Ok so where do I begin…….. let me try to cut a long story short (well as short as possible!) So from the age of about fourteen I have weighed myself approximately three times every week (minimum), more often than not on a daily basis. My weight in that time has fluctuated from 9 stone … More Focus On Your Weights At The Gym Going Up, Not Your Weight Going Down.
I apologise to anyone who follows me on Instagram because it’s the second time I have used this pic since Saturday, yes its me making star jumps whilst out on a run early Saturday morning! I’ve used it again because this picture sums up how I feel most of the time now I have stopped … More It’s not just about stopping drinking….
There are a lot of online support groups out there to help you stop drinking. And the most important word in that sentence is GROUP! If you’re a regular reader of my blog you will know that it took me about 12-18 months to finally quit drinking successfully. And during that time I knew … More Find Your Tribe…..
How does your partner impact your sobriety? Are they positive and supportive or are they negative and destructive? I do believe that how someone deals with their partners sobriety says a lot about their own drinking habits and relationship with alcohol. But their support or lack of it can definitely affect your success rate when … More Support Or Sabotage?….
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” “Rock bottom has built more heroes than privilege.” “Hitting rock bottom is an opportunity to rebuild yourself.” Okay, so any of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I love my quotes! To me a good quote that you can relate … More You Don’t Have To Wait For Rock Bottom….
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!
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!