At the beginning of my second alcohol free year my skin is glowing, my metabolism has balanced out I can pretty much eat what I want without worrying about my weight. For me the biggest difference however is not how I look but how I feel. At fifty one I feel ten years younger than I did at forty nine. I’m happier, more energized, more genuine and spontaneous. This new completely sober middle aged me is full of creative drive and looking to the future with a zest I haven’t felt since my late twenties.
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We propose a list of ten fantastic things you can do this weekend if you don’t drink. 10. Alternating licking salt from some portion of your anatomy (or your date’s) with shots of tequila. 9. Selling large short uncovered contracts on cattle futures. 8. Performing a karaoke to Eminem’s “Loose Yourself”, a song that you
So to the brilliant powerful women of my generation who might be wondering if they’re drinking too much; whether you are urban or rural, educated or not, please think about what you’re being sold. That first glass of wine is certainly lovely but if you find you’re drinking more than that maybe it’s time to rethink the drink. Alcohol is the only drug that people question you for NOT using but you don’t HAVE to drink. Don’t stay trapped because the stigma of not drinking seems worse than the cost of drinking to much.
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I’ve been thinking a bit about the “one glass of wine won’t hurt” syndrome. For me, that was the final rationalization that I had to kick out the door to stay sober. Over the years that I’ve participated in an online community of people trying to stop drinking and stay alcohol-free, I have seen so