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HOW I DO OVER THE WEEKENDS....

Friday, July 13, 2012


On today's FSC Red, White & Blue challenge, we were asked how we do with eating over the weekend. Well....

I've had an epiphany in the last couple of months that the reason I keep staying basically the same weight is my weekend eating habits. I do well on challenges - losing during the week - and then BOOM....the weekend comes and it's kind of a "reward eating time" for a job well done....NOT GOOD!

It wasn't really an "all or nothing" eating pattern, but it was enough of a letting loose of the more stringent eating pattern to undo what good I had done during the week. Oh, and by "week", I mean only 4 days (Monday through Thursday)....because by Friday I had weighed in and felt it was okay to "treat" myself. What I realized is I was eating healthy 4 days and not-so-healthy for 3 days.....NO WONDER I WASN'T LOSING!

I decided it was a ridiculous pattern....a real time waster....self-sabotaging - I could be at goal by now!! So I decided to change 2 things:

1) I was going to treat the weekend like any other day - there is NO TIME OFF! I have to eat every day the same, one meal at a time and make an effort to pick healthier choices that I enjoy. It's about liking what you eat and not treating it like a "diet" - I don't want to feel "deprived".

2) I decided to use the meal planner on the Nutrition Tracker (mine happens to be the Diabetic one because I'm low-borderline and it's a healthier plan for me). This provides me a healthy, balanced meal plan for the day with little effort from me (I can swap things out if I need to), and I know my meals in advance for shopping.

My goal is small - 1 lb a week. I'm doing way better than I was, but had a little "hiccup" with a knee injury (no movement for 2 weeks had me gain 1/2 lb). BUT I'm tracking daily, and making better choices....and my weekend eating has turned around!

SUCCESS!
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  • DEEGIRL50
    Eating foods that you like is key. Treating each day as a healthy eating day. Finding balance.

    I think the girl's got it!
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    1603 days ago
  • SAINTBETH
    Good for you. You're learning about yourself and making adjustments.
    1604 days ago
  • DEBBIEDAY
    emoticon You saw the stumbling block and are turning it into a stepping stone...awesome!!! You can do it!!! Stay focused and ENJOY the journey!!!
    1604 days ago
  • GETSALONG
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon sounds like you identified a stumbling block & kicked out of the way! Woot!
    1605 days ago
  • POSITIVELY_EB
    Oops! YOu got it twice!!!! emoticon
    1605 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/13/2012 6:53:13 PM
  • POSITIVELY_EB
    I have done the same thing. Weigh in and it's no holes barred for the next several days!

    Good for you!
    1605 days ago
  • EVER-HOPEFUL
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    1605 days ago
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