Wednesday, 27 May 2015

No Coffee?

As of 1 June I stop drinking coffee for 20 weeks.  And the rest.  I enter a four month programme aimed at taking my diet and lifestyle back to the healthy basics.  That means 8 hours sleep a night, plant based eating, no coffee, no alcohol (win), lots of sprouts, fermented food etc. etc.  I have been doing a lot of reading about this sort of lifestyle and I have decided it's time to give it a try.  I think that by stopping drinking I have seen what my life can become when I remove a crutch, and now I am curious as to what happens if I begin to remove the other crutches.  None of it will be as drastic for me as stopping the boozing, as that was destructive in so many ways - but I do think I might be surprised at the benefits it does have.

This is a 20 week experiment.  If there is no significant benefits of from living this way, I will simply cease.  I am interested however to see.  I will report my progress here. :)

320 days sober.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

317 days sober - and time to start blogging again

317 days in.  Who would have thought it!  I was so terrified when I started this, didn't know how I'd make it ... but I have got this far.  Wow.  I still get scared, but not so often, and not the terror!

I stopped blogging for no real reason except that the wonderful Living Sober became my outlet whilst  I still needed it (and boy I needed it DAILY), and things got so crazy at work that there was no time for anything else.

But now I feel like I am heading into the next part of my sober life.  The next steps to discovering me.  It's something about finding more balance, drinking less coffee, eating a lot better .... kind of getting away from all the other things I fill myself up with, and finding out what's left when all that has gone.

For my whole adult life there has been booze - and now booze has gone there is still a bunch of other shit filling up all the cracks.  It's going to be interesting, but I'm about to head into the next stage of this journey.  Which means I need to write again too. :)