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50 million pound challenge: Portion sizes


Hello there, weight loosin’ and maintainin’ mamas! It’s been a while since I’ve checked in. How is everyone doing? I hope y’all didn’t fall off track with Thanksgiving feasts and all. I purposely worked out like mad the week before Turkey Day because I knew I wanted to indulge. Just a bit.

But now I’m back on my regular routine and not doin’ as much snacking as I was during the holiday. Once upon a time I was a snack machine. I could easily eat a huge bag of chips or a box of cereal in one sitting. And it wasn’t because I was hungry, but because the food was just….there. It’s easy to be heavy snacker when you don’t eat in small portions. Since realizing this, I now put all of my snacks in small containers.


1 cup of cereal as a snack is more than enough, right? But if I took the box to work with me….there ain’t no tellin’ how much I would eat. I do the same with my beverages.

This ensures that I get enough of my green smoothie intake. I drink about 32 ounces of green smoothie a day and about the same in water. Yummers!

I challenge you to think about portion sizes. If you get a sandwich for lunch, try eating one half now and the other half in an hour or so. Put your snacks in baggies or little containers so that you don’t over-indulge and consume calories that you don’t need.

Make sense?

And oh…I totally haven’t weighed myself in quite some time so I don’t know how much I’ve lost. But who cares….I feel great!!

Hang in there, y’all. Eat well, work-out and keep telling yourself how beautiful you are.

Until next time…

Other 50 million pound challenge posts:
Eat This, Not That
Greens 3x a Day
I’m no size 6, but I don’t care

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  • Nicci@NiftyEats

    Yay for no scale. all that matters is feeling great!

  • princessvalecia

    i weigh in once a week but I dont let it rule my existence! I am so proud of how u stick to your green smoothies I have more than once let a perfectly good bunch of spinach or quart of almond milk go bad cause I didnt make them regularly

  • Martha

    I need to work on that too… I definitely just ate 2 huge bowls of cereal :( Oops

  • B

    Nicci—> Right on!

    PrincessV—> The green smoothies are a MUST for me. It's like my body craves them. And not having them often leads to days that aren't as great when I DO have them.

    Martha—> LOL, I do that often myself. I loooove cereal. So I HAVE to limit it or else…

  • Fredmyn

    I just joined your team! Thanks for encouraging a (somewhat!) young mom of two get back on track and drop some baby weight. I even joined the nearby YMCA. I am excited!

  • Anonymous

    what are the ingredients for the smoothie??

  • B

    Fredmyn—> Yaaay! Thanks so much for joining the team. Good luck! You'll do just fine.

    Anon—> I did a video on it! http://www.clumpsofmascara.com/2009/07/healthy-beauty-beauty-in-green.html