Just a quick note to say how I’ve been on such a good streak, didn’t drink on Easter ( holidays are tough for me ) but yesterday I wanted a drink. I wanted to come home and have a drink sitting in the sun. Thing is it’s a weekday and my rule for myself is never on a work night. I really had to have a freaking boxing match with it in my head, but I DID WIN and did not stop for it. So freaking glad! lol
I do feel that since I do drink from time to time I actually make that fight not totally go away. This I am working on however my times between drinking keep getting longer and I continue to feel better mentally and physically. I like me and will keep investing in me.
So to all struggling it is hard, but this morning I am quite happy I won yesterday. Every win makes me want to fight harder. Thank you all here for your continued support!! ❤️❤️❤️
Good for you! Here’s to winning! 👍🏻🤗
Thanks so much Leafy!!!!!
Well done! Happy mornings are a huge motivator (never wake up regretting NOT drinking).
I love this photo – beautiful and serene!
Perfectly said! Loved my morning and my day has been great since! That was our first ( we have o my been on 2 ) family vacation to a beach. Woke up every morning at 5:15am to see that sunrise. 🌅
And Thank you!!!!
Your photo makes me say …..Ohmmmmmm😊. Love it! Way to go champ on keeping it sober💯💪
Thank you Dwight!!! I woke up every morning at 5:15am to sit in the sand and see that beautiful sunrise. You described just what I was feeling…..Ohmmmmmm…
Thanks for calling me a champ! Made my afternoon!!! ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️
Love the photo. Absolutely beautiful moment captured. You do so well moderating such an inspiration xx
I keep that photo always on my phone to remind me just how peaceful I felt that morning. I do pretty well with moderating but then again I have times like Tuesdays mind struggle. I am seeing this nicer, sunny weather is likely what triggered it. I also noticed since I was so happy I said no to Tuesdays temptation, that yesterday ( Wednesday) I didn’t even think of having a drink. I came home from work and sat outside for an hour with my girls with a sparkling water. Funny how the mind works. Thanks for your lovely comment! ❤️
Whilst I think complete sobriety does stop that almighty battle in your head most of the time, it still does happen occasionally. I think you are doing really brilliantly and if you are only having the occasional KO with yourself then maybe you are successfully moderating which is absolutely awesome. 💗♥️💗♥️
Thanks Claire! It is funny how the KO pops up right when you least expect it. I do think I am doing really well and want to keep improving. The love for my mornings is what keeps me on track. I’ve always been a morning person ( just unable to sleep in much ) but never enjoyed them as much as I do now. I am looking forward to this weekend because instead of my alarm going off at 5am, I don’t set it but automatically wake up at 7am and feel rested. Funny what we look forward to! Hope you have a great weekend yourself!
You are doing amazing, thank you for keeping your blog here. I am hoping to someday go on a sober vacay – it’s caused me so much anxiety in the past when I know I will probably end up drinking for 4 days straight and feel like crap at the end. Shudder to think how many vacations that was. Actually this morning I was browsing air bnb listings in my own city so my sister and I could go on a self styled yoga retreat stay-cation for a couple days this summer!
Oh I think a yoga retreat stay-cation sounds just wonderful!! You should totally book that!! You perfectly described vacation anxiety when drinking. I used to start the first night and never skip a night. I still got up and did all daily activities however I never realized how much I was missing out until I had a sober vacation! My first sober vacation I told myself no drinking until the last night there. I think I needed that push to succeed. Hope you have a great weekend! Mine will be busy however I’m happy not to be working! 😃
Oh wow that photo is so beautiful Jackie. 💙💚💗 Such beautiful progress too. Much love to you xoxo
Thanks Nadine! I have made tons of progress for sure! I’m pretty content with myself now but want to keep improving! Miss ya!!! ❤️
Yay for all of that. Awww thanks Jackie. It’s nice to feel missed. 💓🤗 I do hope to post again one of these days… :)) but very happy to take a bit of a break from it as well. Life is just really full at the mo’… much love to you and keep up the awesome work 💗💗
Totally understand that! Much love back to you and thanks for the encouragement!!! 😍😘