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Weekend Backsliding

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

In 3 days alone I may've undone a whole week or 2's worth of effort.
Saturday - had ethnic dinner with a group of friends. We all take turns cooking one weekend a month, mine was Slovak. Very carb-heavy, the only vegetable present was cabbage.
Sunday - explored Boulder and did take a 45-minute hike, but then dinner was at a burger joint and I gave it to the onion straw burger, a greasy half-pound mess covered in cheese and deep-fried onion straws. Plus onion rings as a side.
Monday - MLK day, we went to a Brazillian steakhouse for lunch (since it was half the price of dinner) as we had the day off. All you can eat salad bar with cheeses, potato and pasta salad, cheese rolls. Then all you can eat 16 different kinds of meat, we had lamb chops, pork loin, sirloin, ribeye, prime rib, sausages, chicken, bacon-wrapped filet...
Soooooooo you can see how I'm a bit concerned how that will play out on the scale and in the fit of my jeans this week. But honestly, I don't regret it that much. I knew every step of the way what I was getting into, and chose to enjoy life and experience those things with friends rather than turn it down to sit home alone and eat salad. And I feel that's part of having this 'dieting' thing be a lifelong habit and not just a quick fix. You need to enjoy life and treat yourself occasionally because being 'miss perfect diet' 100% of the time would make it a chore. And I would eventually rebel and fall off the wagon in a big way, or just give up altogether. So I just need to stay vigilant about portion sizes and going to the gym, and it will all balance out again.
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  • DRPOOH63
    Sounds like you tough meals each day but you did get in exercise so it might not be so bad.
    1950 days ago
    emoticon I alway, always always do that! Just as soon as Friday night comes, I eat and drink like crazy! I also work at a fast-food place part-time during the weekends so it gets hard to moderate my choices. I work at a Subway, so it could be worse...but when push comes to shove cookies call my name! Good for you on having some fun though! The awesome thing is that you just pick yourself back up and geet right back at it! Don't let one fun weekend define a whole lifestyle of good choices! Good for you!

    1950 days ago
  • MALA77
    Weekends ARE hard, for sure!! Sounds like you had a blast though, and like you chose to enjoy life!! So hey, as long as you get back or you got back on track, you'll be ok.

    1950 days ago
  • TXTOAD9970
    I can relate. The weekends are hardest for me too. I can lose two pounds during the week and gain two pounds on the weekend. It's not fair!
    1950 days ago
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