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The Weight Debate: Update.

Well girls. I am SO excited to say, I am officially down 10 pounds from this post! Woo hoo! I haven’t been hitting it SUPER hard, or I am sure the number would be greater. But I mean come on 10 pounds is good right?? I feel better, and am excited to keep it going! So I have decided next goal is 10 more, then I will quit. AND if I reach said goal… I get to buy myself this bathing suit that I have been lusting after for awhile from Vickies, just in time for my CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS in August!! I am pumped. Girls, I need your help. My biggest setback=cocktails. You know its hard to resist when your girlfriend calls and says “hey, let’s catch up, wanna grab a drink after work?” A couple glasses of wine, and an order of lord knows what later, you have messed up your ‘good’ day. So gals, what do you all do to keep the cocktail cals down? I usually only drink white wine, or vodka soda with a lime. I am pretty sure you don’t get much more low cal than that right? But if anyone has a recipe for a good low cal margarita… LET ME KNOW. Tequila babe over here needs her poolside fix every now and then. Cheers ladies! Thank GOODNESS it is almost the weekend!

  1. Great job girl! That swimsuit is super cute too 🙂

  2. Dree says:

    Congratulations!! WW is so fantastic, it got me so far.

  3. Molly says:

    Great job Allie!!! Look up Bethany Frankel's skinny bitch margarita recipe. I'm not a huge margarita fan, but a lot of girls in the Cellar love it!

  4. How wonderful! Congrats! Cocktails are def my biggest weakness…if you find anything that works let us know!

  5. Molly says:

    My bad….Skinny Girl Margarita :-/

  6. Congratulations!!!! That is wonderful!!!!! I am down about 15 and I've got 10 more to lose too!!! Good luck girl! 🙂

  7. Abby says:

    Yay! That's great! Sorry, no low cal margs to report 🙁 Post the recipe if you find one!

  8. Angela says:

    Okay… at Liquor Barn they have this low carb margarita mix and even after you put in the tequila, it is something ridiculous like 30 calories per drink. You literally cannot tell the difference either. I definitely recommend it!!

  9. alliecakes says:

    Congrats on the 10lbs weight loss!! That is AWESEOME. Cocktails are totally my downfall also! I usually just stick to the vodka club w/ a splash of lime as well.

    Of course there is always Bethanneys Skinny Girl Margarita but I've never tried it or ordered it. Look it up though if you want something new to try! 🙂

  10. A lot of restaurants have skinny margaritas if you ask! I actually was a bartender for years and am a health junkie so I have a few tricks up my sleeve. 😉 Always get white tequila (an excuse for Patron!), a splash of Grand Marnier, and fresh squeezed lime juice. (Only use splenda if you can't do without it.) Oh ya, and no salt…or sea salt if you have to! Cheers, girl! 🙂

  11. kristy says:

    Congrats! I am doing WW too … got get these last baby lbs off! 🙂 Keep it up! And yes, I too love the skinny girl margarita!

    Can't wait to be lunching with you all again soon!

  12. Kerr says:

    I know exactly what you mean. cocktails are my downfall also. I usually drink vodka water. I have been wanting to try the 55 calorie budweiser, I have heard it tastes just like bud light.

    congrats on the weight loss! I lost 5 lbs recently and promptly gained it right back when my parents were in town for a week. bummer.

  13. leigh ashley says:

    10 pounds!! that's amazing!! i'm going to try to lose some poundage as well… wish me luck!! 🙂

  14. MntJulep says:

    Alli – get it girl! You need to check out Its TONS of weight watchers recipes including drinks! I believe there is a marg on there somewhere. Congrats!!!

  15. Congrats girl! That's awesome… and what a cute suit! I have one kinda like it from VS with a flower in the middle of the top and I love it!

    Have you ever had a white wine spritzer? If you like soda water and white wine, you should love it! Its light and has less calories than a normal glass.. perfect for summer time and watching calories!

  16. Amanda-Lynne says:

    Great job on those 10!
    Hungry Girl's Blog- google it. She has a two point margarita and many others and I think she came out with a new book just for cocktails!

  17. KMB says:

    What a coincidence!!! I am 10 pounds down since May and also a cocktail-a-holic, like 4 nights a week with the mister or friends.. is that bad? lol. anyhow, I swear by vodka limes like you have and also the skinny girl margarita by Bethenney Frankel (real housewives). they have her premade mix (alcohol included) at Specs now and it is like 50 cal for 8 oz. not bad!

  18. Tarryn says:

    Good job!!! Vodka & Cranberry juice is my go to drink… this will sound awful but in college one of my besties had some kidney issues and I guess cranberry juice is good for helping (or whatnot) so she was trying to cut back on drinking buuuut we liked to drink so we decided to go with the vodka cran because it was "good" for us compared to other drinks and I was being supportive hence my "do good" drink came about… I think we also rationalized this after a few vodka shots… but I've stuck with it.

  19. Laura says:

    YOU GO GIRL!! 🙂 amazing!!!! You can keep going! It's the late night foods and stuff that end up messing up the diet. Drinks are one thing- but just watch what you're putting in your mouth after 🙂 you definitely can do it!


  20. Whitney says:

    Way to go girl!

    Love the bathing suit!

    I read somewhere that there was a cocktail that was 70 calories. I believe Jillian Michaels mentioned it, but for the life of me I can't find it anywhere.

  21. Jordan says:

    There is a great new line of non alcoholic sugar free/ zero calorie cocktail mixes called Skinny Mixes. I prefer it to the Skinny Girl Margarita. It tastes much more like a real margarita and you can add as much or as little booze as you want. Go to

  22. Laura says:

    bah! my girlfriend and i were discussing this EXACT suit yesterday and how awesome it is because you won't get horrible tan lines! great choice!

    congrats on the weigh loss… good for you!

  23. Lauren says:

    Vodka lemon shakeups….. made with water, lemons, splenda, and vodka! totally delicious! Way low calories!

  24. LovelyBee says:

    I have an award for you on my blog!

  25. Cassie says:

    Congrats on the loss! That bathing suit is adorable!

  26. Heather says:

    i am loving your blog!
    have you tried skinny girl margaritas?

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