Posts Tagged "alcohol"

Keri the Wino: Back to Moderation with Booze (I hope)

Keri the Wino: Back to Moderation with Booze (I hope)

Week six! I quit… haha. Okay, not really. But I have made the decision to introduce alcohol back into my life at this point in moderation. As Jessica keeps reminding me this was MY IDEA! So it’s now my idea to stop short of the eight weeks at this point and have a few nights from now til the 28th (which was my original cut off date) where I have a few drinks. As I mentioned previously it’s not as though at the end of the eight-week period I was planning to suddenly eat and drink everything in sight. I still feel pretty good about my progress and it has given me a lot to think about. I know a more permanent change is what is required rather than stints of weeks when...

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Keri the Wino: Some Bad, Some Good

Keri the Wino: Some Bad, Some Good

Okay, so we are past the halfway point! After my little blip last week I went through a variety of emotions. I was on such a high from doing so well, and then I let it slip through the cracks. I know I said last week that I was just going to pick myself back up and keep on going and not let it get me down. But throughout the week it did kinda get me down. Overall, I’m still feeling pretty good about my accomplishments. I did go a full 3 weeks before I had a slip and that’s a lot more than I’ve done in the past. I still haven’t weighed myself so I don’t know if I’ve lost any weight — though Jessica did say in our last session that she could see some changes,...

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Keri the Wino: Off the Wagon

Keri the Wino: Off the Wagon

Well…I might as well just say it right away. I cheated. Here I am at the start of week 5, and I have to admit that I went to a party on labour day weekend – and I drank. And I didn’t just have one or two drinks. I had cider and white wine and red wine and then I lost track of the colour of the wine (or if it was wine). I had good intentions all day when I knew I was going to this party. I was gonna go for a couple hours, see people, have a laugh and head home for dinner (Jess says: Nope, you knew you were going to drink! I got the text requesting permission! I left it up to you… as this 8 week project was your idea.) But then about an hour or so before...

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Keri the Wino: The Trouble of Lumping “Alcohol” with “Fun”

Keri the Wino: The Trouble of Lumping “Alcohol” with “Fun”

I’m happy to report that most of the problems I seemed to have had last week have gone. My muscles are still kind of stiff and sore—but I think part of that is down to me overstretching them a bit trying to get relief. The headaches have gone, so that’s good news! Overall I feel pretty great–physically. Though the boring-ness of not going out and drinking is getting to me. I know that Jess has told me a million times that it IS important for me to go out and be social and not have to sit inside the house just because I am not drinking. The thing is—I just don’t want to! The idea of going for dinner or out to a bar without alcohol seems boring to...

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Saghi: Dairy Backfires

Saghi: Dairy Backfires

This past week has been a bit rough. On the weekend I had a few friends over on the terrace, and of course we had a couple drinks but I wanted to make sure we had all healthy snacks – well that plan back-fired. I managed to get us a couple of healthy things, but what put me over the edge was the cheese in everything we had. By the end of the day I was not feeling well. I continued to feel ill on Sunday but was better by Monday. I have been dairy-free but will have eggs or goat cheese two or three times a week and it doesn’t bother me. This was one of those days I had a hard time saying “no” to the food that was in front – of me and I paid the price for...

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