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What Was I Thinking?!

What?  Where is Wine Wednesday you ask?  Well, let me tell you-

Lent is hard!  The Girl Scout Cookie deliveries, the dinner parties with margaritas, the wine book club meetings, the post t-ball practice beers (wow, yes, we have a drink for every occasion) and I CAN’T HAVE ANY OF IT!

We went to a dinner party on the first Sunday of Lent and I lapsed into vice exchange.  For those of you not familiar with this proven phenomenon.  If you give up one vice, you find another.  On the first Sunday of Lent, I traded booze and sweets for a pound of tortilla chips.  Okay, a pound may not be accurate, two pounds!  I woke up the next morning parched and feeling like I had been drinking out of the ocean.

So I did the logical thing- I gave up tortilla chips too.

To summarize: no sweets, no booze, no chips = STUPIDITY.

What was I thinking?!

But I will not quit, I will not edit my Lenten promise.  But I may be in a straight jacket by Easter!

So, no, there will be no more Wine Wednesdays during Lent, because frankly, I am not that big of a person to write about things I love, but cannot have.

I am, however, an optimist and on the bright side: I have lost 5 pounds!  Go ahead and place your bets on how fast I will put that back on. (Hint: Easter Sunday would be a safe bet)

  1. March 23, 2011 at 5:47 am

    I have woken up with that desert in the mouth feeling after indulging in too much popcorn….hang in there. Easter is just around the corner and that weight loss is a bonus!!!

  2. Klz
    March 23, 2011 at 5:52 am

    It’s amazing how fast booze weight comes off, isn’t it? I wonder why more women don’t discover that while pregnant 😉

  3. March 23, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Glad to see I’m not alone on my train to Crankytown…may I suggest salsa on a rice cake. It’s a poor substitute for nachos but after a few days it tastes like heaven. Yes, I know how sad that sounds…

  4. March 23, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Hang in there, skinny lady.

    It’s good just to hear from you. It doesn’t HAVE to be about wine.

    (But why does Easter have to be so late this year?)


  5. March 23, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I really wish I could be standing outside of your church with a flagon of wine Easter Sunday.

    And it’s amazing how fast the weight comes off when you give up drinking…I’m getting over the worst stomach flu in the history of the universe (what? I’m a man, I can make these claims…any illness I have is the absolute worst illness ever, it’s in the penis operation manual), I’m pretty sure I’ve lost at least 10-15 pounds in a very unhealthy way. The thing is, I’m not trying to lose weight…I’m quite content with where I am…because I have a very, very unhealthy appreciation of food, I’ve actually been using alcohol to keep my calories at bay (and, because, you know, it’s fun). The trick I’m going to have it to re-gain the weight I’ve lost in a productive way…really isn’t going to be easy.

  6. Aaron Johnson
    March 23, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Congrats! I want to lose weight through trifecta’s. Is it possible?

  7. March 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

    You know, I gave up alcohol almost 7 months ago and I kept putting on the pounds. I wonder why?

    BTW, I linked to you today. Did my one Wine Wednesday. No worries, no commiserative Lenten vows were broken.

  8. March 23, 2011 at 9:57 am

    You are doing a great job!! Hang in there!! 🙂

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