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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I like to drink.
I like wine.
I like beer.
I like alcohol period.

We all know alcohol lowers your inhibitions.
For me, this means it makes me not care about what I put in my mouth.
I will eat anything not good for me; chips, cookies, bread, anything processed and refined. And not just a little. A lot. I mean, A LOT, A LOT.

I keep kicking myself for re-gaining all this weight. I can blame it on not exercising consistently, having one too many "cheat days," or just generally being lazy. I could blame it on losing my job. Or not having a vehicle anymore.

No matter what I blame it on, there seems to be ONE single contributing factor for me. And, it's alcohol. ANYTIME I have just one too many glasses of wine, or one too many beers I eat. Not only do I eat, but I LOSE SLEEP. Losing sleep for me is even worse than the eating. Because then, not only do I eat the night of the drinking, but I wake up feeling tired, groggy, and sometimes hungover.. which makes me want to EAT the next day too!

SOOOO.. I needed to write this blog because I had to put this in writing. I had to admit to this, not just in my head anymore.

I'm not going to stop drinking completely.
But, I am going to cut down. I am going to cut up a bunch of veggies. I need something easy to grab. I am going to drink water every other drink when I go out.

I will stop not caring, and care about myself again. This, I think, is the hardest part for me. emoticon


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SUZEMARIE73 12/5/2012 1:28PM

    I also like to drink and I have found ways to do it without sabotaging my diet (I think). First of all, I used to drink vodka sprite but that's a lot of calories and sugar so I switched to vodka & soda. It's not as sweet so I sip it slower which means I drink less over all. Also, my favorite place to go doesn't really serve food so there isn't the temptation of extra treats and I make sure to eat dinner before I go. For the "hangover day" I make sure I have stuff pre-made for easy access (sometimes it's a can of spaghettios, but hey at least it's low cal right?).

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WOUBBIE 12/5/2012 9:45AM

    I'm right there with you.

The only thing that's ever worked for me in terms of cutting back is to make little rules. The ones that work best for me are time rules - no beer before x o'clock. I've also scaled back to the lowest alcohol beer around, MGD64. Took a few weeks to get used to but it's OK now.

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    I limit myself to no more than 1 day a week and here lately I've been trying to skip a week. I used to drink every day.

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