I have spent much of the past 17 years of my life in some sort of alcohol-induced fog. Preparing to go out for the night of heavy drinking, drinking heavily during the evening, recovering from the night of heavy drinking. As time has gone on, and I have become....more mature (a fancy term for older)....I have realized that I just can't cope like I used to. When I went to FC I cut booze, for the most part, from my life. Not only does it save calories, and a butt-load of cash - I also don't lose entire days to recovery! Let's face it - the older you get, the longer the healing process becomes. Additional bonus? My friends typically have a sober cab when I am around! Who doesn't love that?
I was somewhat distraught to find an article that claimed that women who have one drink a day gained less weight over a 13 year period, and are 30% less likely to end up overweight or obese. Thirty percent is a pretty big percentage!! What am I cutting out booze for, if it might help make me smaller? Then it dawned on me - - the article stated that you should have one drink per day. One. Who has one?!?!?! I am an all or nothing girl when it comes to my booze. Why bother having a beer or two? It will only make you tired. If you are going to drink - DRINK. Have fourteen! I realized the group for this study would not have included me...ever. In fact, I cannot begin to image who they found that only had one drink per day for 13 years? So I guess I won't let this study get me too wound up.
It is probably for the best. I tend to turn into a bit of a nut-ball when I have had to much to drink. I do the running man, I ramble incessantly and become the authority on a lot of things (I kind of do this when I am sober, too - but I believe it gets worse with booze), I do victory dances ..... wait! Maybe all of this "drunken dancing" could be viewed as a perk to drinking? At least I am burning calories...right?
To drink, or not to drink? That is the question that has been plaguing fat woman since the dawn of time. I guess I will just have to live with: Try not to drink, but when you do - dance your ass off!
So grab yourself a vodka soda, or tequila & water on the rocks (gag), and root for your favorite team. It is football season!! GO VIKES!!
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