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Weekend sabotage

Monday, October 11, 2010

I get through the week with a little bit of a weight loss. Then the weekend comes along and I throw caution to the wind. I know I need to make better weekend choices, but I’m struggling doing it. Once Friday hits I want that Friday night cocktail with hubby. It is a nice relaxing end to the week. Yesterday my husband wanted chicken wings for football Sunday. I don’t usually eat many of them, but yesterday was a different story.

I feel weak during the weekend. I need to find a happy medium.
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  • FRECKS96
    I'm the same way...you'll learn to balance it out eventually.
    3788 days ago
    Time to come up with a better plan before you find yourself in those situations again...!

    What are some healthier alternatives to the cocktails or the tailgating snacks...?

    3788 days ago
    Thank you for your kind reminder on my blog about the healing process. And, yes, I know that weekends are hard. But soon you'll find yourself getting more of a handle on them. BTW, this flower arrangement in your background photo? Is that something you made? It's so beautiful.
    3788 days ago
  • DEE107
    Hugs its hard when everyone is home for the weekend Hugs and better luck next week
    3788 days ago
    Both of you: I'm diabetic. I can't tell other people (especially at work) not to have pizza or chocolate cake or candy or whatever in front of me . . . I can't even tell them not to talk about how much they love Whoppers or Cheesecake Factory or candycorn. I can just recognize that they can eat it without consequences (or they without caring about the consequences) and SO CAN I. But the payback for me is a little more immediate for most of that, and a lot more dangerous. Would you tell people to put away anything breakable when you're coming to visit, because you're bringing your toddler--or teach your toddler not to touch what isn't his or hers?

    Teach your inner toddler to care more about being healthy and happy in her own skin than "consuming mass quantities" of momentary pleasure--and to feel good about making good choices, rather than "deprived" because she "can't have" what the others are chowing down on.

    emoticon --both of you!
    3788 days ago
    You have CHOICES. If you CHOOSE to have a cocktail, a bunch of chicken wings, or a whole Boston creme pie, do it because you *choose* to--and not to spite the voice in your head telling you "mustn't touch it." DECIDE that if you do whatever it is, you wanted that more than you wanted to see the needle on the scale move--then move on, the way you would have if you'd decided to have a stick of gum, or to watch this program on television instead of that one, or to watch TV instead of balancing the checkbook. Sure, that might mean you have to work extra hard to get it done tomorrow--but so what? You wouldn't send yourself to psychological hell over it . . . you'd just tackle it the next day, and keep on keeping on. This is no different. YOU HAVE CHOICES. If you make a decision, don't second-guess yourself after the fact. YOU DID IT. If it wasn't as rewarding as you thought it would be, or if it made you feel unhappy or uncomfortable, learn from it, and don't choose it again. It might help to think about what you're about to eat as "minutes on the treadmill" or whatever is meaningful for you. I find that something that's going to cost me an hour on the treadmill loses its appeal very quickly! emoticon
    3788 days ago
    Oh I can relate,my family had pizza and I cannot resist and I didn't eat to much,the problem is the salt and I retain when I eat to much. I wish I had some advice to help,I try to plan something healthier prepared to eat or use portion control and eat some before. It would be easiest if the food wasn't in the house in the first place,if only I could convince the unhealthy eaters in our home of this! Finding the happy medium is a challenge,but can be done,I know emoticon ! emoticon Diana
    3788 days ago
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