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Drinking Deficit?

Friday, August 27, 2010

So, one of the things I've decided to do to get ramped up is following essentially South Beach Diet Phase 1 for the first 10 days. One of the MANY things that forces me to give up is alcohol. Now, I have been known to have 1-2 glasses of wine every night after work and maybe 3-4 on the weekend. But surprisingly, I'm not really missing the drinks so much.

I am truly perplexed by this, but I do know one thing: if I eat less than 1300 calories per day, I am not sure I really have "space" left for drinking - unless I give up one of my other snacks for the day or the cheese on my salad.

So for now, I am planning on having drinks as a "special occasion" thing instead of an everyday thing. Luckily, I have sugar free banana pops and vitaminwater zero to keep me occupied.

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AKANKE01 8/27/2010 11:06PM

    While I definitely still drink wine, I found that on a regular basis, I was far more inclined to drink water. I like juice as much as the next person, but when I realized that I was "spending" so many calories on beverages... Personally, I prefer to eat my calories, not drink them!

Good job on the tracking it all though! emoticon emoticon

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SWEETNIS3 8/27/2010 9:12PM

    Good for you and if you arent missing them much that is gret. If you do decide to have more than you planned and you should always plan what you are going to have, you could always work out more to burn those calories...just an idea emoticon

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On Track with the Program

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

So, I've been a lifelong yo-yo dieter. And my late twenties and early thirties have NOT been great for my waistline. Pair a six year career as a road warrior and a husband that loves cheeseburgers, mexican food and pizza as much as me... and well, it's not hard to imagine how it all happened.

At least I've realized that my candy addiction (Sour Patch Kids lately) is out of control and my hatred of vegetables is unnatural. So, after seeing a shocking number on the scale (approximately 40 pounds more than when I met my husband,) I am looking to drop at least 25 pounds by Christmas... (and I wouldn't be mad at more like 35 pounds by then) which is 4 months away after all...

So I am going to try to blog a couple of times a week, to stay motivated and stay focused. I am learning that it's OK to be hungry and really trying to drink substantially less wine, which is another BIG problem of mine.

I am doing 10 days on Phase 1 of the South beach Diet just to rid myself of sugar cravings and then I look forward to a balanced diet of 1250ish calories each day. Watch out, I may need your support if my husband is not able to provide me the kind of support I'll need.

So, thanks in advance.


Getting My Husband to Join

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I am still very grateful to my colleague for telling me all about SparkPeople back in June. I've been using it ever since to track my food and cardio. I have been raving continuously about how awesome the site is and that it's amazing that it can calculate everything for you to help you lose weight... And finally after he's been really hungry to 2 weeks, I got him to try the site out. Now he's hooked!!!!!! he is like man, that site is so cool. I can't believe I didn't join sooner. Which of course means he'll drop his 15 goal pounds in a month and I'll be good sad...


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