Monday, November 12, 2007

Weekends are killing me

Today's weigh-in: 230.8 lbs.

I think the weekends are what's keeping me from making progress on the scale. During the week it's relatively easy for me to eat correctly, since I make my food in the morning, take it to work, and eat only what I've brought. I also tally my calories using Spark People's calorie database, so I'm usually fairly confident as to how much I've eaten. On the weekends, however, my schedule is inconsistent, I sort of eat whenever I'm hungry (which usually means I'm not eating smaller, more frequent meals). We also tend to have a lot of barbecues and parties at my apartment, which don't provide the most nutritious things in the world. Alcohol is always involved as well, which is something I need to cut back on if I want to drop the pounds. My goal for this next weekend is to not fall into these nutritional traps, and to keep myself on a sane schedule (this past Friday night I didn't go to sleep until 6:30 AM) so I get enough rest and have plenty of time to plan my meals and my workouts.

One good thing about the weekends is that I'm not too pressed for time, and I can put in a really good workout on Saturdays. This Saturday was great, and I'm still sore in my chest and triceps. I will be doing cardio today, along with some light resistance training. Tomorrow is my leg day, which includes squats, deadlifts, and power cleans. Fun :-)


Rob Tucker said...

A while back we were talking about this - you need to join us as a member of the "Weekend Warriors". We need to focus on weekends as much as we do the rest of the week.

You're absolutely right - the weekends are less structured, so it's harder. The solution?

Structure your weekends in terms of your eating. Easier said than done, but it helps.

Ripx180 said...

Man I have written this exact blog ... weekends are brutal. Don't "Wing it"... that's where I fall flat on my face. Robs comment is solid. You got to have structure or the diet will be a mess. I'm sure you know this as it is said all the time "Diet is 80-90% of weight loss". You are pretty much shooting yourself in the foot ever time you crash your diet. I shoot myself in the foot all the time so your not alone. Next weekend is the one you can make better.