I also have a huge problem with weekends. A few things have helped me:
1. I do usually have a Saturday dinner out, but that's typically my only heavy meal of the week. I figure if I limit myself to one meal out in the whole week, my weekend isn't so bad. It's the slippery slope of "well, I already ate that greasy burger... might as well have this [ice cream, cookie, whatever]" that has thrown off my weekends. I'm no longer allowed to do that. I've noticed that the need and the "looking forward to" this meal has actually decreased in the last few weeks. I enjoy it, but I don't obsess about it.
2. I used to be dead set against working out on weekends. But actually, it's a great time to do it because I'm not rushing out to get to work. I spend a little extra time at the gym (nothing crazy, just maybe 15 extra minutes) on Saturday or Sunday- and I've found that Saturday is better, because if it coincides with my dinner out, I'll limit myself more knowing that I spent an hour doing something good for myself, why mess that up?
3. I make sure to make bigger portions of dinner later in the week so I have some leftovers for lunch on Saturday and lunch/dinner Sunday. This helps because I never cook on the weekends. I'm lazy.
4. I try to stay on a normal-ish sleep schedule. I used to nap on at least one of the days, but for some reason I wake up from naps voraciously hungry and then I'm groggy and cranky for a few hours, and it's a cycle that makes me just want to eat. Plus I don't want to throw myself off sleepwise for the week, so going to bed at a normal hour and not sleeping in a crazy amount has been helpful.
5. This is something I don't usually do, but I should- working on it! Ha. Get out, have fun, and do stuff. Just stay occupied and engaged to stay away from the kitchen! I'm not thinking about food if I'm doing something fun.
Last edited by djs06 : 09-09-2011 at 11:19 AM.