First of all - Many thanks to all the people who replied to my first post. It's great to have such lovely support and advice. So, just a quick update:
I've had 4 nights (Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun) off the booze. It's been tough breaking the habit....for example, we went to a family event on Saturday evening - all the adults were drinking alcohol but my husband & I both had lime & tonic instead (it was very refreshing!). I have to say, if he'd had a few beers, I'd have broken and hit the wine! So, my husband's support got me through that one.
It's not just social events that I associate with alcohol though....I iron the school uniforms on Sunday evenings, always with a large glass of wine on hand, but last night I did it totally sober! A small victory but a worthy one.
I also managed a relaxing bubble bath without the usual large glass of wine! Well, I say, relaxing....I got interrupted several times by the children (it's as if they wait for me to get into the bath then decide they need the loo/ have an important question/require cream or plasters/need to cut their toenails/etc, etc, etc,). Anyway, I'd have normally had wine with my 'relaxing' Sunday night bath....but I didn't! Another small victory.
So, no booze for 4 days....I'm still having very mild withdrawal symptoms (shaky hands, sweaty, brain-fog) but I'm no longer feeling nauseous or exhausted. I've started sleeping much better and I'm more patient/less irritable in general.
This morning, I'm going to go for a run - I used to run at least 3 times a week but have probably only been on 3 runs in the last 6 months! It's time to get back into good habits whilst breaking bad habits. I also feel able to pop to the supermarket to pick up things for a healthy dinner WITHOUT automatically hitting the wine aisle. It might sound daft....but I don't think I've visited a supermarket without buying wine for about 6 months....so that's another habit to break.
Right....well, my 'Quick update' seems to be turning into 'War & Peace' so I'll leave it here....