Weekend Success

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?
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    Way to go!! That must be an awesome feeling!
    2346 days ago
    Woohoo! I’m so proud of you! Such smart choices…it’s proof that you can eat “normal” food and still be successful. You’re doing such a great job! I have all the confidence in the world that you’ll be to your goal by your birthday! I can’t wait to celebrate that with you (without food, of course!!)!!

    Hmmm…healthy things I’m doing this week? I’m going to cook all of my food this week…no eating out! I’ve got a fridge full of yummy, beautiful veggies and food so there’s no reason for takeout! I’m also going to do three 5K runs this week…I’ve got to work on that time!!

    2346 days ago
    Awesome job with the weekend! Way to go!!!
    2346 days ago
    YAY for an awesome weekend!!!! Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2346 days ago
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