Before embarking on my 365 days of dryness, I wrote down some numbers and feelings. My answers are in blue.
⇒ How did I physically feel on a scale of 1-10 + description?
On a scale of 1-10 I felt a 6. Muscle aches and not handling the gym as normal. Sciatica driving me crazy.
⇒ How was my social life on a scale of 1-10 + description?
On a scale of 1-10 my social life was a 7. Pretty good. However, nearly every aspect of my social life revolved around alcohol. This worried me.
⇒ How did I feel on waking up on a scale of 1-10 + description?
On a scale of 1-10, I’d mostly wake up feeling a 6 and take an hour and 2 x coffees to spark up. Sometimes I felt a 7 or 8 while at other times a 5. The average would be a 6.
⇒ Did I regard my memory and cognitive function as worse, same or better?
My pre-#alco-off-365 cognitive function was pretty good yet often my memory was terrible. I put it down to stress.
⇒ Did I regard my sleep as worse, same or better?
My sleep pre-#alco-off-365 was pretty good yet I knew that on the nights I didn’t have wine with dinner I’d get very tired and be in bed by 8.30.