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03-05-2008, 05:18 PM
I am so frustrated. I have been eating so well for the past month and a half. I have not lost any more weight than I already had (10lbs) but gained 2! I finally figured out that the wine I enjoy each evening has to be the culprit. So, no more :( My Dr said it was ok, but my body says it isn't. *sigh* Maybe with this change, I can finally see some improvement!

03-05-2008, 05:32 PM
I can't lose a pound if I drink every night...alcohol just has that effect on me. So you may have to give it up...it's worth a shot, in any case. Maybe cut back to a glass every other day or so? I still drink about once a week, and yes, it slows my losses and/or bumps the scale up a bit afterward, but it usually works itself out.

03-05-2008, 05:41 PM
Seems like I read somewhere that alcohol is dehydrating, so maybe it makes you retain water.

03-05-2008, 05:47 PM
Are you being absolutely accurate and truthful for every morsel that you eat?

03-05-2008, 06:38 PM
I'm wondering that, too, like Glory87. How are you tracking your food intake? :)


03-06-2008, 11:08 AM
Yes, I keep a food journal with calories and carbs on it. (Handwritten) I even look up unknown foods online. So, I am confident I am tracking sufficiently. I really do believe it is the dinner wine. Thanks for all the replies. :) I appreciate it! I need to bump up my exercise, too. Right now it is 3x a week, but I am sure that will help, too!

03-06-2008, 01:27 PM
Confession time.....I do like my cocktails!! When I started this journey on 10/20/07 I made the difficult decision to avoid alcohol. I am not proud of the fact that prior to that it had been years since I went a week or two without drinking. The good news is.....I have only had a handful of drinks since thern and it has not been that bad!! I still drink when I meet up with friends or attend a wedding etc..but dont when at home...

As you know, we are all different, but my metabolism slows to a crawl if I have a drink. In fact I will go as far as to say that drinking is the most significant change I have made. I wish you the best....you can do it!!