Are you sick of starting over? Sick of yet another Day One? Yet another attempt to start a diet, eat healthy or kick the booze! Before I stopped drinking for good I had a LOT of day ones! I had been trying to stop drinking for around twelve to eighteen months before I actually quit. … More See What Happens If you Don’t Give Up….
Correct me if I’m wrong but Mondays very rarely get credit for being “good” days! I mean there has even been songs about how rubbish they are! Mondays for me are one of the days I appreciate the most since I have stopped drinking, now they feel like one of the best days of the … More Magic Mondays Not Manic Mondays!
This morning I waved my eldest daughter off on her first ever residential school trip. Her whole class is off the Lake District for five days of canoeing, caving, high ropes, barrel rafting and jetty jumping. It sounds amazing!! Did I feel emotional when I kissed her goodbye at the coach this morning? yes, … More Get Back To Being YOU!
I just love this caption – “Strong is the new skinny!” For me this is so true, after spending a lifetime wanting to be skinny (my role models were Kate Moss & Posh Spice ) and going on crazy diets, I have finally over this last year and a half changed my mindset. I now … More Strong Is Definitely My New Skinny!
Here are three photos, the two on the left were taken a few years ago, the one on the right was in December 2017. In all three photos I am smiling and happy, of course I am I’ve got the arms of my children around me! Anyone who knows me knows that my girls are … More My Girls – My Wake Up Call!
This weekend is what I call a ‘Sliding Doors’ weekend! Does anyone remember the Gwyneth Paltrow, Sliding Doors film from 1998 (yes 1998! couldn’t believe it was that long ago when I googled it, OMG twenty years ago!!!!!) Anyway the film is a story of the two lives of a girl, one if she missed … More A Sliding Doors Weekend…..
“REMEMBER TO CELEBRATE MILESTONES AS YOU PREPARE FOR THE ROAD AHEAD” – Nelson Mandela This is a picture of the inside of my wardrobe! Each picture, drawn by my girls, marks a milestone of me not drinking. From my first one hundred days, to the Pizza Express Hat that they gave me when we went … More All Milestones Matter, Big Or Small……
Last week I posted – Eat like you love yourself…..and following on from that I’ve had a couple of emails asking what foods I incorporate into my daily diet. The main thing that works for me is the 80/20 Rule, where I eat clean and healthy most of the time but I don’t restrict myself, … More The 80/20 Rule Works For Me!
At the start of my sober journey, my go-to drink was Becks Blue, I had to have a good stock in the fridge for the weekend ahead knowing it would stop any cravings or I would feel anxious and stressed if I didn’t have any in. The strange thing is I didn’t really drink a … More Alcohol Free Drinks, Yes Or No?
I’m guessing that if your reading my blog that you are looking at ways to be healthier, either by exercising more, stopping or cutting down on drinking, improving your diet or just looking for a little positivity and motivation! If you are anything like me, you will have tried a million different diets to lose … More Eat like you love yourself…..