OK, I am behind on my posts again. There was a time when that meant I was avoiding the blog because I had not been good. Not the case here. Just very busy at work.
Well, the ski vacation went well I would say. First, I only had one beer while skiing over 3 days. As I mentioned during my last blog, that was actually very easy. Skiing with my daughter and some of her same age friends was not conducive to being buzzed. Actually, at this stage in my life, skiing period is does not mix with booze. I enjoyed it much better without it. It was only on the last day, after several hours of skiing that I stopped and had one beer around 12noon while my daughter was in a ski lesson.
That being said, what made this vacation better, from a drinking perspective, was that I did not have my first drink (except that one Saturday) until after 5pm. This is in contrast to vacations where I am on a beach and find it very difficult not to have that first drink immediately after my morning workout, usually around 10am when I first hit the beach. You can figure out where my day used to go from there.
I allotted one liter of vodka for the 4 day trip. Roughly 8 oz a day or 5 drinks a day. Might seem like a lot to some, but not to me on vacation. I would add usually a combo of 3 beer/wine to that for 8 a day. Of course, my wife saw me drink 3 drinks a day.
I fully recognize that 8 drinks a day, 4 days in a row is more than normal and not healthy. However, if you have followed my blog for any length of time, I think you would agree that is an improvement. I was happy with it anyway.
Since coming back from vacation, I have been back in my normal routine. No drinking Mon-Thurs, I bought a 1.75 liter of vodka on 3/1 that I plan to have last the month. This will not be easy as it is a 5 weekend month. I got past the first weekend with what I think was a reasonable amount. The plan is that if I run out, I go without until the beginning of the next month. Of course the risky part of my plan is that I can have as much beer and wine as I want. Although, this plan has not been tested thoroughly yet, I still think it will work as I just don’t drink that much beer or wine. It goes down to slow.