I love a good drink. It making anything a twinge better. Like when you just want to relax; a good glass of wine does the trick. Or for a party it’s time for tequila! I love to party but I realized very quickly that the party was coming to an end and the drinking needs to slow down as well. I put myself to the test: I’m going to stop drinking for month and see how it goes ??♀️.
When I first started this ‘journey’ I honestly couldn’t wait for it to be over. I was a little irritable and kept thinking about the moment I could have smooth whiskey trickling down my throat. I had to stay strong though, I couldn’t give up my first day. I poured out all my liquor, not drinking til I finished the bottle then starting, but actually stopping.
When I first started I noticed my hunger quickly increased and it was all carb related. Pastas and bread were my best friends all week. After a binge week, I lost my appetite, as in I went back to my old habits. When I was younger( and thinner) I only ate maybe once or twice in the day with a lot of snacking in between. I would only eat to have food in me but I was never super hungry like I would get when I was drinking. My face and body stopped looking so puffy and I swear I lost weight. Like my pants are falling down and I don’t have a muffin top in jeans.
As far as my mental health goes I’ve become a lot more active. In the sense of I try to plan my days out now as opposed to finishing up my tasks asap and drinking when I got home. I’ve gotten a bit more social and take things fairly more serious. I crave mental stimulation now and even my libido came back and I don’t even feel as if I need to be drunk to get there.
I’ve even got back in touch with my spiritual side. I cleansed my house I felt all that toxic weight lift off of me. I’ve never realized how dependent I was on alcohol and how greatly it affected my mood. I would become very anxious and irritable and always crave it after a stressful day. Now I come home to my dog, we go for a walk and play a little. Then I’ll do a post or two and go be social on the phone.
I think this is something that I want to keep up for a while and see how it goes. Mostly I want to see how much weight I would lose for summer before I let a drink touch my lips again. I mean if that’s not motivation enough I don’t know what is.
Would you guys consider sobriety for a while? Why or Why not?