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Quit quitting already?


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

We went to dinner at a friend's house last night and I still managed to stay within my calorie range for the day! Win! Now that she's pregnant, she is really making sure to eat a lot of veggies, which is awesome. We do dinner at each other's houses almost weekly. (Yes, this is our 1 friend in the area [well, 2 but they're married, so it's like 1 friend unit] ). I don't usually drink on weekdays (even before the last blog), so dinner last night was fine with J and friend's husband drinking.

Things coming up...

So I'm supposed to get tickets to a wine festival May 10th for my mom for mother's day. emoticon emoticon I still haven't decided if I'm going to back out or not. I would feel bad backing out since we've talked about going for a few months now, and my grandma would be coming too... sigh. I can't decide if I should test the waters of 1 drink per day here, go but not drink anything or tell my mom and grandma we can't go. It would be pretty easy to stick to 1 drink since someone (AKA me because I'm not a mom, so mother's day isn't my holiday) would have to drive us there and back.

Beach weekend (May 16). J's parents are going to Florida for a month, so each of the siblings are spending a weekend at their house (in OBX, so totally awesome). J decided to invite 11 people, so it will definitely be a party weekend emoticon . Honestly, I don't want to drink water the whole time emoticon I want to enjoy a long weekend with friends and family (2 of my siblings are coming) and not feel like the lame person with no self control who can't participate with everyone.

So now I realize that is sounds like I want to back out of "I quit drinking." In a way, I do. I want to be a moderate drinker. I want to have 1 drink and be done. I talked to J about it last night and he thinks that 1 drink is doable. My dad also nicknamed him Switzerland because he is always neutral... emoticon , so I'm not 100% sure if he is agreeing with me or if he thinks it really is an okay idea.

Thoughts? Is 1 drink per day during the upcoming events a slippery slope?
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CLPURNELL 4/26/2013 4:38PM

    don't feel bad on backing out if its what you need. You have to take care of you!

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STRIVERONE 4/24/2013 7:10PM

    I think that if you have to ask the question, it is. I hope that isn't too harsh.

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LAURAAT 4/24/2013 10:15AM

    I have to be honest here. As much as I would like to say it's ok, I don't think it's really a good idea. I read your last blog, and it sounds like you were really concerned, and it was on the verge of becoming a real problem. You can have plenty of fun without drinking (this is coming from a non-drinker, due to my meds)!! It may be a little awkward at first, and people may pressure you or make you feel weird, but give it time.
My vote is to at least try no drinking for a while longer, and when you DO decide to see if you can stick with 1-2, do it in an environment that's not so tempting, like at home, where there's only one bottle of wine in the house or a 6pack of beer, and share the alcohol and your plans with your man, for support.

Whatever you decide, we'll support you. emoticon

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PMRUNNER 4/24/2013 10:05AM

    It really depends on you. It is totally doable, but you have to decide to do it. Just remember what you are doing it for, and get used to saying "No thank you". Some times your resolve muscle needs a little flexing too! Keep a positive attitude and you can still have fun and not give in to temptation. You can do it!

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