Monday, May 16, 2011
I always struggle on the weekends. I'm a chef, so I am constantly cooking during the week. I make breakfast and lunch for my daughter and I, plus dinner for the family, then I go to work to cook for my job. By the time Saturday rolls around I don't want anything to DO with cooking. I tend to go for easy take-out, or I just don't eat anything all day until dinner time. We generally order Chinese on Sunday, and I ALWAYS over do it. Chinese is my trigger food. I just can't stop eating it! So even if I had done well all week, I tend to ruin my hard work with all that fat and sodium that I consume.
This weekend was different. I got up and had breakfast, went to the gym, had lunch, went about my day as if it were any other. I did go out to dinner with some friends, but I ordered a veggie burger, and only ate half my bun and a small order of fries. I went to the movies afterwards and didn't eat any popcorn or candy, and I was fine. When I got home I was really hungry, so I had a lean cuisine, and that satisfied me perfectly!
Sunday was a little different. It was my nephew's First Communion, so we went to church, and afterwards we took my daughter to get a hot chocolate (I had a small one). We went to my cousin's grad party and I had a tiny piece of healthy quiche made with egg beaters, spinach and tomatoes and a small mimosa. At my brother in law's I had a few cheese and crackers, some chips and salsa, and for dinner it was roast pork with scalloped potatoes (I made those, so I use fat free milk and low fat cheese!), and green beans. I even had a tiny piece of cake afterwards.
We ate around 6, and I thought for SURE I was going to have a snack when we got home. I have a tendency to do most of my damage at night. I do my best to not buy anything that can get me into trouble. I find that if I only buy whole foods/things I have to actually COOK, I am less likely to go crazy with the chips and convenience foods. I watched a lifetime movie and went to bed. I didn't eat anything after dinner. If I'm being completely honest with myself, I'm not really HUNGRY half the time I eat at night, I just want it... UGH. So I just tried talking myself through the fact that I really didn't NEED anything to eat. I survived. Shocking... hahaha
So I woke up this morning and weighed myself, because I was confident in my weekend. I drank as much water as I could, and ate as healthily as I was able to.
I weight 186.8 on Friday. Today I weighed in at 183.8. I lost THREE FREAKING POUNDS OVER THE WEEKEND!!!!!!! I want to get down to 175 SO badly by my birthday (July 15). I'm really trying, and I think a few more successful weekends will get me to the 170s by then! Which would be 100 pounds GONE! WOO HOO!
What healthy things are you doing for yourself this week?