Post # 1
My goal is to eat 1600 calories a day. During the work week, it is super easy. I have been packing my lunch and snacks and don’t even realize it. Some days I even come short of 1600.
This Saturday, I got up and did my zumba and g-ball workouts (go me go). But then I had pizza for lunch and went to cracker barrel for dinner! I ate almost 2000 calories that day!!!!!
I worked off the excess calories but I am still like jebus… how do I control myself!?!?!
What steps do you ladies take to keep it under contol on weekends?
Post # 3
Why can’t you “pack” your lunch and snacks for the weekend?
If I eat out, I make sure my plate is like 70% vegetables.
Sounds like you just need to get a schedule for your weekend instead of freeballing it. No biggie since you do so well for the week!
Post # 4
This is a great question. I lost 4lbs last week and gained 3 of them back this weekend. Ugh. I have no self control.
Post # 5
This is a very good question! I will enjoy reading the responses since I find this to be an issue too.
The only thing that I try to do is when I eat out eat lots and lots of veggies and no red meat, and always get the baked potato as my starch instead of fries etc.
But when it comes to take-out pizza, the pizza always wins =(
The Fiance always gets whatever he wants, the most ridiculous things that look so good, like “death by burger”! Its really hard not to pick off his plate.
Post # 6
@mwitter80: ugh thats me too, week after week, I find it so discouraging!
Post # 7
See, what kills me is seeing my family eat whatever they want.
Like creamy mac and cheese, chicharon, bacon, fries, poutine, burgers, OM NOM NOM NOM!!!!
See how much of a fatty at heart I am?
I try to tell myself : “NO TRANQUILITY NO! You have worked too damn hard to ruin it for gravey”
It’s just so tough!
Post # 8
I’m not really in a position where I have to count my calories, but I do try to be as healthy as possible and maintain a general weight. Honestly, the WORST thing you can do is eat out. If you’re craving pizza, make it! It’s super fun to make and then you can put everything that you want on it (I even make little mini ones on pita flats when I’m in a rush), without the grease and excessive sodium. I’ve found that I am way healthier and have way more money in my wallet when we just go get great ingredients from the store and cook, granted I LOVE cooking, but still.
ETA: I wasn’t very clear, but I kind of make cooking an “event” on the weekends. Look up cool recipes, go grocery shopping at specialty markets etc. That way I am entertaining myself AND eating well. PLus, then when we have people over for dinner I have fabulous recipes to serve 😉
Post # 9
I have the opposite problem. At work I eat at the correct times and only what is in my lunch bag. On the weekends I find my Fiance (when he is here) and I skip breakfast, and usually lunch and eat a massive dinner. It’s so bad for you, but I eat much less on the weekends. And I excercise way more! lol
Post # 10
The good news is that you are aware of what you are doing and you want to do something about it! Weekends are tough no matter what. The imporant thing is not to cave into cravings. As someone else suggested try “packing” your lunches on the weekends. And if you must go out to eat, look at menu’s online before deciding on a restaurant. You’ll make the smarter choice and be less likely to listen to your stomach.
Post # 11
@tranquility: We are in the same boat (I even went to Cracker Barrel this weekend too) I would eat bacon and french fries every day if I could.
@Oneeleven: I also do something similar to this. During the week I eat little meals every 2 hours and then have a 500 calorie meal at night. On the weekends I end up skipping meals (which I used to do during the week too and realized I wasn’t losing because I was starving myself) and then eat like a huge giant plate of pasta for dinner and have wine and dessert.
Post # 12
I need to strat learning to enjoy cooking. When I cook, I pick at the ingredients and all I can think is “can I eat it yet?” haha.
Post # 13
When I’m home, I put my laptop at the kitchen counter, and that’s my “area.” Which means I snack all day, because I’m right in the kitchen. I’d drink a ton of water (and carry a water bottle with you), and sometimes I need to just get out of the house and away from the food (because I’m poor, so won’t be as tempted to eat if I have to purchase food). It’s totally worth the $1.50 cup of coffee at my favorite coffee shop to sit someplace for a couple hours away from all the food.
And if you’re invited out with friends to a place that’s unhealthy, just order something reasonable on the menu, and get a take-out contained almost as soon as your food is brought. I always assume a dinner out actually = 2 meals (one out, one at home the next day).