Tuesday, January 4, 2011

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

The funny thing is, I don't even like beer! I just wanted a catchy title but couldn't come up with one, so this the end result. I've decided to stop drinking any type of alcohol for the next three months. It goes hand in hand with my continued effort to lose more weight and working out this year. Besides, I was doing a little calculating in my head and realized that I went a little overboard with the number of "adult beverages" I consumed during the holidays. And by holidays, I'm including Halloween! Oh what the hell! I may as well include my birthday in that bunch too. Because anyone that knows me, knows I celebrate my birthday all month long! Ok, so from October to December 31st, I became the best of friends with Grey Goose, Ménage à trois (the wine kind, not the sexual kind, you pervs) Champagne and well, you get the picture, need I go on? I mean, I could if you want me to. So today, or last night rather, I decided to say good-bye to all of those friends. But only temporarily. A hiatus. What? Did you really think I could stay away from them permanently? Pfft! Shudder the thought! Why the rash action of "Just Say No!" ? Hmmm, well, besides the fact that all of those delicious drinks have tons of calories, I decided to do this as a way of cleaning house. What I mean is, it's a new year, this is my way of ridding myself of old baggage and old "life scars" that 2010 wrought. I'm ready to cleanse my soul and start fresh. I've been reading a slew of blogs that talk about resolutions and changes and getting in shape, yada, yada. This is my way of doing the same thing. The drinking sabbatical will only be for 3 months. Opening Day at Minute Maid Park (where the Astros play for those not in the know)in April. That's when I'll indulge in alcohol once again. Can I do it? Of course I can! Will it be hard? Of course it will! But it will give me discipline which is what I need in my life right now. Besides, I don't think it will be that difficult for me. I didn't start drinking until I was 30! That's right, I said 30! I told you I was a late bloomer. So three months sans any spirits should be easy peezie right? Right! Oh and I've recruited the Musketeers as well. One of them anyway. Michelle is on board but I am not sure about Maricela yet. I'll be giving you updates from time to time so you can track my progress. That way you can call me out if I fall or cheer me on if I keep it up or laugh at me, if I fall and drunk post about it! Exciting isn't it? I thought so.

Here's to three months of clarity! Cheers!

10 comments:

Shady Del Knight said...

If I can do 18 years you can do 3 months.

Yvonne said...

That's fantastic that you have been sober 18 years!!!! Oh I know I can do it! :)

Cinderita said...

That is awesome Yvonne. I love your context for it too. You're not doing it for the sake of finding something to "give up". I like that. I'm not much of a drinker so for me, it's maybe a once a month indulgence. So not really worth stopping for a few months. My intention was to get back to the gym but with this food situation, the doc says I gotta say off it for atleast a month as much as I can. boo. Once I figure out what works for me, I'll remember what you're doing till April and that will keep me holding steady! Thanks for the inspiration.

Average Girl said...

I'm trying to stay away from pickles! sad huh!

Seriously Though said...

I fasted alchohol last year for two whole months. I was really surprised I could that. And, I slept really, really well during those two months. All good things must come to an end, though.

Belle said...

Good for you Yvonne. It is a great idea to stop or cut down on drinking alcohol. I love beer, but since I started drinking it five years ago I have put on a lot of weight.

I've read quite a few blogs today where people say they are going to quit drinking for a while. I'm doing it too; alcohol just does not go well with fibromyalgia. My legs hurt for days after drinking. I quit for a month before the holidays - but I knew it would be hard at Christmas and New Years. I'm back in the saddle now.

The Frisky Virgin said...

Good for you!!! You can do it! Me, I'm giving up soda. Sigh. This is going to be a heckuva long haul. Soda is my vice.

The Adorkable Ditz said...

Let's just see how well you do with this. I'm sure you can do this, maybe you'll get some Annah status posts when she was near the end of her celibacy! Haha.

http://theadorkableditzmissteps.blogspot.com/

Yvonne said...

Rita - I was wondering where you were? I almost emailed you to make sure you were ok! lol Thanks for the kind words! Don't worry, once you're back 100% health wise, you can resume your works out at the gym!

AG- Haha! Why pickles?

Seriously Though - Thanks for dropping by! Good for you for doing it for two months! That's great! I am looking forward to being more energized and hopefully, sleep better myself!

Belle- Yay! I'm glad you are back on track! You know, I've never liked the taste of beer. It actually makes me sick. lol

FV- I'm a soda addict too! Good luck to you!!! You can do it!!! Go hard or go home!!! :)

Morgan -OMG! I totally forgot about Annah's sex sabbatical! lmao! I will try my best to live up to her standards! tehehehehe

Creatively Sensitive said...

It's been over two years now for me :) Mostly a food allergy thing, though I find I have way more fun at parties now! Really :)