- Don Ruch
- Ramona, CA
- United States
Eliminating Overindulgence in food and alcohol?
I have been drinking red wine now for nearly 47 years and you can almost imagine the joy I felt years ago when the news came out the red wine and the antioxidents therein were good for you. This news came out just about the time I fully retired. If a little is good then more should be even better, right.? to make a long story shorter, I quit working out , drank more and more red wine (Merlot), with the numbing effect of red wine came the munchies. I blossomed to a breathtaking 100 lbs. overweight... Their is a time and point one reaches when you say to yourself"enough is quite enough" some poor souls never reach that point and I was so afraid that I would just give up. Just cut a hole in a sheet and wear it. Maybe the antioxidants would alow me to live to an old age.
Finally a week ago my wife and I decied for the umpteenth time to go on a diet and help each other in our weak moments. I have been off alcohol (Not red wine, I will explain)for 7 days now and lost ten pound on our diet. Yesterday we both were invited to a wedding and reception. I thought this would be a true test of our will power. All the yummy food and all the booze that you could keep down. As I sat there with my "sad" salad and self the hostess came over and said "There is alcohol free wine at the bar if any one is interested"...Indeed I was interested. I had several small glasses and the evening was suddenly beautiful. I danced with my Grand Daughter and noticed the sparkel in her eyes. Today I do not get the five o'clock itch.
My question is several fold, could this information help anyone and has anyone else have any inspiring ideas to help with overindulgence?