Monday, January 24, 2011
After getting started on my journey again last week, I may have killed all my progress this weekend. You see, I have the hardest time staying on track on the weekends. I think this is because my schedule is so relaxed, especially when I go to my mom's house for the weekend. She gets up and cooks us a big breakfast. It is usually grits, eggs, sausage or bacon, and toast or biscuits. There is nothing like a home cooked breakfast and no one cooks it like my mom. I usually control my portions and not go overboard though. We usually go out for a family outing and fast food is usually involved. That's where the problems begin. Then my sister and I go clubbing followed by one of the late night restaurants, which usually equals more trouble. Let's not even talk about Soul Food Sunday. I did skip the ribs though and just opted for the collards, potato salad, and cornbread, although I am not sure that it necessarily made any difference. What I am learning is that I need structure on the weekends. I need to get up and eat at the same times. I need to be more mindful when eating out and late at night. I also need to prepare my own Sunday meals when I am at my mom's. Afterall, she will totally understand, because she knows what I am trying to accomplish. I am staying home this weekend, so my environment will be certainly more controlled. I must plan ahead for my next visit to my mom's.