Monday, March 22, 2010

Food Scale

I've been contemplating purchasing a WW food scale probably since the first week I joined WW. It has only taken my 4 years before purchasing one. I did it Saturday. I've used it for everything the last 3 days and it hasn't surprised me that I've been cheating on portions. Actually, I had no idea how many strawberries and blueberries I could eat for 1 point! Most everything else I've been guesstimating on the low end. It really is a cool tool and hopefully it gets me back into a tracking truthfully and motivating my mojo to get me back in the right scale direction.

We've had beautiful Spring weather lately and I've been outside a bunch. Last week, my pedometer hit 10,000 4 out of 5 days. Nice! Our nap time has been all out of whack with the time change. 1 yr old has not wanted to lie down in his crib, so I've been having to rock him to sleep. I would love to be able to take him for a walk in the stroller, but he does not relax in the stroller...too busy watching everything!

My 8 yr old is a biking pro now. She still has a little problem getting started. She can't seem to get her pedals a going, but once she gets started, there's no stopping her. It's really fun to watch her succeed at a skill that will be with her forever.

Have a great week, I'll be weighing and measuring to keep myself from stealing bites, licks and tastes without thinking first.


spunkysuzi said...

I'm seriously thinking about buying one of those food scales myself! Way to go on the steps, you are just a walking fool :)

Kathy said...

I felt the same way about my digital food scale. Amazed at how much I could have of berries and how much I was fooling myself on the cereals! I use mine to weigh equal portions of yarn now. Maybe I should put it back to its original purpose.

Frank Dobner said...

I have been thinking about getting a scale too. As you get more excited about losing more weight, I keep getting new ideas on how to be more precise about intake. How much did your scale cost?

Miz said...

I scoffed at food scales until I saw the EAT SMART (I think that was it?) in person this weekend.

for some reason all the info suddenly struck me as COOl!

TB--Milwaukee said...

Spunkysuzi~I had been avoiding the food scale because I really don't want to be tied to it forever, but I really do feel that tracking will be a lifelong skill, so I better get used to the scale at least when I know I'm fudging numbers a bit.

Kathy~I'm really not into eating yarn yet ;)

Frank~I'm a WW employee so I get a good discount. Really any food scale would work just as well, it's just a matter of getting everything back to the portion it should be.

Mizfit~Sure is fun to have a new toy for a while! Not sure how long I'll enjoy it though.