Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Go Sober for October

I decided last week that I would give this sober charity thingy a go. I don't have any birthdays this month, all my weddings for the year are done, so I think I could probably do this! Go Sober for October actually started all the way in Australia as Dry July. What began as a challenge between some mates grew into a nationwide thing and now it has reached the other side of the world. What an achievement!

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! 

So, if you fancy the challenge too go to 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?


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