“…After a decade of torturing my body it’s time for me to give it a rest.
I was told the closer I got to 30 the more I’d start caring about my health – and as I approach 28 this is happening.
In the past couple of months I’ve tried to actively start using my addictive personality for good rather than evil.
I swapped my morning latte and afternoon sugar fix with a copper tongue scraper – and a sugar-free diet inspired by an Ayurvedic doctor.
The next major vice to throw in is the booze.
This is the biggest and the baddest of all my indulgences.
I love a wine to mark the middle of the week, a bottle (or two) of red on a Friday night, a Saturday afternoon session in the sun, a weekend bender, shots of tequila with strangers and casual G&Ts.
Yeah, I’m that go-to girl when you’re after a good night.
I’ve had a blast, forged some solid friendships and created plenty of (foggy) fond memories – but it’s time for me to shake off the tag.
I will be reclaiming my weekends, pinching pennies, butting out any social smoking – and feeling fresh as a daisy.
I timed my departure from alcohol on the back of a mad engagement party in Hamilton.
It’s always a great night out in The Tron so I knew it would be a ripper of a way to see the end of my alcohol-fuelled days for the time being.
I was right.
I dusted myself off on Sunday morning, drove back from the Waikato and was ready to sink my teeth into sobriety.
That was nearly two weeks ago..”
(ed:..i stopped all alcohol a few years ago when i began to crave the early evening ‘cold one’..(as many do..)..
..and the thought of being addicted to a drug with such a low-rent high..(really a downer..and the hangovers..!..lordy the hangovers..!..)..
..and one that also has the added bonus of such serious longterm health implications/outcomes..
..was enough to make me give it the flick..
..and i would encourage anyone else finding themselves a slave to this drug..to also ‘give it the flick’..
..and believe me..when you don’t use it..there is nothing quite so unappealing as a drunk..
..not least because you see your former self there..
..what you thought was sparkling repartee..was actually slurred/blurted unthinking-inanities..
..and recently i have made the effort of trying to avoid sugar..
..and i hafta say..i would recommend that course of action also..
..and if you want to shed some weight..you can exercise yr arse off..but if you are still consuming sugar/animal-fats etc..you are like a rat in a spinning wheel..
..just stop using sugar..(even a major cutback will work..and inspire you to continue..)..
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