All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support, an incredibly worthwhile cause which supports those with cancer in every way possible - physically, emotionally, financially. I can't think of anything better to give up the booze for.
So the first week has been really easy. I don't tend to drink much during the week and last weekend was chilled so no temptation at all. The only thing I'm worried about is going on dates. I've had a cold for a while but I'm getting better and will have to go on a first date ordering a Diet Coke - not a great look! But it's for a great cause so it's definitely worth it.
I'm really interested to see if I notice any changes from not drinking for a month. I haven't seen anything yet but it's early days. The benefits listed on their website are:
- Increased energy levels, higher productivity
- Clearer head
- No more hangovers
- Sleeping better / snoring less
- Weight loss
- Clearer skin
- Healthier bank balance / Save money
- Sense of achievement
- Fresh approach to alcohol consumption
- Generally feel healthier
- Doing something positive for a good cause
I would love to have clearer skin, better sleep and more energy. Plus as I've got older my hangovers are ALL DAY LONG. I hate them, and often they're not worth it. Bye bye.
Unfortunately my family and friends haven't been too forthcoming with their support (I have raised a grand total of zero so far) but I'm hoping to get more once I complete the month. Maybe they think I can't do it! https://www.gosober.org.uk/profile/christinamoore
So, if you fancy the challenge too go to http://www.gosober.org.uk to sign up. It's not too late, even though it's the 8th of the month. Raise money for charity and feel better - what's not to love?