Fat-urday Blahs

Back in the day… when I used to follow Body For Life or the 4 Hour Body, I used to have a cheat day once a week. It is sometimes referred to as FATURDAY: the day of the week on which you’re allowed to eat whatever you like, regardless of your usual dietary practices.

Here is a pic of our cheat day supplies from July 2009!!! Look how excited we were to eat ourselves in to a sugar coma! Haha!!!

Since I have been following Weight Watchers, I have dropped that mentality all together. I have followed a more steady diet throughout the week and never felt the need or desire for a “cheat day”…. most of the time, as long as I am sticking within my points allowance, I never feel deprived.

HOWEVER … the last several weekends in my life have felt very off…  I have definitely resorted back to my “cheat day” mentality and I don’t like it!!

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

So here are my Fire Bites for the last 2 days:


**Started with an early morning circuit training work out with a new group at the track. It was great to change things up and do something different! Then I came home and went for a one hour walk with Katie**

Super busy day with final preparations for our silent auction fund raiser for girls camp. Shopping for supplies, printing bid sheets, gathering items, final decorations, set up, etc….. busy busy busy busy busy!!!! 

(protein waffle w/strawberries, pizza eggs, protein bar, crunchy grape & turkey roll-up, spinach protein smoothie, bbq @fundraiser, and chocolate oatmeal)  29 Points Plus


**Began with another circuit training track work out, followed by 3.5 miles of running with Erin**

I was extremely tired today…. Torry and the boys talked me into a morning movie so we could see the Avengers… I was so tired that I nodded off during the movie a few times, but caught enough of it to enjoy it. :) When I came home…. it was time to help Kody with his science fair project… yippee!! Then we met up with Ciro and some family at the Cheesecake Factory!

Fire Bites: Are you ready for

(Banana w/ peanut butter, pizza eggs, donuts, popcorn, cereal, bread, chicken lettuce wraps, and dove dark chocolate) Off the chart points for the day….


I have definitely decided that I don’t like cheat days….. The morning after NEVER feels good. It’s just not worth it, so why do I keep doing it? I need to figure that out….  lazy? tired? stressed? apathetic? entitled? deserving?  Who knows….

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About Lexy

40 years old, "stay at home mom" to 2 boys (ages 16 and 14), wife to a chiropractic kinesiologist! I love blogging and learning new ideas. I follow the Weight Watchers Points Plus program and enjoy working out. I have run 2 full 26.2 mile marathons and 3 half marathons... and many 10k and 5k's. I love taking BodyPump classes and lifting weights. Working out has always been fun for me, but I struggle with eating healthy. Blogging has introduced me to a world of healthy eaters... When I first started WW... I just wanted someone to tell me what to eat! I didn't like cooking and I am not the kind of person that can just throw things together. There are tons of ideas out there and I love finding new and fun ones that I feel like I am capable of making myself!

12 thoughts on “Fat-urday Blahs

  1. Cyndi

    We are on the EXACT same wave length!! I’ve had a few FAT-UR WEEKENDS the past month!!! The best part of the WW program is that you don’t have to gorge yourself on things you haven’t been able to eat all week, so why have I felt the past couple weekends like they’ve been full on cheat days? And then after the cheat I feel like I have to make up for what I did. So I’m reverting back to that mentality of strict to binge and I DO NOT WANT IT!! We must work together!!

    1. Lexy

      I know!! I don’t know what my deal has been???? This is why I’m sooo glad you are coming this weekend!! We need a HASU walk big time!! :) :)

  2. Shannon Z.

    Ok chickadees! We gotta help each other out here. We all know WW’s works, we just gotta get our minds back right. And by the way, what have y’all done with Carman? 😉

    1. Lexy

      Yes Shannon! You are so right! I’m so excited for you and your getting back on track! Thanks for being a positive example!!

  3. Cathy B

    This cracked me up, hang in there lex! Love the pic of you and Cito, u look so pretty! We need a run day :). You always crack me up though, I so remember those cheat days, and yeah, nothing like the post cheat day hangover from food!!

  4. Tammy R

    I am so on the same wave length!! I was doing so good!! Blew it yesterday ate bad yesterday and felt sick last night and this morning! Blah I just need to remember this when I want to “Cheat”!! Gonna be a long emotional week we head out to California on wed morning!!

    1. Lexy

      I have been thinking about you a lot!! It’s gonna be a tough week and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Your girls are lucky to have such an awesome mom! :) Enjoy your road trip! :) :)

  5. ErinK.

    I have been on a downward spiral since Friday morning. Feel so gross…eating crap makes you feel like crap…and yet I did it all weekend!

    Here is to us all getting back on track!

    1. Lexy

      K Erin…. me and you girl. Back. On. Track.
      Snapping pictures of every bite! :) It only takes one or two days to feel good again. Focus. :)
      (I hear Rocky music!!) Haha!


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