Alcohol : Another Momentum vs. Points Plus Debate
5/25/2011 8:46 PM
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At the risk of sounding like a huge lush- I want to talk about drinking.
More specifically I want to talk about what I'm drinking and how it might be deterring my weight loss goal.
Let me start by saying- yes, I am aware that excessive alcohol is not part of the guidelines for good health - I know this - that aside...girlfriend will not be giving up her cocktails. Now, with that out of the way I can present my plight.
When I first began my journey in the winter of 2010 I knew that my alcohol consumption was going to have to change -otherwise I would be consuming far too many empty calories and not losing weight. So I switched from my regular vodka cranberries and glasses of Chardonnay to a single shot of flavored vodka stirred into a glass of water and mixed with a go- packet of Crystal Lite. Seemed to work well and I never gave it a second though until now.
Since I've begun dissecting the reason why I have been at a standstill for 3 months (+) I've (so far) come to two conclusions. 1: fruit - which we've already discussed and 2 my alcohol consumption.
Now, I don't drink often - every other weekend or so - but when I do its several not just one or two. This is a personal choice and one that is not up for negotiation (we all have something) so before the lectures...don't.
Up until Points Plus rolled out I happily sipped my vodka/water/crystal lites and went on about my business. HOWEVER when Points Plus arrived and vodka became as costly as my beloved Chardonnay- 4 points for a jigger and 4 points for a glass- I gladly cashed in my fruity concoctions for wine and never looked back.
Until; that is, I realized this just isn't LOGICAL. Sure wine has heart healthy properties and SOME fruit in it and if compared one to one is probably HEALTHIER- but it has to be much higher in fat and calories than vodka- and say I go out and have 5 drinks on a Saturday night with friends how is it possible that when 5 vodka drinks in November were 5 points and 5 wines were 20 points - that wine and vodkas are created equal in May
- IT MAKES NO SENSE!!!
So at the huge risk of sounding like an alcoholic - this is ridiculous and can't possibly be accurate.
Ugh. I suppose I could cash it all in for awhile but that's just not realistic to my lifestyle. In the meantime I am switching back to my original drink of choice and continuing to press on towards making this work for me again.
60 lbs down, 5 to go. If something doesn't start to give soon - I am. Already, because of my stand still I can see myself moving away from tracking and not logging in all day- THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING!!!
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