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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Giving Up - The No Wine Whine


Dear Interwebs,

No, I'm not pregnant. I just look like I am.

In a last ditch effort to actually lose some weight instead of just talking about it, I'm going to give up alcohol. For a while. For now. I hate to say forever, because I like wine.

Meh. I will try not to whine about wine. I will try.

The truth is, I've been careful with my food choices and I'm walking 6 days a week with my 20 pound weight vest up hills (sometimes carrying 10 lbs of hand weights, too) for several weeks now, and the scale isn't moving. And I know why.

Gaining muscle and losing fat is all well and good, but the fact is, I'm more than 20 pounds overweight, even if I count all my muscles. The fact is, I know for sure, that my body doesn't let go of pounds while I drink alcohol.

I've done this experiment before, so I speak from experience. If I cut out sugar, alcohol and refined food, and exercise in my zone for an hour a day, and lift weights and do sit ups, I will lose about 2 pounds a week.

It sounds so easy really. It doesn't sound like rocket science. So I should be able to do it. Right?

I'll let you know how it goes.

Anyone else want to play? We can not whine about wine together.

Love,

Julie

p.s. photo credit to steffe I can't seem to get my blog to post flickr photos like it's supposed to...although I've tried, believe me.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Great! I just started no wine yesterday in an effort to lose a few stubborn LBS. So you can count me in. Best, Steph

juliejulie said...

Excellent! I'll need all the support I can get. We should give ourselves a gold star every day we don't drink. What prize should we give ourselves for 10 stars? Anyone?

Michelle said...

I'm playing!

juliejulie said...

Ok, It's 8:00 p.m. and I think I made it through the first day with no wine. There's even half a bottle on the counter, so I had to use real willpower.

My husband says he'll drink it but he rarely does. He's more of a one beer a day guy, cause his doctor said one drink a day is good for him.

Now that I've proven I can live without the wine on the counter, I can give it someone. Anyone? It's a nice, mellow 2007 Mondavi Syrah...ok, wait I have to leave the room now!

How'd you do Stephanie and Michelle?