Anyone else fall off the wagon for New Years Eve... and not feel bad about it at all?

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Created January 01, 2013 at 6:34 AM

Day started off pretty paleo, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner... then quickly fell apart once we got to the bar where the nye party was held.

Visiting a good buddy of mine in New York.. a great time was had by all... and I don't feel bad about it!



on January 01, 2013
at 08:49 AM

I saw 3 people vomit today



on January 01, 2013
at 07:07 AM

Alcohol has a way of suppressing guilt-induced thought.

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on January 01, 2013
at 09:41 AM

I fell off the wagon. But I also shared something with a friend (with the help of some drinks) that has been tormenting me for a long time. We both talked about darker moments in our lives, and hopes for the new year. We danced together, hugged numerous times and then at the end, he walked me home in the snow with the only hat he had--a hat with pandas on it. It was cute.

So yes, I fell off the wagon...and no regrets. I rarely drink, maybe a few times a year. This was worth every second of it, because I know that while alcohol is not healthy, it does help me feel more comfortable sharing things that are hard to talk about.

I was going to stay home alone because I had eaten very healthily, had a good workout etc. but this was a moment that just started off the year right.



on January 01, 2013
at 07:24 AM

Home alone. No wagon, no fall off, no bad feelings.YMMV


on January 01, 2013
at 02:06 PM

yep, fell off the wagon big time. main meal was fine, but mince pie cheesecake deinitely not fine. At least a bottle of wine also not fine. Going to bed at 3, not fine.

But no regrets. It's great to spend time with close friends. I'll be alright by tomorrow and given how well I eat outside of Feast Days, I generally recover much quicker than I used to.

HNY everyone


on January 01, 2013
at 08:07 PM

This is so inspiring!! I'm a long time localvore, clean eater but the true Paleo regimen is new to me. Seeing how positive and reaffirming you all are tells me that you have happy brains and happy hearts; the true testament to any lifestyle's worth!!

These well wishes and this support you offer each other, along with the kickass coconut oil mayo I made for my shrimp and avocado salad today, tells me I'm in the right place!!! <3



on January 01, 2013
at 05:04 PM

I decided ahead of time that I was going to eat junk food. First time home for Christmas in a decade. I didn't eat any wheat, but I knew I was going to have lots of chocolate and booze. I don't feel guilty, but I sure do feel bad: stomachache, zits and nausea, all of my own doing. Gawd, I won't be doing that again...til next year.


on January 01, 2013
at 05:02 PM

Yes - 3 brown butter cookies with frosting and they were everything I hoped they'd be. I'm still alive.

My friends looked at me like I might explode but I did not. I felt a little bad for putting them through the trouble of preparing other gluten free food and then not going into anaphylactic shock.



on January 01, 2013
at 04:53 PM

Had cookies and kraut....figure its a wash. I don't get gut issues when I eat gluten or anything though.


on January 01, 2013
at 01:44 PM

After having a regular Paleo day, I had a glass of wine and a few chips. I had planned on REALLY falling off the wagon but the chips made my tummy feel so yucky that it stopped me from eating anymore. And, my paleo eating all day long kept me from feeling hungry! I'll probably have a few treats today (just because they are in the house) but then I'll clean up my act!! Happy New Year everyone :)



on January 01, 2013
at 05:39 PM

Sort of, but I don't beat myself up about it. Guinness & some cinnamon rolls at midnight were my cheats for the day. Plus I got to spend time with some e-friends in Tinychat, one of whom has been on his own, alone in a new city with no friends, for the next six months until his wife can join him. We drank on cam and wished each other happy new year's and let everyone else know how grateful we were for each other.

It was a good time, laid-back, and we all had a good laugh at our one friend who passed out drunk on the couch next to her husband and let her laptop cam be taken over by her neighbors :)


on January 01, 2013
at 05:18 PM

I fell off big time...in fact i double back flipped with two half turns, my diet over the festive period has been disgusting & i'm suffering for it! Do i feel bad?? hell no, i don't give a sh*t!! it would be foolish for me to worry as stress causes ill health. Back on the wagon as of tomorrow! happy new year Guys!!



on January 01, 2013
at 05:03 PM

Had some chocolates and two slices of my favorite pie. My stomach reacted better than I thought it would. I don't feel bad about it - after all, it all was last year! :)

I am very determined to eat "clean" this year. I know I will.



on January 02, 2013
at 03:10 PM

If you don't feel bad about it, then did you actually fall off the wagon?

This isn't a trick question or a criticism. If you enjoy eating non-paleo type foods and getting drunk out of your gourd every so often, then "the wagon" you are on is simply not a 100% paleo one. :-)

There you go: your activities are justified and guilt diverted!



on January 02, 2013
at 02:03 PM

Had a slice if pizza(homemade, store bought can suck it) and 1 battered chicken wing, a xmas cookie, and 2 beer. Gut acted up right away. definitely remembered why I gave that stuff up the next morning. Was stuck on the can passing blood! SO...let's not do that again, ok self?


on January 02, 2013
at 03:11 AM

I fell too. But now is time to get back on the right track. The worst part is my fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis is acting up again. I had been feeling great since starting paleo in August, but now am reminded of how bad I felt all the time before.


on January 02, 2013
at 03:04 AM

I was getting over a miserable stomach bug for NYE, so I was on the uber no-paleo lemon water-and-coke diet, and today the stomach bug is gone. No guilt, but I would never do it if I was well (and I hope to never do it again).


on January 02, 2013
at 02:46 AM

oh yeah. what wagon? 3 cookies, endless chips, a few chocolates w/ caramel, some of those disgusting 'lil smokies', beer, and lots of 2nd hand smoke. gah. horrible. back on the wagon today.



on January 02, 2013
at 01:54 AM

I was good for new years. But I did have a slice of pie at Christmas dinner. It made my girlfriends grandmother happy, as she made it from scratch (i think she bought the crust, but made the filling). Had minor digestive complaints the next day, but it was worth it.



on January 01, 2013
at 10:08 PM

nah but it was a hard night all together. i took some digestive enzymes before bed for my biofilm problem and my stomach was killing me. i didn't sleep at all during the night and just used a heating pad. then at 5 am, i get a call from my sister saying she's in a hospital in another state with her boyfriend because they got beat up by their drunk ass friends. talk about a happy new years.

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