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Weekend Eating

Sometimes I forget to eat on the weekend.

It’s not uncommon for me to go until 3 or 4 in the afternoon on a Saturday before realizing I haven’t had a bite to eat. And only then because my stomach starts cramping up or I start to feel like I’m going to puke on my shoes. Then I immediately search for something to quench the pain and berate myself for letting this happen. I don’t know how anorexics can do it. Not eating is far too painful.

I think I forget to eat because I don’t have a routine on the weekends. During the week I bring breakfast and lunch to work, snack on cheese and pistachios during the day, and have dinner when I come home. Weekends have no order to them at all, so I don’t always remember to sit down for lunch. I try not to eat if I’m not hungry, and for some reason I don’t always get a ‘hungry’ feeling before my stomach starts wrapping around itself.

This is something I should really get a handle on. I need to start making myself eat when I wake up and at a certain time on the weekends or I’m going to make myself sick.

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Mia • February 14, 2007 at 1:49 pm

I just stumbled on your blog and I’m hooked. I decided to start from the beginning and can’t tear myself away (and accomplishing almost 0 work in the proces).

I’ve always battled my weight, and have been slacking since having surgery in December. Reading your blog has kind of kicked me in the butt, so thank you!!

As for breakfast, it is very important to have something, even yogurt. I’ve read in several books and double-checked with doctors. If you don’t have some sort of breakfast, your body thinks it’s going to be deprived of food and it stores fat instead of burning it. So having something for breakfast will let your body know you aren’t going to starve it and burning fat is ok. VERY important! I buy the Weight Watchers or Danon Light yogurt drinks for those days when I’m in a rush and have no time to actually “eat” any breakfast. Good stuff.

I’m going to keep reading now.

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