Monday, February 05, 2007

Prohibition Time

So inspired by Oprah's fitness guru, Bob Greene, i am abstaining from alchohol for a month. According to Greene, when you are on a healthy diet and trying to increase your metabolism, it's important to keep the body as hydrated as possible. Alchohol doesn't help the cause so it's best to avoid it for a while. So no liquor and that includes beer and wine. And since Feb is the shortest month of the year, i thought i might as well grab the bull by its horns, etc. etc.
Not that i'm an alchoholic, but i was rather worried about how i would survive social situations where if one does not drink, one is not having fun or is gently reminded by friends for being a hopeless old fart. But despite the taunts, I survived the past weekend and drank water at the clubs and avoided the beer on Super Bowl Sunday. It sort of feels like the time i was 14 and wanted to be vegetarian for a while (animal rights, etc.) and miserably failed in that venture after just 10 days. So let's see how long this lasts... it's Day Seven.

3 comments:

Kanika said...

Actually, red wine has medicinal benefits.. one glass a day is good for the heart and all that - so's chocolate - dark chocolate. why water? that's definitely bad for you! go with coke!

Shilpa said...

my dear pregger pal, i don't need to be sold on the medicinal values of wine or chocolate. i'll be happily sipping/eating any given time... just not this month.

Kanika said...

why only a month? soon you'll see the added benefits of waking up without a hangover, watching other people get drunk while you happily sip on water (I still recommend Coke) - don't forget to let them know that they made complete asses of themselves, and, most importantly, using your self-imposed ban on drinking as a great conversation starter!!