Monday, June 8, 2009

weigh in/weekend away

I'm up to my ears in laundry and trying to get motivated to clean the house after a weekend away. As far as things go, I did pretty well, managing to avoid snacking and even getting a run in Saturday morning before the wedding I was at home for.  I can't give myself too much credit because there weren't many opportunities for snacking, but I probably could have created them if I had wanted to.  And I didn't.

Of course, when I got home yesterday afternoon I was so puffed up with pride at my behavior (I went for a RUN!  While OUT OF MY ROUTINE!  I AM THE SHIT!!) that I ate fish and chips for dinner and had several beers.  I can sense myself slowly slipping back into the pattern of doom: behave like a saint/exercise fiend Monday-Thursday and then let loose on the weekend.  For a while, this pattern allows you to maintain your weight, and then all of a sudden it's six months later, you can't remember the last time you had a good day, and you've gained 10 pounds.  

I've got to get a handle on the weekends, but I'm not sure how to make myself.  Set some weekend exercise goals?  Meditate for a half hour Saturday mornings and get my head in the right place?  Meet with G every Friday and plan every bite/sip?  Come up with a list of delicious homemade meals to try on the weekends?  

Those were some ideas off the top of my head--what do y'all do to get through the weekends? In particular, how do you shake off the mindset of "deserving" to eat/drink whatever you want after a week of good behavior?

Scale was all over the place this morning, but I'm taking the lowest number I saw: 183.5.  Down a pound from last week, down half a pound overall from two weeks ago.


  1. This is one of the reasons I do my weigh in's on Tuesdays. If I did them on Fridays, I would be so tempted to indulge, knowing I had a whole week to "fix" it.

    I try really hard to stay on track on the weekends - including planning what I'm going to eat all day and trying to make plans with my friends that DON'T involve food. Getting together for movies (and bringing my own snacks), going for walks or hanging out at the lake....stuff that doesn't throw me off track.

    Good luck - I would say it's the hardest part of EVERYONE's diet.

  2. I can't remember if you said this or if Dietgirl said it, but I've been thinking about the alcohol and chocolates in the context of will I enjoy this as much as losing another inch? Although I admit once you down the first beer, geez what's another one or three going to hurt. I think your weekend homemade meal plan is a winner; we plan all of our meals, and eating out is really a treat. When you're at home you can make things taste scrumptious creatively, but at the restaurant they will make it taste good by throwing in more fat or sugar.

  3. Thanks for the good ideas, folks! As always, looks like a combo of willpower and planning.