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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 13}

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Thankful that the holiday weekend is ending…

I woke up Monday morning happy that it was a holiday and happy that a Labor Day Weekend without alcohol was almost over.

I ran four miles with my neighbors, making my grand total for running over the weekend twelve miles…more than I had run in a whole week in ages.

The thing I have noticed the most about these past thirteen days is that I am getting SO. MUCH. DONE.

I am working out more.

I am writing more.

I am cleaning more.

I am reading more.

I think it’s mostly because I have my evenings back.

Back when I was drinking wine in the dinnertime/early evenings, it would make me sleepy.

And when I’m sleepy I am NOT motivated to do anything, like write or read or clean.

All I want to do is eat and watch TV.

With the eating less in the evenings plus no calories from wine, I am now down five pounds since Day 1…despite pigging out this weekend whenever we were over people’s houses.

I had pizza, brownies, chips, more pizza, Twizzlers, etc.

It was a good time.


Today for dinner I had a delicious meal over at my neighbors’ house– beef brisket, potato wedges, corn, and salad.

It was one of those last-minute gatherings that always end up fun.

As usual, I was the only one not drinking.

We were playing cornhole in the driveway for our last day of summer hurrah!

The ladies were drinking wine and the guys were drinking beer…even my husband, who had miraculously recovered from his bout with the man-flu.

Cornhole is one of those games that (for me) isn’t fun unless you’re drinking. I played a little anyway.

I still had fun hanging out with my friends, but it is still a little weird.

I wonder if that feeling ever goes away for a person who is sober but wants to drink. 

I’m guessing it eventually does. But who knows?




I seriously can’t believe it’s only been thirteen days. Feels like a lifetime.

I need to get back to reading my book Almost Alcoholic for some more motivation. Although the scale is very motivating in itself!

Please think of me when you enjoy a drink tonight. 

I miss alcohol.

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