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YOURRIDICULOUS
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1/2/14 4:06 P

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Very begrudgingly haha!

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why would I say no to wine? I don't drink enough of it for it to ever cause me issues in the first place. One glass every week or sometimes its goes into months has not been an issue.

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If I am in the mood, I say yes, but if I'm not, I just say "no thank you" and keep the conversation moving. A glass of wine from time to time is not a huge deal, but if you are drinking several glasses day most days of the week, then it's time to start saying saying "no" every time it's offered.

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I usually don't say no to wine, but at the beginning of this new year I am definitely going to moderate it. I don't usually have more than two a day but find that it becomes a habit and I depend on it to unwind. This is day two in the heat of summer in the land Down Under and I have been drinking loads of water instead. But hey, Rebecca Rose (exact same name as me), I will try the alternating water thing, supposed to leave you more hydrated too and feeling fuller for longer.

Edited by: BECYROSE at: 1/1/2014 (21:55)
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time, how do you approach a challenge? One day at a time. Power is in the present moment!


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I don't drink wine Sunday through Thursday-- but usually have wine Friday and Saturday. By eliminating days, I don't even think about it- and save it for a relaxing weekend treat. My goal in 2014 is to drink a glass of water between glasses and taper to 2 glasses instead of half a bottle or more.



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1/1/14 8:10 P

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I too love a good glass of wine. There is something necessary about it when I get together with my friends and something that tastes oh so good with meals. I have the problem in that when I open a bottle I tend to drink more then I should, and then eat more then I should, and then I have had empty calories AND extra food which probably isn't very healthy either.

My best advice: don't buy it and keep it in the house. I found that I just had to make sure that I don't have the temptation in the house. Instead of having a glass or two most days, I now save it for once or twice per week AND buy a nicer bottle as a little treat. I am spending the same amount of money.

"The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper." Aristotle





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1/1/14 2:56 P

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I say no thanks and look for something that tastes equally as great with no alcohol.

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1/1/14 2:55 P

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i don't. i just drink in in moderation.

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1/1/14 1:29 P

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I think about what it looks like in the toilet after I throw up. Seriously, it makes me sick to drink it.

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I really don't! I enjoy a little wine but I just have a small glass and track it. I think it is better to have a little then to deprive myself totally. But it is up to the individual and what works best for them. This is a life style change for me and not a diet so nothing is off limits. It is moderation in everything and tracking everything I eat or drink so I can get to goal and maintain! Happy New Year! (as a matter of fact, I planned on having a small glass of wine last night but ended up passing as I just wasn't in the mood for it....)

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending." ~ Maria Robinson


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12/31/13 9:30 A

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being New Year's Eve, it's a time for big time celebration. For this reason I just can't say no to wine today... or anything else that gets served up.

But tomorrow or the day after is a different story.



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I don't...I always say yes. However, I drink in moderation. Whenever I feel the need to drink wine I only drink one glass...and I always track it on my nutrition tracker.



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I use to do the same thing SPORTY! At first, I didn't track it. And at that time I was drinking it a lot! I followed my diet so well that I still faired well, though. Now, sometimes I track it and sometimes I don't. The difference is now I drink so rarely and so little when I do, that it really doesn't effect my results. I agree that the thought of the empty calories makes me opt out more often than not. I maybe have one drink once a month now, and then I was drinking probably a bottle of wine more than once a week!

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12/28/13 10:30 A

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I enjoy my wine and beer, and I especially love champagne.
I wouldn't track the glass or bottle of beer when I started SP, but once I did, and I track it before I drink it, there are times I decide to have none at all because they are empty calories. And the liver will "digest" alcohol first and leave the food to be stored as fat.
Moderation!



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DEANNA0725
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I have never found a wine that I liked so it is super easy for me to say NO. Just like everything else, you can have a glass of wine, but most people I know think that a glass of wine is the bottle so it is okay. I have yet to meet anyone who can have one glass of wine and put it away.



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I don't say no to wine. It's my only guilty pleasure. I don't snack when I'm home, I don't eat sweets, like candy or cookies or cake. And I measure everything I eat, so I still allow myself to enjoy the wine, but try to be conscious of how much I'm having. Also don't enjoy mixed drinks either, so a Cosmo or Pina Colada is not even tempting for me. lol...
Once the wine calories are counted you'll see how much you're wasting... Try to plan an extra hard workout if you know ahead of time you'll be indulging.




