Today was a really solid day. My alcohol cravings were minimal, attitude was positive, and I had moments feeling like a healthy person. I spent time with the family, went for a jog, got some work done and didn't think much about … [Read more...] about Day 11 Sober: Dangerous “good days” in early recovery
This posts tell the story of how I got sober and began recovery from my alcohol addiction. It wasn't pretty and too much of this was just me alone fighting for my recovery. It's a story of days, weeks, months, and hopefully years of going sober for life. Click here to read the posts from the beginning - starting with Day ZERO.
Drinking has made me fat. That's no secret. My size has grown along with my alcohol abuse. Beer belly is the right name. Over the last 2 years of increasing drinking, I've added 35 pounds. Obviously alcohol weight gain. Now I'm … [Read more...] about Day 10 Sober: Will quitting alcohol make me gain or lose weight?
I've been thinking a lot about this question and I'm making some discoveries. Of course I'm not a "specialist" on addiction, but I've been reflecting on my downward spiral and can make some good conclusions. None of these factors can … [Read more...] about Day 9 Sober: What caused my drinking problem?
There I was hiding four little bottles of Merlot in my gym bag. I was back chasing the buzz and again a slave of this disease. I don't know why I always used to hide it. Maybe that was my conscience telling me something. Thankfully it was … [Read more...] about Day 8 Sober: Last night I was dreaming of wine
This is a big day - I've made it to one full week sober. It's been a struggle and there were lots of times I wanted to turn back. You can read about that in how I got sober. There is so much good advice out there, I'm nervous to throw … [Read more...] about Day 7 Sober: Going sober for one week!
This morning I was a mess, by afternoon I was ready for some beer. Three things stopped me. First, I had taken some Aleve for a sore foot and I'm nervous about drug interactions. Second, I'd promised myself that I could somehow make it … [Read more...] about Day 6 Sober: More struggle, but some weight was lifted