Weekend Blunders

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.
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    Man do I know the feeling. I spend Monday-Friday and do a great job and actually lose a pound or so, then Friday night hits and by Monday morning I've regained what I had lost. I'm very unstructured on the weekends. Fast food, Mall snacks and clubbing are putting toll on my plan. I've also noticed that I dont even log onton on the weekends because I'm moving too much.

    I started this round of weightloss at 283, I went to 284.5 and then to 285.4, I'm now at 282. Last weekend I managed to eat pizza and stay within my calorie count, but i didn't go clubbing or to the mall, so wish me luck that I can avoid them again this weekend. This could be good not only for my health but my

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