. My biggest struggle on my weight loss journey was understanding portion control. I thought portion control was only an issue if you were eating a burger, shake, and fries. But, after a while I realized that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie, and I needed to pay attention to all my portions.
My Portion Control for the Real World tips don’t involve a scale… I don’t know about you, but weighing food every time I want to eat something seems like a total chore.
So, here is my trick for portion controlling cheese, one of my FAVORITE foods:
I buy blocks of cheese because it’s way cheaper than buying slices. But, it’s really easy to overdo it on the cheese blocks. Whenever I open a new block, I measure the length of the block and divide that by the number of servings.
This block of cheese was 5.5 inches long and contains 8 servings. Using a permanent marker, I mark off 0.70-inch increments on the wrapper. Whenever I want a serving, I simply cut through the plastic wrap along the designated mark. Tada!
Now, that is portion control I can live with!
Sweetwater Paddle for the Cure Race
For those of you in the Central Florida area, Healthy Ashley passed this race info on to me and I thought you might be interested:
On Saturday April 25, 2009 set against the skyline of beautiful downtown Tampa, will be a kayak and paddle craft race and family fun paddle to raise money for cancer research. Launching from scenic Riverfront Park in downtown Tampa on the Hillsborough River there will be two events, a 5.0 mile race and a 2.0 mile race.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. For more info, check out the race website.