OK, just one more…Diet Ginger Ale??

:/ Yeah, soooooo…if you follow me on Twitter you know that I did something pretty extraordinary this past weekend. I was planning on posting it in an accomplishments post but putting it out there now for a special reason…
I went this past Friday AND Saturday with NO beer!!!! You heard that right folks….not a drop or even a sip off of Frankie’s. And that was even DURING a basketball game!!!! HOLLA!!

Sunday morning, I just couldn’t believe it. 2 whole days…on the WEEKEND…with no beer. That’s the first weekend in years that I can remember not having a beer or any alcohol at all. Now I wont go ahead and say that I felt like a whole new person or anything, because it’s not like I wake up with a hangover every morning (again…I’m not a drink to get drunk kind of gal). But I will say that I certainly did have a little extra pep in my step!

Midday on Sunday I decided I felt like I was back in control, so I went to Wegman’s and built myself my fancy little craft beer 6 pack. I was a good girl and had 3 of them that day…all tracked! Then on Monday, I had the other 3…all tracked!

Then Tuesday happened….day started out with a crazy migraine that got me worried and scared. I started to feel better as the day went on but I figured a beer or two might help so I went to Wegman’s and built my 6 pack again (the theme this time was Pale Ale). I figured I would have 2 of them….

The 6 pack is gone, along with 3 or 4 of Frankie’s Coors Lights. I lost control. Again.

The bright side of this is that I tracked them all still. I even tracked the Sour Cream & Onion lays I ate & and the cheese and crackers I inhaled as well. Ugh. Not cool people, NOT cool.

So how do I move forward?? How do I break free of this habit I’ve gotten myself back into….

I’m going beer free for 7 days!!

That’s right folks…I am giving up beer and alcohol of any kind for the next 7 days. And since I set a week goal for myself I am going to jump on the awesome #7DayChip bandwagon to help keep me focused and get added support.

It definitely won’t be easy. Especially with Frankie drinking every night (he’s an 8-12 a night kinda guy) and no, he wouldn’t stop drinking with me nor would I want him to. But I’m a strong chick and I know I can do this! I *need* to do this. It has nothing to do with the scale or weight watchers. It has to do with control and wanting to take it back for myself.

As I stated before…I’m a lady who loves her beer and I would never want to give it up completely and that certainly not my goal here. I think giving myself a 7 day cleanse will be great for my body and my mind. And I can only imagine how great that first beer 7 days from now is going to taste.

No need to worry...I wont be changing the name of my blog. ;)

(oh and I promise to stop posting about beer and get some other topics posted...been posting on a whim lately)


  1. you can do it! i went sans alcohol for 14 days b/c i decided to do a detox/cleanse i picked up at whole foods. and really whats the point of paying $30 for a detox if im still drinking?!

    the first Guinness i drank after the 14 days was AMAZING! i decided then and there, no more light beer for me (i dont like it so why should i use the points!?) im just going to drink what i LIKE and track the heck out of it! i find i drink less that way too ;)

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  2. Best of luck. I'm on Day 15 of Lent. I gave up alcohol, too. It's not too tough past the third day, except refrain from designated-driver volunteering. You just end up being the babysitter.

    I cannot wait til my first beer come Easter Sunday!

  3. You can do it Suzi! Just one day at a time!

  4. Great idea! I'm doing the same thing with French baguette and pastry over here... Not to cut anything out permanently but to get out of the habit I'd been in of over splurging on these kinds of things.

    You can totally do it and you'll feel so much better when your 7 days are over! Keep it up! :)

  5. I understand wanting to take back control, you got this woman.

  6. I need to do the same thing. I've been overdoing it with the wine lately, and not because I like the taste of it.

  7. Wow, 8-12 beers a night is a lot. Like alcoholic.

  8. Good luck girl!!! Just remember, keep yourself busy and have something fizzy to drink as a replacement. You can do it and you'll feel so proud of yourself. I think it was easier because my room mate AKA spouse did it with me- but if you put your mind to it, I'm sure you'll succeed! (Emily- Gahendersons@yahoo.com)

  9. Good luck!!! You can do it!!

  10. Be warned! I did 7 days, then 30, and now can have a maximum of THREE alcoholic beverages before I fall over.....but very worth it;)

  11. Suzi...
    All that I can say is AMEN.
    For me, drinking is a great way to unwind, feel a little carefree and just a little bit out of control. I like it and I definitely don;t feel like I drink TOO much.
    At the same time, I do feel that my decision to drink is standing in the way of me accomplishing everything that I want.
    I have spent the last 10 months, busting my ass, trying to create a healthier, happier life for myself. Part of which includes, eating better, working out more, and I have even taken up running again. I love it, and I feel great.
    But I have to say, when I drink, especially on weekend,it is a lot easier to make bad choices, overeating being at the top of the list.
    So over the last month or so, I have been trying to figure out a way to still have the release that I get when I drink, but at the same time not make those unhealthy choices.

    And I have to say, it hasn;t been easy.
    I will of course keep plugging away, and I know eventually I will figure it out. But for now, it is still a bit of an Achilles heel.

    That being said, it is so good to know that someone else is on the same journey that I am.
    Hell, maybe I will try a 7-Day Cleanse to. See how I feel at the end what impact not drinking has on my week.

    Thanks for sharing and keep on keeping on.



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