Patricia Heaton celebrates 3 years of 'freedom' from alcohol

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Actress Patricia Heaton shared a video Saturday with some information about reaching a private milestone. The star instructed her greater than 400,000 Twitter followers that she was celebrating three years of "freedom from alcohol."

"It’s July once we have a good time our nation’s freedom. Additionally celebrating three years of freedom from alcohol for me," the "Everyone Loves Raymond" actress says in a video – whereas working up a sweat on a 3.5-mile hike. 

"So, simply wished to share that with you. And message me if any of you might be fascinated about doing that, any of you might be doing that now and want some encouragement or something in any respect. Have an amazing day." 

Heaton, 63, has been specializing in her well being and health lately, together with making an attempt to swim 50 laps 4 to 5 instances per week. She was additionally on a low-carb, high-fat food regimen, she instructed Parade journal final yr. 

The Ohio native defined she determined to surrender alcohol in 2018 as a result of she discovered she was beginning to take pleasure in it just a little an excessive amount of. 


"I miss it terribly, however on the finish of the day, I really feel higher," she instructed the journal. "I seen that I used to be trying ahead each night time to cocktails. And if I occurred to go to lunch, I might need a glass of wine or Prosecco."

She stated statistics present that girls who drink reasonably of their 30s and 40s can generally slip into alcoholism as they become old.

Patricia Heaton is seen in New York City, May 15, 2019. (Getty Images)

Patricia Heaton is seen in New York Metropolis, Could 15, 2019. (Getty Photos)

"I feel it’s one thing about your youngsters leaving the home and the issues that used to anchor you might be not there," she stated on the time. "You’re just a little bit at sea, and so that you attain for the bottle to boring the uncertainty. I sensed {that a} bit with myself. … I’ve stopped [drinking], and my life has improved considerably. My youngsters are of their mid-20s and I’ll in all probability be in my 70s by the point I've grandchildren. I wish to be wholesome for them."

Heaton additionally printed a e-book final yr known as, "Your Second Act: Inspiring Tales of Reinvention," during which she wrote about taking extra time for herself and her passions as an empty-nester. Heaton's husband is British actor and director David Hunt.

She additionally just lately starred within the short-lived sequence, "Carol’s Second Act," a few mother who pursues her dream of changing into a health care provider. The present ran from 2019-2020. 

Earlier than that, she performed hilariously flustered wives Frankie Heck in "The Center" from 2009-2018 and Debra Barone in "Everyone Loves Raymond" from 1996-2005. 

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