Friday, May 11, 2007

Weekend Challenges

So I am actually getting used to the new meal plan...even liking it. I find myself looking forward to my chicken and veggies...and yes....even the cottage cheese! I used to HATE cottage cheese and then I figured it out, I was just buying the wrong brand! What a difference, it's like night and day (for all you cottage cheese eaters, and I'm SURE there aren't many, Scotsburn 1% is really good, rich and creamy!) I have a few recipes to make this weekend in order to prepare for the next 2 weeks phase of the plan. I'll be anxious for Monday as it is my weigh in day AND I get to try out some new meals for lunch and dinner!

This weekend we are having my mother in law over for dinner and hubby is planning this big elaborate dinner (of which I can't partake in) including pumpkin pie dessert! But I'll just have to get by with my chicken and veggies, I know I can do it though and it won't be so bad. It will be a challenge of course but I know I can do it. Saturday night Scott and I are also going out for a few drinks at a friend's place but my plan is to stick with Cranberry crystal light and tangerine vodka (VERY yummy) and I'm just going to stay away from the food, simple as that. Actually it's not that simple, as we all know. After a few drinks, those chips and dips start to look better and better. I am going to muster up all my will power though and give it my best. The trick is the next day, that feeling you get when you wake I would give my right arm AND leg for pizza and chocolate bars. You all know the feeling.

My weekend food challenges:

1. Hubby and I are hitting a movie tonight.....first movie with NO movie treat, surrounded by the smell of popcorn and chocolate.
2. Saturday night drinks at friend's snacking after a few drinks (If I HAVE to snack, hit the veggie tray only)
3. Sunday morning staying on track, no pizza or chocolate. If I can make the right choice at breakfast, the rest of the day should fall in place
4. Sunday night Mother's Day dinner, watching everyone else indulge and holding back
5. Sunday night Mother's Day dinner DESSERT (I LOVE pumpkin pie)

I'm challenging myself, I know I can do it! It's my last day of the first 2 week phase and I want to go out with a bang. PLUS it is the day before my weigh in so I have to be good! Everyday though it feels like my willpower has doubled so if I think I can do it, I can do it! I can do it right? (I think this is that part where the support from your comments gets me through the weekend)

How is everyone else doing this week?

I didn't get out for my walk last night like I had hope. We viewed a house after work and by the time we got home I had a massive headache and was starving beyond belief. Tomorrow morning though I am planning on going for at least 1 hour power walk as long as it isn't raining!




  1. i think for me, weekends are always harder because they're less structured... monday thru friday, i have my set meals and my daily workouts - sat/sun are never the same so its challenging... plus i noticed when i'm home more, i get bored easily and want to eat for no reason - hate that!

    i'm sure you'll do great this weekend and your next weigh-in will show... :o)

  2. I agree with Jodi (and you), weekends always seem to be harder. They aren't part of your regular routine and there's all those socializing opportunities! But, it sounds like you're on the track for success because you're planning ahead and getting ready to fight the temptation. I think you're going to do great, and you've got so much will power lately! Sometimes I swap out vodka and just mix crystal lite with soda water (carbonated water with no calories) because it's virtually no calories and it feels fancy. But I'm not a big drinker, so missing alcohol doesn't bug me. Anyway, have a great weekend, and I can't wait to see your weigh in results on Monday!

    Take care,

  3. You know.. my lovely daughter made me a walking tape back in the day.. And that Janet Jackson song still makes me want to walk!! Thank you!! Any mother or m-i-l would like a pedicure..facial...I agree with all your blog friends! You are doing great dear... keep up the super work!!

  4. Weekends are always tough but I think planning ahead is what seems to do the trick in my book so I know you can do it and have a terrific weigh in!

  5. You've got a plan, and you're going to do great!!! Planning is SO key to success.

    Movie theatre without treats is hard. Before baby when hubby and I actually went to movies (lol), I used to eat dinner very close to the movie time. When we got to the movie, I'd buy a nice tall cup of tea to sip on during the show. It was a distraction for my hands, the the warm tea was nice and comforting...and it didn't make me crave popcorn.

    As for cottage cheese...I am SO with you. I used to hate it. I still kinda do - but I'm forcing myself to eat it because it's so good for me. Mixed berries on top are also quite yummy.

    You're doing an amazing job - keep up the great work!!!!

  6. Hope that this past weekend went alright for you, and that you managed to stay within all your goals - AND that weigh in this morning is fantastic. Mine sucked, I did horrible the entire weekend and it showed on the scale this morning (boo on me.)

  7. How was that weigh in? Glad you are liking your meal plan. Maybe you'll have some new ideas to incorporate into your meals once you are off.

    Hope you did well this weekend! Can't wait to hear abou it!


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