Day 76: Socialising is much more difficult

I thought I had nailed the whole alcohol-free, sugar-free thing. Well, maybe not the sugar-free thing. I am not enjoying that at all!

Today proved me wrong. The way I feel right now, I’m wondering whether the only thing that’s making this easy is my lack of social life.

We had a wonderful afternoon with wonderful friends but when I heard that lunch was cooked in a sauce made with wine, I decided not to eat it, which left me feeling like a pedantic idiot. Desert was a gooey chocolate brownie with cream and there were ooohs and aaahs all round the table as everyone else tucked in and I had banana with cream (actually quite delicious).

Max, my 4 year old, refused to sit still and tried to lick the furniture throughout lunch so by the end of it, I was tense and anxious and all I wanted to do was go home. I couldn’t help but think I’d have relaxed a lot more with a glass or two of wine in me – and of course the booze was free flowing around me this afternoon too.

I’m glad to be home and very glad our next boozy social is a full week away, by which point I’ll be passed the 80 day mark and feeling strong again.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. simplywendi says:


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  2. Big Happy Life says:

    Thank you!


  3. Great! The moment you think you can’t go any further — look again, there lies your strength to push further… Glad you made it after all. Keep it up and keep us posted, cheers!

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    1. Big Happy Life says:

      Thanks Sheriff! Your encouragement really helps!

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