Monday, September 7, 2009

A Change in Me

Mornin' folks.

I still feel like I'm singing to an empty room here, but just in case I do have some readers who have been lurking and not commenting, you'll have noticed the name change on my blog.

Yup, I'm no longer the weighty wino.

Of course, I still am a weighty person who likes her wine (maybe too much). But, if you read the previous post, you'll see that I've come to some conclusions about how my vino consumption is hurting my weight loss.

And I really can't have that.

Plus, I've started to realize that a binge is a binge is a binge. If I ignore the urge to pick up an apple pie on the way home, but shift the craving toward a large glass of I really in control of my eating and drinking?

Most of the time it's easier for me to ignore food cravings than it is to ignore wine cravings. And I tend to reach for wine during the same kind of stressful, emotional moments that used to send me scrabbling for food. So....maybe it's time to step back and change my focus a bit.

I can still enjoy the odd glass or wine and lose weight.

But I don't need to make wine such a large part of my identity -- especially my weight loss identity. I set this space up to give me a safe outlet (hiding in plain sight, as it were) to talk about my journey to onderland -- not to blab on about wine and how much I like it.

So, this blog is hereby rededicated to my quest to get to onederland!



  1. Mmmm, riesling... All chilled and zingy and STOP IT! Sorry about that.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog - I'm glad to find someone else with the metabolism of a lame and lazy tortoise. Sorry for you, mind you!

    We also have the wine-love in common. I restrict mine to a maximum of a half bottle on Saturday and occasionally a glass or two on Sunday too. It's got to be good stuff then though or I palm it off on the bf.

  2. You can enjoy good food and still lose weight!

    You commented on my blog about not eating enough food - I actually did not put pictures of everything I ate today on there. I averaged around 1700 calories today :D