Won't get you there.
I am going to have to radically change my habits to get where I want to go. Blame middle age, being female, whatever. Just kinda sorta watching what I eat is not going to cut it.
So here is my new commitment. I am giving up alcohol at home. We eat out about once a week, and I will have one drink out, but no wine or beer or manhattans at home. All of which I love passionately. If you are not a person who drinks, this may sound like no big deal to you, but for me it is. I was never a heavy drinker, but I have drunk a glass of wine (sometimes 2) every night for many years, so I am a regular drinker, I suppose.
I am not giving it up just because of the calories, but also because it has an adverse affect on my plans for running.
It is just habit. It is just a drink.
- Cathy Yonek
- Pittsburgh, PA, United States
- Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.