Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Champagne and Your Diet

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Okay...it's midnight...everyone is counting down....you have a glass of Champagne in your hand, courtesy of your party hostess.  Time is ticking, five, four, three, two, one...right down to the moment everyone shouts, "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" Even if you are on a diet, you gotta do what you gotta do, right? So, kiss your honey (or someone else's if he's not nearby) and toast everyone around you, then sip a little of that bubbly in your hand. After all tomorrow is a new day AND a new year anyway, right?

So how much diet damage will you do with that one flute of champagne?

According to the Calorie Count website, a 4 oz. glass of Champagne has 91 calories, no fat or protein, and 1.2 grams of carbs. Don't get carried away and grab that bottle out of your hostess's hand however, because getting tipsy on the whole 25.4 fl. oz. bottle of bubbly will add a whopping 495 calories, according to the fitsugar website.

No matter how much you indulge, don't forget to be responsible...Don't drink and drive! And if you need a ride, remember you can call AAA's tipsy tow whether you are a member or not!

Have a happy and safe journey into the 2012 New Year!

2012 Resolutions

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Well, it's that time of year again...out with the old year and in with the new.  I'm already thinking of my resolutions for the 2012 year, and I'm planning some very positive changes.  More sleep, less worry and resuming my diet and exercise plan.

The holidays are brutal on even the most disciplined, aren't they? To be honest, once the Christmas season has wound down, I am usually a little relieved.  Thanks goodness for diets like the 17 Day Diet that can help us jump-start getting back into the groove, right?

I never bought the 17-minute workout DVD that is promoted with the diet, but instead created my own myriad of 17 minute exercise routines. This has worked okay, but I'm not sure it is the most effective, so I am going another route. Being a Senior myself, I just ordered Jane Fonda's new workout DVD "Firm and Burn" low impact workout DVD through Amazon.  I also ordered the book, "Don't Diet, Live it" (authors Andrea Wacther and Marcea Marcus) which I have heard about over the past few years. (Look at the Amazon sidebar if you are interested in these items too.)

I'm hoping that tackling both the internal and external factors that have affected my weight to yo-yo over the years will help me conquer my addiction to food.   Good luck to you too with your fitness plan for 2012.  Here's wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!!