Posted on | March 2, 2012 | 2 Comments
Well I made it… 29 booze free days in February. I must admit, there were some tough days, I may or may not have craved beer for breakfast on the last saturday – but I stayed strong and not a drop of alcohol passed my lips. I even managed to easily stay sober at networking events with free flow wine and beer (the trick is to look like you’re drinking – a wine glass filled with lime cordial and water was perfect)
As well as being proud of my efforts I’m happy to report that I feel very healthy and fit, have loads more energy, not tired at all, better concentration, I feel strangely clean and clear (I can’t explain it other than I feel really detoxed) and I also get so much more done at work and home.
AND…. I’ve saved about $600. In the months of December and January where there are lots of celebrations happening, we were drinking about 5 days per week, 3 drinks per day. Therefore, considering drinking out in Singapore is quite expensive ($10 average per drink), we were spending about $600 each month. AND ALSO – in 29 days i’ve dropped 3.3kg. My clothes feel better and on a whole I just feel really great. How is that possible? Considering that an average drink has about 120 calories in. 3 drinks = 360 calories per day. All you have to do to drop 1/2kg each week is remove 300 calories per day from your diets. So it’s very simple. Stop drinking those calories and weight loss occurs! It truly goes to show that a few casual drinks here and there does make a difference to your waistline.
It’s been a win – win situation all around.
Would I do it again – ABSOLUTELY! It’s quite an easy sacrifice considering the outcome.
Now where to from here: Well… alot less booze. No drinking during the week – only 1 day during the weekend (which is actually like my normal life before the crazy holiday season occurred – this was just the kick starter for the year). And i’ll always remember this feeling of feeling fit, healthy and light to keep me motivated.