Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cocktails & Curves - Highway to the Danger Zone

Chk out this kinda cute site! 

So whenever you start a weight loss plan there are some basic things you have to accept.

1) You will eat less
2) You have to tap into a previously untapped sense of purpose and willpower.
3) Drinking alcohol will become substantially more 'effective' based on #1 and will challenge your resolve on #2

So how do you still have a life - join your friends for a night out - enjoy a cocktail or two - and NOT derail yourself every weekend? I'm not sure I have the answer, but I've got a few ideas.

Most weight loss programs severely restrict the amount of alcohol one can consume. In fact, my own chosen method of getting skinny this time around Trim 360 actually suggests that I should have 1/2 a glass of wine twice a week in the literature I got with my first order. Upon receipt, I immediately texted my amigo Doc Ilya and said "So that's never going to work."

I like most people go out occasionally for business and often for fun. I'm a foodie and I'm in the Entertainment and Media biz. It's just part of life. I enjoy a glass of wine (or two) with dinner and sometimes I go out with friends for drinks! In fact, last night I went out with my UCLA classmates for drinks after a fourteen hour study day. We may have drank a little bit too much. (One bonus, with eating less and exercising more - tolerance goes down so three or four drinks is a little bit too much)

On the way home a group decided to hit up our local haunt Fat Sals to "soak up the booze". I fortunately escaped that bulging thigh death trap, but this morning when I awoke for my 8:30 am class, all I wanted was grease! So I had some. BUT I did it the right way; egg white omelet, mushrooms, spinach, just little oil, and a really big ass cup of coffee. I'll probably have four or five more of those today.

So what's the point?  I indulged just enough - had oodles of fun, and yes I will pay for it all day today. But what I won't do is let it throw me completely off the road. There is no way to NOT do naughty things here and there while making healthy changes your life. You just can't cut out all vices, but you can manage them. Drink a little here and there. Enjoy fabulous meal here and there. But wake up the next morning, get a walk in, eat a healthy omelet, and get back on the road .

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

A Power Blonde Gets Camera Ready - 1 Min - 5 Minute Makeover Not much more too it than that! Here's how I go from just a wee bit mid workday drab, to super camera cute for appearances like the ones on Huff Post Live! It's a five minute job if you start with the right tools. I'm a Laura Mercier and Nars kinda girl!