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Friday, March 22, 2013

I thought I would kick off my first post with how I get through the weekends!  I know for a lot of people, including myself, the weekends are when we tend to overeat.  And it is also when it is easiest for me to say f*ck it to my workouts!  So here is what I do...I make my food SEEM like its bad for me and I get my workout in, first thing.  For example, I will make a huge breakfast for us, but I will make it under 300 calories.  Some of my favs are banana pancakes, simply made with one banana and some ground up oats.  I serve this with turkey sausage and sugar free syrup.  Another fav is whole wheat french toast with fresh fruit and grilled ham.  This fuels me up and FILLS me up, for my workout.

  My weekend workouts tend to be more cardio than weights.  I like to burn some extra calories, for the extra calories I might eat.  Like when we go to the movies and I refuse to get my hand out of the popcorn.  Or when I am unable to refuse a shit ton of chocolate covered raisins.  Yes, my friends, I do indulge!  I PROMISE!  That is how I keep my weight off.  I let myself have what I am craving.  I just make sure I have one serving.  This way I never feel like I am being deprived.  And I will be honest, I will throw in an extra workout, just so I can eat more or drink wine.  Yep, I can't forget my wine!  Hey, there are some benefits to wine drinking.  At least that is what I have read AND what Tony Horton says in my p90x2 handbook.  And come on, wine is the sweet nectar of the Gods..duh!



As far as lunch and dinner go, I try and make us foods that are normally considered bad for you, good for you.  Like if we are craving burgers (I don't eat red meat btw) I make us some juicy turkey burgers and baked fries.  SO GOOD!  And I will put the damn burger on a bun, I just take out some of the guts.  Nobody really needs all that bread. :) 

If we are feeling Mexican, I make either turkey tacos or fish tacos.  Both are SO yummy!  I get some lower carb whole wheat tortillas, and some arugula.  OMG it adds such god flavor.  I make homemade guac, avocado is a good fat, remember, and serve some baked tortilla chips.  Another trick I use when I am starting to get hungry an it's not quite time for a snack or a I brush my teeth, eat an Altoid or simply rinse with mouthwash.  This helps numb the old taste buds for me.  I also chug a BIG glass of water.  It fools the belly into thinking it is full.  Chewing gum helps too.


If I am dying for a sweat treat,  I make my go to ice cream sandwiches.  I take some low fat cool whip and add some PB2 to it, to flavor it up a bit.  Then I spread that on a chocolate graham cracker, drizzle some reduced sugar Hershey's syrup, top with another graham cracker and freeze.  Tastes SO good!  I also make no-bake cookies or banana oatmeal cookies.  Some ingredients as the pancakes, you just bake them at 350 for 15 minutes.  You can add some chopped walnuts, mini choc. chips or blueberries, for extra flavor.


DO what you have to, to make food fun and yummy.  Never let yourself feel deprived because you do NOT have to.  Ladies, I eat! I never go hungry and  eat what I want, when I want, just in moderation!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!! 



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  4. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!! These are all such good ideas for an area I struggle the most in! XOXO

  5. Great ideas, weekends are definitely hard! Wine isn't bad it's fruit right?!!

  6. Thank you for the opportunity! I just linked up with ya'll! Thanks for being a great inspiration in my weight loss journey!

  7. My grandma used to make no-bake cookies all the time and they totally remind me of her. Just joined your link-up and you have some great ideas so thank you!

  8. Great ideas, weekends are my hands down, freakin enemy. I love my weekends, but have such a hard time staying on plan. As soon as the structure of my week leaves me a switch flips in the brain. I hope I can change my habits using some of these ideas.

  9. Love all the tips! The weekends are the devil! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I was wondering what your meals looked like & here was part of the answer. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  11. what people tend to forget is that eating healthy doesn't mean totally starving yourself! you can still have what you like but eat healthy versions of them. i love me some baked potatoes but instead of the white, starchy kind, eat sweet potato instead! much healthier for you and they're also low on the glycemic index which means it takes your body longer to break it down which means you stay full longer AND you don't have that awful sugar crash!

    i eat 5x/day and never feel like i'm food-deprived.

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