Category Archives: cutting back on alcohol

Well Jim, did you pass your test?

Ah the big test, the Saturday BBQ set within a difficult context. I was going with a plan; count the units, record the drinks on my app, set limits, alternate alcohol with soft drinks. Jim you are marvellous, with a … Continue reading

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One surprise test done, another big one to come.

I now feel well on my way with my moderation journey and I feel quietly optimistic about my prospects. I am clear in my mind that I do NOT want to give up alcohol which means that in order enjoy … Continue reading

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The Origins of My Drinking Habits Number 1 – Childhood

It always seems to go back to childhood. I read a report just yesterday suggesting that things such as stress in childhood can be linked to shortened life expectancy and susceptibility to a range of health conditions in later life. … Continue reading

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Diary Entry – Not counting, just observing

Ok so I had a bad Saturday and Monday so very consciously have had three days without a drink. Blood pressure is down, blah,blah. Of course not drinking everyday results in some health benefits. But I’m not counting days. I … Continue reading

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Hungover on a Tuesday!

4.30 a.m. I wake up after just 4 hours sleep. A fat, bloated sweaty mess. I step into the garden and it’s already light.  Thank goodness for the mornings.  I never drink in the mornings. The light is fantastic. It’s … Continue reading

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Reflections on my out of control drinking yesterday

I wake up this morning to another glorious day. I mention the weather because I’m British and we can count our glorious days on the fingers of one hand, so indulge me.  I’m sitting in the garden writing this having … Continue reading

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I suddenly feel very alone

I’ve blogged before and fairly quickly became part of a blogging community that shared the same interests (education and then retirement).  That felt great. Shared interests, mutual support and useful sources of information and advice.  With this blog however, I … Continue reading

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