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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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    Yay for challenging outfits!
    2061 days ago
    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!!
    2062 days ago
    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
    2062 days ago
    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!
    2062 days ago
  • 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
    2062 days ago
    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!
    2062 days ago
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