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4/15/13 3:25 P

Once every 2-3 months I will have a Bud Platinum or two. 55 calories and worth it when I am in the mood for it. I figure it in on my calorie counter and still stay within my calorie range. For the most part, though, I feel those calories are better spent on healthy food rather than alcohol. The more I follow a healthy living plan, the less inclined I am to have the occasional beer.

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CATIEBELLE Posts: 6,197
4/15/13 2:55 P

I have never drank alcohol and do not like it so my answer is no.

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BEY220 Posts: 5,007
4/15/13 11:31 A

nope. I haven't had a drink in over 4 years.

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4/15/13 11:21 A

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Yes. I build it into my plan on the days I indulge, so that I don't go overboard!

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4/15/13 10:04 A

I didn't drink much before because I have young children. I'd have a couple coolers here in there in the summer but I realized when I began to lose weight and get fit that sugary, calorie dense coolers were something I could live without. Now, I'm not going to completely write them off my list, I may still have the occasional cooler this summer while sitting around my inlaws pool and I'll have a few summery pina colada coolers and some wine when we do our child-free camping trips this year. But during the fall, winter and spring so far I've maybe had a few glasses of wine durning Thanksgiving (October, here in Canada), Christmas and 1 glass a month and a half ago at dinner at my inlaws.

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4/15/13 10:03 A


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4/15/13 10:02 A

yes but I plan for it

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,447
4/15/13 9:58 A

yes - in moderation

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4/15/13 9:51 A

not very often


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4/15/13 9:23 A

not much, ocaisional beer

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4/15/13 9:22 A

Yes, occasionally.

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4/15/13 9:09 A


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REDPANDA10 Posts: 361
4/15/13 8:52 A

yes but just now and again

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/15/13 8:51 A

I am not a strict calorie counter. I have the occassional glass of wine.

SHERYLDS Posts: 14,431
4/15/13 8:38 A

rarely even have a glass of wine

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4/15/13 8:38 A

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DELRIO1 Posts: 5,721
4/15/13 8:35 A

not so much

KKKAREN Posts: 12,223
4/15/13 8:24 A

no I don't but then I didn't drink before either.

JEFFGIRL Posts: 8,173
4/15/13 7:38 A

I don't drink alcohol at all and haven't for a very long time.

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4/15/13 7:38 A

I haven't made any real effort to change my occasional glass of wine with dinner, or the once in awhile cold-beer-on-hot-summer-day. Its usually light beer, so the carbs & cal's aren't that bad. Going all the way back to college, I never could drink very much--I'd get full and sleepy on one or two beers! :)

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RIVETPA Posts: 1,177
4/15/13 7:28 A

Hells yeah!

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BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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4/15/13 7:09 A

On a really hot day after yardwork, I will have a cold beverage...maybe 2 in a year.

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ROSE-LITE Posts: 1,926
4/15/13 5:02 A

Not that often

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
4/15/13 4:46 A

No. I haven't had alcohol in several years. It's not worth it. I can't think of a single alcoholic beverage that tastes not-gross to me.

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4/15/13 4:38 A

A beer or two occasionally but not on the regular.

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4/15/13 1:53 A


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4/15/13 12:47 A

No,maybe an occasional beer with Italian food!!!

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8MORE2GO1 Posts: 1,839
4/15/13 12:24 A

Yes but usually only one night on the weekends.

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4/15/13 12:23 A

Very little.

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BRAVEHEART4ME Posts: 2,005
4/15/13 12:21 A

Yes, sparingly.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
4/15/13 12:14 A

no I try not to drink any of my calories.......I don't even drink fruit juice. for me it's wasted calories.

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4/14/13 11:49 P

Yes I enjoy a glass of wine on the weekend!

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,395
4/14/13 11:16 P

I do enjoy a glass of wine now and then. When I first started with Spark back in January, I would have 1 small glass of a good red wine, every single day for my "snack." These days though, I tend to prefer food over wine! But will still have a glass or two, maybe 1x/week now.

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4/14/13 11:10 P


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JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (326,939)
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4/14/13 10:54 P

I very rarely drink alcohol.

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I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
4/14/13 10:40 P

Occasionally, I was going to have some drinks Friday night with my husband, but it did not end up that way since my 17 year old was going out with friends. I will not drink when she is out with friends just in case of emergency and we need to go get her.

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4/14/13 10:37 P

I guess I'm lucky, the smell of alcoholic drinks makes me sick, although I tried to enjoy them when I was young, just couldn't hack them, they remind me of icky tasting cough syrup, lol. I have enough other food issues to tempt me, though.

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4/14/13 10:30 P

Occasionally in moderation

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4/14/13 9:44 P

The hubby and I split a bottle of wine on Fridays. It is our big treat!

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4/14/13 9:42 P


JEN_IN_CA Posts: 1,179
4/14/13 9:34 P

Yes but only as a treat and in limited amounts. And mostly wine! emoticon

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4/14/13 9:33 P

No, it's an appetite stimulant for me.

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4/14/13 9:16 P

Yep! Wine is one of the great joys of life. I've had several days where wine is 20% of my calories for the day (I've cut back on everything else).... Martini's have LOTS of calories so I don't do those very often. Light beer and gin and tonics aren't too bad every once in a while. I just love food and drink!

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
4/14/13 8:42 P

I'm not a big drinker maybe a wine cooler twice a summer

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