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Glass of wine (or two) each evening

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Ktmummy1 Mon 12-Oct-15 09:03:50

I usually drink between 1 or 2 large glasses of wine a night(after 7pm) but could easily have more! I have recently made a massive effort to cut back and build in alcohol free days. I have found the following v helpful:

1. Empty glass recycling each week. Monitor the box. If there are two empty bottles of wine in there, i do not buy or consume any more(unless we go out which is v rare).

2. Have a cup of tea instead-sounds boring but it works for me.

3. Wait until Ive finished eating before pouring a glass, I sometimes find that my craving goes if I eat and then I don't end up having a drink.

4. Having a bath after dinner and then lying on my bed catching up with news on phone.

I often feel an urge to drink in the evenings. I have a pressure feeling just above my stomach and feel on edge or anxious if I don't drink. I wish I wasn't like this.

My oh doesn't think I drink too much (2-3 bottles a week). He hardly drinks but I feel I drink too much and use it to help me unwind/relax. I never drink in the daytime. Only ever after 7pm.

Does this sound like a problem to you?

Pixi2 Mon 12-Oct-15 09:18:28

You feel anxious if you don't have a drink on a evening - so yes. You do have a problem.

Try settling down with a book and a cup of tea 2 nights a week then gradually cutting back to drinking only on weekends.

Ktmummy1 Mon 12-Oct-15 09:25:01

Yes I am very determined and am sure I can do it. I didn't drink when pregnant, didn't miss alcohol at all and felt great ie no anxiety or palpitations(I forgot to mention these).

Justgetknitting Sat 17-Oct-15 03:20:10

I just wondered how your getting on smile

ktmummy1 Sat 17-Oct-15 20:46:15

Really good thanks. Had nothing to drink from Sat night until Wed, had a glass on wed night then nothing until Friday. I am going to try my best to limit drinking during the week, I really want to cut back as I attribute anxiety, palpitations and moodiness to it and when I haven't had a drink the night before, I feel much better x

ktmummy1 Sun 18-Oct-15 09:07:47

Since wed night I've had two bottles over 3 nights. Drinking Wednesday night (about 350 ml). Friday night (750 ml - I was out for a meal with the girls) and Sat night (400ml). So equivalent of two bottles in total. I am now on my limit for the week so won't touch a drop until recycling bin collected on tues and will try to abstain on week days. My aim is to cut down a little more, perhaps to a bottle per week by November. x

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