So much for the resolution

May 11, 2012

I didn’t do too badly on Tuesday on the eating front and even got to the gym in the evening. Wednesday during the day I resisted the temptation to eat a huge baguette for lunch and opted for a miserable salad. However, the moment I arrived at Automat in Dover Street I knew there was going to be no holding back. I mean, who can resist a cool, dark American Diner serving hamburgers, fries, mayonnaise, pecan pie and wine? Copious wine. Well, not me certainly. And the wine flowed as freely as the conversation. Four of us who met whilst working in a great, fun and productive team years ago and have kept socialising ever since. Usually with another member of the posse, but she was away on hols. It’s so invigorating when you work in a great team. We all worked hard but didn’t take ourselves too seriously. We all helped each other and kept each other sane. It was a real team – greater than the sum of its parts. Harnessed and driven by an excellent leader who provided clear common goals and was very much a physical presence. Leaders make such a difference. I differentiate them from managers. There are plenty of managers but fewer real leaders of teams.

And the next day there was a flurry of texts and emails on how groggy some were feeling. When I suggested that they must have drunk some of my share becuase I felt fine, there was a resounding rebuttal and agreement that the reason for that would be my higher tolerance and certainly not my lower consumption. Ho hum.


4 Responses to “So much for the resolution”

  1. Janet Says:

    Yes, that’s why I retired..I knew there could be no topping that team! x

  2. Anonymous Says:

    And to think, Julie, that we were brought up to live our lives according to the tenets of the ‘protestant work ethic’ and to eschew time-wasting pursuits such as drinking!!!

  3. Theresa Says:

    Come on girl its the alcohol, you will have to give it up. I did two weeks mind you i did not lose any weight as I replaced it with ice cream!!! The trouble is when you feel shabby the only way out is carbs the next day. Maybe life is too short to diet, as I left this morning I made sure the fizz was in the fridge. Your trouble is you’re too sociable but hey if thats all thats wrong who gives a s…t. Won’t see you tomorrow as off to Grand Designs, do plan on going Monday night tho to wach Dean’s bum as I lollop around the studio.
    xxxxx Theresa

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