We all are born to a body type, just like hair color, height, skin color etc. If we are born to a bigger body type, we don’t fit in — and we have a natural desire to fit in and be considered desirable — so we diet (or cut out sugar, or reduce carbs, or…… Continue reading My Perspective on Dieting and Booze
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain This modern, first-world that I live in here on the West Coast of the US does a lot to reinforce me for quitting smoking. Everyone also loves it if I exercise more, or eat more whole…… Continue reading Different is the new black.
I’ve been meaning to begin a daily gratitude practice. You know, writing things down every day to get my head straight and opened up for whatever the day brings. And, as my friend Kelly puts it: build up the gratitude muscles so they are automatic when bad shit happens. But I haven’t done it. Maybe…… Continue reading Giving thanks for soberness.
Howdy. I just wanted to let you all know that I’m doing ok. I’ve had some bad days in terms of my overall mental and physical wellbeing — really a few bad weeks — but what’s weird (weird-good) is that I don’t think it’s permanent and I know I’ll figure this shit out. Even before…… Continue reading Day 9, no nicotine.
Good MORNING everyone!! I have never ever taken a “the moment I woke up” selfie in my life. Not ever. But today I wanted to because today I woke up feeling amazing. I slept (accidentally) from 4:30pm yesterday until 7am today… so, that’s a ridiculous and probably unhealthy amount of sleep. But I guess my…… Continue reading Oh whatta beautiful morning!
Yay! Got past the famous, dreaded Day 3. I ate like a crazy person and slept fitfully last night, but I got through it. I also treated myself to a visit with a friend for sushi dinner at her house in the country (Redmond, WA). Her kids are maybe the most adorable kids ever, so…… Continue reading Day 4.
Hi again. I just wanted to let you all know that I cannot stop stuffing my face with food things today. It’s 12:45 pm here in Seattle, and I’ve already eaten one big bowl (three servings) of oatmeal with brown sugar and pecans and half and half. Then a bowl of leftover pickled green bean…… Continue reading Day 3 still, and, ummm…
I’m told that it takes around 3 days to get “all the nicotine” out of your system. So, today’s the day to be done with nicotine in my bloodstream. Day 3 is also famous for being the hardest day of all. OK – so will it be easier from tomorrow onward? We’ll see. So far,…… Continue reading Day 3.
For the first couple of months of what turned out to be my longest stint sober, I didn’t have this blog set up. I didn’t document how I felt each day, moment, or milestone. And I definitely didn’t document every single attempt prior to my “last” day one. I remember a lot of the early…… Continue reading Day 1, quitting nicotine.
I had a drinking dream last night. Actually, I had an almost drinking dream last night. I was in a liquor store, trying to decide between rum and vodka. I wanted to buy vodka, so people wouldn’t smell booze on my breath, but I couldn’t remember what to drink with it. I was fixated on coke as a…… Continue reading Apparently I’m a goody two shoes, even in my dreams.