I'm going to talk about weight here.
I thought I'd spare you details of my not-so-great progress in my "equilibrium" (aka, to lose 10 lbs) goal. I actually haven't used my scale in a couple of months, somewhat out of fear. I'm pretty sure I've returned to my starting point from last November, not like I was having a huge loss, but it's hard for me to move anywhere in the downward trajectory.
Some days, my clothes don't fit well... and then some days, they seem to just fine. And when I went wedding dress shopping, I didn't really have issues with how I looked, so I'm not really inclined to check my (lack of) progress.
But it's less about appearance rather than how lackluster my runs and other fitness endeavors have been... how the VP in my department mentioned me in his health and fitness blog, yet here I am, walking during my short runs, begging "The Ukrainian" to turn around when we go on longer ones, and doing little more than workout videos as a stranger to the gym. I haven't been the best role model, for sure.
I've fallen into some bad habits -- cereal for breakfast instead of oats, not taking my lunchtime walks, being a wimp during my runs, and eating haphazardly. Sometimes, I'm not even sure how many servings of things I've eaten. An ounce of cheese is often a serving, but how much is that?!
This Oxo Good Grips Food Scale is a kitchen tool that I never thought I'd use, but it is really good for things like moderating my portions. Most of all, I don't have to glaze over whenever I see a recipe (like THIS soufflé) that calls for "oz" or "grams" of ingredients. I sometimes make things that require a certain weight of ingredients (rather than volume, e.g., 1/2 cup), lest the balance between wet and dry is thrown off, and the final product is either too dry or too sticky.
The bottom tray pulls out so you can put a bigger bowl on the scale and still see the measurement. I sometimes just put stuff directly on top (and wipe it off afterward, of course!).
Want one? I was sent a food scale just like this one to give away (U.S. residents only, sorry). Requires two AAA batteries (not included).
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FTC Disclaimer: I was sent this scale to review for free from Oxo (as part of the Foodbuzz program) and was not otherwise compensated to provide a particular review or host a giveaway of the product.