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N8IVWARRIOR's Photo N8IVWARRIOR Posts: 66
8/4/07 11:20 P

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Day two on the weekend saga.

I am over on my calories but I think I made up for it in exercise.

Had to drop off the van at the shop at 7:30 so I grabbed a couple of donuts my daughter brought home from work. The evil child works at Dunkin Donuts and she made the donuts fresh. I shouldn't have had them because I am sure that 410 calories is what put me over the top.

After arriving at the mall, we walked to breakfast where I managed to change the eggs to egg beaters and only ate about half of the eggs and 1/4 of the hash browns.

I walked the mall with the mall walkers super secret society. I actually kinda liked it with basically an empty mall. Walked for about 3 hours total.

Took the daughter to see a movie after the van was finished and bought a MEDIUM popcorn to split. I did not eat nearly my portion...just enough for a taste really.

Came back and did the chores I needed to do, and fixed dinner (pub burger, mac and cheese, corn). This was really for my daughters benefit, but I have to say the burger was yummmmmmy.

The downfall for me today was the doughnuts and the movie popcorn. But I think I made up for it in the walking arena.

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8/4/07 10:26 P

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I love weekends because a good one always gives me time for a the fun stuff, swimming early am some errands with the wife, visiting family and friends, long bike rides, dinner and a movie , long am run. reading and working around the house. some times i eat wrong, but whats life all about. have some fun and enjoy what we have. we slip and fall and just get right back up and move on a little wiser. I can always do better but I really enjoy my self and my controll over what is good for me and what is bad. I am doing alright.


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8/4/07 6:42 P

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I bet everyone struggles when life is a bit more free-form. I like my work days because they are structured but the weekends are tough because I have to force myself into some sort of routine.

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8/4/07 7:30 A

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The weekends actually work a little better for me. My biggest challenge is that when work is slow I tend to grave to help pass the time. If I can stay focused on tasks, I don't have this trend.

As you continue to work through this lifestyle change, because that is truly what it is, you will be amazed at how much easier it is.

Last night we had what I would like to call a free night. We grilled hamburgers with ground chuck (not the most lean thing possible) and then blackened them, added blue cheese and bacon on an onion roll. We also had cake for dessert. Also drank a Blue Moon with the meal. Where I impressed myself was the fact that I only had one burger and a small piece of cake, not 2 burgers and half the cake like I used to do.

Everything you do is about moderation and making it fit into your lifestyle. Keep up the good work, but don't deprive yourself entirely. If you do, falling off the wagon is way too easy!

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8/3/07 11:00 P

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COngrats keep it up like you I have some trouble on the weekend. It seems that with the presure on us every weekday we tend to let off a little steam with the eating and relaxing. I tend to do like you with the weekends. I try to exercise everyday and just increase my workouts on the weekend. I try to eat better like I went out tonite and ate Chinese food with my daughter. We would have normally ate fried sweet and sour and I would have ate more than 3/4ths of the meal I ate only half today. Instead of fried we got snow white chicken steamed with vegtables. I took the other half home for tomorrow. I plan on going to the Gym in the morning and doing the same exercise plus about 20 min more on the treadmill or the bike. Well keep up the positive.

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8/3/07 9:06 P

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Update on the weekend. Went out with my friends and did EXCELLENT. Drank Diet Coke while everyone else was passing the beers and shooters. Passed on the monster sized burgers and waited till getting home before eating. One very large hurdle taken.

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8/3/07 11:41 A

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I have a couple of dilemnas as the weekend comes to being. I constantly have to fight my way through because the weekend is my time with the family, and freinds. During the weekdays I really have no problem sticking to calorie counting, measuring food, exercising and so on because I have a routine. But on the weekends, it is a totally different challenge.

For instance, this weekend...tonight, I have a get together with my train friends at a local bar. They usually order some tater skins, wings, or some other delicious looking appetizer and drinks.

Tomorrow, I have to take the viniman to the shop for brakes...at the mall. This means walking (which is good) and all of those places to buy food. I can smell those cinnabon cinnamon rolls now. Tomorrow afternoon, it is working around the house and doing chores so, I have pretty good control.

Sinday will be a slack day for me. This is BAD. I tend to bake, cook, and eat when I have nothing else to do. Just the fact that I have the time to do this is the biggest challenge. Staying busy and routine usually keeps me from veering from the spark.

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