It’s been a great weekend here, hoping the same for you all! Mentally I seem to be going into this “Dry January” with much more confidence and perseverance. I see I want to turn to alcohol when stressed, but doing good with telling myself NO. An author I love ( Rebecca Weller ) said that when you crave a drink, ask yourself “But what do I really want?” That one piece of advice has helped me this week tremendously! I get weak on the weekends so I made plans to keep me busy. Friday I worked long hours and brought subs home for dinner and sat and watched two movies with my hubby until 12am. We both drank some yummy teas.
Woke up Saturday feeling wonderful! Cleaned up our horse paddocks with my girls. It’s unusually warm here for January so we had to take advantage. Then the family went to get groceries and errands. Fun time and I purchased items for homemade milkshakes. I knew on a Saturday night I needed a “special” drink or it wouldn’t be the same. I am also lactose intolerant so purchase lactose-free ice cream and used almond milk. It had some whipped cream on it but Lactaid pills will offset that for me. It was suuuuuuuper yummy and everyone was happy and enjoyed them. Going to make mint chocolate chip milkshakes next weekend. Hubby got me a sparkling water later in the evening as we watched a movie. ( Can you believe with not drinking you can stay awake later at night for an entire movie? LOL!) He got one for himself as well. I told him if he wants a beer it’s no problem for me. He replied saying if I don’t drink, he won’t either. Very reassuring and it meant a lot. There’s certain occasions with the guys he may want to have a couple but he is able to have a couple and leave it at that.
Also, I received a new book Friday I’ve been wanting! I’ll try to add a picture of it! A Happier Hour is her first book and the most relatable book I have read for early sobriety! I read it twice! The second, Up All Day is the one I just received. I follow her on Instagram ( she goes by bexweller ) and love Rebecca’s thinking and advice. Highly recommend for very relatable, easy reading!
Well, I better get on with my day! Thank you all so much for reading and all your comments and help!
Lots of love,
PS-Not sure why the pic inserted where it did…..but it works! LOL!