Monday, 15 November 2010

Easing Up On The Drink

30 Days To A Happier, Healthier Me - Day 2

Ok, now I know where I am health wise, it's time to move on to the next stage.  My first goal is going to be the hardest for me, which is why I put it high on the list. I want to reduce my drinking. I've already reduced the amount I drink by half but I need to drink even less to stay within a healthy limit.

Next stop....NZ Alcohol Advisory Website.

According to ALAC, a safe limit for me is 14 standard drinks per week, with a couple of days alcohol free each week and no more than four standard drinks per drinking occasion. Sounds reasonable until I looked up how much a standard drink is - a very small glass of wine. Yikes, I spit out more mouthwash than that when I brush my teeth.. Oh well, I'll give it a try and see how I go.

So, what have I learnt?

No more than 2 bottles of wine per week.
2-3 alcohol free days a week...nightmare!
No more than 1/2 bottle of wine in one sitting.

By the way, the limits are different for men, lucky buggers.

It's not exactly the best time with holidays, a special birthday and Christmas coming up but I've gotta start sometime...right?  Me thinks I'll start when Whitesnake goes back to work, so that's this Thursday.  Wonder how many drinks I can get in before then? Hehe.

Wish me luck..I think I'm gonna need it.

See you tomorrow,
Love KB

See more of my 30 days to a happier, healthier me, here.


  1. Good luck! The first time will be tough, then - I hope - it will get easier.

  2. You will do just fine babe xxxx

  3. You rock! I need to do something like this many temptations!

  4. It's funny how sometimes I can drink a whole bottle of wine in one night and not feel a thing and other nights one or two glasses brings on a buzz. I'm trying to cut down too, so here's to you and me...cheers! :) And good luck!

  5. Good Luck.I don't drink a whole lot but if i said I was cutting it out all together i would want it even more. i am perverse that way.

  6. Thanks for the support everyone.

  7. thats not good u are gone to ease up on the drink

  8. Tarlz - when you get to be my age, you'll have to cut back too, LOL!