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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