Thanks for the feedback everyone. I knew I wasn't the only one. I always have been and probably always will be a bit of partier. Plus I bartended for many many years. I started getting the munchies late last night but I resisted the temptation and actually ended up achieving my 2 pounds a week goal. Plus I find that I really feel like crap the next morning if I eat when I'm buzzed. If I don't eat I usually feel much better. I feel pretty darn good today. If it wasn't raining I'd probably go for a nice walk.
current weight: 195.0
Fitness Minutes: (145,545) Posts: 3,076 4/11/09 8:36 A
Thankx for the great info. Keeping better track would really help me. Who would have thought one "innocent" little Jager-bomb has 203 calories... that's just one shot. Sorry not the wine-spritzer type, probably should be tho-. I've tried to be, didn't work for me. Unfortunately like whiskey or tequila, straight no foo-foo training wheels here.
Absolutely! I find that after a few drinks on a day that I've had nothing but coffee & those drinks, my body screams at me to eat! I think it's my body's way of needing to absorb the alcohol, so I usually go for a killer salad with some cheese & crutons on it. Somehow, it seems to stave off the hunger & keep me slightly level-headed without going down the path of Dorito hell!
I'm actually experimenting with this right now. I've found that eventually I'm ravenous even though I had no cravings while I was having my first margarita/Corona/zinfandel whatever. I end up eating things that are bad for me later on just because I'm uninhibited and hungry. It's worked for me once, to eat my balanced meals while I drink, even though I may not be hungry. I kept track of the calories I was getting from the alcohol and took away a few things from my meals to compensate. It was my experiment in indulging restrictively hehehe if that makes any sense. Kind of letting loose, (cause lord knows we all need to sometimes), without going totally out of control. It worked for me. Stayed within my caloric limits, had some fun and relaxation, and (this is a big one) wasn't beating myself up about it the next day. Again, for me, keeping track is the key. Write it down. You can see and avoid problems, or see and learn from problems. It's all right there in black and white.
Again, this was my first attempt at letting loose while keeping track. It may not even be the best thing to do for me, but it sure felt right. Hope you did alright today, and remember, even if you didn't, it's just one day, full of lessons to be learned.
hehehe...hope I was at least a little close to the mark with this answer
One more thing, kudos on posting about this. I have yet to post for help with my situations/problems/cravings. I usually just journal about them, but I'm hoping to take the next step and ask advise/info/support soon.
Edited by: GUPPYBUBBLES at: 4/10/2009 (22:15)
Fitness Minutes: (7,468) Posts: 154 4/10/09 5:02 P
I like to unwind on the weekends. This weekend is a long one for me. I took yesterday off and our office was closed today. I'm feeling pretty good. Got up this a.m. and made a pot of coffee and started doing some house cleaning. About 1:30 this afternoon I felt like having a cocktail so I started hittin' the bourbon, cranked up the tunes and reorganized my cd racks. I guess the bad thing is - I've eaten absolutely nothing at all today. Coffee, bourbon and diet sprite. Funny thing is - I'm not really hungry. So - how do you guys deal with this situation? I've got some cold Guiness in the fridge calling my name right now. All my friends have other things going on or else I think I'd get a little party going.
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