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Sunday, March 10, 2013

I can't believe that it has been over 2.5 years since I have last posted.

Fortunately I haven't gained too much since that time back in July, 2010 but I am still not in the shape that I'd like to be.

I joined a gym last November, and I haven't really lost anything--but that is also due to my poor eating habits. I have a tendency to eat fast food when I "can't find time to make myself lunch" or if I am too tired after work. I have been shopping for healthier food, and have been telling myself that I am not allowed to buy food that I haven't made myself. So far, it's been working... However, I am worried that I will become overcome with the urge.

Another downside is that I enjoy fine scotch, and I have taken this into account in my dieting... I don't drink to excess, but I enjoy a small inch. However, if I am with friends and partake in two or three, I become very hungry and almost always buy some fast food or order take-out. I think this is the biggest problem when it comes to trying to stay focused. In 2010 I gave up alcohol in the summer (before I discovered scotch) and I lost most of my weight that I wanted to take off. Perhaps I could close the cabinet for the rest of the spring and just tell myself no? I do enjoy socializing, especially over something classy--I just don't want it to sabotage my efforts.

Anyways, I think I've been rambling too much... If anyone is reading this, what do you think of black coffee elimination? I drink 2-3 cups a day, and I've seen mixed opinions for how it affects weight loss. The majority of articles indicate that continuing to drink coffee doesn't make a difference but I'm just wondering what people's opinions in the SparkWorld have shown them.

Thanks for reading!
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    Yeah, fortunately I have to drink quite a bit to get a hangover... I usually drink it for the taste not the feeling--weird huh? I think I need to work on willpower... Easier said than done right? Thanks for the comments! :)
    1810 days ago
    Well I don't think cutting out black coffee will do anything for your weight loss. Maybe make you urinate less?
    It sounds like you like to drink & don't have any plans on letting that go. I'm really not sure how to help in that area. I was a huge drinker every night in my early 20s. I started getting hangovers out of nowhere when I was 25 so that made it easy for me to quit drinking. Hangovers had me in bed the entire next day.
    Maybe you can still go out with your friends but buy your own drinks so you can get water, the bartender can find you something that looks like alcohol with less calories or something If you're worried about them calling you out on not taking shots.
    1810 days ago
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    Wow!! Welcome home!!

    1810 days ago
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