One last bit of eye candy before Lent ends 😉 So in the last week I noticed that I fed myself a proper lunch more regularly, I made one final batch of powerballs and flapjacks. These flapjacks were off-piste again with seeds, goji berries, sultanas and cinnamon apple – YUM!! 😉 I’d like to say … Continue reading Week 7 of sugar free for Lent!
Weds – well in the words of my Dutch friend feeling – this is NEW! 😉 Went shopping at Aldi and rather than urges for sugar and chocolate I had a craving for …… southern fried chicken. What the hell is that about? So that’s what I had for tea – a home cooked KFC. … Continue reading Week 6 of sugar free for Lent!
So sugar free has not been easy of late. The true nature of my emotional eating is starting to come out and it is not pleasant. I survived last Tues night out but only by asking MrHOF if we could go for a walk in the time we had before the theatre show as the … Continue reading Week 5 of sugar free for Lent!
Now this man can be my sugar daddy any day 😉 Weds – More baking today and getting brave! Going off-piste with the next batch of flapjacks and granola! More and different dried fruit used – apricots in flapjacks and raisins in granola (at kids request). Getting through a LOT of honey!! 😉 As for … Continue reading Week 4 of sugar free for Lent!
Gotta love me a bit of Samuel L Jackson and 20+ years sober to boot 😉 Weds – week 2 begins with a wobble. Stressing about uni presentation on Thursday. All the flapjacks are gone and I haven’t had time to bake any more today. I have packed two up to take with me tomorrow … Continue reading Week 3 of sugar free for Lent!
Boy I am missing my ‘Friends’ sugar and sweetness in my life right now 😉 So I began to write daily notes of the experience and to compare and contrast it stopping with drinking. Turns out for me it’s much the same it would seem! Day1: Was looking for excuses to cave. Went to Cash … Continue reading Week 2 of sugar free for Lent!
So today is Ash Wednesday and for those of the Christian faith that means the beginning of Lent, a traditional time of giving something up. Well booze is obviously off the agenda 😉 and I’m pleased to say that since the beginning of 2015 I have succeeded in weaning myself off of the nicotine lozenges … Continue reading Sugar detox for Lent time!
So this is a quick plug for my friends over at Club Soda and a guest blog post they have written in support of their upcoming Mindful Drinking Festival (see details to the left) Over to Jussi: Alcohol-free beers and wines can be a controversial topic for people in recovery. Many feel that they should … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: Mindful Drinking Festival & Alcohol Free Drinks In Recovery
An excellent blog post as always from Alcohol Policy UK in May looking at the latest statistics on Alcohol England for 2017 & Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN) drinking figures. Over to James: The annual Statistics on Alcohol for England 2017 has been released, detailing national data for key alcohol-related indicators and health harms. Mainly … Continue reading Statistics on Alcohol England 2017
So I’ve talked before about depression and drinking here so this is not a new topic. However I’ve not really discussed it in recovery. Often our drinking is a self-medication for depression and keeps us stuck in a place where we don’t look at the underlying driver to our drinking. However when we stop we … Continue reading Depression in Recovery