I can’t believe it took me this long to finally get that “Day 1” back in but it’s DONE! And now with new perspective… with the move and much of the stress at lower levels… and the realization that if I want to lose some weight – daily alcohol doesn’t fit into the formula. And so my goal is to be AF until Friday and only allow myself 1 or 2 days a week when I have drinks. And the rule is to ensure the days I do decide to have drinks – it’s for positive social reasons – and not to ‘numb’ anything or escape anything.
What is definitely helping is having met someone I’ve been able to develop a companionship with. I’ve been lonely and THAT has been my BIGGEST reason for drinking… the whole HALT analogy has to be used before I decide to eat/drink (am I Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired). If I am any of these then I need to find other ways of coping. I don’t want booze to be a crutch in my life. I also don’t want to say no to booze forever.
So I am feeling inspired again that this is possible. Here’s to a great week ahead!