You know how you do totally awesome with working out, eating, and counting calories Monday through Friday, then the weekend happens? Saturday and Sunday are totally out of control and everything that you did over the week just went down the shitter.
Ya, this happens to me. Happen to you?
During the week I’m the perfect ‘student’, I track, I burn, and I cook healthy meals. I follow a schedule and stick to it. I eat my egg whites for breakfast, usually a sandwich for lunch, cook an amazing dinner, and pack a few healthy snacks for work. I do awesome.
Then Saturday hits…everything goes out the window.
Ever since I started this whole journey I gave myself a “free night.” A night where I would eat a dinner consisting of some type of food that I had been craving all week. It would always occur after my afternoon weigh-ins at Weight Watchers. I would eat that one meal and continue with the program the next day.
Well, my weigh-ins then moved to Saturdays and my “free night” moved to a “free weekend.” I eat a meal that I’ve been craving, then maybe some beers, then I get the beer munchies, then there’s more crappy food because I figure I’ve already eaten this crappy, why not continue.
I get in the “ I’ll start on Monday” routine then. And I do start all over again on Monday.
These binges are something that really need to stop. When I binge on the weekends it really undoes everything I’ve worked so hard towards the whole week. But, for some reason I cannot get that through my head.
On Friday nights I begin to think of what all I can eat on Saturday after I weigh-in. Then Saturday comes around and it’s a free for all. I eat without any thought of what’s going in my mouth and really without caring one bit.
Then I step on the scale on Monday (I’m an every day weigher) and soon see that I’m up 3….4…..or even more pounds. Which then brings on the guilt. Luckily I don’t let the guilt consume me and I start tracking and being that A+ student all over again.
It’s really dumb to essentially start at the beginning every Monday. I work my butt off to lose any of that weight I gained from my weekend binge. And when I have my official weigh-in on Saturdays, I get disappointed that the scale didn’t move as much as I hope and the cycle starts all over again.
It’s a vicious cycle needs to stop. I need to get control of these weekend binges before they become weekly binges, every day binges.
So, I’m going to get control because I deserve it. I deserve to be healthy and I deserve to lose the weight. I need to quit beating myself up over these weekend binges because that’s not getting me anywhere. I need to make the change and I’m going to do just that.
No more weekend binges for this girl. When it crosses my mind, I’m going to remind myself how crappy it makes me feel. I’m going to ask B-Fry to help out, to also remind me. Heck, I’ll even send a tweet about it.
I’m going to do whatever it takes.
I deserve this!!
Are you a weekend binger? If so, how do you control the binge?