Last week I announced my 4-week experiment to limit my consumption to 14 units of alcohol per week in an attempt to shrink the stomach flab. My supportive friends are currently wagering on how long I can survive the bandwagon.
I went out from work on Tuesday [Day 2] and drank almost a full bottle of red wine. Terrible start of 8-9 units in a single evening! My friends have a point. Still, I followed this up with several alcohol free days.
I went out for lunch on Friday [Day 5] and ordered a tonic water with lemon, minus the gin and NO WINE! But I was driving so it wasn’t difficult to resist.
I had another half bottle of wine on Saturday [Day 6] bringing me to my weekly limit of 14. With Sunday being another alcohol-free day, I succeeded in Week 1 of the experiment.
But how do I feel? Bored actually – of counting – number of glasses of wine, units, alcohol and alcohol-free days. The anticipated smugness of success has not made its appearance and the stomach bulge has remained the same size and shape. Plus, I couldn’t bring myself to substitute any of my wine for a Gin and Slimline!
Will Week 2 be less boring and more effective? I’ll let you know. Cheers!