How much damage can 20 years of binge drinking do to a body? To a mind? I know the liver takes the brunt of the abuse over the years. And that it has phenomenal powers of recovery. But what about the brain? What about the mind? What about injuries sustained whilst drinking? I once woke … Continue reading The damage of binge drinking.
As this year has progressed, there have been expected milestones. Certain markers of progress. Challenges to measure the success of the beer free year by. An all inclusive holiday in Crete is definitely one of those markers. At the start of the year I would never have thought that I could go on holiday alcohol … Continue reading Does alcohol enhance a holiday?
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?
It was Mother's Day yesterday. I managed to get us in to an Italian restaurant for some food. Me, Ruth and Harrison. The restaurant was nice, the walls were surrounded by antipasti, expensive 30yr old balsamic vinegar and wine. Lots and lots of wine. I had the urge. See I would have liked a glass … Continue reading Italian cup of tea, who knew!?
A poem about the struggle of quitting drinking.
Week 1 complete!
Slip and slide enjoy the ride? no place to hide i must confide. A beer free year? I had no idea Bring 2019 here so I can open a beer. Or not .....
Challenge 1 overcome! I'm sat here on a Saturday night blogging. Never thought i'd find myself saying that! Anyway, Today was the day i thought would be the biggest challenge. I went to watch Man City vs Burnley. Away days in the FA cup! This day was potentially loaded with neurological associations. Years and years … Continue reading A new perspective on Football!
Day 4 Feeling good(ish). But apprehensive. Very mixed still. I had a couple of sessions with a psychotherapist before Xmas. I wanted to know what was causing me so many silly problems in my life and why I felt 'stuck' career wise. It quickly became apparent in the early sessions that the way that I … Continue reading The weekends are my nemesis!