The weekends are always rough for me. That sounds weird, doesn’t it? It should be the time you relax, have fun, just let yourself go. But what that usually means for me is: EAT. ALL. THE. FOOD!
And that’s not the way I want to operate anymore. Sure, I use some of my extra Weight Watchers points. I had Skittles (7 points) and homemade pancakes (16 points). What’s different about how I face the weekends now, versus 2 years ago, is I pay attention. I count points. Even if I eat more than my daily allotment (using my extra weekly allotment), at least I’m conscious of what I’m putting in my mouth.
I also try to work out on the weekends, as I did today with a couple friends. Weekends are for letting loose, and indulging a little, but not for going completely buck wild the way I used to. They’re not for binge eating and barely moving from the couch, as it used to be.
I still have a lot of work to do when it comes to my eating habits on the weekends. Eating candy at all while I’m trying to lose weight? I’m sure some would look at that and say, “WTF are you doing?” For me, 7 points worth of Skittles versus chowing on a 1-pound bag (yes, sadly, it’s true) throughout the weekend is a vast improvement. I still choose fruit over candy 90% of the time. So I’m moving in the right direction.
One thing I’m trying to do to move in the right direction is cook/bake things on the weekend that I can eat throughout the week. This will help me be better prepared to stick to my points plan.
With that in mind, I cooked egg muffins for the first time today! I’ve seen them on Pinterest a lot and knew it would make my mornings easier, and healthier. Now, for 2 points, I can enjoy these!
Jenni’s Egg Muffins
3 large eggs
6 large egg whites
1/3 c. skim milk
1 tsp. granulated onion
salt and pepper to taste
3 Morning Star spicy breakfast patties (microwaved ’til cooked through)
9 tbsp. 2% shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the eggs and milk in a bowl and sprinkle in the granulated onion, salt and pepper (I didn’t have many veggies (eek!) on hand, but you could easily use onion, peppers, spinach — any veggie you want!). Divide the egg mixture between 9 muffin cups (spray with Pam first!). Dice the breakfast patties into small pieces; divide between the 9 cups. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. of Cheddar cheese per muffin cup. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
I hope you enjoy them!
What is your mind focused on during the weekends? Do you still count points/calories, or is it your “free” time? How do you prepare for your week ahead?