“The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” -Romans 13:12 When I was still drinking, I used to cry often. Daily, in fact. Most of the time, I felt anxious, sad, and frustrated. I wouldContinue reading “From Darkness and Tears to Light and Smiles”
This is a bit of a controversial subject from what I’ve gathered in my short time of not drinking, and I have been back and forth about how I feel about it. If you’ve never heard of it, kombucha is a fermented tea that has had a sharp rise in popularity over the past fewContinue reading “Is it okay to drink kombucha if you’re sober?”
That is exactly what my panicked brain was screaming when Covid first hit and all the gyms closed. I was an avid spinner and in pretty good shape before the pandemic hit. I went at least 3 times per week. I LOVED it! However, the rapid spread of Covid-19 in my state forced the oneContinue reading “How can I lose weight if I can’t go to the gym?!”
This morning I baked a batch of blueberry muffins in an effort to get my very picky eater to eat something for breakfast, but he turned his nose up at them. I managed to get him to eat about half a cup of frozen blueberries and a graham cracker while I was making the muffins,Continue reading “Weight Loss Progress Update and Healthy Meal Plan Monday”
In the first month and a half after I stopped drinking alcohol, I lost about 15 pounds. I didn’t go on a diet or start doing crazy workouts. I just lost weight as a result of the calorie deficit that cutting out the alcohol created. I know that not everyone will lose weight when theyContinue reading “How much weight can you lose by cutting out alcohol?”
I don’t usually give much thought to New Year’s resolutions, but it seems like every year, losing weight is the first thing on my mental list and I often have some other vague ideas about what I’d like to accomplish. This year, I decided to get super clear on what I want to achieve andContinue reading “My Resolutions for 2021”
Lots of people have had the experience of overindulging in alcohol over the holidays, feeling like absolute crap by the time December 31st rolls around, and wanting to make a change in the new year. This is probably a big part of the reason why the well-known public health campaign called “Dry January” is so darn popular.
Perhaps you’re newly sober and trying to figure out how to keep it going. Or maybe you’ve been sober for several months and you are starting to struggle. Either way, there are lost of helpful strategies that can help you to maintain your sobriety. I don’t think there’s one right way to get or stay sober. There are many ways! Using a mixture of these strategies is your best weapon! I am only 6 months into my alcohol-free life, but I wanted to share what has helped me the most. I hope some of these suggestions will be helpful for you, too!
June 28th, 2020 was the day I took my last drink. I didn’t really want it, but I didn’t know how else to deal with my emotions, especially the anxiety, loneliness, and depression. I hated myself for needing to drink. It made me feel weak, and I wanted to be strong. I wanted so muchContinue reading “I have been sober for 6 months!”
The holidays can be a difficult time when you are in recovery. This year is a little different with the pandemic and so many of the usual festivities being cancelled, but in the past it seemed like there was always a party to go to around the holidays…and no shortage of booze! This is myContinue reading “5 Ways to Stay Sober at a Party”