Effective portion control trick

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Sherillynn

Joined: Mar 11
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Posted: 04 May 2013, 23:33
So tonight when we went out for supper, I decided to wear a pair of pants that were probably a size too small for me to be comfortable in.

Those stinking things were so tight I could hardly eat!!! Imagine how overjoyed I was at this self-limiting, self-induced, calorie control trick.

Worked well in curbing my calorie intake. Also made it difficult to take a deep breath but that's an entirely different issue!

Its my magic jelly bean of the day.
** Goal 1- 20 pounds- 4/30/2013
** Goal 2- get back down to wearing size 16 jeans
** Goal 3- normal blood pressure
** Goal 4- well below "One" Derland
** Goal 5- 600 miles this year in 200 mile increments
** Goal 6- Decreased back and knee pain

Blessings,
Sherill


kingkeld

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Posted: 05 May 2013, 03:29
LOL. It's all about finding the tools that work, isn't it? Smile
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!
Sherillynn

Joined: Mar 11
Posts: 267

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Posted: 05 May 2013, 20:05
Its sort of negative reinforcement but it did the trick! I am going to do this every time we go somewhere good to eat. It'll keep me in line in a hurry!
** Goal 1- 20 pounds- 4/30/2013
** Goal 2- get back down to wearing size 16 jeans
** Goal 3- normal blood pressure
** Goal 4- well below "One" Derland
** Goal 5- 600 miles this year in 200 mile increments
** Goal 6- Decreased back and knee pain

Blessings,
Sherill


Adrienne54

Joined: May 10
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Posted: 06 May 2013, 13:16
What a great idea Sherillynn. I will have to remember that next time I go out to eat.
~~We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.~~
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,266

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 13:26
I have read a weight-lifting belt can be highly effective for this.
ClassicRocke...

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 807

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Posted: 06 May 2013, 16:00
Guess I'll needing to get to Good Will to get the next size smaller pants. Thanks for the idea.



Goal: 160 by 5/1/2014
155 or less by 9/1/2014

May I be free to be the me that I came into this world to be.
N47c47

Joined: Aug 12
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Posted: 14 May 2013, 00:46
I heard some french women tie ribbons around their waist so that they'd be aware if it expands while they're eating so they know when to stop! Handy if you have problems with bingeing.
barjinder...

Joined: May 13
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Posted: 14 May 2013, 06:47
hey i was 87 kg 6 months back n now i m 74 kgs, cuz i did hard work and cardio exercise+ yoga for 2 hours daily n no extra hunk food
mrspackrat

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Posted: 14 May 2013, 10:59
In college we used to wear those stretchy stirrup pants when we went out to eat. We called them "buffet" pants for reasons I'm sure I don't need to explain Smile I didn't have a weight probem in college though thankfully.
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!
FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 947

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Posted: 25 May 2013, 14:24
I'd choose a tightened belt over uncomfortable pants but always keep a size smaller jeans hanging in the closet to remind me where I want to go.


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.



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