"The future starts today, not tomorrow."
-Pope John Paul II
I might also add - "or Monday", "or after the holidays", "or after this one last binge".
In yesterday's post I commented on the obese people at my great niece's birthday party. I was thinking over my own attitude there again and remembered how I watched them fill their plates and took note of how they ate. What do I care? I don't like people evaluating what, how much, or the way I eat. They didn't know I was taking note however so it's OK. I ate a hamburger and a hot dog without a bun for either as I am watching the carbs. My sister-in-law said something about that and I told her I was watching carbs. I wasn't offended, didn't say it wasn't her business, or I'll eat my food the way I want and you do the same. She just noticed.
I noticed what big amounts of things like macaroni and cheese one served herself. I also noticed what big bites they took. I took baked beans for a side dish. There were two potato type side dishes and one macaroni & cheese. The drinks were liter bottles of pop to drink - only one was diet. One person did bring a relish tray with veggies. There was a cheese ball. There were many cupcakes (I didn't have one). Lots of chips. White buns rather than whole grain. I guess that was pretty typical for a cookout/birthday party.
I guess I was watching because I have become more aware of these things. I have also read many times about small bites and chewing thoroughly - also small portions.
Are any of you more aware of what and how others eat? What are you noticing and how are you internalizing the information you are gathering?
Finally - I got my picture up. My next picture will be when I reach Onederland.
I weighed 217.5 this morning. That's .5lb since Thursday. I think I will update my ticker on Thursdays. I will be perfectly happy with 1 pound a week. More will be great but I am going to be the tortoise rather than the hare this time through. It's the changes I make that I am going to focus on - the water, exercising, waiting for hunger, stopping when comfortably full - you know the drill.