How much alcohol are we talking about? It might not take much to help you drop a little more, if the alcohol is happening more than once a week or so. If you're having one serving of alcohol a day and you can cut it back to only weekends, you might be surprised how well things start moving again.
The thing about alcohol is that it acts like both a fat *and* a carb, and it seems to me like the body has to work twice as hard to metabolize it. I have no scientific backing for this, and in fact scientifically it doesn't make sense, but my personal silly superstitious feeling is that when you drink, the body puts all its attention into processing the alcohol, and whatever you ate around the same time just sticks. Anyhow, it always seems to me that my weight responds as if my food calories aren't going away when I drink. If I have a tiny meal with some wine, it doesn't make much diffference, but if I have a normal-sized (or heaven forbid, a restaurant meal) with alcohol, even if I stay within my calories I gain like I had eaten that much over maintenance. Could be my imagination, but...
Anyway, alcohol is empty calories. When you're close to goal or in early maintenance, there just isn't much room in your calorie allowance for anything that's not providing nutrients. Trying to lose/maintain while drinking alcohol is at least as hard as trying to lose while drinking soda or eating Cheetos. If it's a now-and-then thing, it slows you down; if it's every day, it can bring you to a grinding halt.
| current weight: 132.0