Still Going Strong!

So dear readers it is now Day 8!! Yes, DAY 8!!! Trust me when I say that this is a really big thing for me. Eight days without a drop of alcohol poisoning my system is the longest booze free period that I have had in almost 10 years. I thought I would list some of the benefits that I am already seeing after what is, after all, only a short period in the scheme of things.

  1. Money!! Yes money!! My sober today app tells me that I have already saved £180 already!! That is fucking insane. I could weep for the amount of money that has been wasted on that vile shit that we call ‘having a cheeky beer’
  2. Sleep – after a couple of days my sleep settled down and I am having the best sleep that I have had in bloody years!
  3. Freedom – This is probably the most important of all. No longer is my life being controlled by when I can poison myself next. I was talking to my darling wife yesterday and telling her about a time when we were in the supermarket on a Sunday. We were food shopping and she was spending longer than I deemed reasonable to choose an item. All I could think was ‘this is my drinking time that you’re wasting!’ What a selfish bastard I was being. Honestly friends that is not the person that I really am. This is what I made myself into.
  4. Memory – do you know what I can actually remember the plot of programmes on TV from one night to the next. Makes it so much more enjoyable actually knowing what the fuck is going on 🙂
  5. Weight – And just as a side benefit I have lost nearly 5lbs this week which is nearly 2.5kgs for my European friends.
So I’m now looking forward to the weekend with extra oommpphh (is that even a word)
Until next time
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Onwards and Upwards!!
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Its now Day 4!

Well dear friends I’m now on day 4, who’d have thought it eh? So far it hasn’t been too much of a struggle. I’ve had to keep reminding myself that I just don’t drink anymore. Deep down I know that I really don’t want to poison myself with ethanol anymore but the culture has been so ingrained in my life over the last 20 odd years that it’s felt somewhat odd. I have today ordered ‘This Naked Mind’ by Annie Grace and will let you know my thoughts in due course. It has had some great reviews. I really want to understand more about the brain and how we can change our perceptions.

Only really had two physical symptoms so far. One has been tiredness. I am absolutely knackered at 8pm and can hardly keep my eyes open. Even as I write this at 3.10pm I am yawning! What the fuck have I done to my body over recent years? I know that I just need to rest and let my body recuperate. Easier said than done when you are ‘between jobs’ Second, and one that I wasn’t expecting is flatulence. Yes, readers, I can’t stop farting!!! My poor wife really has a lot to put up with. I’ve bought some pro biotic yoghurt which may help to sort out my digestion. If anyone has any ideas on this, they would be welcome.

Also, on the advice of another non-drinker I have downloaded an app called ‘sober today’ Can you believe that I have already saved £56.39 as I type this. FFS this brings things into perspective doesn’t it?

So anyway until next time, onwards and upwards!

Here we go!

So dear friends, I am now officially a non drinker! There, I’ve said it and it sounds so fucking good. I have finally broken free of the trap that I have been in for the last 35 years. As I sit here sipping a lovely cup of coffee I know that I have no need or desire to ever drink alcohol again. This truly is the beginning of the rest of my life. I am sure that there will be some bloody difficult times ahead but drinking alcohol will only make things worse, of that I am sure.

Now I need to fill the gap that booze has left. I need things to do to fill my time. I have decided to look into starting singing again with the local choral society so we will see how that goes.

I would just like to thank Craig Beck, Jason Vale and Kevin O Hara for all their wise words. I’m now off to order ‘This Naked Mind’ by Annie something or other to try and carry on my education.

Until next time, hope you all have a fantastic new year and as Kevin O Hara says ‘onwards and upwards’

See ya soon!!!