Why are weekends so hard?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Okay, so I don't really need an answer to that. I already know why. For me, when I go to work every day, I know what I am eating for two of my three meals. Breakfast is usually something quick and easy (generally toast with PB and a banana) and lunch I have thought out to include lots of veggies and whole grains. By the time I get home, I have planned what to make for dinner so I do not over indulge and always try to allow myself some wiggle room for a dessert or snack.

Weekends are not the same. We lounge around the house, doing chores or watching a game. There is food always available. We will go out to run errands and the fast food just seems so much easier. I am in an out of the kitchen, so it doesn't seem like such a big deal to grab a cookie. Meals are never planned in advance, or if they are, we ditch the idea for something that sounds tastier (but much less healthy).

Yesterday I thought I was being good. I made whole grain spaghetti with turkey meatballs. Who knew the meatballs would be so good that I would keep going back and getting more? I should have packaged them up in tupperware before eating, like I usually do, but it seemed like a lot of work that I could just do later. So here I am up two whole pounds, which is just ridiculous. I'm sure some of it is due to salt intake, but a lot of it is food.

Looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow so I will once again have some self-control. :)
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  • _-KELLY-_
    Oh, I can so relate to this! When I was working my normal 8-5, M-F job, it was so much easier, but the weekends were awful because there was no schedule. Sadly, I was laid off from that job and now my hours for work are all over the map, different hours on different days, and there is no consistency. I can feel your pain! There's nothing like a schedule to really help us keep on track! Here's to us and finding a routine on those routineless days! I did like your idea of putting away the extra food before you sit down to eat. I may need to incorporate that!
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