Follow uP: Booze is Making Me Fat

5 03 2010

Well, after a primarily booze-free February (minus a 4-hour dinner with my bosses that got a little rowdy), I lost a grand total of: 2 pounds. At first I was really miffed that the weight didn’t come pouring off like I foolishly expected, but when I realized that two pounds a month in the long run could equal 24 pounds per year, it was a little more eye-opening.

I don’t necessarily think that the alcohol itself is the problem. For me, it’s what accompanies it. Glass of Pinot Noir? No problem until the cheese plate, 3 loaves of bread and olive oil are rolled out along with it. Beers? Fantasic! And what’s even better with beer is a GIGANTIC slice of pizza from Rizzo’s, conveniently located next to the liquor store. Drunken calories never count until your muffin top has a muffin top and you’re insisting that your stretch pants must have shrunk in the wash.

I’m not planning on going back to balls-to-the-wall drinking just because it’s March and a certain Irish holiday is coming up. As a matter of fact I’m going to try to turn 2 pounds into 4 by continuing to make more responsible choices this month. My friend Josh has adopted the 0-1-2 rule this month and I think I’ll abide by it as well. It’s pretty simple really; when you go out you can have zero, one or two drinks. I think it’s a pretty solid plan.

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