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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 .

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.

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 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

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.

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!

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.

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 it up mon- thurs is a million times better.

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 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!!

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

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.

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.

Sleepwhenidie Thu 23-May-13 07:52:45

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

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

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...

Sleepwhenidie Wed 22-May-13 20:01:00

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.

travellingwilbury Wed 22-May-13 18:23:34

I think that is perfectly acceptable smile happy anniversary !

That to me is normal drinking , my issue isn't really so much not drinking at all ever in the week that is just my focus to give me a kick now . I just want to drink when its an occasion and not just because it is 7 o clock and that's what happens every day at 7 .

I do feel better for sticking to it but I know that we are away next week and it is part of our holiday to have a drink in the evening and that's ok to me . But when we get back and its just a bog standard day then I won't drink .

Well done everyone , I think we are all doing fab !

everynameistaken Wed 22-May-13 17:43:53

Permission to cave in.

Done sun, mon and tues but tonight is our wedding anniversary and my brother had given us a lovely bottle of wine.

Will back on the wagon tomorrow though. Promise.

Bowlersarm Wed 22-May-13 13:52:56


Did Sunday and Monday perfectly alcohol free.

Neighbours came round last night armed with wine. I had a glass and a half. How annoying.

Onwards and upwards for booze-free night tonight and tomorrow.

Well done to those who haven't caved in.

Xroads Wed 22-May-13 11:28:43

Hi I'm backing I am doing really well, I managed Sun to wed last week (one vodka on thu) a couple on fri and quite a few on sat as we were out.

This week I've done sun, mon and tue so far just tonight to go, I get weighed tomorrow and then might have 1 when I get back depending on how my weigh in has gone. Gutting thing is I didn't even lose any weight and in fact put half a pound on, wasn't happy, I'd been really good and gone swimming as well.

This week I've been really busy working 14-15hr days but I'm having this evening off, dh is out think I might have a nice bath, paint my nails and have a bit of a pamper evening. smile

Hope you are all doing well x

PyroclasticFlo Wed 22-May-13 11:05:47

Hi all! Yes I did another night without booze and will stay off it again tonight, looking forward to a large glass of red wine on Thursday evening when DH is out boozing with his mates though smile

Hazelbrowneyes Wed 22-May-13 08:14:55

coribells Gin and slimline tonic with loads of ice and a slice of lime. Yum.

Anyway. fack you'll be pleased to know I didn't drink last night! I honestly wanted to. I could almost feel the wine sliding down my throat, but DH wasn't drinking so I decided I wouldn't either. Glad I didn't to be honest.

How is everyone else doing?

coribells Wed 22-May-13 07:44:34

I've been doing well. Haven't had a drink since Saturday.
I am low carbing , so an extra incentive to keep off the booze. I did discover that Gin has NO carbs though, so that s my tipple on the weekends at the moment. I think I can probably make it til Friday without indulging. Im skint anyway so no use waisting money on it.

fackinell Tue 21-May-13 10:46:44

No, Hazel!! See leaving work as your special treat. Imagine you're taking off your shitty day like a coat and hang it up at work. You'll feel 'lighter' as you leave. grin

fackinell Tue 21-May-13 10:44:43

Good to know it works, Silvery. Starting it today!! smile

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