Yay! It's the weekend!!!!!
That is Fat Jen's refrain every Friday around 4 PM.
Do you guys struggle with overeating on the weekends? Because I know I do! I can be totally on point all week and then the weekend hits and it's like I think that foods don't have calories on Saturday and Sunday!!
Oh wow - what if we lived in a world where that was true??!!
But alas it is not.
The good thing about the weekend is that it offers opportunity to burn a hell of a lot more calories than on weekdays when I work a desk job.
Yesterday for example, I was out the door by 9:15 taking the dogs on a 4 mile walk before it got too warm for Chakotay who just can't take the heat.
The previous day, my nephew Jon had used his truck to get mulch for my flower beds. So as soon as I got back from the walk, I started weeding the beds and laying mulch. Then it was time for lunch.
After lunch I mulched some more and then Marc and I headed out and did a 30 mile bike ride.
So the days activities certainly burned a bunch of calories!
BUT.... (as opposed to my huge butt)
Did I really burn enough to justify the gigantic cheddar bagel slathered with peanut butter? Hmmm... I’m thinking no…
And then it's the picking that's killing me - at work I have a small refrigerator. I have my water in it, I put each day's lunch in it. What else? A couple of mustard packets and some relish. So there's not much to pick at.
But on the weekends? Much harder! Ain't nothing wrong with grabbing a handful of raisins. But grabbing a handful 7 times? That becomes a problem!!
It's better now that it's warm weather - it was a bigger issue during the winter when I was stuck inside. But clearly I've established some very bad habits that I have not been able to conquer...