Saturday, September 20, 2008

Still Positive

I am working hard to maintain my positive attitude. I'm still in a bit of pain from the shoulder sprain, but not so much that I need pain pills to get through my day. I can do a few basic chores, but I plan on relaxing the majority of the weekend so I can hopefully drive without pain on Monday.

Today is day 7 with no alcohol. I actually feel surprisingly good! I'm very tired, which is probably a combination of my arm healing and the pain pills leaving my system. But in the past 7 days, here are a few things I've learned.

The amount of money we spent on beer was RIDICULOUS. I'm too embarrassed to give the exact figure, but we have definitely noticed the savings this week.

I smoke a hell of a lot less when I don't drink. And cigarettes are grossing me out more and more each passing day, so I see quitting in my near future.

I can eat a lot more food when I'm not trying to balance alcohol calories. No more drunkorexia!

The 3 pounds I gained and was trying to lose? Gone. I didn't even try. Maybe I'll hit 135 after all!

I seem to have quite a few more hours in my days and nights. I can actually stay up past 9pm!

I haven't had a headache in a week.

Mentally, I'm doing ok. I haven't noticed any huge anger or frustration issues, but as I said I'm sure there is still Darvocet coursing through my veins. But for now, I'm doing well. And I'm very, very proud of us. Hubbs and I have a long history of feeding in to each others bad habits. Now that we have decided to use our powers for good, things are much smoother.

This concludes your alcohol chronicles update for the day. Have a great weekend!


Miyonao said...

You told me that you regret some bad choices you made in the past. But it's great to hear that both your husband and you decided to start doing the good things. Keep it up and keep us posted with your progresses!

Little Wing said...

Proud of yas!!

LulaBelle said...

Thanks miyonao and little wing-your support helps!