Here's a great idea I just discovered: plan your cleanse for a certain day and then if it makes sense, postpone it another day!
My husband and I were at lunch on a patio yesterday afternoon. It was such a beautiful day and I was having a big glass of white wine and pasta, enjoying a late August patio day for the first time in years (since I usually cleanse all through August) and certainly the last one in August for me this season - that includes wine, anyway.
I explained to the hubs that if I started my cleanse on a Tuesday (today), then I'd be coming off it on a Tuesday which is not only generally an off-night - but also the night of a new class I'm taking next month. So it will be an off-night anyway. We had plenty of wine in the house for another day so it made a lot of sense. I decided to start the cleanse tomorrow (Wednesday) instead. Meaning one whole other day of partying.
I had such a great day yesterday. After lunch - at which I had two glasses of wine - we went shopping. Then last night we had dinner at our favorite Indian restaurant. The meal is actually fine to eat without wine, so we do go there when I'm cleansing - but the spicy food is extra special with wine. So it ended up being such a great day - and I have one more to enjoy.
Tonight it will be spaghetti and meatballs - and red wine. Plenty of it. Then tomorrow, the cleanse will begin ... That's how to turn that frown upside-down. :)