Monday, March 02, 2009
Still a HUGE problem for me is WEEKENDS! It's so frustrating! I do great during the week when I have some structure to my meals. On the weekends I either stay at my parents house or at my bf's and at both places I don't have regular meals, and there is the temptation of so many foods that I'd never have at my apartment. I also end up going out and eating out a lot too. My brain also switches to the mentality that it's the weekend, so I should be able to relax and enjoy myself. I end up being busy or having little access to a computer so that I can't track what I eat as well.
I know this is the reason for my slow progress, and why I tend to lose 1lb or less each week. It's frustrating that I spoil all the hard work I did during the week on the weekend. I know I should be the one in control. Control is sooo tough when I'm faced with cookies though! And it's so hard to practice moderation. Once I start it's hard to stop.
So what's the solution then?
I can't just ask my parents or my bf's parents to hide their food. Asking them for healthy alternatives doesn't work either because even if they are there, I will still head for the cookies. One solution is to visit less, but why would I want to do that?
Obviously I just need to get tougher. I think I need some way to remind myself of my goals while I'm there, but I'm not sure what. Any ideas?
My goal is to completely track my intake next weeked, even if I have to right it down on a piece of paper until I find a computer!