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October 31, 2013 9:58 AM
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Anyone else wish that alcohol was as calorie free as water?! LOL I am 4 weeks in, have lost about 14lbs (Didn't start this until after I started losing weight, then realized I needed a way to keep honest track daily). I am on a 1200 calorie diet and doing "the hollywood workout" 5 days a week. It sucks mainly because I am so out of shape... I need to lose another 51 to 56 lbs to be at my ideal weight, and I can handle the restricted diet / healthier food but Happy Hour with my friends is now super depressing!! Plus I find that for every 3 lbs I lose 2 come back on a Monday and I struggle to get back down. It is paaaaaainfully slow.

Any tips and tricks? Anyone having similar struggles? Any low calorie recipes would be much appreciated too ;) !
Edited by lydiaannepage On October 31, 2013 10:00 AM
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October 31, 2013 10:03 AM
I miss it! I haven't had a shot since 5AM!
October 31, 2013 10:04 AM
HELL NO! I DRINK ANY TIME I WANT
just work it off.
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October 31, 2013 10:04 AM
If you eat clean and exercise, drinking should not be a problem with weight loss. Drink the liquor of your choice on the rocks or with water and you're good to go. I stay shredded and still drink no problem! You just cant have fruity, frozen, sugary extra stuff in there with your liquor. wink
October 31, 2013 10:05 AM
I do but then I think of all the damage it did over the years for me. Most recently pancreatitis. I was a soldier so I did some pretty heavy drinking in the past (not saying all are like that lol ). Though this may not go over well I live in Colorado so I have my MMJ card, so when I need to relax and such I can do it in a much much more healthy way! Not to mention recent studies have linked THC users are much slimmer even though we get the munchies.

Of course its not for everyone and its not legal everywhere but it has been great!

Good luck with everything!
October 31, 2013 10:05 AM
I completely agree, but I managed to fix that by planning in advance for happy hour. I work out early in the day and make a point to burn as many calories as possible, then I consume as little calories as possible during breakfast, lunch and snack. So by the end of the night or after work I have at least 800-1000 calories remaining and I'm able to enjoy the night with friends. But it does take a lot of preparing.
October 31, 2013 10:06 AM
I dont miss drinking, at all. I got so sick in July, that I may never drink again.
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October 31, 2013 10:07 AM
I celebrated my weight loss goal with keg stands and beer bongs, yeah, thought i was 16 again... I CAME TO AN IMPORTANT CONCLUSION... IM NOT! i puked the whole way home in the passenger seat, all over my car... my husband was so mad at me... then i got home, puked all over my bed, my bath tub, my carpet... It was horrible... NEVER AGAIN!
Edited by Mcgrawhaha On October 31, 2013 10:08 AM
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October 31, 2013 10:07 AM
LETS DRINK NOW!
****ty, frickin rainy day.
bring out the whiskey!
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October 31, 2013 10:09 AM
QUOTE:

I celebrated my weight loss goal with keg stands and beer bongs, yeah, thought i was 16 again... I CAME TO AN IMPORTANT CONCLUSION... IM NOT! i puked the whole way home in the passenger seat, all over my car... my husband was so mad at me... then i got home, puked all over my bed, my bath tub, my carpet... It was horrible... NEVER AGAIN!


Ugh, that sounds awful. It always takes me at least three months to get back on the wagon if I drink too much. Which is actually fine, since I only drink a few times a year.
October 31, 2013 10:10 AM
Wow! Yeah then there is dealing with that!
October 31, 2013 10:11 AM
Hi Lydia,

I know how you feel. At first I made "healthier" (<--I use that term loosely) swaps, (seltzer water instead of cranberry juice w/ vodka, red wine instead of white wine), then I realized that I drink a lot. LOL Now, I save my drinks for special occasions and I now enjoy seltzer water with a lime and a splash of Minute Maid Light lemonade. It's bubbly, not as sweet and yes, I'm not getting buzzed, but I'm not adding calories either. I also think when you do go out if you can limit it to 2-3 and have a water in between, you're good. Good luck!
October 31, 2013 10:12 AM
I miss nothing. I drink ALL the wine (and craft beer.) I just fit it in, or if I go over I try to exercise a little more the next day.
October 31, 2013 10:13 AM
IN FOR THE JAGER :D
October 31, 2013 10:14 AM
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HELL NO! I DRINK ANY TIME I WANT
just work it off.


