Day Eleven: Mornings are awesome!

Yesterday, my kid needed me to spend more time with her in the evening. When I finished writing the blog, it was obvious she had needed more snuggles (and homework support) earlier on. So, I’m just going to write a little right now in the morning to remind myself about why I’m not drinking (causeContinue reading “Day Eleven: Mornings are awesome!”

Day Ten: Is there such a thing as too much sugar?

One of the ideas I love about not drinking is that I am saving so many calories that I can pretty much eat what I want. While I didn’t gain any weight at Thanksgiving despite multiple pie servings for days, I’m thinking that might not be the whole story. This morning, pressed for time, IContinue reading “Day Ten: Is there such a thing as too much sugar?”

Day Nine: I’m so glad I didn’t drink yesterday

Whoa. It was really hard not drinking yesterday. We got home from vacation, our kid went to visit a friend, and my partner and I were having a great time watching a movie by ourselves on the couch. And I thought, “Oh, you should get some wine to go with this. That would be perfect!”Continue reading “Day Nine: I’m so glad I didn’t drink yesterday”

Day Six: It’s Thanksgiving and I’m hiding in my room

People are starting on the whisky, bourbon, wine, wine, wine, and it looks so good! I really really wish I could have one. But I’m not going to because one will lead to at least five, and I don’t want that. I really want to make it through this holiday without booze. It’s not soContinue reading “Day Six: It’s Thanksgiving and I’m hiding in my room”

Day Four: So far, so good!

I’ve made it to day 4! Hooray for me. I’ve even made it to my parents’ house for the holiday and turned down wine twice already (and we’ve only been here for two hours… that’s a little scary). I’m not sure I’ve ever been here and not had wine EVERY NIGHT except when I wasContinue reading “Day Four: So far, so good!”

Day Three: Alcohol pushers are annoying

Today, I still feel like crap. All day, I’ve been just dragging myself around at work, but I’m finally off and can go to bed soon. Yay! So, I get home, and my partner tries, not just once, but twice to get me to drink some wine. Because I work so hard. Because I’m nowContinue reading “Day Three: Alcohol pushers are annoying”