Sunday, July 31, 2011
Gettting off track during the weekend
I was thinking today about how it always seems so hard on the weekends to stay on track. I usually like to think of my weekends as break time, but I think it's causing me a bit of a problem. I am taking my break time to the extreme. At first it was, only giving myself Saturday's off, but lately it has become a let me just take the whole weekend off. This morning after jumping on the scale and then immediatly off, thanks to a weight gain I thought "now how could I have possible gained weight, after my numerous attempts at exercising and counting calories this week." Of course this also, caused me to go into a panic. Then I thought about all the bad things I ate on Saturday and Friday, and how I tend to over do it, so a little light bulb went off and I started thinking that maybe I shouldn't be giving myself so much freedom on the weekends. I know it is important to take little breaks because we all need them and it helps us from getting bored and frustred, but I think I need to monitor my breaks a little more. I also noticed how hard it is to come off my break, and it made me realize that maybe what is happening is that even though I am working so hard during the week, whatever calories I have burned off, I have just added them back into my diet when I take my day off. So, although I don't want to; I think I need a new plan of action. I don't exactly know what that new plan of actions is so here are some options: 1) I could not give myself a day off and count calories all the time no matter what, 2) give myself a little day off but watch my portions and not just pig out, 3) only give myself one "off" meal on the weekends, but keep the rest of the meals healthy." I think part of what is hard for me on the weekends is that my weekends usually involve hanging out with friends and family so I never know what exactly I may be eating, but there has to be a way for me to control this a little better. ANY SUGGESTIONS?????
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