Monday, June 11, 2012
I do really well following my regular Monday- Friday schedule. The second I do something different, all hell breaks loose. Case in point- we went to Richmond this weekend. I got my hair cut, went out to late lunch with friends, went to the river and then hung out at a friend's house. Lunch involved 2 beers, the river involved 2 beers, hanging out at friend's house involved 1 beer and an absurd amount of vodka tonics. It's hard to stop drinking because you've had enough when everyone else is drinking all night! And so I didn't stop drinking and ate late night pizza with everyone. It's so frustrating when you make a plan, try to stick with it but fall off the wagon because you drank and let your plan fly out the window (this wagon has windows).
Had I not drank beer beforehand, I would have remembered my plan to drink tonic with lime and no vodka. But no, I got caught up in the fun with friends and drank the day away. Since we moved to another city, we don't really get to hang out with our friends very often. I definitely miss them, but need a way to chill out and slow down when we do get together.
Anyone have any good ideas to keep this from happening (besides get new friends)??
My usual strategies...
Drink diet tonic with no alcohol
Get some exercise while hanging out (walk, swim etc)
Have 1 beer then just drink water
Sip Jimi's beer but never get my own
go places that don't allow alcohol
Christy 1 Social Drinking 1 (since I started the count when I got my 1)
On a brighter note, I am keeping up with my only drinking on 2 days per week. No need for empty calories with the glass of wine etc after work