"Dreaded Weekend Looming"... review

Good day all, I hope you've all woken up with a spring in your step :) .

I thought that I would post an observation. I'm in the middle of the sixth week of my lifestyle change and I was reviewing my posts.

The second one was 4 and a half days in to the process and I posted how I was dreading the weekend. As I read that old post, I realised that the coming weekend is almost here and I hadn't thought about it... I don't think I've given weekends much consideration for a few weeks now.

My problem, was that in my 'old' lifestyle the weekend definitely meant drinking alcohol to excess and of course drinking leads to over indulgence when it comes to food. This is a routine that goes back decades. I didn't paint myself in glory that first weekend, though I managed to knock back my calorie intake substantially. Now I realise that my mindset has altered.

When I wrote "'old' lifestyle" just now, I put the word, old, in quotes. This is because I appreciate just how new this stillis and I'm not taking it for granted that I've got it licked, in fact I've had some difficult days mentally this week, however, I'm really happy with the way things are progressing.

Bon voyage mes amis!

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  • Sorry to hear you've had some bad days, please don't worry we all have them, my downfall is ice cream if I start eating it I can't stop till the tub is empty, I have done this on a couple of bad days😯

    But it's great that you are happy with the way things are going 😊 looking back is a wonderful way of seeing just how far you have come, good luck

    Kat xx

  • I know that feeling, don't really have a sweet tooth, but had a haagen dazs episode earlier this week - not pretty!!

  • :) Apologies but the terminology made me smile

  • Magnifique! That sounds a lot like establishing a new 'normal' to me, well done 🎉🎉

  • I also find cutting down my drinking makes everything else fall into place. Do you find yourself having more productive weekends now? I get loads more done now I don't default to bringing home a bottle of wine after stressful days at work etc. Good luck consolidating everything you've achieved :)

  • Thank you Ruth_canal_runner . A bit annoying but I replied to you with about two paragraphs of random burble and it never got submitted.

    Anyway the gist of it was that its helped my weekdays more for some reason but 'yes', as you mention, its definitely helped me get a much better handle on my day to day life. I've still got a lot of innate laziness to shrug off but I'm definitely moving in the right direction.

  • Same thing just happened to me but that's because I accidentally hit the home button halfway through composing and the page navigated away... Basically I don't think we're necessarily lazy we just want an easy life. Being efficient and having attractive strategies always appeals to people looking for an easy life. E.g. thinking my life will be easier if I get my college work done early in the week rather than thinking I can take a whole evening for watching Netflix on a Tuesday with a glass in my hand. Then the reward is in not building up a load of stressful work backlog by the end of the week (I'm still learning this one...) :) enjoy your weekend :)

  • Every word you say is so true... and I'm still learning this one (or I should say NOT learning). I really need a good slapping.

    I am so lazy when it comes to doing certain things. I've just spent 3 mornings waking up at 4a.m. and playing catch up on paper work (still nowhere near nirvana) and feeling better for it. However, this happens each time... I sort things out, I feel on top of the world, I swear I won't slide and then here I am again.

    No need to respond, it's just that I was going through old posts and this one hit a nerve. I'm just venting over my innate daftness.

  • HI ewillday, OMG (as they say)I'm in your boat too!) I'm down as well at times, not on meds, and every day the same feeling/semi belief, and have started to dread even more the weekends, because I weigh on Wed. I'm better than I was, I'm my own councel, and learning to take myself more seriously before my time runs out, I say this because today I had a thought 'Ive decided my mind is never going to be OK, so stop overeating (alcoholic - I'm the same but foodoholic) so that my body becomes OK' ?I'm wondering if I have started accepting certain things on my mind will never change. I would not have texted this, but your mssg helps - its good to text, hope too we all have a weekend and don't put on fat :)

  • I'm really glad for you and hope it all pans out. Thank you and I hope you have a good weekend as well.

  • Katmt Folliegirl Ruth_canal_runner ary88

    As my old mate Socrates used to say...

    "The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new"

    ;)

    ... just found that but felt it was pretty pertinent

  • You're doing really well, and your enthusiasm shines out! Keep it up :)

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