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Why oh Why?


Friday, April 19, 2013

I have been on Spark since the last few days of March. I have been successful, losing 11 pounds! Weekdays, I d so well. I track food, and eat very well. However when the weekend comes, I struggle Saturday and Sunday. I know I am far from being the only one. Why does this happen? I live with the same people, we eat the same way, but I find myself just wanting wanting wanting. The things I want are not exactly the healthiest foods. Is it because I am too strict with myself all week? Is it because I see the weekend as carefree, and weekdays all business? I do stay on track, but it has not been easy. What are your thoughts? Thank you! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
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SCHEHEREZADE 4/22/2013 9:14AM

    I had a rough weekend, diet-wise, too! Seems to be a common problem, judging from posts here. I had it even worse, because I had been on vacation all week, so the structures I use to guide my choices were very eroded. I did get in more exercise, since I had more time, but my eating was undisciplined.

I like Deb's approach. If we are going for the long haul, and for lifestyle change, we must practice ebb and flow. That's why I used to weigh in on Friday mornings, give myself a little leeway on the weekend, then get back on it Monday. The trouble is when leeway goes way out of bounds, far enough to do real damage to your goals, or gets hard to rein in again.

The good news is, it's Monday! Sounds ironic, but I totally mean it. Normally after a vacation, I am having a hard time getting back to work, but it actually feels refreshing today- back to life, back to reality...



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MEEMAH2013 4/19/2013 11:35PM

    I believe for me, it is the lack of structure and boredom on Saturday and my lack of control over my diet and the overall stress on Sundays with the extended family that I have more problems on weekends. I am trying to structure more activities and cardio workouts on the weekends to help me. I find that the more I exercise I do the less "hungry" I am (what ever kind of hunger I may be experiencing)

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MICKEYH 4/19/2013 9:40PM

    I can so relate to you easily. If I will eat something to treat myself, I have learned earlier of the day is better. Such as treat your self to a nice breakfast. I read some book and it said front load is better. You still have all day to burn some calorie. Lol)) congrats on your weight loss.
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DEB9021 4/19/2013 8:53PM

    I do the same, but since I'm in this for the long haul rather than a quick sprint, I let it be as long as the overall trend is in the right direction. I figure that learning to "be loose" without totally blowing it is part of the learning of good habits. I have a very set routine during the week and enjoy relaxing that structure on the weekends. I don't eat on a schedule, and exercise in different ways. So if you are trying to lose weight quickly you have to stay firm on weekends, but if you are trying to create new long term habits, I think it's ok to lighten up on weekends and go back to it during the week. I think it can help you maintain for the long term. Or ... Maybe I'm just making excuses! emoticon

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JOHGLO2011 4/19/2013 7:40PM

    I think the weekends are hard because they are more unstructured than week days.
Just keep trying - it will be worth the effort! emoticon

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MOLLIEJEAN2 4/19/2013 6:43PM

    I'm the same way, I try to stay busy so I don't think about it but it doesn't always work. Also, I try to keep health snacks around so if I do get the urge I can eat that instead of the junk food. emoticon emoticon .
Jean

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KITT52 4/19/2013 5:14PM

    you have more time to think about food....

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RIDLEYRIDER 4/19/2013 4:17PM

  I have the exact same problem. I feel like I am two different people....my weekday self is in total control, but my weekend self feels like....hmm....time to fill up for the famine next week, or something like that.
I can only say if I stay busy, stop for 10 minutes and wait, before eating something I think I want, it seems to help. Also, sugar-free gum sometimes works.
Good luck! emoticon

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