I missed Biggest Loser last night and forgot to set the VCR. Crap. We went to a Fire Safety Demonstration last night. We got "free" tickets for dinner at one of the nicest places in town if we agreed to sit through a "Live Infomercial" (which is what it was....) In all fairness - it was very interesting and I learned a few things I never knew about fires.
Did you know that if you keep a 9 volt battery in the same drawer as a steel wool pad (you know...the junk drawer)that if the 2 rub even slightly against each other the steel wool will ignite? It's also a no-no to keep them in your purse or pocket where they could come up against any kind of friction. I never knew that! I also never knew that the power strips we all have behind our TV's, stereos, computers....are NOT supposed to be on the floor! They are supposed to be hung on wall. Go figure! They are NOT supposed to be allowed to accumulate dust. Hubby checked the one behind our microwave - the one that also has the toaster, coffee maker. etc. all plugged into it. It had started to melt!! Wow! I'm a little paranoid about fires now. Hubby is meeting with someone today (from afore mentioned dinner presentation) to discuss some new alarms for the new house.
Anyhoo - the dinner. I ate real slow. Set my fork down between EVERY single bite. And it didn't even feel weird. (It feels weirder when I do it at home - alone.) And I was more than full when I finished. And I took less than I normally would have. Problem is - I got the hunger signal well before I was done. And I kept eating. I know now that I truly have to take way more than I think I need. I need to tell myself that it's okay to go back for more (if I'm truly hungry still). This is hard stuff to learn. But I know that it all makes sense.
I have really started to analyze my eating patterns and the middle to late afternoon is my bad time. I will eat anything not nailed down. So I'm working on alternative plans. There is a good energy shake recipe in the WW plan that I made yesterday. 1 banana, 1 cup frozen berries, 1/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt and 1/2 c skim milk. Blend it in a blender with ice. It was good. And satisfying. So that's a start.
Can anyone fill me in on Biggest Loser? I know Brittany got voted off and they all got makeovers....how did they all look?
Has anyone else tried this new eating technique. (I know it sounds so easy it's almost stupid) but I'm finding it very helpful.