This morning as I am sitting here I am thankful that overall I’m general I am such a happy person. In addition to being happy, I’m proud of myself. To preface I have always been generally a happy girl. When daily drinking took over feelings of guilt and shame shadowed my happiness. I’m proud because I worked hard to turn that around and life truly is wonderful.

I know a lot of my friends are trying to turn their drinking around. My best advice is just keep trying. There’s no failures, we always learn more as we go. I personally FINALLY hit a point where I was just sick of my own shit. You will get there too.

Another update is I was running 1-1.5 miles a day over the summer. A bump appeared below my kneecap. Then it filled with fluid. I stopped running but it didn’t go away. It’s painful as well. Went to a specialist and it’s bursitis. I’m back on limited workout with no bending of the knee, elevating it and icing it. Wrapping it for work as well. It’s quite annoying as I was out 6 weeks for my umbilical hernia not long ago. After 2 weeks we see what happens with the knee. Basically this is going to be something I’m going to always have to deal with I’m thinking. It’s super annoying but I still workout what body parts I can. Still keeping a positive mindset. I am still going to reach my goal which is to be in the best mental and physical shape when I turn 50. 😃

Well that’s all I’ve got for ya this Friday morning! TGI freaking F!! Thanks for reading, 💗 Jackie

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12 Responses to Happiness

  1. Awwww Jackie, what a bummer! I suppose there will always be setbacks though and we just need to deal and move on? You’re doing so great.
    And the advice to keep trying is the best. Everyone here told me that so many times over the years. I’m on day 17 alcohol free now and feeling stronger than ever. It’s definitely easier this time. Didn’t want to post about it right at the beginning just to fail in week 2 as is typical for me!

    • You are so correct, always setbacks and I have almost a full year to my goal so that’s helpful. Very AWESOME on day 17! That’s huge!!!! Im so happy for you!!! I go long times but if I want to drink at an event or say just hubby and I, I do. Then I leave it at that night. It’s not allowed to continue on. (Disclaimer: Yes it does make the next few days harder but I’ve got a good rhythm down.) So happy to read your comment and you are doing AWESOME!! Xoxo always to you!

      • Ok so I’m curious (and not judging you!) if drinking makes the next few days harder, why do you still do it? Like what makes it worth it?

      • I love the time with hubby. I also am past the over drinking stage. Which could be a problem for some the next few days. For me, it’s pretty smooth sailing now but thought I’d mention it as if you do drink it will take determination the first few days after drinking not to drink again. ( Well I think likely with most as it did for me at first ) Overall completely cutting it out is easier. I encourage that. I have always been one to make my own path. 😆 I also now love going to events sober. It’s fun to watch everyone else and then wake up feeling awesome the next day! 😃

  2. Dwight Hyde says:

    You are doing an AMAZING job Jackie working around it! So proud of you💪

    • Thanks so much Dwight! It’s 5:30am here and I’m elevating and icing it currently, while watching Beewitched. 😂🤓 Next up is a workout. It was great to see your smiling face yesterday! 😃❤️

  3. Well, I understand knee issues! Will write about mine soon. I am so glad to see you are keeping up your positive mental attitude!

    • Thanks Wendy! Looking forward to hearing about yours soon! Still doing what I can do, had to take this morning off from even a upper body workout to elevate and ice it before work. I pushed it cleaning around home Sunday. Your mental attitude always rains down on me! ❤️🙌🏻

  4. I love your happy, bubbly personality! I am usually more the content, peaceful type but there are certainly times when my wierd sense of humour has me rolling on the floor. (So awkward at funerals). And I can always appreciate your brand of happy! I hope you are over your knee issues soon. 💞💞💞

    • Awwww thanks so very much Anne! ❤️ This morning when I came out from the bedroom ( About 4:45am by the time I brush my teeth and get my workout clothes on ) I said to Hubby “ Your favorite person is awake!” 😂 I did sleep quite well last night and it’s FRIDAY!! I do have less knee pain for sure but the bump and fluid is still the same. 🙄 At least I know what it is and I can feel out what I want to do about it. I appreciate you so much and am very lucky to have you as a friend! 🍀 ❤️💯%

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