Thursday, November 29, 2012
First, let me thank you for all the get well wishes. I am feeling so much better. I'm even nearing my pre-festivities weight. This renewed focus is actually showing some positive results. Try as I might, I'm still secretly a tramp when it comes to that stupid scale. She's like the frenemy I keep around so I can show her I'm matured and sophisticated and she's still stuck in the bathroom with her square figure.
So--here's my revelation which I am very exicted to share....
I am an expert when it comes to all things involving weight loss. I understand good fats, proper eating habits, maintaining a well-balanced diet , yada yada yada. I know that my weekends are killing my progress because I am food and wine in moderation challenged. In order to off-set the damage, I started cutting back on my calories during the day so I could enjoy my cocktail or 2. I'm sure you're thinking, I could always abstain. That is just not a realistic lifestyle change-- well at least not right now. I mean I've quit smoking, started a consistent fitness program and overall personal wellness program. I have to pace myself with all these self-improvement projects I'm managing.
I just came to the revelation that when I drink wine after calorie restrictions ALL day:
1) I have no self- control over food
2) You'll never believe it but, I can get a lil' emotional *insert diva hand on head with neck tilted ever so slightly* which leads to eating while in alcohol induced and highly charged emotional state on hunger pangs. Epic failure.
3) Drinking on a nearly empty stomach was not a good idea in college and it's even worst for old ladies like me.
Now what do you think I'm going to do with this new found knowledge? I'm going to stop trying to eat a light breakfast and salad for lunch on the days I know I am going to imbibe. It's not worth it. I'm going to stick to my normal caloric intake which is spread across the day in mini-meals, keep veggies around in case I really must snack and limit the cocktail consumption to 2 or 3 max only on the weekends or special occasions. I am committed to making this a lifestyle change and I think we all have to figure out what can work long-term.
Has anyone else ever had a revelation that seems so simple that you can't believe it took you so long to figure it out?
Until the next time, I am sending you all the best and healthiest wishes!