Friday, August 25, 2006

Eat like a cow...

I got my issue of Babytalk yesterday in the mail. I'm always so excited about getting magazines. I was so excited that I've already read it through. Oh well, that doesn't leave much reading joy for later does it? Anyway, there was an article that struck my fancy. It talks about eating all day long (grazing, thus the eating like a cow) and still losing weight. I was intrigued because, of course, I enjoy eating. But, the key is to eat small healthy snacks throughout the day and to make those snacks convenient. I realized in my previous post that I have been struggling during the day with headaches because I was actually forgetting to eat lunch. I also had no energy and my patience was practically zero. That really stunk for Caleb. So, I thought that premeasured, easily accessible mini-meals might be the key to me staying nourished and energized. I went to the store and bought some of the foods mentioned, such as almonds, apples, carrots, and yogurt to get me started. I didn't buy the handy-dandy portioned snacks because you pay extra for those. I just took those cute snack baggies and portioned out myself and everything is in a Gladware container in the fridge. Now, I just grab a baggie or piece of fruit when I'm hungry. I am also chugging my water. This is only day one of this new daytime eating plan. I will still eat a regular dinner with Chris each night and weekends might struggle but I will do my best to keep portions in check. I will also keep up my exercise by walking and rowing. Caleb and I actually went walking at the park again yesterday and had a good time. It was overcast and that made it more bearable. It actually started raining right when we were heading to the car. Good timing, huh? Well, here's to a mommy's journey towards healthier eating. :-)

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