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12/26/13 12:09 A

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Enjoying an alcohol drink once in awhile will not wreck you whole food program
Just moderation and common sense will get you through to the next step
One day at a time



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CARRIENIGN
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At first, I still drank my wine. I didn't even count the calories, but I was working out so much and following my diet plan so strictly otherwise that I still lost weight. Now, though, I don't even get thirsty for it. I used to love beer, too. Same thing, I don't even want it, now. I think my tastes have changed and it's also cheaper not to drink! I wish I had some secret tip for you, but I don't. I will say, though, the same thing I say in response to all cravings. I almost always give in. My strategy is to give in in moderation and always include it in and keep it within my daily calorie allowance.

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I dont
I enjoy my glass



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I understand completely. Trying to cut back myself.

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11/27/13 3:01 P

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I drink more wine now that I did before I tried losing weight. Calorie-wise, it's a wiser choice than a mixed drink. I also find I drink it slower than mixed drinks. I just limit myself to one or two glasses.

It's a choice. Some choose not to drink their calories, others like to use wine as one of their treats.



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RUNNINGYOGINIRE
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11/27/13 2:22 P

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i just say, no thanks



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I'm allergic to alcohol, or at least hyper sensitive to it. One sip and I get red in the face and too relaxed. I am a cheap date. And 15 minutes after a sip of alcohol my head starts to ache. So totally not worth it to me to drink it, or have it in desserts.



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11/24/13 10:17 P

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All alcohol is a poison to the (biological) system



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11/15/13 9:24 P

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I don't. I allow myself to enjoy a glass of wine or 2.



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that says it all! say no to dessert, or an evening snack, or bread or rice!!!
I would wayyyy rather!!

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11/14/13 8:11 P

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It can be hard to say no, especially when I get pressure at social events or from my significant other. But boy howdy, can I have a lot more food when I'm not wasting all of those calories on wine! Oh my goodness! I get to the end of the day and have room in my calories for dessert, or an evening snack. Or I can have an extra piece of bread with dinner, or a second scoop of rice. Whatever. All because I'm not giving away my calories to liquids. That's a big motivator for me.

That being said, some days are easier than others, of course!



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I don't. I only have wine when I go out for dinner, and I rarely go out for dinner.

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels and looks.


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I really enjoy a nice glass of wine so this is hard. What I have been doing the last month is really looking at what I would be missing in terms of other calories if I have the glass of wine and it just doesn't seem worth it to me right now....that may change in the future!

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ELECTRALYTE
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I don't think I need to say "no" to wine, I think a glass of wine, instead of a can of beer is a great trade. It's actually good for your heart, blood etc. It has antioxidants...
Too much would be a problem though. And If a glass or two of wine melts your resolve to eat more healthfully, then it's better to learn to say no thanks until your habits start to change.
I gave up drinking anything at all while I was in weight loss mode. As part of maintenance I allow myself now and then.

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I don't buy a bottle. If I do, then I feel obligated to finish it, which is a glass a day for a couple of days. Too many calories!

Last night I went out for a special occasion, and I had 2 glasses. No thoughts about not having it then.

But in general, I don't find it to be worth the calories. Give me a small piece of dark chocolate or even a Diet Coke and I'm just as happier, if not more.



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11/14/13 12:02 P

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I agree, I love red wine.



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I think I am one of the only people who does not drink wine. If wine drinking was done within moderation I think it is fine, but hardly anyone I know does that. They will all say a glass of red wine is good for you once a day, but after the bottle is gone it is defeating the purpose. Then, of course, those same people will start complaining when they gain weight. I say put the darn wine glass down unless you can enjoy one glass and move on.



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11/14/13 9:36 A

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As many people mentioned, I reward myself with wine :) If I had a good two weeks and am on track, then I will drink a glass



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i don't say no, but i dont drink very often these days so it's not a big deal lol

moderation is fine in my opinion, it'll prevent you from binge drinking later



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I can't say no to wine.

well, I can say no to white wine, but I can't say no to red wine... especially a good Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon.....

I can say no to white wine no problem though....

So really it's only a partial problem for me! hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha



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I use wine as a reward for a good week of working out.



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I don't! At least not in social situations: a glass (or two or three) of wine with friends is one of the great pleasures of life -- and weight loss is all about improving one's health and happiness, not making oneself continually miserable. So I'm not going to be a party pooper and spoil evenings out for myself or my friends. But whereas I used to drink wine almost every day, even when by myself, nowadays it is reserved for special occasions and/or times when simply Nothing Else Will Do! It is empty calories, as you say, and I monitor it carefully and am always slightly appalled when I enter it on my nutrition tracker and see the amount of food I am going to have to resist to "pay" for each glass. But, as in all things, moderation is the key and there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a drink every now and then if that is your special treat. Enjoy!



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I allow myself to have the wine every once in awhile... its had to just have a little though emoticon



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Easy...I don't:-)



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I rarely drink



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I always ruin my diet with the empty calories!!! What are healthier suggestions to crave that sweet tooth?



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