Saturday, August 06, 2005
Ian (teetotal) has issued me with a challenge. He's said this before and he said it again tonight - since my father was ill and since he died, I've been drinking more than I normally do. Ian has been a friend for teens of years so he's allowed to say such things.
Those bottles represent a fortnight's drinking at Nellybert's and the other picture is Nellydrunk (taken a week ago)
I gave up nicotine 17 months ago and soon afterwards I gave up cannabis, as smoking it with tobacco was the only way I could handle it. I don't miss nicotine or cannabis at all. I'd been a habitual dope smoker for over 20 years and of course the nicotine addiction followed from that. I got fat after I stopped smoking but I've been addressing that. I eat a very healthy diet these days and I walk at least 25 miles a week. But as my good friend Ian pointed out I have replaced smoking with drinking. Hence his challenge. I've accepted it. Teetotal for two weeks and Ian reckons that if I stay off the wne for two weeks I won't resume. We shall see. Here goes.