Friday, 6 February 2015

Its Friday and I'm still sober

Its Friday!  I'm sober!   I survived the week without a drink!  I have to tell you though that I cannot stop thinking about having a wine - you know I'm not going to but I really really want one.  When I finished work this afternoon and I was driving home, it would have been so easy for me to pull in to the bottle shop and grab a couple of bottles for the weekend  but did I?  Oh no no no, no I did not!    I am so tired after a huge week at work  and it would have been so nice to slouch on the couch and relax for the evening watching the idiot box with my family but instead I have had three lime and sodas and been for a quick walk up the street.    I've heard that the first 4 days are supposed to be the worst but up until now I have actually managed quite well.  I actually think I'm going to struggle more next week but we will have to wait and see I suppose. 

Tomorrow night though is going to be tough.  Remember that dare I put out to you a couple of nights ago?  Well a few of you lovely ladies did dare me and in the process raised another $100 for Mary and a night out sober for me for my Nephew Tom's 29th birthday at the pub. Thanks.   I haven't decided yet weather to drink Virgin Marys or Nohitos',  I'll have to have something special though if I'm having a booze free night.  It is going to be  tough watching the rest of the party getting stuck in to it, although it might be fun to watch all the frivolities and have a little giggle watching what other people get up to when they've had a few.  At least I won't wake up with a sore head and a queasy tummy on Sunday morning.  I might even go for a paddle on my SUP. 

Overall, I feel pretty good considering, I thought I'd be climbing the walls and pulling my hair out by now and screaming at the kids and the husband but no I'm still pretty calm or as they say in French " Je suis calme"    That's what I did this afternoon to take my mind of having a drink, I did my on line French lesson.  I'm pretty crap at it but its fun and hopefully I will get better.   Check out DuoLingo , its a great program, you can go  on line or there is also an app for your phone, do it!  You know you want to. Its great.  

Now for all of you lucky people out there who are able to drink this weekend, remember;   According to the Department of Health here are their
 

Tips to reduce the risk to your health when drinking

It is possible to drink at a level that is less risky, while still having fun. There are a number of things you can do to make sure you stay within low risk levels and don't get to a stage where you are no longer capable of controlling your drinking.

These include:
  • Set limits for yourself and stick to them
  • Start with non-alcoholic drinks and alternate with alcoholic drinks
  • Drink slowly
  • Try drinks with a lower alcohol content
  • Eat before or while you are drinking
  • If you participate in rounds of drinks try to include some non-alcoholic  drinks.          

Here that?  non-alcoholic drinks 

Cheers

Eat before you drink Be well hydrated Count and pace your drinks Measure your drinks Do not drink more than one drink per half hour. Avoid drinking when you feel bad - See more at: http://www.healthcentral.com/multiple-sclerosis/c/73302/82005/alcohol/#sthash.LIo8QD5M.dpuf
Eat before you drink Be well hydrated Count and pace your drinks Measure your drinks Do not drink more than one drink per half hour. Avoid drinking when you feel bad - See more at: http://www.healthcentral.com/multiple-sclerosis/c/73302/82005/alcohol/#sthash.LIo8QD5M.dpuf
Eat before you drink Be well hydrated Count and pace your drinks Measure your drinks Do not drink more than one drink per half hour. Avoid drinking when you feel bad - See more at: http://www.healthcentral.com/multiple-sclerosis/c/73302/82005/alcohol/#sthash.LIo8QD5M.dpuf
Eat before you drink Be well hydrated Count and pace your drinks Measure your drinks Do not drink more than one drink per half hour. Avoid drinking when you feel bad - See more at: http://www.healthcentral.com/multiple-sclerosis/c/73302/82005/alcohol/#sthash.LIo8QD5M.dpuf
Eat before you drink Be well hydrated Count and pace your drinks Measure your drinks Do not drink more than one drink per half hour. Avoid drinking when you feel bad - See more at: http://www.healthcentral.com/multiple-sclerosis/c/73302/82005/alcohol/#sthash.LIo8QD5M.dpuf