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
It feels like I'm losing my mind. Today I've been a major asshole. Most of it I've kept silent, but all my fellow humans are walking on eggshells. It's been a parade of habit triggers and things are bad. If I didn't know this was … [Read more...] about 5 Days Sober: Why am I so grouchy, irritable and angry?