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Old 01-06-2016, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by zlhzlh View Post
Hi guys,its day 45 and i am feeling great. I have lost a stone since November ,back to race weight and my skin is clear and eyes are sparkling. My problem is i started a new job and i can just sense they are all very social drinky people, its only a matter of time before there will be an after work party. I have no urge to drink, but dont want to tell everybody why i dont drink, i do however want to be part of the social life ,do i say i dont drink atm,or i am tee total, why do i feel so ashamed not to be drinking?
I agree with others - a simple "No Thanks, I'll have a Pellegrino" should do.

One other bit of advice - think about an exit plan for times when you might feel tempted to drink. Make sure you have easy access to your own transportation to get home. And early on, don't get caught in the trap of being anyone's designated driver...
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