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And the 2nd 10 lbs lost is...Lent

Thursday, March 14, 2013

If the 1st 10 lbs lost was "emotional baggage" I think this 2nd 10 lbs -- which came off nearly at 2x the rate of the first -- was entirely due to my giving up alcohol for lent. Which leaves me with a predicament come March 31. Can I find a balance and cut drinking to once in a while? Can I keep myself from reverting to the nighly drink(s)? Yes, with SP friend/support I can.

I remember the pie chart showing my nutritional breakdown each day and how that martini or 2 glasses of wine often took up the biggest piece of the pie. And yes, I was losing due to increased exercise but is it worth it? emoticon

So glad I'm having these 40 days to learn new habits and see the effects on my weight loss. Surely the fact that I'm almost 1/2 way to my 50 lb goal will be an incentive to keep this up past the Lenten season, right? emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FINDINGJULIE 3/19/2013 3:30PM

    Thanks for leaving a little message on my blog ! I loved your blog entry where you say that the first 10 was emotional baggage. :)

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ELEANORKR 3/15/2013 7:29AM

  Almost half way, that's amazing. Congratulations!

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LZY0108 3/14/2013 12:52PM

    Congrats on the 2nd 10lbs! Awesome!
I'm sure you can turn those nightly drinks into once in awhile drinks. I always have trouble losing if Im drinking too often... You've done it this long! Also, I read a way to cut calories on wine awhile ago. You make it sparkling wine. Half wine, half club soda. It cuts the cals in half. I did this with a friend a couple new years eve ago, can't remember if it was any good though... Good luck!
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RX_2_RV 3/14/2013 11:09AM

    Congrats on your second 10! You WILL be looking the way you want to look on your birthday! YAY YOU! emoticon

I rarely have a drink, but get a craving for a beer with certain foods...found Miller 64...a light beer with only 64 calories...satisfies the beer craving without inflicitng too much damage on my calorie budget. It doesn't sound like beer is your preference, but thought I would mention it, in case you enjoy one now and then.

Keep up the FANTASTIC work!
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RACEWELLWON 3/14/2013 10:40AM

    Nice Shamrock- keep going on your Lent Principles - Although they have here on Spark Low Calories Drink Mixes - I will have a Green Beer after my 5k on Sat. Good Luck emoticon -

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MOSTMOM1 3/14/2013 8:17AM

    Yes, you can. The nightly drink? Nah, it's probably not worth it. Maybe from time to time, but heck, if you're gonna splurge on a chunk of your pie, why not make it, well, actual pie?

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SFREY217 3/14/2013 7:56AM

    Yes, being half way to your goal is a good reason to keep it up. It gets easier as time goes by. I just remind myself if it is really worth it to work off the extra 150-200 calories per drink to have it , and the answer is usually no it's not. Good luck on your journey.

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