Drytober Diaries – Week 2

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.

Aaaaarghhhhh 🙁


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.






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