The reason tomorrow I become the perfect human being, is because up until today and including today I have been pretty unhealthy with my diet.
Dousing myself with Coca Cola is clearly not going to get me through the year. I feel quite miserable today for it.
I had my first comment yesterday! Hurrah I say. It went like this:
"If you are not an alcoholic, why are you quitting drinking? I think I would rather enjoy drinking if I could drink in moderation and therefore wasn't an alcoholic..."
From Mary Christine
I should probably answer this question in a bit more detail than I've previously explained.
I have wanted to try quit drinking for a long time now as I have come to notice the negative effects alcohol has on me. They are not over bearing affects, but for instance, the day after I drink I would say my productivity would drop perhaps 40%.
I also feel generally miserable the day after I drink. I feel groggy, and lazy, and those two factors in themselves get me down.
I have noticed the negative affects alcohol has on a lot of people in my life including friends and family members. This has contributed to bring me to this point.
I would obviously be concerned about health effects brought about through associated smoking and junk food binges. And with heart disease in my family I do have to be a bit more aware than most.
I have always admired comedians and athletes who claim not to drink, but appear to get by with the same, if not more gusto for life than drinkers. How do they do that?
And finally, I remember a time in my life when I was pre 16 when drink wasn't a required tool to socialize. We all got on fine back then, but now there is a certain reliance on alcohol to get through the most menial of events.
And finally, I see my year as a challenge. A big bloody challenge. That in itself is exciting.
I have no doubt that some psycho analyst could reduce me based on this to some sort of tortured individual and they could be right! My little brother read the blog yesterday and told me I sounded nuts. But-what-cha-gonna-do?
Today is Friday. Sound the alert!