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11/18/13 1:02 A

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On weekend in particular, I try to stay below 1350 calories because those are not gym days.......

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10/18/13 1:51 P

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Weekends are definitely my downfall as well. I have a good schedule during the week but once the weekend hits it's birthday parties, basketball games, swim meets.....makes it difficult to watch my eating and even harder to sqeeze in the exercise. I have been keeping myself accountable though - we can be perfect all the time!

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6/12/13 7:47 P

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Good strategies, focusing on something specific like the water intake. I've done better on the weekends lately but I did go out last weekend and had too many rum and (not diet) Cokes. I usually get more exercise on the weekends too, though, so I hope that balances things out a little!

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6/12/13 12:45 A

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I try to divide my weekly "treats", so that I have two days a week to not work out, and two days a week to eat a little more freely. On the weekends, I eat more freely, but do a double workout (which for me is an exercise video plus a short run). Then the two days a week I don't work out, I do my best not to cheat even a little bit on my eating plan. Only relaxing on one element at a time, while doubling up the physical work on the weekends, seems to keep me more on track with my weekend eating, and knowing that I have 4 days out of 7 that I'm letting go of something or another keeps me doing long walks with the dog on the days that I'm not exercising.

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6/8/13 2:53 P

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I'm trying really hard to make Saturday my "free" day. But Fridays are tough. I am just so happy on Friday night when the work week is done and all I want to do is grab a glass of wine. That's my first mistake. I find that as soon as I drink some wine, my will power is gone and I eat way more than I had planned. I need to work on that! So right now my weekend goals are to still drink all my water and exercise both days then I don't feel bad about indulging a bit more.

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5/21/13 6:21 P

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Me too, Laurmi! It''s so easy to get caught up in socializing, and one drink turns into 5! I really struggle on the weekends because I want to relax and not stress about calories. I try to compensate throughout the week and so far I'm still losing weight so it must be working OK. =)

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5/21/13 9:51 A

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I'll do great all week and then it all beings on Friday at 5:30pm during happy hour. My husband and I love to go to this particularly awesome place in our town that has a great atmosphere and $3 house wines and delish food. I always say that I'll just have one, but then I get swept up in the moment and suddenly happy hour is happy "5 hours". Then on Saturday and Sunday I just keep going. Arrrgggh!! My husband and I really love to visit local vineyards and breweries. It's one of of favorite activities, which makes staying on track extremely difficult! I think I'll just have to start making it a rule that we can't go anywhere on the weekends unless we hit up the gym first?!
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5/18/13 11:31 A

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CLF748 you crack me up! LOL Liquid beverages are my demons on the weekends as I am a fan of rum & Coke. I took one of my boys to shoot pool and thought I'd have a little Amaretto sour and holy cow that blew my calorie total for the day!

The other thing that's really hard is a buffet, of any kind. My family like pizza buffets and family buffets and I have this mindset that I must eat enough to make it worth my money.

So far my weekend track record has improved a little I really have to make up for by food choices with extra exercise to burn it off!

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5/15/13 1:48 A

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I also tend to do better on weekends. I have a late breakfast, a snack for lunch, and I take time to cook something good and healthy for the evening. If I go out, I will order a small beer, have max two, don't touch the chips, and it doesn't hurt my weight loss.

Less stress, more time to go for a walk... Weekends are not such a problem. It's more difficult if I have friends over or celebration, but I wear my nice tight jeans to remind me not to overeat, I enjoy with moderation and it's ok.

I don't really allow myself any free day. If I overeat, I still keep track of the food, contemplate the number, and just keep going. My problem with "free days" is that it's like giving up smoking, but allowing yourself one a week: you never really break the habit and never teach yourself to fully enjoy another lifestyle. I see that the more healthy I eat, the less attractive the pizza and co. become.

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4/17/13 4:40 P

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I am not allowing myself a free day on the weekend because I am trying first to break a habit. Once I trust myself to enjoy a "treat" and stop, I may allow it. But right now, I am treating my first couple weeks as I did when I quit smoking 10 years ago. Cold turkey. Wait... did someone say turkey?

Someone mentioned pizza night with the kids. Those are tough. I would normally eat a large myself. When we went on Sunday, I hit up the salad bar twice, drank a huge glass of water, and had one piece of pizza. Phew. It was tough.

My weekend demon is beer and wine. May need to just forego all solid foods.

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4/7/13 6:12 A

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The funny thing is, I do better on weekends than during the week, mostly because I sleep longer which makes the day shorter (=less time to be tempted to eat) and have more time to work out.
During the week I get up at 6 and am on my feet all day and it wears my resolve off because I get stressed and I am the type of person who eats when stressed...

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4/5/13 10:47 P

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I have trouble with this too. Friday is our pizza night with the kids. It's something we all enjoy, but then it's Saturday and my routine is all out of wack and I find I'm giving myself three "free days" instead of just one. When just starting out would you suggest no free days for a couple of weeks to get your body used to better eating?

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3/28/13 12:35 A

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Thanks so much for the advice. I have thought Friday would be my free day and then it becomes Saturday and then I think" I have blown it all, better just start on Monday again!" I seriously have no control. Maybe I had better start with a free meal on the weekend instead. I obviously have the self control of a two year old! I think it is a bit of emotional eating too. I splurge because "I deserve it!" So I think my goal will be, if I do well Friday and Saturday, I can have a free meal Sunday.

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3/26/13 10:38 A

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I have this same issue. I've decided that Saturdays are my free day and if I need to go a little over on Sunday also, it's ok. The rest of the week I work hard to stick to my plan. Though, my body is getting used to not pigging out on everything and last weekend I just couldn't indulge like I normally do because of it.

So I think once your body is trained, the weekends won't be that bad :)

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3/25/13 12:31 P

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I think giving yourself a little lenience one day a week is a good idea as long as you keep aware - just treat yourself a bit. The weekend is a great time to do this, I will allow myself some rest and a little treat day on Saturday nights/or Sunday. Otherwise, if you're not at all for this idea - I'd suggest writing down your goals or find a picture or something that motivates you and post it somewhere you will see it all day - like the fridge. Hold yourself accountable by always having a reminder IN VIEW of why you chose to do this!!

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3/25/13 10:26 A

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I found I had this problem when I started. Then I decided to allow myself a free day. Not a day to go hog wild and eat everything in site, but one day where I would relax a little more. If it meant not tracking my food for the day, then I'd do that. Or not exercising. Whatever. But only one day a week. I found myself working hard on the other 6 days, putting the best off until last. Eventually, I saw that things like not tracking my foods, or not getting my water was hindering my progress on my free day, and I didn't mind compromising more - sticking closer to the plan, still giving myself the leeway to indulge a little if I felt I wanted it.

It's a small way to compromise - between the lifestyle that you've lived to get you here, and the new lifestyle you are creating now.

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3/25/13 10:03 A

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I can't seem to stay on track for the weekend. I do really well during the week and then Friday hits. I seem to lose all self control! Does anyone have any ideas or tricks to stay consistent?

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