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Deciding about Drinking: Beck Day 31

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Not a big deal for me: nice to know there is one aspect of weight maintenance which isn't troublesome!

Beck advises that we consider carefully whether the calories in alcoholic beverages are "worth the price" -- given that those calories will eliminate other foods with better nutrients --; and also to consider that drinking alcohol tends to loosen inhibitions which can result in unrestrained eating.

Got that.

I'm generally a "glass of wine once in a while" kind of person-- maybe once a week, or twice a month -- and i've been logging those glasses, keeping them to a moderate 3.5 ounces, almost never having more than one. I like the colour of wine (red, white, rose) almost as much as the taste. And yes, I do love wine, but not enough to "spend the calories" on it very often. Since I started Beck, I've been tracking my glass of wine in advance, just like everything else. Which does mean no more "spontaneous" glasses of wine added on to my meals! So I plan Thursday for Friday night's glass of wine, or plan Tuesday for the glass of wine I might be having at a professional social gathering . . . Other than that, might have a couple tall gins and tonics after golf at the club . . . over the entire summer. Not a big drinker. Not a problem.

Weight has stayed steady today at 150.5. Gonna try a "challenging" navy suit (very slim pants, no stretch) today: really enjoyed wearing a "challenging" black skirt suit yesterday!!
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  • v FRACTALMYTH
    Yay for challenging outfits!
    1914 days ago
  • v TRAVELGRRL
    Lucky you! I love the wine but can take or leave desserts. Go figure.

    I love your analysis and need to do the same thing -- think: Is this worth the price?

    Don't you feel like a million $$ in your challenging pantsuit? I JUST KNOW YOU DO -- AND YOU DESERVE IT!!
    1914 days ago
  • v SLENDERELLA61
    Glad this one area that is not too challenging to you.

    CONGRATS on the weight loss and wearing the skinny clothes!! That is just great. So proud of you!!! -Marsha
    1914 days ago
  • v CRYSTALJEM
    Way to go! It is wonderful to find something that is actually a natural fit for you. Hope you feel great in that pant suit!

    emoticon you can enjoy this wine, no calories or alcohol to worry about! emoticon Cheers!
    1914 days ago
  • v NANCY-
    That's one thing that is sticking with me about my choices.... "worth the price".
    I ask myself "Is it worth it ?" I use it for just about anything I consume.

    For dinner I make myself a nice cup of rose hip tea... looks like a rose wine. I'm not too fond of drinking wine... but a vodka tonic some good to me, sometimes I just skip the vodka.

    You are doing great!!! emoticon
    1914 days ago
  • v JHADZHIA
    Good for you! Although they are touting a glass a wine a day as being good for you1 I never drink alcohol, doesn't appeal to me what so ever so this is an easy one for me, maybe the only one lol..
    Would be nice to see a photo of these challenging outfits :) I am still uncomfortable in fitted clothing because I still have a 'pot' in spite of being at goal weight..
    Keep up the great work!
    1914 days ago
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