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11/27/11 7:48 P

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Hi Hopeful
Not sure I have any suggestions, I have the same habits as you do. And I struggle as well as you do. There is not a lot happening in here, but then sometimes there are. There are a couple of other teams that chat a little more, se my sparkteams if you want to.
But I can tell you that you are not alone on your journey. I have learned that I have to say no to the first glass, because that is what will get me down the slope. But then there are the days where I feel I deserve it, or need it, or the day has been hell, or the day where it would be rude not to accept it, and all the other excuses. I have learned that if I stay in mental balance and get enough sleep it is somewhat easier. And I use tonic/cranberry (diet both) to have something that "feels" like a dring. In 70% of the cases I can ride the storm off with a CT drink. But sometimes not.

Be aware of your thoughts
because they become words

Be aware of your words
because they become attitude

Be aware of your attitude
because that becomes action

Be aware of your actions
because they become habits

Be aware of your habits
because they become character

Be aware of your character
because that becomes destiny

Your thoughts becomes your destiny

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11/14/11 12:48 P

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I have never spoken to anyone online before and more importantly struggle to control my red wine intake. I am hoping that with some like-minded support I will learn some self-control which is why I have signed up to join this team. I eat fairly healthily most of the time however I have problems with portion control and the minute I have a glass of wine all self control goes out of the window. I can rarely drink only one glass of wine and after a few I reach for the savory snacks and then the chocolate to balance the savory and then another glass of wine etc. I am sure that if I can control my drinking I will have more success with losing weight but a glass of wine is so tempting after a long and busy day! I have only just joined SparkPeople and have decided this week to replace one meal a day with a suggested healthy meal (my meals are not too bad anyway, just too large!) and to cut back on the wine this week. Any support or suggestions are very welcome.

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