Weighing In and Chocolate Covered Raisins

love2eatinpa, 13 February 2010, 4 comments
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So I got on the scale on Friday as planned and as I sort of feared, I have lost 2.5 lbs in the last month. (Part of it is from the stomach virus I had and I think the other part is that, shockingly, following my hunger cues has me eating less. Who would’ve thunk it?)

I cannot tell you how bizarre it is that losing weight doesn’t make me jump for joy. From someone who has binged and battled my weight for three decades, for a little over a year I’ve been at my happy, healthy weight and I want to stay there. I need to figure out how to deal with this in a healthy way.

More importantly, I feel comfortable with my current plan of getting on the scale once a month. It’s funny how this past month was easier than I expected and I actually enjoyed not having the routine of weighing in each morning. It felt easy to not get on again this morning and I feel good about that.

Anywho, yesterday afternoon I took my kids to see “Avatar” (yes, i know we are the last ones on the planet to see that amazing movie!) and I decided that instead of packing a healthy snack as I always do, that I was going to go crazy =) and buy a box of something I rarely eat, but very much enjoy- chocolate covered raisins.

Here is the crazy part. As you probably know, the movie is 2 hours and 40 minutes long. It took me 2 whole hours to eat the whole 3.5 oz box (yup, 425 calories worth!). Normally, I would scarf those suckers down in 2 minutes, so for me to be able to stretch it out over 2 hours is nothing short of wondrous for me. Savoring instead of scarfing, what a concept! I didn’t know I had it in me.

Ever surprise yourself by eating something really slowly and savoring it instead of inhaling it?

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  1. Anonymous Fat Girl
    16 February 2010, 12:04 pm

    Okay, I’m haven’t seen Avatar yet, so you’re not the last person to see it. ha ha 🙂

    Yes, I’ve been finding I’m surprising myself here and there. I actually went and seen that movie “Valentine’s Day” with my mom Friday and she brought some sugar free snacks for us. I did really well on eating them and even saved some towards the end of the movie. Before I would get a huge popcorn and shovel it in so quickly that I’d be surprised when it was gone! Little victories feel good. 🙂
    .-= Anonymous Fat Girl´s last blog ..Scared to go to the gym because you are either obese, overweight or fat? =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    lol! so YOU are the last person to see “avatar”! i highly recommmend it, it was very good.
    more importantly, good for you for eating mindfully at the movies as well! the little victories do feel great, don’t they?

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  2. Jess
    17 February 2010, 6:10 pm

    I haven’t seen Avatar, so I may end up being the other last person to see it because I’m not really sure I want to.

    And yes, I have savored instead of scarfed. Most recently? Part of a cannoli from the hole-in-the-wall Italian place right down the street. I can’t eat a whole one any more (heck, I can’t even eat a half!), but when I eat that, I slow down and let the flavor do its thing.

    Um, the next thing was a chocolate bar I’ve been eating and sharing since I bought it on Valentine’s Day. So, I think I had seven or eight squares of the twelve of a 4 oz chocolate bar over four days. And each time I had a square, I stopped and ate and tasted it. Not emotionally. I just tasted it. And it was pretty okay.

    And I agree about the scarfing chocolate thing–six months ago I would have pounded that bar before I got home, hid the wrapper in a pocket, and brought a second home, which I would share very little (“One square to each, NO MORE! Grrrr….” I’d say in my food-possessive way) and scarf that one, too.

    And don’t get me started on the pound bags of candy or cookies. I think they were called Pounders not only because they were 16 oz. but because a binge-committed COE can.

    Yeah, eating slower and actually enjoying food I used to avoid is one of those things that started as a “Yeah, right . . . whut-evarr,” and turned into an “OMG, did I just eat only 45 calories of chocolate . . . and I’m sated?” I am bewildered that the program I use, (OA) works like they said (well, for me). It feels nice to feel sane, to be able to get more done, and to not be exhausted because I was malnourishing my body on purpose. It’s bizarre to have a “normal” reaction to food, and I didn’t know I had it in me until I did it, too.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    wow, jess, you are doing so great! it’s amazing to see yourself doing the savoring, isn’t it? it’s still kind of shocking for me as well. let’s keep it up, girl!

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