Friday, May 04, 2012
I finally accepted the fact that my nightly wine was probably the biggest roadblock to my weight loss and fitness goals. I was having two glasses of wine every night. Getting a little tipsy would always make me a little snacky too. So the extra calories from the wine + the extra calories from the snacks were not doing me any favors. Add to the fact that I would wake up dehydrated, headachy and not refreshed, making working out seem like a nightmare. There would be times that I would vow not to drink and the next day would be refreshed and ready to go! But I would always fall back into my old habit of thinking I "deserved a drink" after I had been good for a few days. The all or nothing approach was not working for me.
I recently found a Spark Team dedicated to drinking less and decided to finally own up to what was really keeping me down. Since joining that group I have been on a roll with my calorie intake and have not had a drink! Granted it's only been two days, but I feel great and am on a roll. The simple act of writing out my goals, posting them in the message boards and having support from others was all I needed to take control of my actions. I have a wedding this weekend where I know I will have a few drinks, but that's okay. The key is to keep it to a "few" drinks. With my newfound support and dedication I know I will be just fine! Thanks to the total strangers who offer uncondtional support to one another!