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  • Originally posted by primalbeauty View Post
    hello, I'd like to join you in this challenge. I drink 2 or 3 glasses of wine most nights. My biggest barrier is finding something else to do in the evenings. If I sit down to watch tv and decompress from work, I automatically have a drink. I need ideas to develop a new routine. I have anxiety and I discovered wine was an easy way to relax. Now it's become a habit I have trouble breaking. Thanks!
    Welcome. This is pretty much where I was at too. But by joining the thread I gutted out the 1st week and then it just got easier and easier. I just got out of the habit and I bet you can too. :-)
    Breathe. Move forward.

    I just eat what I want...

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    • Thank you so much, I am new to these forums and it seems to be as very friendly and welcoming place!

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      • Originally posted by primalbeauty View Post
        hello, I'd like to join you in this challenge. I drink 2 or 3 glasses of wine most nights. My biggest barrier is finding something else to do in the evenings. If I sit down to watch tv and decompress from work, I automatically have a drink. I need ideas to develop a new routine. I have anxiety and I discovered wine was an easy way to relax. Now it's become a habit I have trouble breaking. Thanks!
        I have issues with anxiety and turn to wine too much so I can calm down enough for sleep. I've been using valerian drops at night and that seems to help some. Waking up clear-headed in the morning is also good motivation. I just get so much more done and feel tons better. That said, it's still a struggle. I went out for a girls night on Friday and had a bunch of red wine but it didn't leave me feeling awful the next day, maybe because its so less frequent now.

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        • Goal for this week is making it to Thursday. It's IPA Day, a holiday for beer drinkers!

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          • Originally posted by Zanna View Post
            I have issues with anxiety and turn to wine too much so I can calm down enough for sleep. I've been using valerian drops at night and that seems to help some. Waking up clear-headed in the morning is also good motivation. I just get so much more done and feel tons better. That said, it's still a struggle. I went out for a girls night on Friday and had a bunch of red wine but it didn't leave me feeling awful the next day, maybe because its so less frequent now.
            Great idea on the valerian drops, thanks!

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            • So I have an opened bottle of red wine that was from the weekend sitting on my counter with a stopper. My goal is to let it sit there all week. I would normally have been "well it's open I might as well finish it". Might not be fit to drink by Friday but that's not the point.

              Thanks to doing this, I guess, I've hit 133 lbs. I don't think I've seen that weight since before I met my husband. When I started WW way back in Jan of 2012 my goal was 130. Woo hoo!
              Breathe. Move forward.

              I just eat what I want...

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              • Some interesting reading while you are NOT drinking your wine. (Well done on letting it sit there and on the weight loss.)

                The Alcohol Manifesto | Whole9 | Let us change your life.

                The part about insulin dis-regulation made a lot of sense to me in that I always crave carbs the day after even a minor amount of booze.

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                • Good link Robin, I've fished around in their site from time to time. Always interesting. I have not really noticed if I crave carbs after drinking although thinking about this past weekend I don't seem to recall that. I always seem to want salt, like if I had chips in the house I would wanna eat the whole bag.
                  Breathe. Move forward.

                  I just eat what I want...

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                  • If you put that wine in the fridge it'll be fine by Friday.

                    Just take it out long enough to reach room temp if you like it that way!

                    Yeah, usually for me, the day AFTER booze is the WORST.

                    Western bacon cheeseburger from Carl's Jr, some fries, and then it's a
                    farking free for all of cookies, candy (the chocolate variety, like snickers)
                    and anything else I can find. Like those delicious little donettes.. the chocolate
                    covered ones and the powdered ones.

                    And, the kicker is that I have ZERO off switch the day after, so I can eat and
                    eat and eat and eat.

                    Not only am I a bottomless pit, but I never even feel sick or nauseated either.

                    I could probably eat until my stomach fills up to my esophogus and still never puke.

                    So weird. Always been like that.

                    'Course I feel like absolute bloated ass shit the NEXT day.. but the day of, it's tasty
                    goodness all the way. Ahem.

                    Miraculously, I didn't do the food free for all the day after my wine on Friday this time.

                    Very odd.

                    Must have disrupted the pattern or something.

                    Whatever!


                    Julia

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                    • Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
                      If you put that wine in the fridge it'll be fine by Friday.
                      Oh of course. Duh. (Smacks forehead...)
                      Breathe. Move forward.

                      I just eat what I want...

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                      • We are cheering you on excursivy!

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                        • Originally posted by primalbeauty View Post
                          We are cheering you on excursivy!
                          Hey back at all of you!! We are all doing so great!
                          Breathe. Move forward.

                          I just eat what I want...

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                          • Made it through day one! I spent my time making dinner - beef kebabs, marinated mushrooms, and scrambled eggs. After dinner I went for a leisurely walk at my neighborhood beach and picked some wild blackberries. Came home, made a coconut milk banana cocoa smoothie and did some housework. Prepped crock pot short ribs for tomorrow's meal. It seems like a good time to be outside enjoying these beautiful summer evenings. Feels very productive compared to my usual tv! I also sipped on club soda out of a wine glass.

                            I am nervous because I have a dinner party to attend on Weds this week. Need to make a plan.

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                            • poof - was doing so well and then, today I've slipped. In 1 day it will be the anniversary of a dear person, a man who was important to so many and his passing from alcohol. This isn't why I've had a drink today. But I'm thinking about him and all I hoped for him that is gone. And I'm sorry to put this out there, to you all, who are doing so well! Truly, I am not 'enjoying' this drink because of this anniversary.

                              Congrats to all who are persevering––I am ready to step back into the healthful routine I had going! And gals, I'm loving the new avatars...

                              “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

                              Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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                              • Originally posted by spk View Post
                                poof - was doing so well and then, today I've slipped. In 1 day it will be the anniversary of a dear person, a man who was important to so many and his passing from alcohol. This isn't why I've had a drink today. But I'm thinking about him and all I hoped for him that is gone. And I'm sorry to put this out there, to you all, who are doing so well! Truly, I am not 'enjoying' this drink because of this anniversary.

                                Congrats to all who are persevering––I am ready to step back into the healthful routine I had going! And gals, I'm loving the new avatars...
                                Hugs to you spk... Sorry for your loss.

                                And hang in there.
                                Breathe. Move forward.

                                I just eat what I want...

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