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No more wee drinkies.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The hubs and I are giving up our nightly Bundaberg Rum and orange juice. I'm not quite sure what I think, and if I am honest with myself that's proof that things were heading in a bad direction.

I don't think that having one standard drink a night is bad. Trouble is, we are of the same mind and like our wee drinkies to pack a bit of a punch. So an awful lot of rum went down our gullets on a nightly basis.

The husband tends to be swayed by health reports on tv and in the papers. I take all that with a grain of salt because I've been interested in healthy lifestyles for a lot of years and things flip flop back and forth so much. It's hard to decide what's real and what's not. He heard a report the other night about alchohol causing cancer, so that made him decide.

I was all for it. I was going to suggest putting the money aside into a savings account, but he beat me to the suggestion by telling me he'd give me 100$ each fortnight and I can spend it as I wish. Bribery! emoticon I'm going to put it aside and hopefully watch it grow. Then we'll have a tidy little savings account.

I think we'd both reached the point where we were looking forward to our nightly tipple as a means of relaxation. I know recently around 3pm I'd be telling myself "only an hour and forty five minutes and you get some relief". That's bad! We enjoy our rum but it was beginning to be a habit and a crutch.

I was fine with all this yesterday, today I'm thinking I'll get antsy when 4:45pm rolls around and the husband comes home from work. Again, just one more sign that it was time to quit!
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  • GRAMMIE1959
    I don't tend to be swayed by the "doctors now say..." articles but if it's time to pass something up, then it's a good idea. Here's hoping it goes smoothly!

    2504 days ago
    You will save some calories and the $$$ incentive sounds good too. Do you like tonic water or club soda or something like that - that you could add a twist of lime to it? And then maybe do something outdoors - like a walk or maybe have one of your sewing projects at hand to grab and work on for a few minutes (instead of your daily drink). Wishing you luck! emoticon emoticon
    2505 days ago
    Glad you recognize the signs and are doing something about it. Keep an eye on the scale, could be interesting.
    2505 days ago
    I echo the other comments - good for you! and do find some other way to relax in place of the drink. I'm partial to a good romp on the bed after getting home. Uh.. with the puppies, of course! Or well.. y'know.. whatever strikes your fancy!

    Truly, good for you. Let us know how you get past the twitchies, as I know you will.
    2505 days ago
    Sounds like a nice trade off: less calories and moohlah!!! Good luck!
    2505 days ago
    Year ago, my mom used to enjoy her nightly glass of wine, and when she finally quit having that....she replaced it with relaxing yoga stretches and lost a good amount of weight. I agree that it would be a good idea to replace your nightly cocktail with something else.........a walk sounds good, or a bath, or maybe finding a new relaxing herbal tea?
    2505 days ago
    Think of all the calories you won't be ingesting as well as all of the money you will be putting aside! If I were you I would come up with some other thing to replace the cocktail. Maybe an evening walk or some other relaxing activity you can do together. emoticon
    2505 days ago
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