Monday 10th October 2016 – Alcohol Free
Yawn! Monday’s are easy. Literally no temptation for alcohol after a weekend, but I’m not going to count my chickens so early into the game. I nonetheless have a sneaking suspicion that this is going to be alot harder than I anticipated.
Tuesday 11th October 2016 – Alcohol Free
Easy day. No cravings. Respite. Phew!
Wednesday 12th October 2016 – Alcohol Free
Private work night and didn’t get home until 9.15pm. I’m so tired, I can barely put the kettle on let alone think about opening a bottle. To be fair, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday’s aren’t massively full of temptation. the will starts weakening from tomorrow evening. We’re not even half way through the month.
Thursday 13th October 2016 – Alcohol Free
Day off work tomorrow for my aunts funeral, so travelling down to mums tonight. I’m so tired, I have to hit the sack for an hour before travelling down – finally getting to mums around 9pm. I don’t feel like alcohol tonight….something must be wrong! I think I’m just too tired and have an early rise tomorrow, so don’t want a headache to get up to. Early night after a cup of Twinings: Ginger and Lemon. I dare say, I’m getting used to this.
Friday 14th October 2016 – Alcohol Free
Funeral. It’s been a long and emotional day and we’re finally at the wake. There’s a bottle of Rose in front of me and a free bar going begging. I’m drinking non-alcoholic ginger beer and not missing my wine at all. The thought flickers through my head that I could take the bottle home…. Coming back to my senses, I drink water and ginger beer and finish my meal quite satisfied. Fingers crossed this is all getting a bit easier, but I am aware of the fact that not many people seem to be drinking anyway. The test is going to be when I am out with friends and then Halloween is coming up with a weekend of socials. Think I’ll have to cross that bridge when I come to it.
Saturday 15th October 2016 – Alcohol Free
I get up this morning and notice my skin is looking far more dewy than befits a 50 year old! Actually DEWY looking! I also don’t have any spots which is a rarity these days. Feeling good. Can you believe it? Saturday night in front of the tv with mum and no alcohol. I have a 2 litre bottle of water with me and a couple of chocolate bars. I feel like I’m beginning to compensate with chocolate and crisps so I think I’ll have to get a grip where that’s concerned. I’m not mithering over it though – completely different to last weekend.
Sunday 16th October 2016 – Alcohol Free!
Well I’m feeling so pleased with myself right now. A weekend away and nothing illicit passed my lips. I have to say, I think I’m getting over the worst. Mum commented on my complexion and even said I looked ‘radiant.’ I think that’s going a little too far – unless it looked like a piece of tanned hide before and everyone was too polite to say! Still, considering I thought my skin looked pretty kick-ass yesterday, there must be something going on.
I’ve also noted my cellulite is diminishing – and that, my dears, is a very welcome consequence of this sacrifice. My wine belly is also a smidgen flatter…I think. Maybe I’m in too much of a euphoric state to see straight, but I think so.
I’m feeling pretty damn happy with myself right now.