3/6/08

Tales from the scale


Yeah, not THAT scale.

I was mindlessly pulling meat off of a store bought chicken and putting it into some pasta with broccoli and I stopped.

WHAT THE HELL WAS I DOING?

I had JUST been talking about how portion control had become so important to me on this whole weight loss thing and here I was being a big hypocrite, haphazardly tossing chicken into my meal without a care in the world.

I yanked it all out and put it on the scale.

four and a half ounces.

What scared me was I would have kept ripping meat off of that poor bird without thinking.

The naked beast quickly got put away, my head hung in shame, and my food scale now has a more prominent place on my stove.

It won't lurk in the corner anymore.

It's far too important to sit there and be forgotten again.

12 comments:

Shirls said...

again I'm agree with you, I have my scale right beside my stove but haven't been using it to its full potential of late, it needs some more lovin..

Sarah said...

This post totally makes me mad AGAIN that the scale I ordered from home depot was broken!!

I KNOW I do stuff like this and mess up my portions!

Natalie said...

Maybe that's the plus side to core - generally not as much weighing and measuring.

Crabby McSlacker said...

I don't weigh stuff daily but I do find that I start eating more than I need if I don't occasionally check in with portion size--especially if it's something healthy like chicken.

And once it's on the plate it's very hard not to eat all of it even if I'm not all that hungry for it. Because I'm a bit of an idiot and have to learn the same lessons over and over again, year after year.

Thanks for the reminder!

Jen said...

Argh, I do the same, just toss things in...some days me and the food scale are BFFs...others it sits there cold an neglected!!

meredi said...

Good for you for going back to basics. Such a good reminder for the rest of us.

I actually ran all over the city this past weekend to buy a fancy digital scale that will let me re-tare after I have stuff in my bowl. The novelty factor is keeping it fun at this point, and after I learn how the weights correspond to measurements (8 gms of almonds is about a tbsp) it's going to make cooking a lot easier, I hope!

eurydice said...

i have that scale too :)

Lucas said...

As I poke my hand into a baggie containing way more than one ounce of Pirate's Booty, I am thinking once again, that you are a mouse of very large brain.

Angie All The Way said...

My scale has a permanent position right beside my stove and my cutting board and will forever.

Sara said...

I think it was a good post - I just couldn't seem to get past chicken, pasta and brocolli - yum yum.

Laura said...

I love my food scale. It lives on my kitchen counter and I use it at least twice every single day. It's digital and weighs in ounces and grams. Congrats on finding the scale.

Mandy said...

I haven't even brought the scale to the new apartment - I don't remember the last time I used it. I'm eyeballing everything these days and sometimes it scares the crap out of me!

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