It’s Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season and time to give up something I enjoy for 40 days. This year I’ve chosen alcohol. Over the holidays, I’ve noticed a slight uptick in the amount of wine I normally consume. I figured, after the holidays, it’d subside. It didn’t. Lent is the perfect time to get back on track.
When I started my weight loss journey, I significantly cut back on my drinking, especially wine (my favorite). I have no doubt that I packed on a lot of pounds going to all those after-work happy hours. Once I committed to losing the weight, I limited drinking to no more than twice a month and no more than 2 drinks on those days.
While cutting back on alcohol alone didn’t cause all of my weight loss, I suspect it was a big reason. Lent’s the perfect time to reflect and gather strength as I continue my weight loss journey.
Are you giving up anything for Lent?