The Perilous Weekend

Except for a few work lunches here and there, it is fairly easy to stay within points during the week. The weekend, on the other hand, is quite a challenge.

On Friday nights, nothing sounds better than a date night with my husband, complete with margaritas and appetizers. On Saturdays, friends will often call and invite us out to dinner again. Sundays often find us eating a big meal at my parents’ house,  and breakfasts aren’t safe when there’s a long, lazy morning in which to cook delicious pancakes or waffles, instead of the rushed whole-grain cereal and banana that I find myself eating every weekday

I know advance planning will be key to beating the weekend weight woes, as well as finding healthy ways to cook the restaurant foods we crave. But the beauty of the weekends is relaxation and a lack of schedule. A more realistic way for me to handle the challenge is to add a lot of fun activity, including bike rides, walks with the dogs and gym dates with the husband. There’s no doubt that weekends will be a struggle for me, when it comes to weight, but I think I’m up for it.

Quote: “It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby, gonna have me some fun!” (Okay, that’s not exactly an inspirational quote. But it’s FRIDAY and I’ve got to get ready for a fun night with the H–beginning with a walk!)

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About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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