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passing on the drinking

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KateTVM
KateTVM Posts: 21 Member
Has anyone given up drinking entirely as a piece of their weight loss/life change/transformation process? I'm ready to say bye to it and curious others' successes and challenges... thanks!
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  • Just_J_Now
    Just_J_Now Posts: 9,551 Member
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    My problem is I either drink or eat but not both because too many calories. I drink a lot though. Not good. I'm probably going tohell.
  • jiveturkey32
    jiveturkey32 Posts: 33 Member
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    J_Surita3 wrote: »
    My problem is I either drink or eat but not both because too many calories. I drink a lot though. Not good. I'm probably going tohell.

    Lol...

    I wish there was a low calorie/carb wine... drinking is my Achilles heel too. This app is always an eye opener when you see how many calories alcohol has
  • rsclause
    rsclause Posts: 3,103 Member
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    I can always give it up first thing in the morning but at 6:00 PM I break down. I run to make room for my drinking. Good luck, I should probably join you.
  • KateTVM
    KateTVM Posts: 21 Member
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    I am so right there w you all!! 6pm is a hellish hour! Yeah but it's gotta go for me. Realizing I put so much effort into get in better health/shape/size and blow it wayyy to often (nightly?). Not good... Of course quitting will come w other challenges I'm sure so just looking to anticipate those and focus on why this is the right decision. Yup, long as I can survive 6p then I'm golden lol! And if I start to see more definition all the better!
  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,626 Member
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    J_Surita3 wrote: »
    My problem is I either drink or eat but not both because too many calories. I drink a lot though. Not good. I'm probably going tohell.

    I'm driving the bus.Where should I pick you up?
  • Meganthedogmom
    Meganthedogmom Posts: 1,639 Member
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    I quit drinking, smoking, and eating like a slob all within a couple months of each other. Feels good. Do it!
  • Shells918
    Shells918 Posts: 1,070 Member
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    I stopped drinking a few years ago because it gives me a migraine while I'm still finishing my first drink. I'm everyone's designated driver :) I had to stop drinking all the virgin daiquiris on my vacations though; tons of sugar/carbs/calories. Now I stick to water and diet soda. Total teetotaler.
  • sflurbo
    sflurbo Posts: 13 Member
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    What I am doing is putting flavored seltzer, cranberry-lime for example with about 2 tablespoons of cranberry juice with ice in a wine glass, gives my brain the feeling I'm drinking wine as I sip from the wine glass with seltzer.
  • rxguy9
    rxguy9 Posts: 129 Member
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    No way. I.love my cocktails
  • rxguy9
    rxguy9 Posts: 129 Member
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    J_Surita3 wrote: »
    My problem is I either drink or eat but not both because too many calories. I drink a lot though. Not good. I'm probably going tohell.

    Im with u
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,865 Member
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    I still partake on weekends, but I don't drink during the week.
  • kwohl
    kwohl Posts: 58 Member
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    I exercise to fit my wine in. Non-negotiable.
  • Jack_NYC
    Jack_NYC Posts: 64 Member
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    I seldom have room in my daily calories for any alcohol. I may have a glass of wine every few weeks with a special dinner.
  • ladymuaythai
    ladymuaythai Posts: 1,298 Member
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    Ugh no. I lost like 40 lbs and I was drinking 2-4 times a month. BUT straight vodka on the rocks only lmao. Nothing else. Sometimes I chased it with crystal light :smiley: mmm booze.
  • valente347
    valente347 Posts: 201 Member
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    I love having a drink or two, but I rarely have room in my calorie budget. I prefer to spend any extra on cookies and ice cream.
  • law102189
    law102189 Posts: 85 Member
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    kwohl wrote: »
    I exercise to fit my wine in. Non-negotiable.

    Yes! I do limit to Friday and Saturday nights now.
  • dalem54494
    dalem54494 Posts: 23 Member
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    I quit drinking, smoking, and eating like a slob all within a couple months of each other. Feels good. Do it!

    This!
  • peternixon12
    peternixon12 Posts: 60 Member
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    law102189 wrote: »
    kwohl wrote: »
    I exercise to fit my wine in. Non-negotiable.

    Yes! I do limit to Friday and Saturday nights now.

    I'm the same I exercise and if I have calories left over I have a treat which is a wine or a beer
  • Chieflrg
    Chieflrg Posts: 9,097 Member
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    No. I'm not for cutting off things I enjoy. Nothing wrong with having what you want in life.
  • KANGOOJUMPS
    KANGOOJUMPS Posts: 6,473 Member
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    no way,, I drink every weekend, I just work it off and eat good.