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Adios to This Weekend

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I don't always like weekends. I think I set my expectations too high. Mostly, I've just been lonely. Not like I don't have things to do, but I've needed human companionship and it's not been there. The man I date, we decided to take a break from each other Wednesday night; one evening turned into four days with little or no communication. So weird. My daughters have been gone with their father and that side of their family since July 13th. They just rolled back into town about half an hour ago. I will see them tomorrow. That makes me happy. So I had a lot of time on my hands this weekend. Not so long ago, in a galaxy with lots of liquor stores, I would have relished all this alone time. You know why. I've gotten my exercising out of the way early each day--that's an hour about, watched a movie a day--that takes a few hours, done all the daily chores one must do to keep things alive--that doesn't take long, tried not to sit around eating. If it hadn't have been for two AA meeting a day and the driving back and forth time--I don't know if I would have made it. Just go and stay sober--that's what I keep saying. I am so grateful to the people in those rooms.

So bye-bye weekend, and take the damn scale with you. That thing will not budge! I did not eat the entire bag of Pop Chips last night--there are still some left--but even if I had, there's only 360 calories in the whole bag. How could that ruin weigh-in this morning? It doesn't use batteries, so that's not the problem.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LESLIESENIOR 7/23/2012 12:06AM

    Well, all I can say is CONGRATULATIONS for 2 more weekend days sober. It is an accomplishment to just do that, let alone have relationship changes, kid changes, life changes............... You really did a miraculous thing by getting out, out, out, and going to meetings. It takes courage and determination to do that! Don't underestimate the power of what you have accomplished this weekend.

I didn't start to tackle my weight issues until I had been sober almost 2 years. Then it took me 3 years to lose the 60 pounds that were weighing me down.

I didn't start exercising regularly until 3 years after that. I didn't find Sparkpeople until 1 year ago.

You were speaking to me when you said "I think I set my expectations too high". That is something I must constantly keep in check. That is where faith comes in.

I have to believe that I am exactly where I'm supposed to be, things are exactly the way they are supposed to be, and everything will work out the way it is supposed to.

You are doing great, even if it is hard to see at the moment.

Your honest is so wonderful and important. You are already a winner!!!!!!!

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MSKITYOCAT 7/22/2012 11:05PM

  tomorrow is a new day. Blessings to you on your journey

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