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7/28/09 11:27 A

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Being DD is such a great idea!!! We had a girls night out a few weeks ago. I volunteered. I had free waters and diet coke all night at the bars. At the end of the night my friends bought me a snack (I didn't ask). All night I was told how awesome I was for doing that...(the compliments got more dramatic the later into the night! LOL. The only hard part is having to stay according to everyone's schedule. I was ready to call it a night around 12:30- 1:00am. They were not.



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7/28/09 11:20 A

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I have the EXACT same problem! So far, I've my weekends have not gone so well. I too, have used the beer bottle trick and no one notices its the same drink all night. Also, I get a cup and drink water from it instead of a mixed drink. Usually no one notices. I find that its much easier to pretend than to say "I'm not drinking" otherwise I get grief from my friends.

Last weekend, I decided I wanted to drink with my friends since I havent for several weeks. The next day, I was not hungover, but I just felt awful. I had no energy and I could tell a HUGE difference. That alone is a good reason for me not to want to drink.

Right now, I don't have the money to go out with my friends on weekends, so I think I'm going to just start offering to DD. I think my friends will appreciate it and I won't have to make up excuses for not drinking.

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." --Ralph Waldo Emerson


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7/28/09 11:05 A

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Hi, This past weekend I was at a BBQ and when they asked me what I wanted to drink I just said water and was drinking from a bottle of water. At some point the comment was past that I was more fun when I drink with them. My husband just smiled because I usually don't drink that much when I am out. Only once did I ever really drink when I was with them.

This is the trick, first off I don't drink beer so it may be easier for me. I always have my water in a glass that I would mix my drinks in, no one is the wiser to it. I also make sure I am the one who says I'm getting a drink anyone else need one. This way you are getting what you want to drink. When out and someone has to drive I just state I am the DD so I can't drink tonight, no one has ever given me grieve about that.

As far as eating I just monitor what I eat, and stay away from the food. Everything in moderation. I will also eat before I head off to the party so I am not hungry. This last BBQ it was easy because the party was next door. I just disappeared home ate something and came back, my husband just laughed at me, but noone but him knew that I was doing that.

Hope this helps and you need to stay strong. Remember you can be a social butterfly and still be healthy

Lizzy

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7/28/09 11:05 A

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I have the same problem!

This last weekend was the first time I felt like I conquered it!!

What we do is be active on the weekend with our friends. One thing that does is keeps us from drinking/eating too much. Then I do eat more....since I'm active I need more calories. Then I plan it out (including drinks). I leave about 500 calories for flex so if I want some chips I can. Then I count out my chips and put them on my plate. Oh and I bring SOBE lifewaters and drink them as much as possible so I only have 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks.




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QTPIEJJC Posts: 84
7/28/09 10:49 A

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Hi! I'm 24 years old and looking to lose 10 pounds as my first goal and then a total of 25 if I am successful. I signed up on this site awhile ago but never really used the full site. So now I'm back and attempting to become an active member of the spark community.

The weekends are the hardest. I'm a social butterfly and love to be out and about with friends. I find that it can be socially inhibiting when you don't want to drink or chow down with your friends. I know some tricks at this point...I just hold on to a beer and no one knows that it's the same one the whole night, I bring low fat hot dogs as a contribution to the bbq food, etc. etc. My problem is that sometimes it just feels exhausting having to find ways to stick to my diet without offending people or feeling socially removed. This is when I tend to give in - when I just want to feel like everyone else and do whate everyone else is doing. Does anyone else feel that way?

I joined this group in hopes of getting more suggestions and support to make it through my weekends without giving up my social life :)

I'd love to have some weekend support buddies! Thanks!

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