(see video below)
Yes it's true.
My daily habit of wine drinking has gone through a major change recently.
I made the choice of cutting back on my red wine fix to weekends only!
I guess that there are times in life when you feel you have to make
That day has finally come for me.
You see, I wanted to have a clearer head, sharper vision.
Once I hit 50 it seemed as if I wanted to have an eye
on the next 50 years of my life.
What do I want it to look like?
Was there something I was doing or being that
just wasn't working for me anymore?
The habit of drinking red wine everyday started
while I was living in Italy so many years ago.
La dolce vita included a glass of red wine with dinner.
Soon that glass became two and the third wasn't too far away.
Unfortunately, this way of consuming alcohol
became a daily habit for many years.....
That is until I noticed that my body had doubled in size.
When I started Weight Watchers over 2 years ago and began my
journey into organizing my meals more consciously,
it hit me that the delicious WINE I was drinking daily
took up a large portion of my allocated points in a day!!!!
That meant mega-calories in just one glass....
about 150 calories!
I finally had a light bulb moment that made me more aware of how much
alcohol had become the main contributor to my weight gain.
When I diminished my intake of wine I started to realize that I enjoyed
- how much clearer my mind was,
- how much more focus I had,
- how much more aware I was of my life and my surroundings.
I liked that.
I lost 70 pounds in the course of 1 year and 2 months.
That brings me to today and what this blog is all about.
When I stopped dieting, I noticed that I had started to return to
old wino habits. And I just made a demand of myself that I would NOT
gain the weight back.....that that person wasn't me anymore.
The choice is (not written in stone of course) to abstain from
alcohol Mon-Thurs and to drink 2 glasses a night on weekends.
Why only 2 glasses?
Well, one thing I noticed is when I got to my beloved
drinking Friday, I drank with unleashed abandon!
Especially when you don't remember the night before.
Really bad idea.
Worst hangover ever!!
Ok, so here I am at the crossroads.
I love to drink wine but I will not let it control my life.
I control my life and living.
You know what I'm saying?
This is my point of view and in no way judges people who
do drink everyday. This is just something I wanted to
share with people who may be contemplating the same thing.
The holidays are a time when folks have a tendency to exaggerate.
Be aware out there.
How much more clarity would you like
to have in your life and living?