Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wino-holic-ism and other vices....

Since right after I was pregnant with Kid #2, I've developed a crazy love for wine. I don't know if it was the fact that it was off limits for 9 months, (so was sushi, Brie cheese and excessive amounts of coffee) and while I did crave those things, I really really missed my vino!  We always want what we can't have. That probably makes me sound like a super wino and really I'm not, in fact I'll maybe have a glass or two with dinner on Sundays only. But I just can't get over how much I enjoy a delicious, refreshing glass of white wine (or red, I'll knock that back too.)
 
{Common, millions of Japanese and French women ate this stuff during pregnancy, is it really that risky?}

I'd probably drink way more if it weren't for the fact that I'm alone with the kids 6 nights a week and I can't very well be drinking while I'm on the job (can I?)  And besides, who wants to drink alone. And no, the kids being present does not count as 'social drinking'.  I prefer to enjoy my wine with people over 5 feet tall.
And if you can believe this, the numero uno reason that I don't drink more wine is because of the calories.  Massive Weight Loss 2010 continues (as always) and I just can't justify the extra calories. Really, this is what it has come down to. I don't drink more because I'm afraid it will make me gain weight!!?!  Whatever keeps me off the sauce I suppose....
I'm not sure why I feel guilty about my lurve of wine. It's not like it's a bad thing in moderation. But honestly I'll catch myself dreaming about big glass of vino on some random Tuesday night....  "Oh look Kid #1, you've spilled your yogurt all over the couch. Again. For like the 3rd time today. But that's ok because Mama's drinking a giant glass of Chardonnay. Carry on...."    


It's sorta the same way I feel about smoking. While I don't actually smoke and never have, I will most definitely have one if offered it in a social situation. It's a guilty pleasure you'd think I would have grown out of by now. (And there was a time when I actually considered smoking as a weight maintenance strategy! It works for models right? But then so does snorting coke so I guess that's a weak argument.)  Obviously common sense won out on that one. I mean, it's not like you can smoke anywhere anymore anyway...

So I suppose this means that I don't drink more because I'm afraid I'll get fat and I don't smoke because it's really just inconvenient.  Whatever keeps me in line....?!!!


Do you have any guilty pleasures that kinda make you feel, well, guilty?
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19 comments:

DeefromCG said...

I´m just the same. Red wine in winter, white and rosé in summer. But I always feel guilty when I have my 2nd glass of wine! Why is it? I´m not drunk and I don´t drink everyday! I don´t get it. In Italy and France they everybody drink wine for lunch and when you refuse they know you´re a tourist! When I was pregnant with my second son we went to Tuscany in Italy ;) But it was ok though, I couldn´t stand wine while beeing pregnant.I wanted to throw up just looking at it.
Sometimes my husband will stay long at work and I´m alone with the kids and when they finally sleep I want a glass of wine so bad ;)! Story of my life! So thank you so much for this post! Beautiful blog ;)

Suburban Princess said...

I dont drink often for the exact same reason! It's really hard on the waistline!

I so love a hot fudge sundae from McDs or DQ but rarely have them - but mmm sooooooo good!

MommyLovesStilettos said...

I can honestly say I don't. I used to feel guilty for having a glass (or three. lol) of wine at home but I don't anymore. I'm eating right, and going to the gym - and if that's how I want to splurge - it's not worth it to me if I have to feel guilt over it. Us moms deserve to drink a glass of wine/eat that chocolate/etc occasionally :)

lovelyviolet5 said...

I love wine too!!But my guilty one is that if I have a nap when I wake up I absolutely need to eat a candy or two... and then I regret!
Love your new pictures on the sidebar by the way!!You look gorgeous!!!!

Pop Champagne said...

yeah I heard wine is a lot of calories too! and ia lso perfer to drink with people over 5 feet tall as well ;) actually my bf is always nagging me to drink wine with him and i say, when i got kids I'll be taking a shot of wine everytime they cry! LOL

Tamara Nicole said...

COFFEE! I know I know, I live in Seattle so it's supposed to be liek that, but it's taking over my days! I want one in the am on the way to work, and one in the afternoon, sooo bad!!! I'm not addicted . . . or at least I keep thinking that way lol. I can quit when I want . . . geez I sound bad huh? :-)

Have a fab Friday dear! Glad you like the photo

bananas. said...

what the heck! i never feel guilty when drink. if i eat burger, then we have a problem.

Alicia said...

ohhhhh i haven't had alcohol in over 5 years!! crazy! and i don't smoke...and i'm allergic to pretty much every delicious food! lol... so my guilty pleasure is blogging! and shopping!

Kendallina said...

Hey the Italians and French drink wine with just about every meal almost every day .... and they aren't as fat as us! Keep the wine ditch the Diet Coke - wine has antioxidants and is actually good for your health in moderation .... Nutrasweet can NOT be good for you I don't care what they tell us. So I say drink up! :)

NYCGAL said...

Love wine! I love making Sangrea in the summer! Can't wait for the warm weather sitting on my deck, sipping the tanginess mmmm mmm mmm!

Pres. Kathy said...

Well I have too many guilty pleasures. My biggest one has to be shopping! I can't help myself. :-)

Mrs. Beer said...

I am totally guilty on passing on wine because of calories.. I feel ya!

Kristin said...

I can go to town on a bottle of bubbly...sometimes it's just the thing to take the edge off a stressful day...except I don't feel guilty about it. Is that bad? Ah ha ha

Honey B. said...

My guilty pleasure is wine! I know its killer calories, but sometimes its just WORTH it! lol

Connie K said...

My guilty pleasure is Wilson Creek "Almond Champagne" it's so yummy but lots O calories ! But Oh so worth it :)

MrsDixon said...

Yay for red wine!! Yummy! Love that photo!

OceanDreams said...

My vice is definitely chocolate and chips, I love them so much! Wine is nice but I rarely have it. When I do I drink up! Naw, not really but it is tasty! :)

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Seriously, I am cracking up laughing at you! Here's to all the fat chicks that have to stand out in the rain to puff.. HA!

kanishk said...

It's really hard on the waistline!
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