This isn’t an easy topic to write about, no one wants to admit that they are wrong and I’m not the exception. I need to be honest with all of you. I’ve been struggling with the amount of food I eat for the past two years.
With all my pregnancies I’ve struggle with morning sickness ( I call it all day sickness). If I didn’t take two pills of DICLECTIN a day, I would through up all day long. With the other two pregnancies after the 5 month mark the morning sickness would go away but not with the triplets pregnancy. I was on the DICLECTIN until the day before the triplets were born. Even with DICLECTIN I could barely eat anything and to this day there are certain foods I can’t think about because I get nauseas.
After the birth
Once the triplets were born, I was pumping breast milk every two hours, trying to recover from the c-section while having 3 babies in the NICU and two boys at home. I was still barely eating so I turned to the easiest meal I could make… cereal with milk. I would have two bowls a day with some fruit and one “healthy” meal a day. When the triplets came home, we started to eat take out for lunch and dinner. I started to eat two meals a day, I didn’t have time to sit down for more than 5 minutes without someone needing me. So, I decided to fill up my plate twice a day and eat until I could eat no more. Usually I would go 12 hours without eating anything because there wasn’t enough time. 19 months later I’m still eating the same way because that was my routine for over a year and I can’t shake it off.
For me to break this routine, I need to introduce a 3rd meal in the day so I bought smaller plate. I have a Corelle dinner set, to not break the set I bought a lunch plate. What I’ve been doing is filling the plate until the first circle (look at the picture of the plates). Most of the days I end up eating 3 meals a day. Unfortunately, there are days like today (Chocolate Chip Pancake breakfast day) where I fill it to the top and I end up eating 4 pancakes.
Overeating once in a while is okay, but I need to change this horrible habit of mine. I know that kids learn by example and I don’t want my kids to pick up on this bad habit.
I need to be held accountable so posting my meals for the world to see is the best way…. Here are my two meals of today. …breakfast and dinner.
What portion control strategies have you tried? Were you successful?
Take care and see you tomorrow!