I am sitting here fuming I’m hungry, it’s 7pm and we haven’t eaten dinner (that’s another story) and I thought about the changes that have occurred in the last 6 months since I’ve stopped drinking.
- I HAVE NO HANGOVER such an amazing feeling
- I eat dinner earlier, I never used to get dinner on the table sometimes until 8pm when I was drinking, and even then we sometimes would have to order in or I’d be serving munchies to tide us over. (So much mom guilt about this, from when my son was younger)
- Drinking caused me not to eat, consciously sometimes as I would save my calories for drinking, now I live in a calorie deficit and I occasionally eat dessert and have ZERO guilt about it.
- My social media is exactly where I left it the night before, no checking texts or facebook to see what I have said or who I talked to (ugh)
- There are no grandiose plans being made. I came across an email today I had about a fitness challenge that I wrote to a lady saying my husband would get on board. Drunken plans
- I don’t smoke ugh I’d kill off a pack of cigarettes in a night.
- I married a man that we have nothing in common other than we drank together and made grandiose plans.
- I get up and workout, I meditate, I take care of my health.
- I do what I say I’m going to do and if I break my commitment it’s not because I have a hangover.
- I say no thank you. I don’t justify it. I don’t say yes then lie my way out of it later.
- I am productive.
- Ive made quality friends
- I feel a lot of feelings, today I started to cry because of the state of the world. Water running out in S. Africa, a baby raped in India, housing no longer affordable in my city, our insurance corporations fraud both internally and externally. I just cried.
And one of the most significant changes is making myself a priority, my mindset I am grateful, I always try to see the bright side of life, and I am present. I don’t say sobriety is a gift because I work every day for it. Those are the few of my changes that have happened consciously or unconsciously through the months.
Here’s to another Sober Day.