I guess since I haven't been around in a week, this is going to be a two post day. I have been having a lot of thoughts lately about portion sizes. My particular portion sizes are probably bigger than they need to be. I still don't have great restriction. I do however realize over and over, how much less I eat now.
As I posted earlier, I spent the week at the fair. Last year, I would have easily had a sandwich, a plate of ribbon fries with cheese, a lemon shake-up and then be looking for more. I would do this a couple of times throuought the week. This year, I got a philly cheese steak with a fork. I ate approximately 1/3 of the meat and was stuffed. I also took water bottles with me. I didn't want to drink the sugar water. This really amazed me.
In the fall and winter, I cook a big pot of soup on Sunday's. Every Sunday. We have a warming element on our stove that keeps soup at the perfect temperature all day. So I cook early, and don't have to worry about anything the rest of the day. This was the first week of the year that I cooked soup. Southwestern bean was on the menu. Last year, I would eat several large bowls of soup throughout the day. It was there and available. Today, I didn't even fill my bowl. I am really full. I might go back for more at dinner.
What the difference a year makes!