This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond. Oh, happy hour. It’s no doubt one of my favorite times of day. But, if you rewind to my post-college days, too much merriment and overindulging at happy hour caused me to gain 20+ pounds. Enjoying cheesy nachos and way too much beer after work, more than a little too often, forced me to buy a whole new wardrobe. True story! Nowadays, happy hour is a lot more…

Last week, I received this email in my inbox: I have been reading your blog for almost 3 years and I absolutely love it!!  You are so down to earth!!! I have recently lost about 10-15 lbs, which is great, but I have a hard time practicing moderation, especially when alcohol is involved. What advice do you have for not over doing it on the alcohol and then over eating? This is my biggest challenge! Sometimes…