Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I've never recorded what I ate on the nutrition tracker before but I decided to give a try yesterday. HOLY CRAP!! I did fine in the food department, 1461 calories, but the beer was 1273 calories.....and I drink that much every night!!!!! It's a wonder I'm not 3 times the size I am! I think the only thing that's keeping me at 170 is walking my dogs twice a day, having four jobs, and stress. Just imagine the weight I could loose if I left the beer out of my diet?? IF......more like WHEN! 9/08/09 looks like a good date to quit drinking. Right?

I know I've said I was going to quit before and I failed miserably but if I quit trying I'll never quit drinking. So here's to quiting one more time emoticon (

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    Well if you drink the same amount all the time and you cant seem to just quit it for good, i suggest just leaving some of the beer out of the fridge, nobody likes warm beer, and put in one less then you had the day before. :D you can do it!!
    3785 days ago
    It's an amazing thing to see, right on the computer screen in front of you isn't it? But they say knowledge is power. You now have the knowledge, and whether you know it or not, you do have the power to change this. You CAN do it!
    3786 days ago
    I admire your courage - I never could bring myself to log my wine calories with the tracker, because I didn't really want to know what I already knew ;-) But I did tally up the weekly calories in my head and had a similar OMG does add up quickly, doesn't it?!

    It is a big change to make, but as others have said and shown, it is possible. You're not alone in this!! Congratulations on taking this big step of acknowledging where you're at and having the will to do something about it!
    3786 days ago
    You can do it. You're not alone.
    3787 days ago
    To fail is to quit trying and you're NOT doing that! Take it one day at a time. AA is sometimes not the answer (as it's pretty extreme) but moderation is key in anything - be it food or alcohol when we want to lose those stubborn pounds.

    We each have our own 'recipe' to work out to make it work! Together with the support of your SP Friends, you WILL succeed!
    3787 days ago
    Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Time for you to get on the road to a healthier you. Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals!
    God bless you.
    3787 days ago
  • DIJE3949
    Theres no time like the present to quit. Take one day at a time, I will not drink today. Join AA it does help having people who know what its like to try and quit. You will never believe how much better you will feel when you have quit for a couple months and start exersizing more and drinking water. Good luck
    3787 days ago
    It's amazing to actually see it - isn't it!! I did the same thing. I was wondering why I wasn't losing. So I decided to make Sept my first completely AF month to see the results. We'll see what happens!!

    As for quitting - YOU CAN DO IT!!
    3787 days ago
    I had the same "Holy #$!" moment when I started using the tracker and realized how many calories I was consuming in alcohol. I too was doing find with food but when I added in the alcohol calories, the light bulb really went off in my head.

    I too have tried to stop or cut back many times with little or some success. I am hopeful with the support on this site, I will make more progress this time around. As you said, you'll never accomplish it if you don't keep trying!

    Together, we can do this!

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    3787 days ago
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