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Friday, December 07, 2012

If your guess was BEER!!! you'd be right. When I was actively losing weight, I worked really hard to account for/limit my alcohol calories. I usually only have a beer or glass of wine (or 2, or 3 emoticon ) on the weekends, so Fridays & Sundays I made my longer run days. Things usually worked out okay - I'd go over my calories some days, shave it pretty close on others, but my weekdays were pretty spot-on. Now that I'm in maintenance, I can still fit in an adult libation on a weekend evening, but things get a bit wonky when I start drinking beer on a Thursday night!

DH and I went out to dinner last night, spur of the moment (we don't go out to dinner much at all, maybe once a month), and that first beer went down so smoothly, but was lonely in my tummy and wanted some company...

I had a salad and part of a chicken penne entrée, the rest came home in a box, so that was good, but then a glass of wine to round out the evening sounded pretty good, too. Which led to "I'll just have a couple cookies for a bedtime snack" - Huh, what? There's the problem in a nutshell. It's never just the alcohol calories, it's the loss of judgement that goes along with it, the what-the-hell attitude I take toward all my eating once my inner voice goes off on holiday.


So, I had a run this morning, and I'll need to be careful at lunch and dinner to keep things reined in, and then I'll have tomorrow to practice my self-control some more!
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    Slimfast beer!! Sign me up!! LOL Blitzen :-)
    1955 days ago
    When is someone going to invent Slimfast beer?
    1956 days ago
    As a recovering Catholic, I think running this morning was probably just penance! It did feel good to get out and moving, though, cleared my head a bit. I think paying it forward by doing your treadmill time first is a great plan - enjoy your end-of-week glass of wine!
    1958 days ago
    The alcohol is a devil like that. Such a good idea at the time, and not such a good idea when you find yourself eating cookies to chase the wine. But it's great that you're back on track and doing your workouts. I'd be draggin' if I were in your shoes.

    Hope you have a great afternoon!

    1958 days ago
    That is SO true!! I miss having a glass (or 2 or 3) of wine, but I don't trust myself to make good food decisions after I have the wine. I may have to have a glass tonight though. It's been a rough week. I'm going to commit to some treadmill time before I even think about it though.

    That's awesome that you went for your run this morning!! If I drink, I usually don't have the energy to exercise the next morning.

    Have a great day!
    1958 days ago
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