Boredom leads to drinking..

Friday, October 02, 2009

Last night I was hoping to see my boyfriend as he was out of town all day Wednesday visiting a friend. He ended up having friends over and then going to bed pretty early and I was disappointed by not getting to hang out with him. I did my workout last night which was AMAZING- doing the stair climber. But then after my super healthy dinner and watching a movie at the house with my sister, I noticed I had left my book at work. Another disappointment because I can entertain myself for hours by reading. Then the boredom crept in. I started texting my friends to see what they were doing. I started thinking about going out to the bar or over to a friend's house with a case of beer.. I wanted to socialize and for some reason booze is how I socialize. Then I texted my best friend Bernadette. I am so thankful for her friendship. She told me that I do not need to drink with work today and that I should instead stay in and enjoy the extra sleep. And that's what I did. Thanks to some support from a good friend, I made it through a night of boredom without booze. That is a big step for me as I have an issue with drinking solely out of boredom weeknights. I believe I am now going to be able to make it to a whole week without a single drink. Wow. Sounds bad but it is a big step for me, and I feel good about it.
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    Great job!
    4072 days ago
    Congrats to you and kudos to your friend!! Woohoo! I try to limit my drinking to the Fri & Sat. I'm a beer LOVER .. and that's a hard thing ... but just incorporate what you want to drink in you intake .. 1 or 2 a night for 1 - 2 nights is not that bad .. no drinking a 6 pack tho!! lol
    4072 days ago
  • KGD1111
    Great !
    4072 days ago
  • NHGRL68
    That's GREAT that you were able to talk with your friend about drinking and she was able to talk you out of it. You did GREAT!!! It sounds like you are learning and trying to change what you are doing. You can do this! Keep up the GREAT work!
    4072 days ago
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    That is great ! ! I am the same way.... I am trying to learn I can hang out with friends and NOT drink! I am rarely bored, but I do the same thing!

    Great JOB ! emoticon
    4072 days ago
    awesome. we all have our little things.. don't worry. that's a big step. congrats!
    4073 days ago
    I realized I should try to read multiple books at a time so that the next time that this happens, I can just pick up another one. :) Thanks for the support!
    4073 days ago
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    Congrats for you!! Alcohol will sabotage your diet!
    4073 days ago
    You have an amazing friend! At lease you know it is an issue for you so now you can work on it. I also can distract myself for hours with a book. I always have a few going!
    4073 days ago
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