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Alcohol = CALORIES!

Friday, April 29, 2011

A little disappointed when I hopped on the scale this morning. Gained back 2 pounds... can't say I was surprised though, I did have a lot to drink last night. Also, I broke my rule of no eating after 6:30pm! We came back from the bar and I couldn't help but eat my leftovers from dinner. I've come to realize how hard it is to stay on track when you're surrounded by friends who are still eating whatever they want, whenever they want!

Luckily this has made me want to get back on track! I'm only more motivated to keep going now!


Update after reading some comments below:

Thanks for everyones input/advice. Brewmasterbill especially. I definitely have a lot to learn and countless tips and tricks to try out. You make many great points. One thing I would like to say is that I have been cutting myself off after 6:30pm for a reason, not because I think that it affects my body any differently when I eat after a certain time. I've decided to do this because I was terrible for late night snacking. I found myself with little to no motivation by this point in the day, and would eat anything I felt like - which was usually chips or something like them: salty and awful for you! So, I decided that after dinner, that'd be it for me. To me, it's a way of cutting out the crap and sticking to my plan. And it's perfectly healthy, right?

Thoughts, anyone?
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    i think that if cutting yourself off at 630 is what helps you curb your late night snacking then thats ok...i know what its like late at night i tend to eat out of boredom and procrastination and well im getting better at stopping myself but its hard sometimes...as long as you getting enough calories before 630pm then i dont see a problem but i mean if your genuinely hungry one night i wouldnt beat yourself up to much if you have a snack (as long as its healthy :P)
    as for the alcohol and friends problem...i have no solution!
    i had a very very very big night back in feb and woke up and vowed "im never drinking again" of course i will drink again but since then even the thought of a drink has made me want to hurl haha (it was a veryyy big night lol) i dont know if the drinks are the same in the states but over here in aust we have some low calorie pre-mixe drinks that are like 48cal per bottle which isnt too bad compared to some...but yeah dont know what the states has to offer.
    3428 days ago
  • ASL191
    Will power is something I too have yet to learn - and why does alcohol have to have so many calories???

    Sounds like you have some good ideas working for you already, just keep trying to stick to them.
    3432 days ago
    I have the same problem as you, all my friends go out and drink alot and I can't help but join in...I just have to learn how to restrain myself from the temptations!

    Good luck in your journey to get healthy and fit! emoticon
    3432 days ago
    It doesn't work that way, it is not direct cause and effect. For example, if you burned 1500 calories, it would also not be immediately reflected on the scale. The short term fluctuations are fluid. You should break the habit of letting immediate weight readings somehow become the punishment or reward for immediate actions because that's just not the case. You might consider tracking your weight day to day and plotting its movement over time so that you can see a trend. If the trend is up, you need to change something, if it is down, you're doing fine. Short term readings are very volatile and borderline meaningless.

    Also, eating after 6pm does not cause additional weight gain. Additional calories cause weight gain regardless of how and when they are consumed.
    3432 days ago
    After looking at how many calories are in beer and wine, I haven't had an alcoholic drink since Jan. when I started this journey. LOL I decided I'd rather eat my calories than drink them. I do miss red wine a little! hahaha You can do! We all fall off the wagon occasionally. We just have to get back up keep on Sparkin'!
    3432 days ago
    Yeah I think booze can sometimes lead to bad food choices. It makes you hungrier maybe?

    Spark on, sister! Don't let 2 pounds deter you from making healthy choices.

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    3432 days ago
  • MRLEEP23
    3432 days ago
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