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Why I'm off the sauce this month

Thursday, July 01, 2010

In an effort to kick off my ShapeUP weight loss effort, I'm reassessing some of my less healthy habits. One of my least healthy: boozing. Not only is it high in calories, it makes me make poor food choices at Merry Anne's diner at 2:30 in the morning. It makes me too lethargic for any workout in the morning, its bad for my skin, bad for my metabolism AND bad for my wallet.

In order to really kick off my weight-loss, I won't be drinking through the month of July.

My question is: how do you have fun and enjoy yourself at the bar when you're not drinking? What do you have? What do you do? Do you just drink water? Do you replace the alcohol with soda? I'm looking for your advice!
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  • PRORAVI
    I stare at eye candy and drink sugar free red bull lol.
    3518 days ago
  • PHILLIPJREESE
    Tonight I had diet soda with lime all night and it was great!
    3518 days ago
  • MICHAEL.DAVIS
    You've got some good advice up there Phil. Orange juice can also look like a cocktail. I have a friend who rarely drinks alcohol and he is usually the life of the party. So, just be you. Talk to people, dance and have fun. It's not the booze that allows the good time it is you that allows the good time.

    My problem is drinking wine before going to bed. I tend to use wine as a sedative. I will also swear off the booze during July.
    3519 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5128667
    Hmmmm....I'd probably be as much concerned about the "diner at 2:30 in the morning" as I would the booze......

    If you haven't heard the term "virgin" when used to describe a drink - there's a good ticket for ya - it's just a non-alcoholic version of the same bevvie.....the "Virgin Mary" being a classic - a boozeless "Bloody Mary" (you even get the benefits of tomato juice to boot).....I'm sure that's not the only one.....

    If the thought of not looking like the rest at a party bothers you, you can always go the diet cola w/lemon slice route.....others may think "rum & coke", but who's to know except you and the mixologist.....a club soda w/twist also looks like it would fit in quite well.....

    Good luck!
    3519 days ago
  • KENDALL7261
    Alcohol was never something I needed to have fun. Just take the right attitude and drink water with lemon! It's truly, all about attitude!
    Cheers!!
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    3519 days ago
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