I’m going to drink only two days per week in 2014.
I was giving blood the other night and feeling so appreciative of my health. I want to preserve it.
- weight loss
- more money to spend on clothes, books and holidays
- better memory
- better skin
- less likely to die of an alcohol-related disease
- happier in the mornings (fewer hangovers)
- more energy
- better at work
- getting more done (tidier house – new bathroom)
I was thinking of fining myself if I fail (£20 to charity) but I’m going to try just sticking to this resolution. I did pretty much a whole month off booze in 2013. I can do this 2 nights per week thing.
The new plan is 30 minutes’ exercise per day and no more than one alcoholic drink per hour until 2014.
Reward: £40 bottle of alcohol to come out of January’s budget.
Penalty for failure: £20 to charity.
Advantages of plan:
- no embarrassing trollied moments
- no drunken nastiness
- no hangover (or not much)
- lose weight
- manage to give blood on 30th Dec due to being healthier
- less risk of cancer (excessive drinking can cause it)
- better memory (when hungover I can’t remember 20 seconds ago. Nice castle.)
About 2 minutes after writing about only eating until 80% full, I was downstairs stuffing again.
The new plan for Xmas:
1. Exercise for at least 30 minutes per day.
2. Decide on a portion of food in advance. Leave a small amount as an offering to the gods – e.g. Ambrosia. (Ken always does this and remains slender despite doing no exercise.)
3. Eat meat every day (need my haemoglobin levels up, so I can give blood on 30th Dec).
If I stick to this until 31st December, then I’ll buy myself a £40 bottle of booze for New Years (this will go onto Jan’s budget as I’ve overspent this month).
hara hachibunme. (eat until you’re 80% full).
Exercise for at least 30 minutes per day.
This is my policy over Xmas! Learnt this from 10 Tips for a Healthy Life from the World’s Oldest Person.