I've been feeling a little blank today. It really started sometime last night, just a checked out kind of mood. It's more distant than sad. Yesterday, I was looking forward to today as a milestone, but now it's just kind of blah. I … [Read more...] about 14 Days Sober: Two weeks sobriety but feeling blank, bored, distant, blah
13 Days Sober: Starting to Find Serenity
Life feels so good today. It's hard to believe the difference possible in just 13 days sober. If you are struggling, please somehow find the courage to start your recovery. After 13 days sober, the physical cravings for alcohol are gone. … [Read more...] about 13 Days Sober: Starting to Find Serenity
12 Days Sober: Withdrawal symptoms are gone, I’m confident and clear headed
12th Day summary - growing confidence, physical withdrawal mostly gone, thinking clearly again. Be sure to leave a comment to share your experience with other readers. Sober Again Update: February 2017 I've made it back to 12 days … [Read more...] about 12 Days Sober: Withdrawal symptoms are gone, I’m confident and clear headed
11 Days Sober: Dangerous “good days” in early recovery
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
10 Days Sober: Will quitting alcohol make me gain or lose weight?
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?
9 Days Sober: What caused my drinking problem?
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?