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Time for pizza and beers

Sunday, December 02, 2012

My DH and neighbors want to go out today to try a new place for pizza. I am all set to go as I am one pound under(one cushion pound) my goal weight of 110, so that means I am 109. I know for you that follow me I work really hard between social events to eat light and continue to lose what I call my "cushion pounds". It is now such a habit that whenever I eat at home I am basically dieting if you will. I track everything and eat around 1200 calories a day. This allows me to still lose a little so that when the call comes I am ready to go out and indulge without guilt. So today I will have my two beers and hopefully enjoy some good pizza although, I am a pizza snob and very picky about how I like my pizza. I like it thin crust with just extra sauce and lite cheese. I have a favorite place here that knows me so well that they make my crust extra thin and crisp and then bring a bowl of extra sauce for me to spoon onto it as I eat it. It's funny, I feel like I am "cheating" today on my favorite place and the owner by trying this new place but everyone else wants to try it. So funny how loyal I am to certain things. We will also have FIL join us so we can see and get together with him.

Yesterday was a little hard not to have a beer as my DH went out all afternoon just down the hill with his buddy and our neighbor to a sports bar. They were there like 6 hours drinking beers and you can just imagine the shape they were in when they got home. And of course my DH wanted to continue the party and buzz and helped himself to more beers and wanted me to sit outside and talk with him. That is always so hard for me as I don't drink like the rest of them. It just makes me too sick the next day if I have too many drinks. My limit is about 2 beers with lots of food. Anyway my DH get a bit loud and is hard of hearing and cranks up the music. I sat outside with him and let him go on for about an hour or so then got chilly and came inside. I can't really complain as this isn't an everyday thing for him and he was just letting off steam. It's just hard to be the sober one all the time. I just refuse to drink and not feel good just to be silly for a while. Sorry for the rant. I know my neighbors and friends think I am a wimp and not much fun at times and perhaps a bit of a bore but I don't think it is so cute when people are drunk. If they only knew how stupid they seem. Anyway, I refuse to let their opinions of me stop me from taking care of me. As many of you know, I simply disappear and go to my room and read kindle when they all get stupid.
Looking forward though to the pizza and beer.
Hope all my sparks friends are doing just great. Have a terrific Sunday.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SCHNEBL 12/3/2012 1:17PM

    Good for you for not letting other pressure you into drinking. After a while people won't even notice anymore and the ones that do are the ones who know they have a problem. I am making these decisions for myself and it is hard to do. Keep up the good work!

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BOOKWORM27S 12/3/2012 10:08AM

    I go through the same thing with my in-laws at their lake cabin every summer. They drink themselves into a stupor, and don't like it that I'm the "prude" who completely abstains. It does make it hard to hang around people when you are the only one with a clear mind.

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DEL-AND-COMPANY 12/3/2012 7:12AM

  Moderation is good...


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KSNANA2 12/3/2012 1:00AM

    It is good you do not let other people talk you into things you do not want to do. I, too, am wondering how DH is going to feel tomorrow while you are going to feel great!

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RONALANA 12/2/2012 8:24PM

    Good for you, Sallie! You are making the healthy choice! I don't have much patience with all the drinking either. My husband's Dad made life miserable for everyone in the family due to alcohol. And that was not "cute" at all! So keep on being sober!

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ROCKYCPA 12/2/2012 7:08PM

    Hope your day out was fun and enjoyed your beer and pizza!

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JUDYAMK 12/2/2012 6:53PM

    Sallie,good for you about only allowing yourself limited alcohol. You know Sally in the end it is you that shines & will continue to. Alcohol is the number one leading causes of dementia & you do not need alcohol to destroy your brilliant brain cells that God gave to you. I admire you that you can walk away when they are all acting ridiculous. Wouldn't it be something if you could record them for an entire year. Then put it all together invite them all over make popcorn & tell them you have a special movie to show them starring themselves as the leading characters. When it is over ,then you stand up wearing a long gown with a split up the side,half turn around & with that beautiful smile of yours, wink & say I hope you enjoyed the movie, as I rather found it boring, so I shall go to bed with my kindle & saunter off!!!!

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PMFISH 12/2/2012 6:48PM

    I hope the pizza and beer doesn't make you feel bad tomorrow. Good for you on the beers last night. Enjoy your evening.

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    I feel the same way about drinking too much.

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GAYEMC 12/2/2012 5:01PM

    I hope the pizza was good. I also like thin crust but sadly lots of cheese also.

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GOANNA2 12/2/2012 4:09PM

    You are the best Sallie. So glad you are able to
have those cushion pounds, but they all come
due to you knowing that we can enjoy certain
foods, but then straight back to mindful eating.
Have fun at the new pizza place. How was your hubby
feeling after he woke up the next day?
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MEADSBAY 12/2/2012 3:03PM

    See- this is why I've been told to eat more to lose wt-I weigh almost twice as much as you and cannot lose wt on 1400 cals a day.
I am so glad you have found your happy place- in so many areas of your life.

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LIS193 12/2/2012 1:47PM

    You did great not having any beer last night. It IS hard being the sober one all the time. I'm not a drinker and it bugs me when other people over-do it to the point of silliness... It is hard enough to maintain my weight without drinking my calories as well, so it has become a habit to only drink water. Very rarely do I have a margarita or a glass of wine... It's easier to give than chocolate for me :)
Enjoy your pizza and beer tonight!

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