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HOPE4ALL13 Posts: 64
5/2/12 8:42 P

Thanks to all for your responses! I'm just gonna try to do the best I "can," and THAT is better than I WAS doing! LOL! I'm not doing so great on the challenge. I cannot find the videos!

FITNAPTURAL SparkPoints: (77,938)
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4/30/12 1:44 P

Yeah weekends are kinda hard. I usually do ok but the past few weekends and the next few will be especially hard because of finals stress+ graduation. I don't eat horribly but far too many bites and beverages go untracked. All I can do is force myself to keep my workout schedule and try to make healthy choices at least most of the time.

CASSIEFLUTE SparkPoints: (0)
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4/30/12 1:21 P

I know Albersons carries tasty Sandwiches and Salads - all premade - for lunch, much healthier than McDonalds and also cheaper!

CILER11 Posts: 265
4/30/12 1:07 P

I too have this issue. I am always on the go on the weekends (school for me, soccer for my daughter, volunteer work for school, and church activities) and the drive thru became my best friend. Of course it was not my butts best friend lol. What I am trying to do to curb is is bring a cooler full of healthy snacks, lunches if I know I'll be out that long, and water. I have also taken to stopping at a grocery store, that has a salad bar instead of the drive thru. It may take a little longer, but I know I can find something healthy there. My class is also making a effort to eat healthier so we are going to alternate making healthy foods for our lunch. We are in class from 4-9 on Fridays and 9-4 on Saturdays. Hope this can help some.

CASSIEFLUTE SparkPoints: (0)
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4/30/12 12:55 P

This weekend I did well - but the way I'm forcing myself into this is planning my days tediously - including when I eat each of my meals and my snack. It helped for the first day of my diet yesterday - I just hope I can make it keep helping.

SCTK519 Posts: 2,086
4/30/12 12:42 P

Weekends are also my downfall. After this weekend, I was just pleased to maintain. I find it helpful to not have snacks in the house, so when I'm bored, I can't really mindlessly eat chips or cookies. I also weigh myself daily, so I know right away Saturday morning if Friday night was too much.

4/30/12 12:37 P

sometimes weekends are a problem for me, but sometimes they aren't...i guess it all depends on my moods

ACICEDA Posts: 534
4/30/12 12:33 P

I definitely have weekend problems. It basically is busy am I. I spend a lot more time around the house sitting on the weekends than during the week probably a lot alike several other sparkers below. So, I have to get busy in order to keep some semblance of healthy eating/diet going on. I don't have children yet so cleaning the house and going for those work-outs help plus I've started doing some volunteer work which will help me too.

NELSONDEBRA SparkPoints: (14,319)
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4/30/12 12:33 P

I find that weekends are difficult for me, too. I know I have a choice and I don't seem to have the strength to make a good one. We eat out a couple of times EVERY weekend as a family. I like it but I don't make good food choices.

NORIGREY SparkPoints: (0)
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4/30/12 12:08 P

I tried putting off my weigh-in for a week instead of weighing every day. I found that really curbed weekend snacking when I knew I was going to be weighing myself first thing Monday morning. It made me want to eat healthy so that I could see my progress for the whole week's effort. If I eat junk, the next morning it always shows up on the scale in water weight.

DALLASGIRL99 SparkPoints: (4,075)
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4/30/12 8:23 A

Same problem. I actually thought I did decent yesterday and ended up gaining 2 pounds overnight. I can see why they tell you not to weigh yourself every day because that was completely discouraging. But I drank alot of diet pop over the weekend. Yes, its diet, but I always wonder if that has something to do with it. pop....just water!

DARKLADY25 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/30/12 5:19 A

This is exactly my problem. That, plus the cravings for sweets.
In the week-ends I feel as though all the food in the world would disappear by monday and I have to stock up. Ugh!

RUKIDDINGME123 SparkPoints: (39,606)
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4/30/12 5:07 A

Yes, especially over the last couple of weeks.

I work Mon-Fri usually 10-11 hours a day and I automate my meals meaning I cook two or three different things on the weekend and alternate them during the week so I don't even have to think I just reheat. Then the weekend comes and lately all bets are off and the really frustrating thing is I may have last a couple of pounds over the week but I put it right back on over the weekend.

I'm chalking mine up to stress I have so much going on right now I feel like when the weekend comes I just want to kick back and have what I want to have.

I need to break this before it becomes a habit and quick.

HOPE4ALL13 Posts: 64
4/30/12 12:51 A

I find that I do not do as well on the weekends. I don't usually eat huge, but more often eat wrong things. Kind of a break from the week. Does anyone else have this habit, or difficulty?

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