Monday, February 25, 2008

monday, a new start

i have to say despite my best intentions, my eating on the weekend was pretty poor. yesterday i went to a joint birthday party for my dad and sister and ate: caesar salad, spaghetti and meatballs, pillsbury crescent rolls (plural), chocolate cake with cream cheese icing, and mint chocolate *and* heavenly hash ice cream. and THEN i went to an oscar party and ate: indian samosas, other indian things, handfuls of chips, brownies, a slice of homemade pizza, and cranberries. yes, all this food was eaten in relatively small(ish) portions and over a long period of time, HOWEVER, it's not really acceptable eating behaviour. and i should not be in the same room as mint chocolate swirl ice cream. i become a gluttonous savage beast. 

i have gained a bit of weight recently and i'm feeling kind of bummed about it. i'm still exercising, so i must be really overeating to be actually gaining weight. obviously i'm not monitoring my portions correctly, or i'm snacking - a bite here, a bite there, not recording it, whatever. so that's got to stop. especially before spring which is quickly approaching (thank the good lord above).

so i thought to myself, what is a good way to control portions while still eating the foods i love? the answer to that is another question: what food do i love most right now? oatmeal! i love love LOVE oatmeal. it's sweet and nutritious and filling and delicious. so here is my new plan for this week: oatmeal and fruit for breakfast, oatmeal and yogurt and fruit for lunch, then a more balanced dinner, like fish and veggies and yams and rice, etc. oatmeal is so quick and easy to make, and i really look forward to eating it. so here goes nothing - obviously i can only eat like this when i'm on my own and nothing "social" is happening. did i mention that i LOVE oatmeal? i love it. 

weight control maple brown sugar oatmeal

banana bread oatmeal
cappuccino yogurt 

dinner: ? 
more oatmeal? just kidding.

also, for a monday laugh, everyone should check out the everyday normal guy on youtube and his second video here . seriously it's hilarious. 


Cara said...

wow that is a lot of oatmeal! :-) I am sure you will love every second of it.

I tried this new kind today, Oatmeal with Hemp seed and it is AMAZING. mmmm. I want more now. Hahha.

Anyway, good luck staying more on track this week!!

Sara said...

mmm I love oatmeal too!! Good Luck staying more on track!!

Jenn said...

I love oatmeal too! Plus there are so many things you can do with it. And it takes a long time to eat, and keeps you full. Yum!

Laura said...

I also love oatmeal. I've been eating it a lot lately (except, funnily, this morning when I went for a 2 point breakfast of Nature's Path Organic SmartBran and Source Yogurt).

Good luck gettng the munching under control. I know that feeling very well.

MuskySkunk said...

What's happening is that the less you weigh, the less food you can eat. Especially if you are restricting calories in the first place. I highly recommend that you start reading about weight lifting for women and how cardio is actually detrimental to losing weight if that's all you`re doing. I think you`re not eating enough actually. Start putting on muscle, it`s like money in the bank.

eurydice said...

i can definitely say that my problem is eating too much (not at meals but with my unhealthy snacking between meals) - trust me. and i've been weight lifting and strength training for at least 2-3 years - i'm not doing just cardio.

RunnerGirl said...

Oatmeal is pretty yummy, and I love how it keeps you full for awhile. That should take care of all that snacking!

Lex.D said...

Hahahahah good ol' oatmeal lol

The second I read about your samosas I started a big fat craving... I may have even drooled... just a little lol

mmmm Samosas


Anne said...

Mmmm oatmeal!!

I've been watching those videos for a month, they kill me!! Love them.

ashley said...

I LOVE oatmeal too! It's just so warm in my tummy :)

If you're going to go on an oatmeal kick, I suggest you incorporate some oatmeal pancakes! You'll get oatmeal, protein and fruit all at once!