So I started the NHS 12 week weight loss plan on Tuesday. I was doing really well: was just under my calories every day and felt really motivated with the achievement. However, Friday I went on a work outing. I ended up drinking in excess of my daily calorie limit, and in fact counteracting all of the calories I had saved during the week - more or less to the exact calorie. So that's really disappointing and I'm not really sure where to go from here.
Im not really a drinker-hate the taste of alcohol - but I do go on the odd night out, maybe once or twice a month, just to be sociable. I'd find it quite hard to go out and not have alcohol as I am quite shy and, to be frank, I do have a lot of fun when I'm drunk which helps with anxiety and stress levels. But I know you can't have you cake and eat it. So is it worth it? What do people think how do you trade off being slim and physically healthy with the social aspect of nights out?
I drink cocktails and try to choose the least calorific ones. The only other alcohol I can bear the taste of is Malibu but the coke affects my sleep (I suffer with occasional insomnia).
Any opinions, thought, advice would be appreciated. To be honest, I feel pretty gutted knowing that after a few week, I've achieved nothing!