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 11 Days Sober: Dangerous “good days” in early recovery
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 10 Days 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 9 Days 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 8 Days 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 7 Days Sober: 1 Week Without Alcohol
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 6 Days Sober: More struggle, but some weight was lifted