...lots and lots of practice.
Today, I had...
- 9:11am - 1 piece sliced White bread + 10g canned corned tuna + 2 cucumber slices
- 12:17pm - 2/3 cup rice, 2/3 cup Ampalaya with Sotanghon and Chicken
- 6:50pm - 2/3 cup rice, Adobong Pusit (70g squid rings cooked in vinegar and soysauce), leftover Pochero (1 matchbox size pork belly + 2 wombok leaves, 1 chunk potato, 1 green bean)
I told myself I will refrain from eating pork, but I wasn't able to control myself. Sister re-cooked the leftover Pochero and added cuts of pork belly, and even if I had some squid on my plate, I still wasn't able to control myself not to taste the Pochero with pork. Well, charging it to experience, Pork Pochero tasted better than Beef Pochero.
I think I really need to put a rubber band around my waist to help me in reminding myself that I need to control and respect the limits I set on myself. I know, no one should put restrictions - that dieters shouldn't deprive themselves of anything, but... putting my case above, the 2/3 cup of rice with 70g of squid was already enough for dinner (for some this may be more than enough... heck, I was supposed to eat just 1/2 cup of rice), so... why the need for the extra taste of Pochero? The excess is something I don't need.
Like I say, control takes practice. I still can't have total control over my urges, but, I hope soon I can say with much conviction that I can control myself already.
These are random pictures I took of myself after we got home. Walking to the market with my sibs, one neighbor saw us and asked us why do we need to walk together to the market if we were just going to buy a few ingredients for dinner and one person can actually do it. I responded, "...just so we could walk." Our neighbor understood part of the reason why we were going to the market and further said that sister is actually showing some changes - that she is slimming down.
I felt a little tug in my heart, because between us siblings, it is I who is making efforts to lose weight. As we were walking away, I asked sis, "She didn't notice I lost weight?" Hahahaha. Well, at 200+ lbs, I am sure it will take a whole lot of amount of weight lost before one would notice it.
Well, I will just continue doing what I am doing, and soon, when one notices the weight loss, hearing it will be sweet music to my ears.
Sister and I weren't able to walk to and around Colinas Verdes today because it was raining, but I was able to do my other video workouts - the Waist Workout, Hip Hop Abs (Cardio) and Hip Hop Abs (Ab Sculpt), as well as one circuit of dumbbells exercise. I notice lately that I feel my arms and legs then to feel as if needles were poking my skin, and I am thinking I need to take some B Complex vitamins. I think I will buy some next time.