Weekends, what to do?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ok so the weekend is here.....finally! Do I look forward to it while I'm working hard at my job all week?? HELL YEAH! What I don't look forward to is the big, lazy pile of mush I want to turn have a few days to myself, to sit back and relax! Sounds good eh? For someone like me, battling my weight, which is typically triggered by emotional eating, it's not a good scenario.

I can be great all a healthy, balanced breakfast, a healthy mid a.m. snack, on to a healthy lunch that I prepared, ahead of time, followed by a healthy mid p.m. snack and reasonably healthy supper. I can keep my evening cravings at bay now, Monday to Friday, no problem.....but then comes the weekend.......YIKES!

Maybe I should sleep in? That way I can "skip" breakfast, have a brunch, have a late supper and use my "banked" calories for the evenings. Not a good idea! When you sleep in your metabolism takes longer to kick in. You're burning your calories at a much slower rate. You're also hungrier and likely setting yourself up to eat more at night, and have little or no activity before bed. So realistically you've blown your whole week in just two days!

By keeping this Daily Nutrition Blog, I have become more accountable for my actions. I need to keep track to stay on track. I look forward to waking up earlier, having a nice breakfast and recording my nutrition while I eat. Then, while still eating, I get motivation from the many blogs and messages on here. It is truly remarkable how just by reading some inspiration on here can pave my way to another successful day.

I no longer look at my week as Monday-Friday with the weekend as "gravy". It's not's hard work. My weeks are now Monday-Sunday and I plan to keep it that way.

Don't get me wrong.....I'll still want the occasional beer, and I did go to the movies last night and had a kid's pack (complete with chocolate bar). The difference is, I work it in. It all works out in the end if you stick to your plan.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. My challenge to you.......if you've had a few slip ups already this weekend by getting into "lazy mode".........SNAP OUT OF IT!!! Take a long walk, recharge, and make sure Sunday is just like Monday!

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    BEER! Evil stuff lol

    Luckily, I'm prob. one of the few U.K. blokes who doesn't consume alcohol... prob. because as a Psychiatric Nurse, I've researched all the neg. effects it can have - AND witnessed first hand the long term effects it can have.

    Ah - I'm a barrel of laughs this Sunday eh?


    Great blog again... trouble is I want something with gravy now lol, and it's not even 8:30 a.m. here!

    3772 days ago
    S T R U C T U R E that is what is missing. Monday to Friday most of us have structure. We have to have a plan and organize our time. We must have a designated time for our exercise just like during the work week. It may not be stopping by the gym after work but something we can do at home or in the neighborhood, biking , walking , running ,whatever, DVD dancing or ??? but we MUST structure our weekend just as if it were a Mon to Fri, then meal plan for the whole 7 days not just mon to fri. and work in those Treats on the weekends. We all KNOW not to plan is TO PLAN for disaster! have PLENTY of Zero/very low calorie treats set aside for the weekend munchies. Sugar free Fat free jello, chicken or beef broth for something warm, almond milk (40 cal per cup) SF /FF fudgescicles (40 cal),Rye crisp Multigrain crackers (very low cal..)things that give you all the needed texture or warmth/coolness and can still satisfy.this will keep us on the wagon all weekend long! happy planning everybody (I know I'm preaching to the choir!) we are in this together thru thick and thin (fat and skinny???)
    3772 days ago
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    Good for you. That's what I like about Spark people and tracking nutrition, you can work most things in so you don't feel deprived. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3773 days ago
    Your plan is a good one! Glad that you found one that works for you. That's the trick!
    Enjoy the weekend!
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    3773 days ago
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