i just charted my monthly weight highs and lows for the past two years. i've lost about 24 pounds over that time; obviously my weight loss has been very gradual. but last january i quit drinking for 7 weeks and lost 9 pounds. in the ten months since i started drinking again, i've lost...well, none, really. i lost about three more, but have gained two of them back. so i'm going off the booze again tomorrow (first i have to polish off the wine that's in my cupboard;-))
the good new is, i've been able to maintain my weight loss just by moderating my drinking: gain a pound or two, quit for a week - simple. my eating and activity level fluctuate, but haven't changed in any significant way.
so...anyone want to kick the booze in the interest of a ten-pound loss?
Original Post by julie2385:
I would love (and need) to join this group. I tend to enjoy my wine a little too much . . . I can easily polish off a bottle in one sitting (yup thats 4-5 glasses) and dont even need an occasion for it. I do not drink everyday, but I do about 3-4 days a week. Over the past 2 years I gained about 30 pounds, and I believe much of it is due to alcohol. Luckily I was able to drop 15 pounds so far, and I think that quitting drinking can help me get rid of the rest. My goal is absolutely no drinking during the week, and no more than two glasses on Saturday.
OMG, Julie2385 - you and i are 2 peas in a pod! I can easily polish off a bottle of wine in a sitting and miss it immensely as I have abstained all week long. I might treat myself to a glass with dinner tonight and a couple over the weekend. Monday means back to abstaining, though!
canvic, are you joining us?
Original Post by pgeorgian:
cnj, crisps are potato chips in the UK.
canvic, are you joining us?
YES! I'd love to be apart of this group. The "CAN" in canvic stands for Canada. And it may be stereotyping, but we Canadians enjoy our alcohol. I like my beer, any color of wine but especially red, and also the occational spirit. When I stopped breast feeding my son, and started drinking again, I gained about 30 lbs over 2 years. Although my eating habits were not perfect, I attribute the majority of that gain to the booze. So, in the spirit of keeping my resolution to lose weight, i'm trying to control the amount of alcohol intake.
But a glass at dinner can't hurt too much, right??? ;)
I'm sure if i'm going to have my saturday beers, then surely you can have your dinner wine! Is that ok guys?
Welcome to our group :o)
(is piss-ups a canadian thing? canvic?)
The non drinking lasted 4 months last year, and I have been smoke free for 1 year and 3 days!
Was a lot easier to ditch the ciggies believe it or not, and no, no real weight gain either. I say I gained about 5 lbs in the last year or so!
elttiks - i'm enjoying my glass of wine right now! Yum!
pgeorgian - Can't say that i'm familiar with "piss-ups". Far too many slangs to type, but getting "pissed" or being "piss tanked" are along the same lines!
I am with you all! That was one of my new years resolutions, to not drink during the week. It has been hard, I love my wine at night. I have been subsituting sparkling water - lime flavored, (it has slpenda in it). On new years I drank that with white rum and actually felt great the next morning. I think the water kept me hydrated and I didnt go overboard.
So all week, no wine, but have not noticed any weight changes. But, at least my wallet has... 15.00 a day times seven... I am saving a ton! LOL
i just weighed in: day 5, and i'm down almost 3 pounds. at this rate, i'll be allowed to have a drink by next weekend!!
so, aside from boozing ;-) what does everyone do? for work, for fun, etc. let's get to know each other.
i'm in school right now, doing a master's in social work. ironically, my thesis is on women who struggle with disordered eating, self harm, and substance abuse. *smirk*
Well, i'm aly. 36 yr old from Gloucestershire UK.
Married Mum, of Sadie nearly 19 and Elisha 10!
A cleaner for a living, with a huge love of lager and Great Yarmouth (A Norfolk coastal town for those outta the UK)
Been here at this site for about 20 months. Started at 180lbs, now around 136 (lager lol)
i'm maria. 39years, single, no kids. i'm living and attending grad school in central british columbia, canada.
aly, i lived in london for a few months about a hundred years ago: i was a nanny when i was 21. i miss it all the time!
two years ago i weighed 165, right now 143, working my way down to 135.
I'm 34 years old and a stay at home mom of 2 boys. One turns 4 next month and the other turns 3 in April. I started at CC about 2 wks ago at 165 lbs and as of this morning I was 163. Gotta start somewhere! :)
pgeorian - nice to see a fellow Cannuk! Great job on the weight loss! Good for you!
Elttiks - wow! great job on your weight loss, too!
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