Welcome back - I'm back here after a while away, too! I know exactly what you mean - I work seven days on/seven off, and I always have a *much* harder time staying on plan on my week off. Especially when family together time also usually involves food.
Have you tried the SparkCoach program? You get a week free trial, and the monthly cost is much less than most other plans if you want to continue. It's really helped me - especially the daily visualizations. Also, if you're going to go out to eat, try to find the nutritional information online before you go so you can have a better idea of what's going to be a better choice. If it's treats at home that get you, consider buying healthier alternatives or else spend a little more and get things in that are pre-packaged in individual servings. If you have to reach for a second bag of chips or package of cookies, you may just think about it twice. You also might find that two or three Hershey's kisses give you just as much satisfaction as a whole Hershey's bar.
You might also try to find some weekend activities where food isn't readily available. Go for a walk outside (or at your local mall if the weather's getting bad) or take a book somewhere and sit and read. Go see a movie and skip the concession stand.
MOST importantly of all, DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP. We are all far from perfect. And changes are not going to happen overnight. I certainly didn't gain my extra 100+ pounds in a week, I can't expect to be a fitness-and-health guru in a week, either. Celebrate the small victories - post them on here and let us know. One thing I've noticed since getting back is that the words of support and encouragement from the people on here do worlds of good to help me keep going.
| Pounds lost: 46.0