i need to knock the booze on the head during the week.

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travellingwilbury Mon 13-May-13 07:28:59

I am dieting and that is going well , I am doing a lot more exercise which I am weirdly enjoying .
I need to lose two more stone. One stone down so far .

But I have got into a stupid habit of having a drink most nights , either a glass of wine , bottle of beer or a vodka and diet coke . I don't drink to get drunk , it is just a habit while cooking dinner . If I don't have one at the time I am cooking then I won't bother with it .

Does anyone else want to join me in keeping booze free Mon _thurs ?

It just seems daft to be undoing all my good work when I am trying so hard with everything else .

I was about to say the same Wilbury.

For me it about making it a decision to have a drink because I really want to, with a nice meal or on a night out for example. Rather than it being just routine/habit to pour a glass of an evening.

I had nothing Sunday, a bottle of beer with an Indian takeaway with DH on Monday (he has been away for weekend), nothing yesterday, a glass of red with steak and chips at a restaurant this evening. This is hugely different to how I would have been a month ago, having roughly 2 glasses of wine a night almost every night at home then more when out for an evening. Much more "conscious" drinking, with a day without being perfectly normal rather than an effort to have a day off!

I am on hols next week and will drink every day I am sure, but that's ok for me too, I think it's the daily drinking at home that is damaging, health and calorie wise.

Sticklebug Wed 22-May-13 20:10:46

Can I join in? I managed this last week (Sunday to Thursday), but only managed Monday this week...

PyroclasticFlo Thu 23-May-13 07:43:29

Morning all - am feeling decidedly grim having fallen off the wagon with a spectacular thump last night.

Managed Mon & Tues booze free then last night in a kind of dramatic 'fuck it' gesture I drank an entire bottle of wine. Feel like death this morning.

Can someone give me a leg-up back onto the wagon please? sad

That's what I mean about going over the top on the days I do drink pyrogrin. Don't beat yourself up about it, you have plenty of booze free days ahead. Keep the 48hr liver recovery in mind.

Maybe try a couple of days in the next week when you just have one hmm? smile

Fairygen Thu 23-May-13 10:11:37

Hi all, miraculously still off the wine! Really stressful, but happily emotional day yesterday. I would have drunk but didn't have any in the house and the supermarket was shut. A blessing in disguise, I think. May indulge in a couple tonight, not sure yet.

pyro, I wouldn't worry too much, at least you had mon and tues booze free.

Hazelbrowneyes Thu 23-May-13 10:28:13

I failed last night. Had 1 large glass of wine. Horrendous day. Can't talk about it but I'm an absolute mess at the moment. Have no idea how I only stuck to one glass to be honest.

PyroclasticFlo Thu 23-May-13 12:29:18

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Am not going to beat myself up, I still managed to lose 2.5lbs this week so am feeling quite proud of that. Must focus on the victories not the failures.

Sorry to hear you're having a hard time Hazel, feel free to share / rant here if you wish smile

Fairygen Thu 23-May-13 18:42:46

Evening all,
Just poured myself the first glass of wine for nearly 5 weeks! We are celebrating a new arrival in the family, so it's exceptional circumstances.
Hope I don't feel like shit tomorrow!!

Bowlersarm Thu 23-May-13 18:49:08

That's worth celebrating fairygen. After five weeks you'll be feeling light headed after a sip.

Fairygen Thu 23-May-13 19:06:15

Forgot to say, I saw lynda Bellingham on tv the other day. She quit drinking 8 years ago. Thought to myself- god she's put on weight/ looks a bit rough.

Well, she's back drinking! Limiting it to only with meals!?!?!?! IMO, that's quite a bit of drinking.

Although my halo is slightly tarnished, and off centre...giving it up mon- thurs is a million times better.

Fairygen Fri 24-May-13 07:08:22

What a strange experience drinking was! Firstly it didn't taste too fantastic, but it was cheap wine. I only ended up having 2 very small glasses and didn't enjoy it at all.

Yes bowlers, it took less than a glass to feel a bit tiddly. It was a feeling I used to love, being relaxed etc, but I really hated not feeling 100% in control.

Not feeling the effects this morning but did get up twice for a drink in the night.

Tbh not sure if I'll drink again. Luckily it hasn't made we want to go back to drinking the amounts I used to, which is what worried me.

I've poured the rest of the bottle away. What shocks me is not that I chucked it down the sink, but there was some left in the bottle!!

Reading this back, I can't believe I wrote this post!! What a difference a few weeks makes.

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Fri 24-May-13 08:40:13

I had been doing really well? Then 'treated' myself to some wine after weigh in. Good god, not only did I not enjoy it, but I felt like total shit yesterday and succumbed to a takeaway last night to ease the hangover.

Now I face a week of being really strict in order to hopefully lose 2lbs on Wednesday. Wish I'd used my points on food. I'm done with wine during the week, I will allow myself Friday night wine if I want it but I am really going to try bot to.

It's amazing, I must have felt like shit for years and not really realised it!

Hazelbrowneyes Fri 24-May-13 10:14:44

Managed not to drink last night. Won't be drinking tomorrow as doing a late night/early morning airport run to pick up FIL. So tonight I am going to really, really enjoy some alcohol. REALLY enjoy it.

Fairygen Fri 24-May-13 11:23:51

Not feeling so great as the day has worn on. Slightly dodgy tummy too. Had a massive carb pig out, and now so stuffed I could sleep!!
Damn you wine

everynameistaken Fri 24-May-13 20:24:24

Enjoying a lovely glass of shiraz following not drinking sun-thur (drank wed as it was our wedding anniversary).

Enjoying the wine immensely. Wont be drinking tomorrow but might have a drop on sun. Hope everyone doing sun-thur is enjoying their tipple tonight. Andhazel hope you are ok.

Fairygen Wed 29-May-13 20:39:55

Hi all, hope you all had a great bh. I managed to avoid the wine over the weekend. Feeling like rubbish on fri put me off and had a really hectic few days so was exhausted.

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