Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I guess there are a couple advantages to drinking so rarely: first, good beer tastes REALLY good when you haven't had one for a while; and second, it only takes one to make you really happy.
There are still drawbacks. Obviously, there are calories in beer, and they count. Beer also makes me kind of snacky, which can lead to extra calories that I don't even know I'm eating. Or, I know I'm eating them but know I'm only "hungry" because of the beer.
I skied the past couple days, and especially when I ski with friends, I like to enjoy a drink when I take a break from the slopes. I was not 100% successful about avoiding snack foods, but it wasn't bad. I am stunned that I have maintained this healthy eating streak for over a month. Even when I bobble a little, I am able to get back up.
My Garmin watch said I burned 638 calories skiing yesterday. (It has a heart rate monitor, so tracks your cardio.) I'm not sure I buy that -- I was actually on the slopes for about three hours, and although my legs were burning, I didn't feel like I was doing that much cardio. But, I'll take it. I have to burn off that popcorn that was sitting on the bar.