I am going out with the boys tomorrow to wet my freinds babies head.
The drink will Flow heavily and i dont know whether to drink or not i don't want to be miserable and sit sober all night but on the other hand i have done so well with losing weight and i am proud of myself and starting t enjoy my reflection i dont want to put myself back put and i know if i have one i will have many
This is purely what I would do and what works for me: I'd go out for this special occasion and enjoy myself without going overboard.
Have a couple of drinks or so - just drink slowly and don't chuck them back. Also remember that if you've drastically cut down alcohol consumption, it may mean that it hits you a bit harder - so take care.
Also take into consideration that your body has been through a pretty big change in a short period of time too.
So, (I'd) go out and have fun :-)
Back on track again the next day...
First, I just gotta say I have no idea what "to wet my freinds babies head" that means. LOL! I'm going to chalk it up to being old and not knowing the current slang... ;)
Anyways, this is what I do. Before I go out, I have a large (16oz) glass of water. This prevents me from arriving at a bar and actually being thirsty which results in drinking the first beer (or whatever, but I'm going to assume beer) too quickly. Then I order a beer and I sip it and PUT IT DOWN in between sips (if possible - obviously need a bar/table for that). Though I don't time myself, I try to make 1 16oz glass of beer last about an hour. Then I order a glass of water and do the same thing. Then another beer and keep alternating. Now I'm not usually out for a night more than 6 hours so I can usually stick to 2-3 beers in a night this way. The problem you might have, seeing that you look younger in your pic, is what your friends will say about this AND/OR if you can be regimented in this way. I have to keep myself to 3 beers or less because even at the third I start to lose any sense of self-control and can easily be convinced to have more. But it also helps that I'm at an age that I don't have friends that even notice if I'm drinking or not. They don't care.
to the wet the babies head is an english expression and it is just a lads night out with a new dad.
@Claire314 i appreciate your advice but i dont think there is anyway i could do that
Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought you were going out to celebrate a baby's baptism or something like that. And I thought I was pretty well versed on English idioms...guess not.
Honestly, drinking a glass of water between each alcoholic beverage really works. A great deal of the weight that we gain after a night of binge drinking in water retention. Your body will be better equipped to deal with the alcohol if you drink a glass of water with each pint. And it keeps you from getting completely and totally plastered beyond the point of consciousness.
Unless that's what you're going for...
The biggest problem with alcohol for me (besides the empty calories) is that it causes me to make some dumb decisions with food. Sure I might think that I'm going to have just a few chips and order the healthiest thing at the Mexican restaurant, but after a couple of margaritas...its like "Calories? What are those? I'll have the double fried extra cheese extra sour cream chimichanga please and two more sugary margaritas! Dessert? Why yes, that sounds like a lovely idea! And bring more chips! The last three baskets were not enough"
Just speaking from an all too recent experience....
I guess i could try a glass of water between pints. But i know what you mean with food when i did ww years ago i used to save up points for drinking on the weeknd and always managed to go home with a kebab
It's just one night.
Go out and have fun! Your body needs a "shock" to the system every once in a while anyways.
We can all still enjoy the things we used before we lost weight. So what if you get a kebab afterwards? You'll just get back on track the next day and that'll be it. Don't dwell on it!
What's wrong with staying sober? I stopped drinking decades ago and I don't miss it. I have more fun now.
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