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!
This was featured in The Guardian in January whereby a one-off dose of the drug, ketamine could help alcohol addicts reduce their intake by ‘erasing’ drink-related memories, say psychologists testing treatment. Ketamine is used as an anaesthetic agent and also in terminal care in my professional experience and as a recreational drug in my personal … Continue reading Radical ketamine therapy could treat alcohol addiction
This is not the first time that Dual Diagnosis has been discussed on this blog (you can read them all here). However we now have official guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on the issue. My lovely friend Libby Ranzetta did an excellent synopsis that garnered praise on Twitter from the NICE … Continue reading NICE guidance on dual diagnosis 2016
So as I have pared down my blog activity and news sources the one I repeatedly return to is Alcohol Policy UK. They wrote an excellent retrospective piece about 2016 which you can read here: Alcohol policy in 2016 & what’s in store for 2017? But what really struck me about this blog were … Continue reading A retrospective on 2016 (Friday sober jukebox: some riot)