My Year Off Part Two Alcohol

My Year Off Part Two Alcohol

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My Year Off – Part Two Alcohol

Hey there you unbelievers, I did it!⁣⁣

Well almost, I did cheat twice, with a total of three glasses of red wine (450ml).⁣⁣

The month started three days before the 1st of February though so perhaps it evens out somehow? What do you think?⁣⁣

First week was easy, It was only when I got home on Saturday afternoon that I had a pang for a glass but it dissipated after 10minutes and I was fine. Saw a show at fringe and I drove home, (can totally get used to the driving thing).⁣⁣

Second week is where I fell down. We went to Elizabeth Quay before going to Boorna Waanginy at Kings Park. It was so beautiful at night that I had one glass of Sangiovese with my hubby whilst sitting at The Reveley. Honestly, I didn’t even enjoy it or finish the glass.⁣⁣

The next night I had 2 glasses at home which I thoroughly enjoyed. That is until the after taste kicked in and I just felt exhausted and wanted to sleep.⁣⁣

Third weekend I simply didn’t miss it at all. We went to Dali At Night for Fringe and out to dinner with friends. They were all drinking and I had a fab time on my soda water.⁣⁣

Fourth weekend was same as the third, happy with my soda water and lime juice.⁣⁣

Conclusion is that my relationship with alcohol has changed forever.

The bonus’s are:⁣⁣

⁣⁣- more energy⁣⁣

– less headaches⁣⁣

⁣⁣- sleep is soooo much better⁣⁣

⁣⁣- the bags under my eyes are smaller⁣⁣

⁣⁣- there is more money than usual in my spending account

⁣⁣- my Carpal Tunnel syndrome is no where near as bad because of reduced inflammation.⁣⁣

⁣⁣- The amount of energy I have at the end of the week feels amazing, instead of dying in a heap on a Saturday night.⁣⁣

– With all this extra energy, I’ve been exercising and can actually see a hint of a muscle ?⁣⁣

⁣The negatives:⁣⁣

Hmmm, crickets…⁣  ?

⁣I also read a fabulous book called The Naked Mind, Control Alcohol, written by Annie Grace.⁣⁣

⁣This is a book I highly recommend, even if you don’t think you have an issue with alcohol. ⁣⁣

⁣It shines the light from a different angle.⁣⁣

Am I giving up grog forever?⁣⁣

⁣⁣No, not for now anyway but I have to say that this month has had a huge impact on almost every area of my life and I’m super proud of myself.⁣⁣


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