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Almost time for the "dreaded" weekend...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Let me clarify a little. I am not "dreading" the weekend, I am actually looking forward to seeing my family and going to a concert, but I am nervous about being away from my structured environment. I'll be somewhere with different foods available, no gym and doing completely new activities for me, activities I haven't done since starting my healthy life-style change. So what am doing to prepare?

First, I am taking foods with me. I have packed fruit and soup and other things that have helped me to stay on track so far. I have also prepared my family for this visit so they know that I don't even want to have the option to go to my favorite restaurant or anything, because I cannot say no at this point, so I have to make smarter choices right away.

Second, I am still packing exercise clothes so I can use the treadmill at the house I'm staying or I can walk outside, although it is going to be wicked cold this weekend, so maybe I will stick with the treadmill.

Third, when we do things like the concert or shopping (I need new running shoes and shoes for work) I will pack an apple or peanuts or something, and always take water with me.

Finally, I will be taking a water bottle with me so I have water on the trip and do not feel as tempted to stop for fast food or something to drink. And then I will have a water bottle to keep with me throughout the weekend.

So, that's my plan. How does it sound? I will be sure to give honest updates as the weekend goes along, or on Monday. I am not as nervous about this weekend as I was last week, mostly because I haven't "cheated" at all this week. This means I can hopefully enjoy my three day weekend, get a little homework done and still have tons of fun with the family. Now that I have started breaking my own bad habits, I have to work with my family to break OUR bad habits, like choosing better restaurants, or not eating out for every meal. I hope they are ready!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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    I can't wait to hear how your weekend went!
    1917 days ago
    Good luck and stay strong. When your family see how serious you are I'm sure they'll start taking it seriously too. emoticon
    1917 days ago
    My family means well, but can be a nightmare when it comes to healthier eating. Good luck this weekend!
    1918 days ago
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