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!)