Sorry I missed my update last week. The week before last I went over by 2. Easter Sunday is what got me. I thought I planned accordingly, but still went over.
It started with an annual Easter Egg Hunt/picnic for family and friends at 11am. This is not your typical city or recreation Easter Egg Hunt. It is complete with Bloody Mary’s and beer. Then, I cooked dinner for 14 family members at my house. I had 2 drinks at the picnic, then took a couple of hours off, but still ended up having 7 before the day was over. That put me at 17 for the week, 2 over my 15 limit.
Last week I ended up at 15 with 4 dry days. What made it easier was that I had softball practice at 6:30pm on Sunday night. Typically, I would have had a handful of drinks by 6:30 on Sunday night. However, because of softball, I waited until after practice to have a few drinks.
This week I think I will be at or under 15. I went dry Mon and Tues but had a drink last night. Why? Well, I have many excuses. The one I used last night was that I enjoyed a beer to wind down after giving a speech. I gave a speech at 8pm. Speeches always get me nervous, excited, and edgy so I had a beer with dinner when I got home.
Next Monday night I am at the 3rd level of a speech contest. Therefore, I plan to go dry on Sunday so that I am at my best on Monday. This should make it easy to keep within my limits.
One would think that family and job would be enough to not drink, but having things like basketball, softball and speech contest help quite a bit.