Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wine Wednesday

I can still do Wine Wednesday posts even though I'm not drinking during the week, right?  

I hope so, because I wrote this despite the crazy day I've had!

I'm not going to lie, giving up the nightly wine has been the hardest part of my "diet/detox."  

Last week was unbearable rough.  Every evening I started thinking about wine while cooking, then eating, then bathing Baby Girl, then watching TV.  It's not that I think I need it or that I can't live without it.  It's just that wine has become a reward for getting through the day, a nightly habit that I looked forward to, a tasty little escape from reality.

But, I've been staying strong and I CAN DO THIS!

When I start to feel weak, I think about the good this is doing for my body, the calories I'm not consuming, and how amazing that first glass on Friday is going to taste.

It also helps to daydream about taking this brilliant contraption...



...to one of these perfect, wine-sipping slices of heaven.

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Is anyone doing the diet with me?  How's it going?  

p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  It's supposed to rain during the Cooper River Ridge Run on Saturday morning.  Any chance they'll cancel it and I can sleep in because we're kid free this weekend?  No, I didn't think so.  Ugh.  Why did I sign up for it again?  I must have been drinking.... Heavily.    


13 comments:

  1. No...not doing the "nowine" diet with you, but I am drinking Skinny Girl Rose. Good luck with the run!

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  2. Just throw on some cute running gear (don't forget the running shoes). Pull your hair up. Splash some water on your face.

    I'll meet you downtown for a mimosa. No one will know you didn't run the race :)

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  3. Aw man is it really supposed to rain on Saturday?! I'm already dreading it enough as it is! That last picture is dreamy.

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  4. I so want the yard stakes for wine glasses! Genius. Maybe the run will be cancelled? Or you can reward yourself with some vino at the finish line :)

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  5. soooo ready for warm weather and picnics with a little vino!
    congrats with sticking to your program! it'll be worth it!
    xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  6. I know exactly what you mean!! It's so hard to give up wine during the week. I must confess I fell off the wagon this week and drank every single night so far!! I am NOT drinking wine tonight though. My husband gives me the stink eye so that helps. He rarely drinks so it makes me feel guilty when I do (alone). :-)

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  7. Girl, I'm proud of you. I haven't drank since Saturday because I haven't been feeling well, and just last night I was thinking, how long has it been since I went five straight days without a glass of wine.

    It was a thought that kind of freaked me out!

    I feel like not drinking through the week - although it would totally suck and I don't want to do it - would really help you feel like you've got self control back, and that is DEFINITELY going to be the key to your diet success.

    Keep us posted - rooting for you girl! I know it ain't easy!

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  8. I am (against my will!) doing the wine diet with you...for oh....the next 7 months. Ugh. And I'm just going to get fatter. How is that fair? Good luck on your run (you'll be happy you did it!) and continue to stay strong my friend!!!

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  9. I have to say as a fellow person on the no wine during the week bandwagon, I'm sort of getting used to it. I don't like it but I am getting used to it. Maybe it's because I'm hacking my lungs out though. I seriously sound like I smoked a carton of Marlboro reds and have been drinking whiskey for days. It's crazy. Every time I give up wine I get sick. Is that a problem? Maybe I should just keep drinking it. Clearly my health depends on it. Good luck on the bridge run, I'll be thinking of you!

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  10. That little contraption is brilliant! I did a post today on getting bathing suit season ready and cutting the alcohol (especially wine) is one there..... stay strong!!! It is so hard for sure! xoxo

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  11. I'm doing the no carb no sugar diet too!!! I've recently had some serious GI issues and since starting my new way of eating I feel so much better!!! Thanks for the egg suggestion would love more meal ideas!! The first week was HARD but each day is getting easier!!! WINE TOMORROW!!!!! :))))

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  12. I'm doing the no carb no sugar diet too!!! I've recently had some serious GI issues and since starting my new way of eating I feel so much better!!! Thanks for the egg suggestion would love more meal ideas!! The first week was HARD but each day is getting easier!!! WINE TOMORROW!!!!! :))))

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  13. Good job on the no wine during the week and just think how good it will taste every Friday night!

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