Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Portion Control

I was happy to see several friends who are joining me for the journey!

I keep thinking of that riddle. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. So I'm making small changes every couple of days. I'm filling up the thermos with refreshing water first thing in the morning and drinking it all by day's end.

Step #2 - Since one MORE bite always seemed like a good idea, my second step in this process is to start cutting portions. I think I eat long after I'm full, many times just because the food is on my plate. After all, I was taught to clean my plate. Weren't you?

My son and I went to Skyline a couple days ago. I got the vegetarian 4-way with beans with the cheese on the side. I only ate half, brought the rest home and had it for lunch the next day.

What's your next step? Care to share?


  1. When eating out I ask for the to-go box when they bring my food and place half in it immediately. Also, I've discovered many places we like to go eat will let me order half-orders. It's very possible to eat healthy and still eat out with family and friends without feeling deprived! It's okay to leave food on the plate...I can finally say that and do it!!

  2. So you know what I mean. lol!

    I almost always bring food home these days, so that's a good thing. At places like Applebee's the whole order is only a dollar or two more and you get twice as much, so I bring half home. I figure I'm eating the next day for a buck.

    And I like leftovers. Some people don't.


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