I did it!

It’s been a while since I wrote about booze and my no drinking journey. If you have been following my journey you will know that after 3 months I was considering drinking again. It was always my aim to not drink for 3 months but then i felt so great and I was loving theContinue reading “I did it!”

Myth busting

You can’t have a good time without a drink! You are boring without alcohol. Drinking makes you cool. Alcohol is not a drug because it legal. All the above I believed. Why wouldn’t I? It is ingrained in us from an early age that when we get older we should drink alcohol, it’s what makesContinue reading “Myth busting”

Having a wobble at Christmas time

I’ve felt a little off in my mood the last few days and I’ve thought about having a drink a couple of times. I then feel disappointed for wanting to drink. I can’t put my finger on what’s wrong with me. My parents are here visiting Australia for the first time from the UK. WeContinue reading “Having a wobble at Christmas time”

Judgement – part 2

I listened to a great podcast today, it was with the one year no beer founder and Dr Rangen Chatterjee. It was about his journey, I love to hear peoples journey’s to no alcohol, it really spurs me on and inspired me. They talked a little about the peer pressure of drinking. How many timesContinue reading “Judgement – part 2”

Just have one drink now and again!

When you tell people you are not drinking alcohol anymore they either say Oh you don’t drink that much do you or why don’t you just cut down?!! I wish I could just cut down! Can you imagine going to a free drinks party and only have one or two. Or a house party, takingContinue reading “Just have one drink now and again!”

Dealing with life without turning to the bottle

I’ve been quiet this week and not posting so much. The last few weeks have been all about not drinking and trying to be healthier. This week Some life stuff happened out of the ordinary. I had an incident with my daughter that I had to deal with, it’s the biggest parenting thing I haveContinue reading “Dealing with life without turning to the bottle”

Sense of Purpose

I’m now sober a day short of 3 weeks and I’m feeling great mentally. My mood is so much better and even though my sleep is still not as good as I would like it to be I am far less irritable than I can ever remember being. I started thinking about the reasons forContinue reading “Sense of Purpose”

What to drink?

Something I have struggled with is a drink replacement. I’m lucky that I love water but it’s not really that appealing is it?! Aside from wine though I’ve always drank water as I’m not keen on sugar drinks like coke or lemonade, I just don’t like the taste including the diet versions. Also being theContinue reading “What to drink?”