I am trying to stay away from alcohol for awhile but honestly think I am going to miss it. I noticed that Roni rarely drinks and I do think that has a major effect on weight loss (and gain). For one thing, it’s empty calories. For another, your body does not function at 100% when your liver is busy breaking down alcohol. Which means your metabolism is not at its optimal level — not to mention your brain, sleep, etc.
Thus, I have given it up. Maybe forever. Maybe just for a little while. In the meantime, I have discovered that I have used wine to unwind after work at least a few days of the week. Not much, usually just a glass. Maybe two. But enough to take away my energy and drive to accomplish anything else for the rest of the day. The times I have abstained for a few days, I have found myself with more time, more points, and more energy. It is times like those where I feel I should be out feeding the homeless or trying to cure cancer instead of sitting here counting points and blogging about my weight. I do some volunteer work, but I don’t feel that it is nearly enough. I also want to start doing a daily devotional or Bible study. Maybe as I adjust to having more energy and time I will gradually start adding these things into my routine. I don’t want to be 80 and realize that I spent the majority of my free time in front of the TV or cleaning the house.
What a tangent.
I do think this will be difficult in the beginning but that is the case with any habit change. Wish me luck!