September 2018 status update

Time for September’s status update..

General

Despite for a slight mishap weekend when we visited the seaside a few weeks ago for a long weekend, my drinking has improved. So much so that Mrs FmC and I are taking part in Go Sober for October. Go us!

My weight is still on the increase, which wasn’t the plan, but the long weekend away didn’t help. Since stopping drinking I’m finding myself snacking more – something I need to watch.

Another perfect month of closing all my Activity rings – the 9th consecutive month!

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August 2018 status update

Time for August’s status update..

General

I recently wrote a post Drinkers Like Me which was a public acknowledgement to the problem I have with alcohol. Despite feeling like a negative thing to do at the time, publishing that article has really helped me address the issue in my own head. It’s early days yet but things have greatly improved since – I am far more conscious of the drinks I consume and the impact they are having on my health and wellbeing. I even went for a run this morning which I thoroughly enjoyed!

Mrs FmC has been busy with her DogBuddy side hustle and we have decided to funnel more of that money into weekends away rather than on lots of booze to drink at home, which had become the norm in recent months. I’ve just booked a long weekend trip to the seaside later this month which we’re both really looking forward to.

I managed to gain a little weight during August so am still struggling to lose the final few kilos needed to reach my goal. You can track the current figure on my Now page. With the current focus on drinking less I am determined to make progress in September!

Another perfect month of closing all my Activity rings – the 8th consecutive month!

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Drinkers Like Me

It’s Bank Holiday Monday and I feel like shit. I felt exactly the same yesterday morning. It’s all too familiar.

I don’t have a drink problem but I do have a problem with drink.

And it has got to stop.

I tried doing something about it a few months ago, and wrote about it here. It was a short-lived attempt and I’ve slipped back into my old ways, as I always do.

I enjoy drinking and could never imagine living my life without. But unless I develop some self-control, it has so many negative side effects that it just can’t go on. I simply don’t seem to know when enough is enough.

The first drink is always the best. When you’ve had a busy day and you look forward to that first sip of cold beer straight from the fridge. You can’t beat it! But the second one is pretty good too, so I have another.

That is really where it should stop if I’m being honest. In fact, when I talk to my wife about cutting back on alcohol – it’s the magic number we often agree should be the limit. Just 2 drinks. Any drinks – even doubles – just 2 drinks. But it never happens.

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July 2018 status update

Time for July’s status update – sadly not as positive as last month’s, but here we go anyway..

General

After completing Dry June I seem to have lost the plot during July and over compensated by drinking way too much! So much so that I’m seriously considering another dry month – we’ll see. I just don’t seem to be able to drink in moderation, and my sleep is really suffering as a result (and all the other knock-on effects such as not doing any running).

My end-of-July weight ended up being the same as my end-of-June weight, so I’ll blame the alcohol for that too! Must try harder in August.

Another perfect month of closing all my Activity rings though – the 7th consecutive month!

I only managed to log one run in July, and the #walk1000miles challenge has been officially abandoned due to Mrs FmC’s ongoing heel pain 🙁

Finance

I haven’t repaid any more of my parents’ loan and neither have I paid for our big holiday. Both are due late next month and I’m on track to have the money available. Looking forward to clearing them both.

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