There are a lot of ways I consume calories without actually eating (or so I’d like to believe). One of them is “even-ing” out the edges of a cake. If there is a cake, loaf of bread or pan of brownies on a counter I will cut off a piece every time I pass by. This leads to hundreds (sometimes thousands) of calories that I’m not accounting for. This is the reason it seems like I should be losing weight, but I’m not.
Full disclosure: I finished off this whole piece of cake edge by edge over the course of the day.
Well, today I made a list of ways I am eating without counting it as eating. I am committing to stopping all these habits right now!
Ways I eat and not count it:
– When I cut an edge of cake/bread/other sweet that’s on the counter
– Eating a piece of cookie instead of grabbing a whole one
– Eating food Ben (or Matt) left
– Drinking Juice out of the container (I only live with Ben and we already suck face all the time, so I don’t find this gross)
– Eating while preparing a meal
Wow! That is more than I even realized!! No wonder I haven’t been losing – I’m eating all the damn time!
I am announcing this list on the blog so I stay accountable. Little changes at a time, like eliminating this bad habit, result in lasting weight loss 🙂
In other news – I got a bunch of fitness loot from Marshall’s yesterday. Marshall’s is another store that I should be a spokeswoman for (after Costco). I was on the hunt for a medicine ball (to do Bobbi’s ab workout) and ended up with a travel yoga mat and a stability ball! I totally scored.
This “travel” yoga mat can also be used at a yoga towel for on top of my mat. I’m excited to give it a test run. It feels like a thin, non-slip towel. But I’ll let you know my full review once I use it.
I had a stability ball in California, but it didn’t make the cut of stuff to move across the country 🙁 Truthfully, the only thing I really use these for is sitting on as a desk chair.
Dinner was Chipotle! I love when Ben makes a dinner suggestion I actually want. We shared an order of chips…
and I got the vegetarian salad bowl with tons and tons of guac. Even though it was a lot of guac I know it’s against my Mexican heritage to let any go to waste, so I ate it all.
Question: Do I look like someone who plays with knives?
Because I am. And I totally cut my hand today 🙁 Lesson learned. The hard way. Ouch!
I’m off to tend to my wounds and watch movies with Ben. See you in the morning!