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Lisa Riley says she’s “proud” of herself as she marks huge milestone

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Lisa Riley has revealed she hasn’t touched alcohol in three years.

The Loose Women panellist took to Instagram on Saturday to share a photo of herself alongside a lengthy message.

Lisa, 42, told her fans that she now feels “alive” and expressed how proud she feels of herself for reaching the milestone.

This morning the sun is shining in London and I celebrate THREE WHOLE YEARS today with zero alcohol, I don’t want to say that I have been sober for three years, because for me it’s totally different. I wanted and needed to make change in my life (for the good) and by over drinking it led to over eating. Life therefore becomes a slow downward spiral. You don’t see things as clear as you TRULY want to!!! Now my life feels ALIVE and for this I am really blessed. Thinking straight, I’ve grown up, in a way I never knew was possible, I decluttered me as a person, and I also decluttered my home and my phone. Lessened all that was weighing me down, adding baggage to me…..which I really didn’t need anymore. Embraced positivity to the fullest, but MAINLY counted my blessings (which I do each day) to be able to say I have LOVE, HONESTY, HEALTH and HAPPINESS each day when I wake up, makes me feel so content, that CHANGE IS SO SO SO BLOODY GOOD! And basically long may it last, days are not cloudy anymore, and you are allowed to be proud as individuals, of what you have achieved, and KEEP Achieving. As you go to bed each night just take a minute for yourself and ask yourself these questions. What did I learn today? How did I influence someone else today? What’s my favourite memory from today? Am I truly happy in my new thoughts? Did I reach a new goal today? If you can answer these DAILY you are making change for the good! And it helps with all aspects of life, my uphill battle is dealing with grief each day after losing my beloved Mum. But one thing that shines out of me when I ask these questions to myself is HOW PROIUD SHE WOULD BE OF ME TODAY AND MORE DAYS TO COME!!!

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The former Emmerdale actress captioned the post: “This morning the sun is shining in London and I celebrate THREE WHOLE YEARS today with zero alcohol.

“I don’t want to say that I have been sober for three years, because for me it’s totally different. I wanted and needed to make change in my life (for the good) and by over drinking it led to over eating.”

Lisa said when she drank alcohol she didn’t “see things as clear as you truly want to” but now she feels “alive”.

The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018, Royal Festival Hall, London UK, 13 May 2018
Lisa says she’s proud of herself for being alcohol-free for three years (Credit: Splash / Brett D Cove)

She continued: “I’ve grown up, in a way I never knew was possible, I decluttered me as a person, and I also decluttered my home and my phone.

“Lessened all that was weighing me down, adding baggage to me…..which I really didn’t need anymore.

“Embraced positivity to the fullest, but MAINLY counted my blessings (which I do each day) to be able to say I have LOVE, HONESTY, HEALTH and HAPPINESS each day when I wake up, makes me feel so content, that CHANGE IS SO SO SO BLOODY GOOD!”

Lisa said her “uphill battle” each day is dealing with grief after losing her beloved mum.

She added: “But one thing that shines out of me when I ask these questions to myself is HOW PROUD SHE WOULD BE OF ME TODAY AND MORE DAYS TO COME!!!”

Lisa Riley on Instagram
Fans branded Lisa an “inspiration” (Credit: Instagram)

Fans rushed to congratulate Lisa and gushed over how great she looks.

One person said: “Inspirational, motivational and beautiful,” while another wrote: “Amazing work @lisajaneriley you really are an inspiration.”

Earlier this month, Lisa opened up about her past relationship with alcohol during an episode of Loose Women.

The star revealed she used to drink one-and-a-half bottles of wine a night but didn’t realise how much she was drinking.

Lisa Riley on LW
Lisa said she used to drink a bottle-and-a-half of wine every night (Credit: ITV)

The panel were discussing about how people often underestimate how much alcohol they are consuming.

Speaking about her own experience, Lisa said: “It’s coming up to three years that I haven’t had a drop of drink. That was not with being an alcoholic but with all my change and stuff.”

She continued: “I vividly remember when we were filming Fat Friends in about series three or four – and especially four when my gran died – I know I was self-medicating fully.

Lisa Riley, CiCi PR's Summer Press Day, held at the Music Room in Mayfair, London, UK.
Lisa has dropped an incredible 12 stone over the past few years (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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“I was having a bottle – or a bottle-and-a-half – of wine a night.”

Giving up alcohol hasn’t been the only major change Lisa has made in her life.

Over the last few years, she’s managed to drop an incredible 12 stone by completely overhauling her diet.

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