Today marks 7 days alcohol free. I am calling this “CLARITY” time. Do I believe I have an alcohol problem, NO…but I do believe that my anxiety can lead to making poor choices with alcohol, food and finances. This is a time of change. Re-learning healthy limits and boundaries. I am going one day at a time to get through month 1 and we will see where we go from there.
In 7 days, my weight has fluctuated with a 13 lbs loss…..but as of today a solid 8lbs maintained loss. My eating is better, my cravings are less. I am biking almost daily. I have found new delicious beverages to enjoy, like Kambucha…which I have been told has trace amounts of alcohol but that it doesn’t count because kids can buy it, so I am in the clear.
I feel that my prayer life has grown leaps and bounds and I feel overall healthier. My skin is smooth, my moods are even and I feel very present in all moments in life…..no buzzy fogs even with friends.
Do I want alcohol? sometimes. I missed the “tradition” of cold beer on July 4th, but I made it through. I still meet my friends for drinks, I just choose coffee, water or a juice/tonic mix. I am blessed that everyone has been so supportive. I am not left out because of my decision to make healthier choices. I certainly don’t feel like I am missing out on anything in life, if anything I am gaining more 🙂
Here’s to another week of “Clarity” to #getthosegoals!