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No More Alcohol

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I've made an executive decision: no more alcohol.

Not because I have any kind of problem with it, and not because of the calories. I usually plan ahead if I want to have a beer or two in the evening, so it's not the beer that causes my calories to be over - it's what happens after having a beer.

Yesterday was a perfect example. I did great all day, even after my freak out about cooking, instead of going and buying a bag of crackers, I went to the grocery store and picked up some chicken satays, threw them on my grill and had a salad. I did great, all day, all evening, and had some calorie space to have 2 bud lights, so I went and hung out with some friends and had a few beers. On the way home I stopped to pick up somethings at the store. BOOM candy sounded SO good, just a little bit of sugar. So I got some fruit slices, and was then only 200 over my calorie limit for the day, which still wasn't bad since I still had a huge calorie deficit.

Fast forward about an hour, now something salty sounded SO good, to counteract the sugar right? Well 6 servings of goldfish crackers later, I now had an additional 200 calories after burning. So a day that could have easily been a 1500 calorie deficit now had me gaining 200 calories.

My willpower isn't very great on a good day, add alcohol (of any amount) and I'm ready to inhale crackers long after I'm full and no longer feeling good. So I'm going to start not drinking. I'll be DD if we need one while going out, if I feel like I'm in a situation where I do want to drink, I'll make sure to make a backup plan to keep me from overeating (for instance making sure all my errands are done before I start drinking so that I don't just "add on" at the grocery store).

I'm just putting in too much work at the gym and in krav maga class to waste it because I can't control myself around food. I want to lose this weight so badly, I want it off of me, I want to be done with it, I'm tired of spending years working on the same 20 pounds, I'm ready to work on that last 30 pounds, I just need to get there!
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    It's so true! I feel the same way. Have a Corona, next thing I am looking for munchies. I keep a pretty clean environment but when you over indulge on Almonds and raisins, it's just as bad.
    3630 days ago
    Yeah, having a few beers definitely allows yourself to give into food cravings a lot more! Thank goodness I don't drink but once in a blue moon, because there are a LOT of unnecessary calories associated with drinking!
    3636 days ago
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