Tuesday, December 18, 2007

That's the Spirit

I really don't know how I'm getting through each day without knowing whether my weight is up or down. How am is supposed to know if I should feel good for being down a pound or depressed 'cause I gained one? My daily mood has almost always been dictated by what the scale, in its cold metal menacing way, told me. It is a bit scary not knowing whether those few cookies or catered lunch did any damage. I'm going to continue my scale avoidance test until the 1st of the year and I hope it will be kind to me when I get back on.

I haven't been able to do any serious workouts this past week but I'm continuing to follow Savy's advice by doing at least 30 minutes each day of some sort of exercise. Unfortunately, I think all the dancing I did at my office *Holiday* party didn't make up for the open bar (we had an amazing bartender with a very heavy hand). I ate very little of the incredible, mouth watering gourmet food by taking pictures and having a blast on the dance floor.

Every year I dread going to the *Holiday* party but who I can't pass up the opportunity for free food, booze, gifts and the chance to get some incriminating photos of my co-workers and bosses. It it always fun to watch the *ssholes try to act human and be nice and there is always the few who appear to have never seen an open bar before. Why do people insist on getting sloppy drunk wasted at office parties when they know they will be totally embarrassed by their drunkin' behavior? I'm not saying people shouldn't have a good time but we're not with our friends or at a frat party. I guess I'm lucky that I know when I've reached my limit and I put down the vodka and start drinking water. There is a lot of pressure to continue drinking but I know if I have one more drink I'll be spinnin' in my bed later that night and I hate that. I wonder why I know when I've reached my alcohol limit but have no shut off limit when I'm binging on sugar.

I had the distinct pleasure of having to drunksit my office mate as she got sick all over the $800/night hotel room. I stayed with her (holding her hair, rubbing her back, getting her changed and reassuring her she was not going to die) until her husband got there to take over (he was not very happy). I didn't want to be there but couldn't leave her in that condition. It was very messy and smelled nasty ... ewww. After I turned over my drunksitting duties I went down to the lobby to find a dozen or so of my colleagues causing a scene. Everyone was swaying, knocking over glasses, and yelling like foul-mouthed drunkin sailors. It was entertaining to watch but I'm glad I won't be ashamed of myself when I go into the office on Tuesday.

Hope you all enjoy your holiday parties but try not to do anything you will regret in the morning. Save your best drunkin moments for your good friends. I did have a bit of a hangover but B and I got up very early to go to VT. We had to meet the insurance guy early Saturday morning so we could ride our snowmobiles on Sunday. I'm so excited we finally have snow on opening day and I've been getting a great workout shoveling too. Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!



  1. I actually don't drink much... I hate the taste of alcohol. Hadn't occurred to me it was saving calories! lol

  2. Kudos for continuing the 30 minute daily walk-it's best to focus on the positive and keep ignoring that scale! A journal may be helpful too-keep track of your positive steps.
    What a terrible environment people put themselves into for these work "parties"-sounds awful! I'm so glad we don't have to deal with that-and to think they "pressure" people into drinking more-what's that about!?-YUCK! At least you seem to have the right attitude of quitting when you're ahead! (Yes, it's too bad the sugar binge doesn't make your head spin when you go to bed!LOL!) Keep up the good work!

  3. oh boy! that does not sound like a good experience. luckily my office xmas parties are not like that. my boyfriend's office xmas party gets like that sometimes and I just cant understand why people need to act like that. Whether its a time to let loose or not, people remember it year round and its not professional.

  4. Wow, what a holiday party! (you ought to video tape it next time, and show it to them all.)

  5. Hey MB, how did the snow mobiling go? I've never been and it looks so fun!! I totally know what you mean about being able to know my alcohol limit, but my sugar limit is another story. I only know I've gone too far when it's too late and I begin to feel miserable. Wouldn't it be nice if we could have some sort of sensor or meter that would proclaim "Stop now, you've reached your limit"? Sigh... :)


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