Navigating St Patty's day...

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ramman999

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Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 07:12
Ok, so I KNOW I will be drinking a healthy dose of alcohol on St Patty's day, as will others I am sure. I will be in Asheville that weekend with my wife celebrating our 17th anniversary, and won't even try to kid myself into thinking water will be the only thing I drink all weekend Very Happy First stop is the Biltmore Vineyards and it will be all down hill from there..

Outside of abstinence, what are some "healthy" suggestions to minimize the damage?
Goal 1 - 200lbs - reward - Go sky diving...
Goal 2 - 175lbs - reward - get my tattoo...
Goal 3 - enter a 5k before my 40th birthday - reward? Being able to say I did it!!
Imdoc

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Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 11:42
I know, green beer is my downfall.
Believe it or not, hard alcohol might be your way to freedom! less carbs and calories (so long as you're mindful of what you mix it with)
Though if you want to stick with beer, go light and add food coloring.
Also, dood, bar snacks are bad. Bad! Really really, go for the corned beef and cabbage as opposed to the popcorn or chexmix. This way, it's a meal, it'll keep you fuller, and you're not grazing.
Jannabelle

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Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 11:54
Just eat some lean protein and veggies and other good carbs in between the toddies! You'll be just fine - it's only a day or two after all. How cool is that to have your 17th anniversary on the 17th? Have a good one! SmileWink
Losin25

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Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 11:58
Eat healthy for everything other meal. Remember that weight loss will only be successful if you can make it fit within your actual life style. Planned indulgences are fine. It's when the indulgences are out of control that it becomes a problem.

I do my official weigh-in on Saturday morning. I've got a whole week to fix the damage that I'm going to do on Saturday. Won't be drinking beer, but I'll be eating my weight in corned beef and cabbage. I'm Irish for reals and it's the one day of the year when I let myself eat it. I'm going to enjoy it without guilt.
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raychulannie

Joined: Mar 12
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Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 13:33
Can't miss the Corned Beef on St. Pat's! I'm saving up for it, too! BTW, My daughter does Irish dance and we say Irish for Reel! lol
Raychulannie
Nimm

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Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 13:52
Here you go, OP:

The definitive guide to booze and your waistline

And if the amount of text makes your eyes glaze over, just scroll down to the subsection titled "How to lose fat or prevent fat gain when drinking."
gnat824

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Posted: 12 Mar 2012, 13:59
Drink lots of water to stay hydrated and keep your expectations reasonable. If you plan to do a lot of drinking that weekened, you most likely will see an upward bounce on the scale that week, so your focus should be on mitigating the size of the bump and trying to get rid of it over the next week or so.
- Natalie
ramman999

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Posted: 13 Mar 2012, 06:35
I wouldn't say "a lot", but I know we will have some - can't exactly go wine tasting and not have some wine Smile

The fact I really haven't drank but a few beers in the last few months also means my tolerance is very low too, so I am probably over assuming my consumption - figure a few glasses worth of wine and half dozen beers. I guess if I allocate my calories properly during the week, I can "save up"
Goal 1 - 200lbs - reward - Go sky diving...
Goal 2 - 175lbs - reward - get my tattoo...
Goal 3 - enter a 5k before my 40th birthday - reward? Being able to say I did it!!
rockytu

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Posted: 13 Mar 2012, 08:42
light beer or diet mixers with the hard stuff.enjoy.i stay away from the potatoes but cant pass on the cornbeef and cabbage.
"It's NEVER too late to become the person you might have been" -george elliot
cheerfulviol...

Joined: Nov 11
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Posted: 13 Mar 2012, 09:18
Losin25 wrote:
Remember that weight loss will only be successful if you can make it fit within your actual life style. Planned indulgences are fine. It's when the indulgences are out of control that it becomes a problem.



I agree with this 100%!!



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