Saturday, August 06, 2005

Ian's Challenge



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.

10 comments:

mquest said...

Good luck

Lost Identity said...

Nelly,
It's quite a challenge. I think though that since you successfully gave up nicotine, the wine will be even easier.

Here's to your liver and brain cells, Cheers! :-)

Hurrah to your friend for caring about you. A few years back I was worried that I was drinking too much. So I decided to stop for one month. I figured that if I could go a month, that I wasn't addicted. I was successful, but without any help from my friends. They harrassed me and teased me the whole time. I'm glad that you are looked after and loved.

Nelly said...

Thanks. It is also a lovely thought that I have cyber-supporters too.

Anonymous said...

This is a good challenge. One that you'll be able to do easily. Just watch big brother every night and wot they got up to when their drunk and you will automatically want to abstain from the booze.

hannah

Anonymous said...

Good luck mum. We are all egging you on in Norfolk.

Anonymous said...

Last comment from katkins

Nelly said...

What is it about kids that they prefer sober, straight parents? Katy I knew that was you in Norfolk - who else? Delia Smith? Amanda Holden? The Queen? Craig's parents?

Good advice Hannah about BB although I'd like to think I could handle my cups better'n that lot.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Nellys-if you can give up one thing you give up 'em all!
mikey xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Good Luck!

ed

Nelly said...

Youse are all too kind. I'm only giving up getting lushed for a couple of weeks - at least.