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? =-.


    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?


  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.


    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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