Sunday, 27 December 2015

Summer triggers

I have had a lovely day with all my family. Spent a few hours down at the public pool. Now we are back home and of course it's the perfect time for a wine. It's funny, when I was drinking I wouldn't have one until at least 6pm or until we had dinner. Now suddenly, there are so many triggers. So many imagined perfect times to have a wine. And I have these thoughts of why not? No one would care. But I guess I would. I've come this far, it would be silly to spoil my efforts now. So please remind me of why I am doing this!


  1. Because if you have 1, then you will have 2, 3, 4 and so on. And then, maybe not right away, you will say "well that wasn't so bad, maybe I'll just have one tonight." And then it will slowly creep back into your life again. Like it always does with me. Little by little. And you will go ugghhhhh what was I thinking?? This is such a waste of my time, why did I ever try doing this again. I know this doesn't work for me. I cannot drink like normal people, why do I keep trying to do this?? At least that is what I tell myself every time I get a few months under my belt and then decide I can ...just...don't do it. So proud of you. We don't need wine....ever. It is not special, WE are!!

  2. Angie,
    Look back at your first posts.
    I see you were drinking a bottle of wine a night, and having troubles cutting down or stopping.
    You want out of the cycle of despair!
    You can do this.

  3. It's never one. You are "romancing the wine" as Sober Mummy would say. Looking at it through rose coloured glasses. Take the glasses off ! xx

  4. Good advice above.
    Because the life available without alcohol is one with bliss. Not every day, but enough to remind us why we are alive.

    Fuck the wine. Have some chocolate.


  5. Keep going. It will be so worth it. You're a total inspiration. X

  6. Keep going. It will be so worth it. You're a total inspiration. X

  7. Because life is so so much better sober. No more regrets, hangovers, self-loathing. No more self abuse. It is not worth it. Trust me.

  8. Hi Angie, hoping you got thru your summer triggers. Alcohol takes so much more from you than it gives. you did amazing over xmas, wishing you a lovely and happy new year. Kats xx