Why don’t I drink?

Why don’t I drink?


It’s finally Thursday! I am so looking forward to tomorrow, I have a lot going on! I’m actually so excited. I’m going to have to take a lot of painkillers to keep me going, but, I don’t want to miss it!

Anyway, I’ll save that for another post. Today I thought I’d share with you, why I don’t drink. Now I know this is a weird topic to pick, but if you haven’t noticed my posts have changed a bit.

Why don’t I drink?

For those of you who follow my Instagram I have been posting a fair bit about being on a diet and trying to watch my weight. I’m not necessary unhappy with the way I look, I just know that realistically I could be a lot slimmer than what I am currently. I won’t lie I most of my weight gain is through medication through it absolutely sucks because I can’t stop taking the medication because it causes further issues.

Now I fully understand that not all of my weight is medication related, I get lazy so I eat a lot, and by a lot I mean all of the things that you should technically avoid. I binge on chocolate and crisps and general. unhealthy things. So I have decided to cut out the unhealthy things in my lifestyle and that includes alcoholic drinks.

I was never a real drinker and by real drink I mean I wouldn’t drink every month, I would literally only drink on my birthday, a Christmas or a party but even then I wouldn’t drink a lot. So this is made it quite easy for me to cut drinking out I don’t crave it I don’t need it so is been easy for me to eliminate it.

I think the one thing I’m going to find hard is it going to Summer parties and hosting my own summer parties, I am going to have everyone around me drinking and enjoying themselves while being drunk while I’m going to be essentially the sober Mum making sure that they’re okay. Obviously you don’t need to have a drink to have a good time I find myself absolutely hilarious on a daily basis so I can definitely vouch for that quote.

One thing that has been the particularly tap about not drinking is now that have moved out there is always a bottle of wine or two in the fridge, and some nights when I’m having a real low day I feel like I want to pull myself a glass of wine and drink the whole bottle while watching something crappy on Netflix.

Not drinking it was definitely give I play a huge part on my weight loss this summer, usually people lose the weight before the summer so they have these perfect beach bodies, but not me. I don’t eat now drink a lot more water which is insane because I absolutely hate the taste of tap water I don’t think there can be anything more disgusting. I also have smoothies for breakfast, my weight loss shakes for lunch and apple juice or a strawberry milkshake in between.

For me I don’t see the need to drink, sorry you’d rather have fun sober if you can remember everything that’s happened rather than getting completely out of your head and not knowing what you’ve done the next day, now if you’re someone who does that then I’m not bashing you and you carry on if that’s what makes you happy, but for me I just don’t see the hype.

So essentially not drinking for me was an easy an unquestionable option. I’m not saying that I am a boring person on a night out, technically I am because I don’t actually go on night outs but that’s not the point. I know that sounds really mean that I’m 19 no don’t drink not even socially, I don’t smoke and I don’t do drugs like most of my friends do either. I probably am the most boring person you could meet.

I know that alcohol has a bad effect on people and I have a witness at first-hand with people in my family, it turns them into a unrecognisable person, and someone that I feel your hatred for because of the way that alcohol makes them act. I’m glad that I’ve managed to not follow the same right they have and not feel the need to have to go out and drink all the time just let off some steam or to have fun with friends.

So long story short, I don’t drink because I don’t need to, I’ve seen the effects it has on family members and I don’t want to go down that route, I’m happy to enjoy myself without having to intoxicate myself and if it’s going to help me lose weight, I’m definitely over chucking out the bottles.

Thank you so much for Reading I know this has been a bit of a baffling post I kind of just I talked in circles mainly. I’d love to know you got opinion on drinking, do you drink socially do not drink at all, I definitely love to know the benefits and you have experienced by not drinking.

If you have enjoyed my word ongoing post make sure you leave it a big like and comment below. I am off to attempt to cook myself some pork chops, I’ll see you all tomorrow at a brand new post.

Sending you lots of love,

A x



  1. June 14, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    You’re not boring at all! I barely drink,I have maybe one or two most on holiday but I hate feelinv out of control and wobbly so I don’t drink much x

    • June 14, 2018 / 9:36 pm

      I think the only time I’ve been “drunk” was my 18th birthday. I’ve not really had much after that (apart from the occasional bit of whiskey to numb the pain of a growing wisdom tooth) xx

  2. June 14, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Ooh, you should do a post in the future on your smoothies and shakes! That would be cool x

    • June 14, 2018 / 9:35 pm

      What a great idea! I’ll definitely work on getting that up soon xx

  3. ruthinrevolt
    June 15, 2018 / 9:10 am

    I have the occasional drink, but very rarely get drunk. I don’t really see the appeal in it, mainly because I think it can be quite unpredictable. The few times I have been drunk have varied so much – sometimes, I’ve been happy and fun, others I’ve been sobbing in a corner somewhere. It does depend on what you drink, and what else is going on in your life, but in any case, you just don’t know what will happen! x

    • June 15, 2018 / 1:05 pm

      Exactly, unfortunately I’ve been in a situation where I have seen the worst effects alcohol can have on someone which has put me off completely. Having an occasional drink it’s not a bad thing and I’m pretty sure I will end up having a glass or two here and there but for me right now I don’t want to associate myself with it because I don’t want to have the same reaction as someone close to me did. xx

  4. June 16, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    Alanna this was such an interesting and honest and open post and I really admire you for that! You sound like you’re doing absolutely fab with the healthy changes you are making for yourself too! 🙂 Alcohol is a frightening thing and does many more sad and dangerous things than we realise I feel. You’re definitely not boring lovely. I think there’s more individuals than we realise that don’t drink and that’s never a bad thing! It’s simply preference! 😀 I rarely drink; just on the odd special occasion like a special birthday or event. And when I do, I only really have one or two drinks and purely for the nice taste. Being drunk scares me and I like to treat my body and mind as healthily as possible ❤ . I’d much rather celebrate with cake :’D !

    Ellie Xx

    • June 16, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      Thank you so much Ellie, I was a little nervous about uploading this because I’ve seen a lot of controversy around the subject, so thank you for a lovely comment. I to would much rather have cake 😉❤️❤️

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