Stef5635's Journal, 21 August 2018

Today I realized despite the fact I’m logging my meals and working out 4-5 times a week
I’ve been cheating myself all along by having 1,2,3,4 glasses of wine almost everyday.
I’m not an alcoholic but I guess I’ve been indulging too often and using it as an excuse to relax after work.
Few years ago , I remember barely touching a bottle and lost ton of weight by watching what I ate and doing light workouts. I know I’m getting older but I don’t remember trying this hard and not losing not even a pound a week. Feeling like a failure this time around but I must
commit , I hate my unhealthy weight and losing patience with myself but
I’m starting all over again and I’ll do my best to stick to my plan of 1,500 calories per day and workout 4-5 times per week

Diet Calendar Entries for 21 August 2018:
808 kcal Fat: 22.55g | Prot: 53.36g | Carb: 98.56g.   Breakfast: Quaker 100% Whole Grain Oatmeal, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened Almond Milk, Biochem Sports Vanilla Whey Protein Powder. Lunch: Meat, Freshlike Mixed Vegetables, Brown Rice. Snacks/Other: Peach. more...
2837 kcal Activities & Exercise: Weight Training (moderate) - 30 minutes, Elliptical - 30 minutes, Resting - 15 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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glasses of alcohol will definitely ruin your diet. cut it all out and see the weight fall off with the other things you are doing. but then you already know this so go for the new change! 
21 Aug 18 by member: baskington
Thanks for the advise 
21 Aug 18 by member: Stef5635
You sound like you already know exactly what to do - wishing you the best with it! 
21 Aug 18 by member: nikeit
Yes it is a real weight-loss killer. 😟 
21 Aug 18 by member: jengetfit123
Yeah....need to give up the alcohol for a few months and the weight loss will follow. 
21 Aug 18 by member: srossca
Remember ever day is a new day and a chance to start again. You did it once... 
21 Aug 18 by member: clay pot baker
Unfortunately I had to give up my nightly glass (or two) to count calories. I have 3 teenage girls and some work stress, so it’s awful not to be able to unwind with a glass of wine. Now that I’ve almost met my goal, I’ll have a glass now and then but only if I haven’t over eaten during the day. The second thing is, alcohol really disrupts your sleep - even if you don’t think so - and poor sleep quality can be a factor in obesity. One more reason to cut back or eliminate for now 😟 
21 Aug 18 by member: crazy8cottage
Wine is one of my weaknesses! I've been trying for months to cut back, and I'm tempted to just quit drinking altogether. Good luck! 
21 Aug 18 by member: SunnieSunny
Strenuous workouts can work against weight loss, too. Maybe just 1 glass of wine? 
21 Aug 18 by member: gz9gjg
Hang in there, you will figure it out. 
21 Aug 18 by member: broncomba

     
 

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