So, one week into ‘operation quit drinking ‘ phase 2. And i’m Feeling very mixed. I feel determined, confused, apprehensive and a bit sad. I feel different emotions every hour or so, with varying degrees of extremity. Like my mind is yet to settle and become content. In fact, come to think about it, I … Continue reading Recovery – week 1. Emotional management
So the question is, can I still call this blog ‘Matts beerfreeyear!?’ As I mentioned in my previous blog, I have a new paradigm now. I am practicing moderation. I feel good about it. I feel freer than before I started the year, and freer than the last few months. My urge to drink Thursday, … Continue reading A new paradigm!
Well, how do I say this? I failed. I didn’t complete the year. I came hurtling off the track... And landed face down in a big dollop of humble pie! Where do I start? It’s been a while since my last blog. So much has happened, or hasn’t happened as it turns out is the case. … Continue reading The middle way 🙂
Ding ding, round 2! Today is the '2nd round' of the year. I've had a good rest in between jobs, I've had a great family holiday to Crete (alcohol free of course). And now I'm on my 2nd day of the new job. And I feel very very good. I feel like I'm starting afresh. … Continue reading Refreshed, renewed and ready to go 🙂
Week 14 body composition stats below: So even though there hasn't been any improvement in any areas, this is the most pleasing update for me! That is because I feel like my momentum with diet and exercise has hit a brick wall over the last two weeks. Easter happened, and that brought with it a … Continue reading 14 weeks sober. How much better can life get!?
I've been thinking about this question for a while recently, often whilst aimlessly scrolling through my facebook feed for the 40th time in the day. About 2 years ago I had had enough. I plucked up the 'courage' and deleted Facebook. I survived. I found other things to fill my spare, lazy attention. I became … Continue reading Does Facebook kill human motivation?
Do you ever start some new adventure, or regime with gusto and then slowly it grinds to a halt? Or you reach a point about 2/3 months later and then check back in and think 'what's just happened, where did that time go?, how have we got to the 16th March already!' Like you've been … Continue reading What happened when I switched off Autopilot and had a look at how far I’d travelled?
Taking a few steps back for a running jump to the next phase..
A poem about why things changed.
The sugar binge on milkshake!