For any of you who actually know me - you know that this is a PAINFUL blog for me to post....but if there are any ladies (or gentlemen) out there trying to lose weight (or just get yourselves in better shape) you need to hear this:
Wine is my guilty pleasure....it's my relaxation after a long day of work....definitely my drink of choice for really any occasion. (Like....a new day counts as an occasion if I'd like a glass of wine).
I just quit. No, I have not given up wine all-together (like I would EVER do that?!) but I have SERIOUSLY cut back. Here's why:
The exact calorie count varies depending on the type of wine, but they're all right in the region of 125. On and also, 1 GLASS = 5OZ. (does anyone ACTUALLY only pour 5oz glasses?!)
Again, the exact calorie count varies depending on the type of white wine, ranging from 118 - 125.....and again....one glass = 5oz.
Here's what that looks like:
How many of you actually pour this ^ size glass? I know I don't....my glass of wine usually looks more like this:
I was getting frustrated about not losing weight....I've got a wedding in a month for goodness sake! I want to look good! I have been working out faithfully (I'm a personal trainer....I better be) as much as I can, with the exception of the two months (December & March) that I was on medical restrictions, but staying right around the same weight.
One of the biggest factors for ANYONE trying to lose weight and get healthier is diet, which seems obvious, but sometimes things slip by without us even thinking of them - in my case, wine.
Dave (my Mr.) and I were talking about how we could eat healthier (honestly, I was just asking him to help me by not suggesting pizza at every meal...since I always love pizza) and he mentioned taking a look at how many calories I was consuming via my wine intake. Here's what we figured out:
1 serving (5oz) = approx. 125 calories. I usually drank one or two glasses a night, but I poured closer to a 10oz glass, therefore I was consuming between 250-500 calories PER NIGHT just in wine. This equates to between 1750-3500 calories PER WEEK!
Basically by having a (big) glass of wine or two every night I was taking in more than an entire day extra's worth of calories every single week. Damn.
I am not saying that just by cutting wine (or other alcoholic over-indulgences) out of your diet you're going to lose a huge amount of poundage, but it will definitely help. They do say "everything in moderation".....apparently my former wine habits didn't count as moderation. Again, damn. I'm also not saying that the ONLY thing required to losing weight is quitting drinking (I'm a pretty healthy eater otherwise, no soda, etc) but keep it in mind if your goals seem like they are JUST a little bit out of reach.
Cheers to the weekend! (and my glass of wine!)
Dreamer, decorator, wife, business owner, personal fitness trainer. 20-something.