Weekend weakness

Yet another weekend without adequate willpower. Technically I’m ok on calories for the day so far, but I’ve eaten crap. How do you get through the weekends?

For me, weekends are the hardest. More time on my hands, generally more opportunities to eat- including more temptations that aren’t there during the work week.

So how do you get through it?

I was 200 calories over yesterday for no good reason, other than my lack of willpower. I’m probably going to be over tomorrow because family dinner (and dessert) are not my normal sensible meals: lasagna, salad, 3 types of bread- garlic bread, garlic knots, and garlic cheese bread. Oh, and don’t forget the cheesecake for dessert. What was I thinking?!

Do you use diet pills, and do they help you? Sometimes I take them, but not regularly like I probably should. I don’t want to get too in the habit of taking them, but I also want to get through this transition period when it’s not habit yet to eat smaller portions and make smart decisions. I’m still struggling with that.

I just took a diet pill, which I never remember to do on weekends, and I’m hoping it helps. I’m also going to try and pre-log dinner tomorrow, both so I know how many cals I have to use the rest of the day (thinking protein shakes for bfast and lunch) and also so I know how much I can eat and maintain control over what I put in my mouth.

I hate the weekends and I wish I knew better strategies to deal with my wavering willpower. Weekends are the worst!!!!! Love to hear how you cope!

6 thoughts on “Weekend weakness

  1. Weekends are tricky, I feel your pain! What works best for me is realizing that, no matter how much I want to, cheating and gorging will actually NOT make me feel better, it’ll make me feel worse. It’s all in the mind!

    • True story- it’s so mental! I have to change my thinking and idk what else… I’m going to come up with a plan to tackle next weekend tho!

  2. I’d say yoga helps because it reshapes the relationship with your body and the way you think about food. Or if not yoga, any mindfulness practice – rather an indirect way of dieting, but worked for me!

    • Awesome thanks! I’m working on coming up with a plan and try to have a weekend routine too, so I’m not mindlessly eating. Def need to change my thoughts

  3. When I first started my journey I would ask myself – Am I eating to EAT or Fuel. Sometime I consiously choose to just EAT — but mostly I am now eating to Fuel and if the fuel is empty then the result will also be empty. I also have utilized a Protein Shake with appetite suppresants to help me in my Journey 🙂

    • Wow that’s my goal – eating to fuel and nourish my body! I eat emotions which is not good and “reward” myself with food; or I comfort myself with food. There’s always an excuse for something “special” so really I just end up eating poorly more often than not. That ends now.

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