Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Booze -1, Lisa-0

I had such a wonderful plan for Thanksgiving. And I stuck to it. Up until the point when I started drinking! I didn't even think about the empty calories in the glasses of wine I was drinking until I put away almost 2 bottles! Oy!

On top of all of the empty calories in the wine. Getting a little buzz on threw my inhibitions (and diet) to the wind. Which caused an avalanche of mindless munching! But I am determined to get back on the wagon. I will not let the holiday season beat me up this year!

The biggest issue that I am having right now is carbs. I love them, and they are my biggest downfall. I can't seem to lose weight if I eat too many. And let's face it, they are addicting.

Since I broke from the plan on Thanksgiving, I've been hitting the carbs hard. It might be the addicting factor of them, it might be the chilly overcast weather that is making me crave comfort food. But I made the CHOICE to eat them. So I am making the CHOICE not to eat them (or that much of them).

So here is my plan for the week. I'm going on a low carb "fast" if you will. For the next two days, I am going to be cutting my carb intake until I have the willpower to resist carb-filled sugary treats. Then I will readjust from there. Slowly adding back in whole grains etc. This technique has worked for me in the past, and I'm confident that it will work again. It's nice to see that I CAN do it, and it propels me to more forward once again.

Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck! Good for you and having a good time with the wine. It's not like you drink every day. You have to be able to let loose every now and then. At least you identified it and are now back on the wagon. It's all good!

  2. Thanks Pam! I was wondering if I was going to sound like an alcoholic! LOL!

  3. good luck with your plan, my downfall was the pies we had 2 pumpkin and 1 apple that lasted a week and i went back to my old habit of nightly snacking. We can get back on track it just takes some effort.

  4. Good luck getting back on track! Having some wine isnt a bad thing all the time! ;) Red is good for you and having fun can always be good too once in a while.

  5. I love that you not only recognize where you 'strayed' but also have a plan for getting back on track! Good luck! Can't wait to hear how things turn out :)