In my last post I talked about how eating on the weekend has been a free-for-all for me for most of my life. For some reason I always think that when the weekend rolls around it is time to take a "mini-vacation" from eating right and indulge in eating wrong from Friday night until Sunday night.
I've been pondering my own post since Saturday and it's really got me thinking. Roxie, over at gravel_and_rust, has some good views on the subject so go on over and read her "Weekend Warrior" post. She's listed some great things that keep her from making unhealthy choices during the less structured weekend hours. Love it, Roxie!
When I think about it, there are probably many reasons why food became so important to me on the weekend. My dad had my brother and me every other weekend and we got to choose where we got to eat out. He was living in a hotel when they first divorced so he couldn't cook anything. We would hit IHOP for breakfast and then Burger King for lunch. Dinner was along the same lines. It was a fun time and we spent good time together - over food. At home we couldn't afford to eat out so going to see dad on his weekends was a real treat.
We all have our stuff, don't we? It really doesn't matter "why" my head thinks the weekend should be a food party. It matters that I want to change how my head thinks about food. It is not a reward. It is a means to meet my vital needs. That doesn't mean it can't taste good or be something to look forward to enjoying, it just means it should not be used to fill some other need.
I will be working on my own plan of action to change my mind about weekend eating. I like Roxie's list and some of the ideas you guys have shared. Y'all are the best!
Make sure your vital needs are being met! Drink your water and get some sunshine. Oh, and welcome Spring!