Yesterday I had a whole day without alcohol and I am so very pleased! We went to a lunch party but alcohol wasn’t a massive part of it, and apart from someone offering to put a dram of whiskey in my soup (?!?), I didn’t feel that anyone was pushing the booze. I felt perfectly happy drinking fizzy water and lemon, and concentrating on the food and the chat. Normally, I’d have been seeking out the wine, so I was super-aware of not doing that.
Then in the evening, I made mocktails and drank those while cooking, and later, watching television, I drank lots of herbal tea. All quite humdrum, but that’s what got me through.
Clare Pooley’s book is really good, and very helpful. She’s amazing. She was on Woman’s Hour this morning, Radio 4 – she’s a legend!
13 thoughts on “Moving forward”
It makes me happy to read this – strong work! Keep drinking lots of fluids; it helps.
Yes, I am drinking a lot of water, and herbal teas. Annie x
Very well done Annie, that’s great. Now just keep on making those decisions …. 🙂 one day, one hour if needs be, at a time x
The one hour decisions are the crucial ones at the moment, I am finding. Annie x
Lovely to hear you again. I am with you.
Thank you! Annie x
Annie, brilliant. I’m back to square one as well.
Maybe we shouldn’t think of it as square one, but just another square on our path? I’m glad you’re here. Annie x
Annie, brilliant, well done. I’m back with you all for a new journey.
Great job Annie! I had to stop going to things with cocktails for at least 3 months. January is a great time to hibernate! 😉
Yes, hibernation is critical, I think. Annie x
Hello! So happy to see you’re back! Looking forward to reading your blog.
Hello! So glad to see you here with me. Annie x