Okay, okay, OKAY. I'm cutting back on the booze. Entirely. This weekend I *only* had about two bottles of wine (which, sadly, in an improvement) and since I don't want to find myself at any meetings introducing myself by my first name only and attaching a label along with it I'm going cold turkey.
I'm tired of being fat and cutting the extra calories and metabolic slowing of sweet sweet alcohol might help me make a difference. Plus I could save a few bucks in the long run. Benefits abound.
My liver, it sighs with relief.
If I continue to exercise and watch my diet and cut out booze I should see results in three weeks right? Maybe lose a couple of pounds, a couple of inches? 21 days? So let's say I stay dry for three weeks and chart the results. You'll have to stay with me though, I need a support group here, and instead of drinking my angst away you all might be subjected to hours of rambling so I don't continue on this path.
How lame is that? Cutting out booze for three weeks? I really do sound like I might have a problem. Hmmmm.
The catalyst, ironically, has been the upswing in my social life. I'm getting out there and doing things with people, real people!, but I'm so nervous, a drink helps. And then after one drink another keeps me chatty and smiling and comfortable. So with an increase in my social life came a huge increase in my drinking. Plus just hanging out with people seems to involve alcohol, it is the social drug, and no matter what I do or where I go there is alcohol available. That doesn't mean I have to drink it but it does mean that I need to learn to relax and have a good time without it. I know I am capable of this but I have been instead choosing to take the "easy" way out, which is actually the far more detrimental way out.
So there you have it. Three weeks to get off the juice and three weeks to slim this tire of flab that resides around where my waist should be. I bet it will be hard at first, like my struggle to get off the cheese (nacho), but I'll feel better and much happier in the long run.
That, or start really branching out my social circle by winding up at those meetings I mentioned earlier.
We will see.