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Weekends are so hard

I went out all weekend and ate non-stop. I'm actually glad it's Monday!

Mon. May 14, 7:09am

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ugh - i know how you feel. why do we feel like weekends are free-pass days?? I have twp suggestions - which I am trying to implement for myself.
1. I printed up a calendar with check boxes for daily goals. Every single day is EXACTLY the same. Weekends get no special consideration. If my goals are worth attaining, they should be a priority EVERY day.
2. I need to rethink what "weekends" mean to me. They ARE special and there ought to be something "treat-filled" about them. I just need to make sure my treats aren't counter-productive to my goals. Here's where I could use a little help coming up with something. All the stuff off the top of my head means buying something for myself, and I don't have tons of money to spare.

Monday, May 14, 2007, 9:28 AM

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I with you. Weekends are hard for me. Weekdays are easier, since they are all the same and I stick to my schedule.

Maybe we should form a team or group???

Monday, May 14, 2007, 1:42 PM

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I also have this same problem and if I could get it under control, I believe I could get off the extra pounds and keep them off. I like the idea of starting a team titled weekend slackers!

Monday, May 14, 2007, 4:38 PM

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How to talk to my group?

I just created 2wayless group and someone has joined...what now? How do I talk to them?

Monday, May 14, 2007, 4:43 PM

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Inside your group - not here in the community section - click "add comment" on the side and type a message to your group mates.

Monday, May 14, 2007, 4:59 PM

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Weekend indulgence

Yep! I too forget about my goals on the weekends. For example, I'm easily influenced by my friends to go out for pizza. Then, of course, there is the going out portion of the weekend. Saturday night my friends and I love to party. This usually ends up being a late night with more cocktails than a dieter (or anyone) should have and then a night time snack of more pizza or chicken fingers from the Village Inn. Help me! What can I do? I'd rather be able to go out and socialize than to stay home to avoid drinking and eating. What to do? What to do?

Monday, May 14, 2007, 6:34 PM

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weekends are so hard

I just signed up for peertrainer and am having a hard time finding a group to join. Weekends are my hardest, I have successfully lost 46lbs on my own but really would like to lose 25 more and I could use some help!

Monday, May 14, 2007, 7:10 PM

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I agree with you all. Weekends are the hardest. I am going to San Diego for my friend's graduation this weekend and I am so excited to see her, but I am deathly afraid of what I am going to do about eating.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 12:31 AM

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OP-start a group or team and post it. My screne name is stand4me and this is by far when I do the most damage. I would love to be a part of a weekend accountability group

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 3:54 AM

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Weekends are so hard

I like your two suggestions - I struggle so much on the weekends -- I undo all of the good work I did Monday through Friday. I am making an assumption that you are female --- so how about a girls movie night -- light popcorn is a good snack or a veggie and/or fruit tray to snack on during the movie. If you have some or one girlfriend that is supportive, how about going for a walk and then you give each other a home pedicure and/or foot massage -- now that's a treat to look forward to! You only get it if you excercize and stick to your plan!

Good luck

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 7:10 AM

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Try and treat the weekend like the START of the week, not the end.

Eating "normally" on the weekend starts with breakfast. Eat the same breakfast (or same size breakfast) you do during the work week.

Keep fresh fruits and veggies around the house if you tend to graze out of boredom.

Plan ahead for going out to eat. Look at the menu online and stick to your plan.

Do something active Saturday and Sunday morning. Take a walk with the kids, play frisbee with friends, or take the dog to the park. It is a great way to start the day off right.

Make your social events revolve around an activity, not food. Don't always go out to eat - try going bowling, going to an art museum, going to a theme park, doing volunteer work...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 8:43 AM

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