3 Reasons Why Alcohol was Great in December

1. I gained weight

2. I had the first extended low mood I’ve had in 5 months

3. I felt like having a drink every day after the first

Why are these great reasons?

I obviously wasn’t convinced of the physical and psychological benefits of being alcohol free and needed reminding.

Are you sure it was the alcohol?

Yup. For 5 months my weight and mood have been stable(I’ve been positively, annoyingly happy), my sleep patterns were good and I felt the best I’ve felt in my life. Besides, alcohol is a depressant:

‘Alcohol is a depressant, which means it slows the function of the central nervous system. Alcohol actually blocks some of the messages trying to get to the brain. This alters a person’s perceptions, emotions, movement, vision, and hearing.’

kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/alcohol/alcohol.html

So I’m glad I had a drink in December because it was a big fat reminder of why not to.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what to hold in your hand at parties, I have some suggestions;

Diet soft drink(my fave Bundaberg Diet Lemon Lime and Bitters or  Gingerbeer)

Sparkling Mineral Water

Coffee

Someone’s else’s¬†hand

Your wallet, car keys and licence because, lets face it, you’re going to end up being the designated driver.

Happy New Year Party people!