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1/6/11 3:19 P

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Since I have no MOD setting, I have loved reading everyone else's definition of MOD.

Normal for me is a bottle so I think MOD for me would be 2 glasses or less. Right now that is hard for me to stick to, so I am trying to go AF for awhile. And I would really like to see a loss on the scale this week/month

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12/8/10 6:03 P

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I think that's great that you would plan for FRI/SAT night oz's. I'm loving the new WW ProPoints Plan. It just started a week ago so I've now had 7 days learning and working with the new Plan. I have my own digital scale at home, so for my 1st week I lost 1.6 lbs. And, I had several OOOps days with a lot of A and all those extra EMPTY calories. I'm a Lifetime Member (over goal of course), and followed a bunch of the plans over the years. I like this new plan and give it a 10 plus. I joined on-line because I love playing on my computer. I still like the SP Site for Friends and Motivation and will participate in WW Social Networking with Threads that are more about the actual Program.
Have a great evening. Karen

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12/8/10 9:52 A

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Karen, I think that's a good plan. I have done so well being AF during the week, I do NOT want to blow it on the weekends. So I am going to use 16 oz as my goal for each Fri/Sat. I am thinking as you reduce alcohol you are reducing enough calories for weight loss...how are you liking WW??? Glad I am not the only one who measures!!! So easy to go over your limit once you get started!

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12/8/10 9:46 A

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Good Morning Carolann - Mod for me is about the same (4 x 4 oz glasses), and I measure the wine out into a small pitcher. I also have some small wine bottles (12 oz). Saying that, one day last week I actually did the 16 oz. I'm keeping wine logged on the new Weight Watchers e-tools also. My goal now is to be Mod 7 days a week; and STOP at the 16 oz. I see that for some, that setting a limit and sticking to it helps to eventually reduce the Mod onces..I don't see being AF (at least not now). Have a great day. A little bit here and there, and this Team is always inspiring. I'm not giving up, because I know I can, and I will be Mod (one day at a time). Karen

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12/6/10 10:19 A

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this thread is really helpful to me. Mod for me I'm going to say about 15 oz and YES I do measure because it's so easy to just splash a big amount in a glass...so that wuold be 3 glasses. I want to get it down to 10 oz. I love wine. the problem is even with one glass Iknow it fuels my appetite...so I'm trying now to be AF during the week. Form new habits. I find I get so much more DONE if I don't drink...and sleep better...so you'd think I'd quit...well I did for about 15 yrs...

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12/4/10 9:14 P

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I don't know what MOD is! lol emoticon How pathetic is that? I always say to my husband " what is the point of drinking just one?" Ugh! I gotta get a life. emoticon

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11/30/10 12:56 P

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I have to agree with you, KLOKTEFF....I saw few - if any - results before cutting way back on my wine intake. I'm not sure if its the calories, the fact that it saps my energy or if it does something to my metabolism, but as soon as the AF days started climbing (and the MOD days become seriously MOD), the lbs and inches started falling off....

Worked for me!

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11/30/10 12:19 P

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Think we have a theme here. MOD for me would be 16oz (thats 2 of my glasses) of wine! When I cut down to that before and drank water
I saw results. I have to get back there because it's usually a bottle. I work customer service for an airline and after the nasty passengers I usually need my glass when I get home at 4pm. Then I stay up til at least midnight, so 16oz doesnt go so far in so many hours
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11/29/10 6:05 P

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It seems that is kind of a rule for most.. Me two. MOD would be something like 2-3 glasses of wine. A bottle would be a regular day. MOre than that I am serious entering the Oops stage..

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11/29/10 12:06 P

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Hi all!

Great question Baileysmom....

MOD for me has changed a lot - the less I drink, the less is required to constitute MOD....

Like others 'normal' used to be a bottle of bubbly, 3-4 nights per week emoticon , and oops was 1.5 to 2 bottles (ugh!)

As I cut back (over a period of 18 months, mind you), MOD became 2-3 glasses, 2-3 times per week. Now I've cut out booze almost completely and MOD is 1/2 a glass or less, maybe once every 2-3 weeks (yes, it's possible to drink less than a 1/2 a glass!!! emoticon

Kowleen and Nulife, like you the tolerance thing is huge! The thought of drinking the amounts I used to seems surreal to me now, and makes me feel sick! emoticon

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11/29/10 11:59 A

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I used to drink 6-12 beers a day, and think nothing of it. Then I joined this board, and started really paying attention to what I was drinking...right now, I drink maybe a 6 pack a week, and sometimes a mixed drink if I go out to eat or something. It can be done, but it is not easy. Lucky for us we have this great group of people to help and support us.

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11/29/10 11:39 A

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NULIFE - I hear you about the tolerance thing. I really had to work on that. A year ago, I was consistently drinking a bottle of wine a night, 6 nights a week. Now the thought of that much wine a week makes me ill.

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11/29/10 10:56 A

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MOD for me would be 2 BIG glasses of wine and an OOPS would be a bottle & 1/2. I have built up a high tolerance:( Gotta work on that.

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11/29/10 10:08 A

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I generally consider MOD to be 2 glasses of wine or 2 mixed drinks. But some days I will have 1 glass of wine at 5 pm and then 2 more after I get home at 10 pm. I still consider those days to be MOD.

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11/29/10 8:25 A

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Mod for me is 3-4 beers. I occasionally drink wine so Mod would be 1-2 four ounce glasses.

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11/29/10 3:14 A

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MOD for me varies greatly.

MOD could be one glass of wine/beer/cocktail while cooking dinner.

MOD could be several drinks through out the course of the day.

MOD and tracking nutrition/planning ahead helps.

MOD, if you are talking about not having an oops is one thing.

MOD, if you are talking about counting calories and loosing weight is another subject.

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11/28/10 10:03 P

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MOD for me is no more than 2 drinks in a given day. And ideally only on weekend days or special occasions.

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11/28/10 9:48 P

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MOD for me is no more than 3 glasses of wine (and I've gotten into the habit of measuring them out 3.5oz at a time...so no more than 10.5oz on any given day).

However, like other people, normal for me is a bottle of wine. At least I'm not doing this 6 days a week, like I used to.

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11/28/10 7:39 P

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I'm going to go with 2 glasses of wine as MOD...for others it might be different. I was successful this summer in cutting out alcohol completely for 2 months when training for a half marathon, and it really helped with the weight loss goals too...but I like moderate drinking...so we have a little rule: when we go over certain weight, we go AF. Stay below that weight and we are MOD. Wait, I think I more than answered the question there... :)


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11/28/10 6:14 P

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Good Question- and I've wondered the same.. Mod for me would be 3 glasses of wine (1/2 bottle), Normal is 1 bottle, and oops is 2 bottles or more of wine or other booze (whiskey/on the rocks). :-)

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11/28/10 5:53 P

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MOD for me is 2 beers, sometimes three. Or 2 small glasses of wine. Not nosy at all, it is interesting to get others opinions.

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I see this all the time that people are MOD. What is MOD to you? As one who has no idea how to be MOD, I'm just curious, ok, nosy as what others consider as MOD. This may be a confession time - sorry! emoticon

P.S. I would think for me 2 glasses of wine would be MOD. A bottle is norm, and 2 bottles is a definite oops! OK, I did my confession, your turn! : )

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