I have a weigh-in coming up this week and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't fearful that it might not go down. While we ate pretty well on vacation in the OBX - lots of seafood and local produce - and I actually managed to work out 5 of the days we were there - I also drank - a lot.
Alcohol is still one of my weight loss demons. No, I'm not an alcoholic. My drinking problem comes from the calories. The math is quite simple. The average light beer has about 100 calories in it. Drink four of those in an evening - which is easy to do on vacation - and you've ingested 400 calories. Considering I'm trying to keep my caloric intake between 1200 and 1400 calories a day - that's almost an entire meal's worth of calories! It's nearly impossible to keep my calorie consumption where it should be when I drink unless, of course, I don't eat. This is how I stayed thin in college. My rule was that if I was going to drink I couldn't eat and if I ate I couldn't drink. Healthy, huh? This rule, of course, was often broken around 1AM when we ordered the "DU Special" from Black Jack Pizza ($5 for a large one-topping) but I was 18 - I had the metabolism of a hummingbird back then!