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 exceptional piece of writing comes courtesy of Tanya Gold featured in The Guardian earlier this year. Beautiful writing about alcoholism and how for many of us it is but the symptom of much deeper issues. It is easy to get morphine in University College hospital, London, if you are a good liar. It hurts, … Continue reading Alcoholism continues long after you stop drinking: my 15 years sober
Prim recently lent me this book to read ‘Out of Time‘ – a book about midlife, or as Carl Jung called it the ‘midlife transition‘ between youth and old age. As I approach both my 4th soberversary and my 49th birthday it feels hugely prescient. Thank you Prim! 🙂 And as you would hope there … Continue reading Friday Sober Inspiration: Out of Time (Midlife, if you still think you’re young)
This was an excellent guest post for Alcohol Policy UK in May which I am sharing again here about alcohol availability in England – or as I see it ‘ever present’. In this guest post, Colin Angus, a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, explores recent research on alcohol availability in England and considerations … Continue reading Ever present alcohol