So this is where the rubber meets the road. Staying on track during the week is the easy part. Think about it. My schedule is the same Monday-Friday so I can implement a pretty regular eating schedule as well. The weekends are a totally different story. My schedule is all over the place. I can see why this is a reason most people fail at this. The weekends are tough.
Saturday wasn’t terrible. I had my staple breakfast of Cheerios and OJ. The afternoon grew more difficult as I had my son with me all day and his food needs always outweigh mine. So anytime I thought I could get a way for a minute to grab a quick bite was thwarted by him in some way. That’s when I realized that I needed to get to the supermarket and get some handy foods in the house that didn’t require a lot of prep. Something I could grab and eat quickly. Stuff to hold me over until I could actually eat a sit down meal. So I picked up mixed nuts, raisins, & grapes. These things are simple and a small handful will keep you going without sacrificing a lot of time. That got me through the day until I was able to enjoy my venison steak for dinner. Man was that good!
Sunday yielded a different challenge……eating out! Breakfast was the same as well as some snacks later on. However, we went bowling in the afternoon so lunch was a challenge. I am stuck with bowling alley food. I made the best choice I could and got a grilled chicken sandwich. It was very small. It was so small I could’ve considered it a snack. That is exactly how I felt the remainder of the evening. I was so hungry come night time. Unfortunately, stopping to eat wasn’t an option. I had to take care of the kids, get their stuff ready for school, run some laundry, etc… I ended up eating four hot dogs around 10:30pm. This wasn’t the best choice. The hot dogs themselves are OK but put them in a bun and now I’ve got trouble. Plus the timing wasn’t great. I’m taking it as a lesson learned. At some point during the night I have to stop to eat otherwise I will be eating right before bed and my body will not like that.
Overall it was a positive weekend. I am really proud of the fact that I DID NOT cave into my crave for ice cream on both nights. I also avoided soda at the bowling alley. Those are two biggies that usually do me in.