so i had two full glasses of pinot noir last night at the fireworks...i figured out that its 192 calories for an 8oz glass of wine!...I won't be doing that again for awhile..but it was worth it because i had a great evening!
Good topic! Wine is good for most of us to have..especially the Red. I've read that it helps the digestion..For me personally, I don't drink too much of anything before I go to bed, or I will be up all night going to the washroom If I'm going to have it, which I do..I'll have it with dinner, and track it..Or a few hours before bed is ok too...There is also non-alcholic beverages out there, wine and beer etc. Sometimes a shot of Ginger ale with wine is good too.."A Shandy" Lot's of good ideas..
Fitness Minutes: (155) Posts: 108 6/13/09 9:45 A
so i found out a way to trick yourself into thinking you're having a full glass of wine...you use 4 oz of red wine mixed with low sodium club soda..oh, is that a wine spritzer??...I don't know. It just sounds like that may work for me..
ye ole Nightly Glass O Vino jumped up and bit me in the back of my britches girls! note to self: do NOT consume the wine with a bag of popcorn at arms reach! i just kept measuring out more cups...(pretty easy!) it might be akin to having drunk sex w strangers(?) LOL! the wine MAKES me MAKE really poor choices! (not a good night) ;o)
great topic and it seems to be a fitting one for our group... why give up everything fun for the next **years! By tracking my "fun" I found out that beer has protein- prob not the best source but it was an interesting find! As with most weight topics it seems moderation is the key. I say enjoy life while we can!
OMG this is stinkin' hilarious. I have not been on the team boards in so long, and I just scrolled through this thread... love it. I'm on board with all of you who say "I refuse to give it up," and "That's why I love my nutrition tracker." That's me!!!
However, I will say that when I am close to my kcal limit and I know a glass of wine will ALSO make me want to EAT, I do the decaf/sugar free General Foods International Coffee. (It's as much a feeling as a flavor!) Hey, if we're all in our forties we all remember that jingle, right?
why do i think we are all LADIES over 40 replying? well, b4 40 i had no real 'use' for relaxing (i was already relaxed). nowadays, after i get my kids in the bed, i relish a glass of red while watching The Colbert Report on Hulu! i am allowing for the calories and tracking them. like you, i 'should' slow down(?) but for me, it's baby steps. however, i wholeheartedly believe i have the wine and SALTY popcorn to thank for my extra weight. but at least i'm beginning.
I agree, I like my wine at night, although I don't have a glass every night. But I am not willing to give it up, and if I have the calorie count for it, then I go ahead. Plus as others have mentioned, it is reported to be good for your health, just not in excess.
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Fitness Minutes: (155) Posts: 108 5/17/09 11:26 A
I, too, love my nightly glass of wine, though sometimes it's really like 2. I do try to have nights that I don't ... cause much like most of you who have replied I also feel a bit guilty about it sometimes. Plus, I have noticed that when I have my wine it also lowers my resistance to late night snacks, which is a big problem for me. The wine itself isn't bad, it's the pita chips that go with it. And actually a glass at night is considered "healthy" according to studies again.
current weight: 117.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,459) Posts: 4 5/12/09 12:11 A
I met my goal on 12/31/08 and I did it with tracking food and the food of the vine on Sparkpeople. I was with a kick-a trainer at the time who said it was ok to drink the vine if you stayed within your daily calorie intake. I ate right, and still drank... but, as can sometimes happen, I fell off the cardio wagon! I am trying to get back on track, and hope reading about and getting to know you ladies (in the same boat) will help! :)
current weight: 136.0
Fitness Minutes: (28,948) Posts: 917 5/8/09 11:07 P
How about trying a wine spritzer,that way you it is only half of the calories. 1/2 wine & 1/2 seltzer, or some use diet 7up
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I'm the same way; I really enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. One thing that might help is to first have a glass of water or seltzer in a wine glass. You get that "having a glass of wine" feeling without actually having a glass of wine. Then have one glass of wine - just make sure it's nice wine, and I don't mean expensive. One of my favorites is Toasted Head chardonnay. It costs about $12 - $13 and it's great. Just a thought. Salty
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That is my guilty pleasure and I am not willing to give it up just yet. I like having my glass or 2 of wine while I am fixing and eating dinner. I do add it in on my nutrition tracker and thankfully wine is one of the lower calorie beverages so I dont feel too guilty about having 2.
at this point I probably am a bit "pickled". Too bad alcohol dries us up instead of filling us out like Restalyn or Botox. Then I'd drink more!! Pickle and PickleDeeDee is actually my nickname from my Mom. I'm half Mexican and my fam was not exactly PC back in the day. (pickle picker) Oh my. TMI
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Fitness Minutes: (12,932) Posts: 742 5/1/09 12:23 P
Thanks, I have taken a peek at the Cutting Down Booze board and have joined it, I think holding myself accountable (albeit anonymously) will help and YES, I think adding it into my nutrition tracker will make me aware of the downsides of the weight gain, too. Thank you all! Maybe they should have a little goal bar (no pun intended) with glasses of wine, ha
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Fitness Minutes: (77,430) Posts: 4,490 4/30/09 5:31 P
Hi there! I'm on a Spark team called "Cutting down the booze", and there are several people who deal with this same issue (me included!). I try to go for a certain number of alcohol-free (AF) days during the week, so that if I indulge in wine on some days, I don't feel guilty about it.
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Fitness Minutes: (122,967) Posts: 19,182 4/30/09 5:00 P
No sorry... that is my treat for not eating french fries! and yes.. I record it in my nutrition tracker.
I found out I was wheat intolerant June '08 and I am a wheat beer lover! I was devastated. Granted this has helped me lose some weight.. but to have to give up my favorite beers and wine? Not this girl...
but I did give up soda. I did not want to put aspartame in my system anymore and the calories of non diet were so not worth it. Maybe the calories of the wine would help you not consume? Are you putting it in your nutrition tracker?
I'm the same - don't consider myself an alcoholic - but do ENJOY those "girly martini's". I just told myself that was my treat. It was a piece of chocolate during the day or a Lemondrop Martini at night. I know, tough decision! I also received a nicely decorated martini glass for my birthday, from a dear friend - I use that to drink from, and only have ONE, the glass helps make it extra special and I sip SLOWLY enjoying it more! CHEERS
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