Monday, January 18, 2010

Weekend Update - 80/20

I am pleased to report that this weekend went off without a hitch! As we all know, weekends are usually a time that people struggle to stay on their eating plan... This weekend, I was kinda nervous because I had made plans to go out. Now, we all know that going out and partying too much is 80% of the reason for my re-gain. I really wanted to make sure that a night of going out with friends would NOT cause me to fall of the wagon. And it wasn't!

Friday night I went to a house-party and snacked on the fresh fruit and veggie tray. I did drink when we went out later, but only straight liquor shots (no sugary mixer), and not enough to get tipsy. The next morning I immediately started drinking water and had a protein bar that was packed in my purse (I didn't spend the night at home). Later in the morning, I DID have a cup of coffee - only 5 hours of sleep and a headache... you get the picture. The rest of the day was spent running around, but I kept the food as good as possible and really watched my calorie intake.

Yesterday was semi-normal day - I just slept a lot, so that made my eating schedule a little wacky. Today was another wacky day, because my son had a doctor's appointment that lasted pretty much all day. I grabbed a Subway on the way out of the hospital and felt good about it. I was close to Trader Joe's, so I popped in and re-stocked on veggies and supplements. I have already packaged my supplements tomorrow, and will go pack lunch shortly.

The only thing really missing from this weekend is exercise... Being away from home just made it inconvenient. But the thing I was so proud of is that I am finally AWARE of what I am eating. I am finally making good CHOICES. Never, not once, did I think, "well, I'll just start over tomorrow...". NO. I will continue to do well, no matter how busy I am or what curves my life has ahead. This is a lifestyle change.

I was talking to a friend the other day about the "80/20" rule. Basically, that just means that by being aware of what you eat 80% of the time will make such a difference in your health and weight-loss. I believe that my biggest obstacle is just making sure that I am paying attention to what I eat, and actually TRYING to make the right choice. This weekend I feel like I was successful. Not perfect, but successful at doing my best at putting good food into my body, and making choices that will allow me to reach my weight-loss goals!


  1. Ah... the ole' "I will start over tomorrow" bug. So glad you didn't listen to that sucker.

  2. I just gave you an award for your blog! Keep up the hard work!

  3. Sounds like you made some good weekend choices! Keep up the great work! You are doing really well. :)

  4. Congratulations! Knowing what we're eating is powerful!

  5. Way to keep things in check over the weekend Keep it up GIRL!

  6. Being 80 % on track is much better than not being on track at all! You're aware of what you're planning and those planned moments of indulgence feel a lot better when you know you'll be back on track the next day.


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