Happy Friday!! This is going to be a short post because I have a lot of work to do and I’m hoping we’ll get to leave work a little early today! *fingers crossed*

According to your comments in my last post, and as Gina pointed out, there seems to be a running theme when dealing with temptations: don’t even start. The easiest way to avoid eating tempting treats and desserts is to just leave them alone, give them away, destroy them…don’t even let them pass your lips. I’ll admit that at this point, I don’t think I’m strong enough to do that. The pull to partake is still VERY strong in me – after a lifetime of giving in, giving up those foods that are not conducive to losing weight and living a healthy life seems impossible. I know it’s not, but it feels that way right now. I will admit that the more fruits and veggies and lean protein that I eat, the less I think about sweet treats, so maybe that’s the key for me right now – eat lots of the good stuff so I won’t have room for the less-than-good stuff (Gee Jill, ya think?!).

In other news, I think I’d like to purchase an electronic food scale for my kitchen. I’ve been using measuring cups and measuring spoons for a lot of my foods, but I think I’d like to take it a step further so I’ll know exactly what a portion should look like. At last week’s WW meeting, we got to play around with the Weight Watcher scale and frankly, I wasn’t that impressed. It’s kind of like my car – lots of features that I will never, ever use. I want something simple and accurate, so I would like to know what your recommendations are. Do you use a scale regularly and if so, what kind? Is there one I should absolutely stay away from? I figure something in the $30-$40 range would be good (but if I can find a good one for less than that, I’d be ecstatic!!). Thanks in advance for your help!

Okay, time to get back to work. Have a great weekend! 🙂


6 thoughts on “Scaley

  1. You’re right. You’ve got 30 years or so of habit. Give yourself at least 5 to change some of them!

    And I LOVE my food scale. I looked on Amazon, and I think this one would work fine. Only $16, and free shipping (if you can find a $10 book to buy along with it 😉 )

  2. This is the food scale that I have:

    and according to Amazon, I ordered it on July 17, 2009. It’s still going strong – I like that I can put a plate or bowl on it, hit “tare” and then put my food directly onto it. Having the scale definitely made a difference for me with meat, and I’ll admit, pretzel sticks…much easier to weigh out 28 grams than to count them.

  3. “…I don’t think I’m strong enough to do that.”

    Jill, you ARE strong enough to do anything, but you may either not be ready OR that may not be the approach that’s right for you.

    You’ll find it.

    (clink! Cheers!)

  4. I’m sure I just bought a basic scale at the supermarket. It weighs things. I can put my plate on and press “tare” so it goes back to zero and then I put the food on — you do need that function. I didn’t know any other functions existed. Like what?
    Anyway, I very much doubt I paid anything like $30 for it.

  5. the only functions I care about are Tare (Natalie explained) and being able to switch back and forth between g and oz.

    There definitely is a correlation between what I eat and what I want to eat, if that makes sense.

    Very true quote from Roni.

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