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Weekends are killing me!

Monday, March 25, 2013

For the second weekend in a row, I've experienced some crappy eating and no exercise!

I'm usually busier during the week, so I don't know what it is about weekends that completely derail all my good efforts! Well, I have a pretty good idea.

During the week, I'm on a schedule. I get up the same time every day, have the same routine, pretty much eat the same breakfast and pack the same lunch. The evenings are pretty hectic, but it's planned chaos.

Yes, I've usually planned my chaos for the weekend, but it's a little more flexible. I had "plans" to run Friday after work. DH, DD#2 & friend didn't want to wait on me and they ran before I got off work. I had to take DD#1 to work and then DD#2 & 3 to church for a community service activity. I didn't get to run, but I picked up fish at the church fish fry (they have baked too and it's really good). I didn't eat any of the baked goods (the Woman's Club had a bake sale), but what do I do later in the evening? - I eat 2 peanut butter eggs! I actually felt gross the rest of the night and Saturday morning (you think I would have learned my lesson!).

I woke up late Saturday (DH's sleeping in on Saturdays is messing me up - see how I like to blame other people!) and had enough time to do some laundry and clean the kitchen before heading out to basketball. We got back from basketball and then went to Hobby Lobby for some stuff DD#1 needed for school on Monday (she's in 2 art classes). We picked up Chick filet for dinner. More crappy eating ensued later that evening!

Sunday morning DH made a big breakfast. I was supposed to go hiking with my sister and pick up my great-nephew. It was a cold & rainy weekend, so my niece didn't go camping. Sunday afternoon the rain had stopped, but the greenway trails were all closed due to flooding. There are other trails and of course the indoor & outdoor track, but I opted to lounge around on Sunday (keep in mind I'm still doing some housework, so not totally lounging). DH took DD#1 and boyfriend to a Mexican place that serves authentic Mexican food. I had some of a chicken fajita. It was good, but it really upset my stomach! Nothing worse than feeling sick during a long, crowded Palm Sunday Mass! I took boyfriend home after church and then picked DD#2 back up at church. I didn't eat dinner Sunday night, but once again, found myself eating crap!

Anyway, I'm not really concerned about the exercise. I still get in about 5 good workouts a week (running, exercise DVD, walking), especially in the Spring & Summer. Like I said, I rarely just "lounge around", my "lazy days" include a lot of house & yard work.

What still concerns me is the mindless, crappy, eating! I usually get it "back in control", but I don't want to go a couple of months like Oct - Jan. and then find myself 10+ lbs. over goal!

I gained a lb. last week, so I've still got 7 more lbs. to go to get back to WW goal! I'm sure this weekend didn't do anything for the "cause".

Oh well, back to routine - healthy breakfast and packed healthy lunch. I've got to find my willpower for the weekends!
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  • OOLALA53
    What are you saying to yourself before you overeat? (Personally, I don't think crappy food is as much as a problem as overeating it. I've have many maintenance meals eating a rather moderate portion of rich food plus half a plate of fresh and cooked veggies. I usually skip my fruit "dessert" when having fast food or takeout. ) "Oh, it doesn't matter. "Oh, I should be able to eat crap." "I haven't eaten much. I'll just have a little." etc. Did you talk back to such thoughts when you were losing? Need to get back into that habit. Another thing that helps me when things really start feeling slippery is to review my reasons for wanting to eat sanely permanently. I have 42 reasons! I read it every day for at least a week. By then, the tide has usually turned. If not, I read it twice a day!
    1850 days ago
    Wow! You sound human! LOL You are one busy Woman, Wife and Mother! I would say for staying in Maintenance for two years you have done really well, except for the mindless, crappy eating. (your words not mine) Like I said you are human. I know what you mean by that Oct- Jan thing. Keep up the good work! Don't undo what you have accomplished! If you need help you know where we are!
    1851 days ago
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