Because I get hangovers! I was laying in bed last night at 11 PM with a HANGOVER! Aren’t hangovers suppose to wait until AFTER you try to sleep it off?
I used to be a big drinker (not a coincidence that this coincided with my heavier days). I drank probably 4 – 5 days out of the week when I was in college, and I ALWAYS had more than "a few." I don’t know what your college is/was like, but mine was a pretty big party school and it was just the thing to do. So I did it.
I graduated in 4 years with an A average and a double major, so I don’t academically regret my partying ways (although I could’ve and should’ve majored in something more challenging and thus more lucrative). But, truthfully, I can’t understand how I could LIVE with a 24/7 hangover. I never really thought about what it was doing to my body in the long-term. And I’m sure I severely embarrassed myself more than once. 🙂
Once I moved away from college, I realized that I’d never lose the weight if I maintained my drinking habits. Plus, I hated hangovers to the point that I stopped drinking large quantities with any sort of regularity. Thanks to the wonders of blogging, I know the last time I had more than 2 drinks in 1 night was October 17.
Anywho, this is my long-winded way of saying, that two glasses of wine made me WAY too hungover this AM to go for my planned 6.0 miler. The sun was shining brightly when I walked my dogs around 7 AM, and I was immediately hit by a pain of regret. Oh well! I will get in a dark run tonight and two sunshiney runs this weekend. 🙂
I did treat myself to a wonderful bowl of oatmeal, topping with Trader Joe’s Pecan Praline Granola (courtesy of Melissa from Trying to Heal! She sent it to me all the way from California).
I portioned out 1/4 cup of Pecan Praline Granola— it’s pretty calorie dense!
It was a delicious way to mend my tummy and brain for FRIDAY!!!
I kind of feel like its all "downhill" to the wedding after today!
- Next week: 2 day work week at full-time job (Thanksgiving)
- Week of December 1: 4 day work week, go to NYC for Bacholerette Party
- Week of December 8: Regular 5 day work week
- Week of December 15: Last week of work!
(Due to some forced holiday time off by my company, I end up having FOUR straight weeks off around the wedding/honeymoon. YAYYYYY!!!)
Oh yea… I drank a big cup of coffee to mend my headache. 🙂
What’s your alcohol consumption like? How do you fit it into your healthy lifestyle? NORMALLY, I only have 1 glass of wine or 1 beer about once a week. :) I would never completely abstain because I definitely LOVE a good wine or a yummy brew-hahah.