Tuesday, June 5, 2007

What a weekend!!!

Well I am once again scared of the scale ladies. It has become an anxiety inducing monster...again. What happened to those days when I loved the scale and it was my best friend?? It didn't seem like too long ago. Now I am avoiding the scale like the bubonic plague. I know I need to face the music, I overate this week and that probably took my 1.5 lbs loss (which I saw last Friday morning) and threw it out the window. I didn't do TOO bad on the weekend but I could have done a lot better. I did splurge and have hot dogs for both lunch and dinner on Saturday and I also managed to polish off a bottle of wine or two. There may have been some crispy minis involved too. But I had a GREAT time camping, the weather was amazing. I also managed to have pizza and chocolate on Sunday without even a second thought. But the important thing is that I am back on track today.....right? I am biting the bullet and getting serious again. This is it. No more weekend binges!! Maybe I should go back on WW and give it a try to see if it can help me lose these last 15 lbs and still keep my sanity???? But I know in the back of my mind, the problem isn't my meal plan, it's my lack of loyalty to it. I can't blame my lack of losing on anyone but myself.

These past few weeks have been a roller coaster of high and lows in the eating department. During the week I am strict and right on track but once Friday night hits or Saturday, all my healthy eating goes out the window. This has been going on for about 3 weeks now but it is stoping today. I am going back to my original plan. I am going to stay on my meal plan all week and allow myself 1 treat on Saturday night...one treat. Not two, or three...just one. I can do it. I know I can. I just need to stick with it! I know I will feel so much better once I get back on track and stay back on track. I just need to get back in the zone. I miss the zone, I love the zone...I just can't seem to find it. But this is it. I am getting back on the wagon and holding on for dear life. I think a big part of the roller coaster has been that for the past 3 weekends, Scott and I have had plans to go out with friends and I know that once I have a few drinks, I throw caution to the wind. I need to get away from that. I am going to power walk at least 3 times per week for 45-50 mins and also I am going to squeeze in 2 weight training sessions (45 mins each) 2 times per week, one for upper body and one for lower. I know I can do this. I only have about 14 lbs to lose to get to my ultimate goal. Then I am on maintenance (which some say is the hardest part!!!! YIKES)

I know that I will get there eventually and I did get myself into a pair of size 7 pants last Wednesday at Suzy Shier so I know I am going in the right direction, I just need a little more focus and a little less wine on the weekends. :)


  1. Camping with friends must have SO HARD!!! I can't imagine trying to stick to any eating plan in that enviroment...other than eat everything in sight! LOL

    Maybe you do need to tell yourself no more drinks until you get to your goal? Do you think that would work?

    You are so close! I am, too, really. I'm only 13 pounds from my WW goal, but it's SOOO hard at this point.

    Hang in there, girl. There are plenty of others who have been successful and we will be too!

  2. i used to have the problem where i was strict all week and then caved on weekends. maybe you need to switch WI days or do more activity on weekends to avoid eating? or maybe something to challenge yourself to your goal?

  3. I used to have alot of problems on the weekends too, which I found was from my lack of structure, which I have a lot of during the week. I've found it works best If I stick to the same eating schedule as close as I can. Sometimes it work, sometimes it doesn't, but I do find it helps.

    And "getaways" are the devil, sounds like you did the best you could ;)

  4. First of all congrats on your loss thats fabulous! I always find that weekends are the toughest as well but you can do it with only one treat:) Look at how much you have already accomplished just think of that when you want that extra drink or that extra bad thing:)

  5. Seriously, what happen to the day when it was exciting to WI? My weeks have been up & down and the sad thing is, I haven't even been on WW that long. :\

    You seem to be doing awesome though. . .I have a lot to learn from you.

  6. I think you did great this weekend because ya even though you gave in to the splurges it could have been a lot worse, and it's easy to get there when you are out with friends. So way to go.

    I am in the same boat with WL right now. We will get there!!

  7. I think your doing a fantastic job!! I see you almost every day & you look great :o) Spring/Summer are always a hard time with outdoor events & weekend getaways... but you certainly have the right attitude & a very supportive team (husband, family & friends) with that you are already a winner!! :o) Keep up the great work... you'll get there... just hang up that bikini in a place near the fridge or the cupboards & that'll stop some of the impulses to snack.. take a snap shot & carry it in your pocket to outdoor events - get an impulse...look at the picture... :o)

  8. I think you did great over the weekend - seeing as it was a fun camping trip, the damage could have been really bad. I'm proud of you!

    And the issue of how we manage to stay on track over the weekends is REALLY hard. At the same time, I'm a firm believer that the 80/20 rule should apply...if you are good the entire week, and splurge a *teeny* bit on the weekend, (a)you're actually living life and enjoying a little, (b) a small splurge probably won't seriously impact the scale and (c) you can still look forward to the weekends fearlessly.

    :-) That was long, sorry.


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