Glass Habit

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Hi All 

I’m about 5 weeks in and already having AF days. 

One thing I’d like to share is my “glass” habit. I find on my AF days I still need a glass in my hand so I have a gin free “G&T”, especially as summer is a trigger for me. I also have this on the days I am not AF which helps cut back as I’m a fast drinker, ie one with Gin and one without Gin. I now serve these drinks to my visitors ( drivers) who love them too.

I’m drinking it because I like the taste and use a gin flavouring. I don’t like pop or soft drinks because they are too sweet. I only crave Prosseco and when I do I take Nal and have a drink but that’s only a couple of times a week now, mainly when I’m socialising. I always have a drink in my hand be it tea, coffee or water so this is my evening cocktail which are all AF. 

I’m not looking to stop drinking just be in control which I feel I am getting there but the glass habit on an evening is not part of the addiction just a bad habit like crisps which I’ve substituted for home made salted pop corn.

I have been told this is not best practice for TSM but it seems to be working for me, does anyone else have the “glass” habit? 

Lindsey

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    From a TSM-perspective, it certainly won't affect the outcome.  Things seem to be working very well for you so my advise would be to continue on.

    I am not sure why someone would tell you that it isn't best practise for TSM?  Did they give you a reason Lindsey?

     

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      Hi Joanna

      Thanks, I just feel like I’m “getting there” a bit too quick! 

      I’m going days without drinking but when I do I feel I’m still enjoying it. I keep thinking I should take a Nal and have a drink everyday until I stop enjoying it but then it would interfere with the dancing and gym enjoyment. 

      I’ll keep you posted with progress x

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      Don't be concerned, Lindsey!  Just stick to the taking of a tablet when you are actually craving the alcohol.  This then allows you to continue enjoying the good endorphins from the dancing and the gym.

      Like a pendulum, over time the brain will realise what is rewarding it and what isn't biggrin 

      You are doing just great.

      x

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    I haven't tried it but I've heard that Seedlip make interesting non-alcoholic drinks. Reviews seem to be either 5 star or 1 star. Hmmm...….

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    Hi Lindsey, 

    I think this idea is brilliant and it sounds like it works.  What is the gin flavoring?  Where do you buy that? 

    Thanks, 

    Barye

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      Hi Barye 

      I buy Sainsburys Gin and Tonic food flavouring from the baking Isle in the larger stores. It’s only £1 and it’s very strong so does 5 or 6 drinks plus as a bonus for me it’s Syn Free on my diet lol 

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