It is soooooo much easier to do no-wine at home. But this is probably because I have now laid down a lot of reinforcement for the neural pathways of coming home after work and doing something- anything- reading, cleaning, making stuff- and NOT going to the fridge to pour a glass of wine.
I contrast this with how hard it was while in South Beach. But then I count. 3 nights in South Beach out of 79 now without wine. and a week in New Orleans. so about 10 days of this nearly 80 having no-wine in a place other than home, vs. about 70 days at home doing no-wine.
As I see it, that means I need another 70 days of travel/vacation tout de suite in order to lay down the appropriate no-wine-on-vacation neural pathways. This makes sense, doesn't it?
Buenos Aires? Kyoto? Mumbai? Copenhagen? Auckland? The Canary Islands? All on my travel bucket list- what a great fantasy! Especially on a cold winter day!
However, back to seriousness- this definitely demonstrates to me what many have told me but I wasn't sure I believed: It does get easier to resist wine the more often I have done it. That is encouraging!