THIS
October 31, 2013 10:15 AM
QUOTE:

HELL NO! I DRINK ANY TIME I WANT
just work it off.


This. I just budget for it. One other positive of losing weight is that it takes less alcohol to get a buzz. Double win!
October 31, 2013 10:15 AM
I lost a lot of weight while drinking. Just factor it into your calories. And don't drink sugary cocktails. wine, beer, and sugar free cocktails are fine.
October 31, 2013 10:16 AM
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I celebrated my weight loss goal with keg stands and beer bongs, yeah, thought i was 16 again... I CAME TO AN IMPORTANT CONCLUSION... IM NOT! i puked the whole way home in the passenger seat, all over my car... my husband was so mad at me... then i got home, puked all over my bed, my bath tub, my carpet... It was horrible... NEVER AGAIN!


This is how you avoid working those calories off the next day LMAO...
October 31, 2013 10:17 AM
Easily down 12+ Bud Lights a week (usually split between 3 days). I am currently at a 1700 net cal goal and have no problem making it fit. If I had trouble making it fit I would just do a couple extra cardio sessions, no problem.

If I really had trouble making it fit and had trouble getting the extra cardio in, then I might switch back to Miller 64 (64 cals instead of 110 as in Bud Light).
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October 31, 2013 10:18 AM
QUOTE:

I celebrated my weight loss goal with keg stands and beer bongs, yeah, thought i was 16 again... I CAME TO AN IMPORTANT CONCLUSION... IM NOT! i puked the whole way home in the passenger seat, all over my car... my husband was so mad at me... then i got home, puked all over my bed, my bath tub, my carpet... It was horrible... NEVER AGAIN!


This what happens when you give up drinking - when you come back to it, you go at it like an amateur.

The answer, of course is not to give up drinking in the first place.

Oh, and abstinence makes the baby Jesus cry.
October 31, 2013 10:18 AM
You are doing awesome! At 4 weeks you are now into the new habit zone!

Alcohol, aside from it's addictive properties, is a situational problem. If Happy Hour is the issue? Go to the gym from 5-7! Lots of non-drinking people there. I guarantee!

I stopped drinking a little over 15 years ago. Mostly because of my children. Grew up with a father who was off and on the wagon in my childhood. Refused to put my children though the same!

Keep up the good work!
October 31, 2013 10:18 AM
Nope, I have an occasional glass of wine, and vodka club soda. I just incorporate it in my daily caloric goals. Cheers!drinker
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October 31, 2013 10:18 AM
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This is how you avoid working those calories off the next day LMAO...


Hahah I actually laughed out loud at your reply.
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October 31, 2013 10:19 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I celebrated my weight loss goal with keg stands and beer bongs, yeah, thought i was 16 again... I CAME TO AN IMPORTANT CONCLUSION... IM NOT! i puked the whole way home in the passenger seat, all over my car... my husband was so mad at me... then i got home, puked all over my bed, my bath tub, my carpet... It was horrible... NEVER AGAIN!


This is how you avoid working those calories off the next day LMAO...


this is true, because, i must have given myself a good ab workout during the puking, because i was so sore the next day, felt like i had done about 500 crunches!
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October 31, 2013 10:20 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I celebrated my weight loss goal with keg stands and beer bongs, yeah, thought i was 16 again... I CAME TO AN IMPORTANT CONCLUSION... IM NOT! i puked the whole way home in the passenger seat, all over my car... my husband was so mad at me... then i got home, puked all over my bed, my bath tub, my carpet... It was horrible... NEVER AGAIN!


This what happens when you give up drinking - when you come back to it, you go at it like an amateur.

The answer, of course is not to give up drinking in the first place.

Oh, and abstinence makes the baby Jesus cry.


lol, except for that i never gave it up... UNTIL NOW! i cant even look at it now... its like looking at dog sh!t in a bottle...
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